Book Review: Lilies In Moon Light

Lilies In Moon Light A Novel by Allison Pittman
Reviewed by Tara Norman,
Genre: romance, historical
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Publication Dates: 2011

After a wild night at a party, Lilly Margolis awakes the next morning to find herself in the arms of a stranger and the good graces of a very wealthy woman. Lilly, sales girl for Dalliance Cosmetics, finds a new life with her new friends the Burnsides.

Allison Pittman creates a wonderful love story between Lilly and Cullen Burnside. Lilies in Moon Light is woven with careful detail to revivals, baseball, the war and women who were choosing to be modern. When Lilly meets Cullen it’s the worst of times for them both. Cullen’s mother is sick and is unable to remember one day from the next. Cullen carries the burden of the family business, his mother and the scars from war that have forever been etched on his body. Lilly ran from her life, in Pennsylvania, with her mother where she was raised to believe she could never be good enough for anyone to love, including God. Cullen and Lilly take a road trip from Florida to Pennsylvania. Along the way, they realize that they must undergo their own healing before God will truly bring them together.

Lilies in Moon Light is a wonderful story about forgiveness, healing and love. I loved the details from this book. One of my favorite lines is buried in a side story during the road trip to Pennsylvania. Cullen and Lilly are going to a tent revival and Rusty Tatters, a minor character in the story, says to them, “Nothin’ like the cookin’ of good Christian women seekin’ the spirit of the Lord” (Pittman 234). Having grown up going to tent revivals, I know that statement is true and giggled that Allison inserted that little fact into the story. My second favorite line was a line that as a southerner, I found humor in. Rusty says to Cullen about Lilly, “I ever find out you made that girl cry, I’m gonna pop you like a chigger” (Pittman 253). Allison was able to add so much personality to this book through various side stories and characters. The story of God’s love and forgiveness paralleled with Cullen and Lilly’s love story made this book hard for me to set down. I can not wait to read more books by Allison Pittman.

Rated PG-13.

Review Copy Provided by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. Thank you.

I received a copy of this book to review but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations.


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