Lilies in Moonlight by Allison Pittman is set in the roaring ’20s and centered around “one of those type of girls,” Lily Margolis. Lily is a “flapper” girl with her bobbed hair, short skirts, and crazy ideas. She is a career girl who stumbles upon a family that will change her life.
Cullen Burnside is a veteran who returned home for the great war with scars that changed his life. As a rich kid, he had lived the high life and began a baseball career prior to going to war. When he finds Lily face down in his flower bed, he begins a journey that will change his life – yet again.
Betty Ruth Burnside, Cullen’s mother, does not have a good grasp on her surrounding. As she retreats further and further into dementia, she pulls Lily and Cullen along for the ride. Little do they know that Betty Ruth is giving them a second – or third – chance at forgiveness and love.
I really have mixed feelings about this book. I love historical fiction and enjoy reading about most time periods. For some reason this time period does not appeal to me. The characters are well developed and the plot moves along nicely. However, I found that I could easily put the book down and not finish it. But I did finish the book – and I am glad that I did. It was a great ending.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Waterbrook Multnomah Blogging for Books blogger program in exchange for a review. I am not required to provide a positive review, and all opinions are my own.