Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Missing Lily by Annette K. Larsen -- Review/Giveaway

Missing Lily Tour

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Missing Lily
Author: Annette K. Larsen
Publisher: Hidden Falls Publishing
Published: May 2014
ISBN13: 9781499192971
Paperback: 259 pages
FYC FYI: Received a review ePub copy in exchange for an honest review.

Missing Lily
“You don’t know who I am,” I whispered. He didn’t move—either away from me, or closer—and after an interminable moment, I stepped back and hurried out of the house.
He didn’t follow me as I fled into the night.
Lylin was not used to being alone—much less alone, hurt, and lost. So when she is separated from her guard and forced to abandon her horse, she counts herself lucky to stumble upon a manor house. Still frightened by those who chased her into the night, she keeps her identity a secret, calling herself Lily as she accepts the help of kind servants, and the compassion of Lord Fallon. When they fall into an easy friendship, she wonders if her secrecy was too hasty. However, as she gets to know the manor and its residents, Lylin discovers that she’s not the only one hiding secrets, and it may be a very good thing that her host doesn’t know her true identity as a member of the royal family.

My Review

Another great book from Annette K. Larsen.  Missing Lily is about Princess Lylin, the younger sister of Ella, from Annette's first book, and youngest daughter to the king and queen.  Right from the start, Lily's story starts off strong as she is pursued on horseback.  When she finds shelter at the house of Lord Fallon, she develops a kinship with the staff and a friendship with Rhys, until his troublesome brother pays a visit.  Rhys does not recognize her, but Tobias does.

4 out of 5 stars.  I really enjoyed this book.  The characters and plot are well written and entertaining.  Some events take place that I don't want to spoil, but they made a great read.  There were some great twists that kept me turning pages eagerly.  While this was Lily's story, I loved how the author gave us glimpses of Ella and Gavin and how they are fairing in their lives.  This book can be a stand alone but, I feel if you haven't read Just Ella, you may not appreciate the other characters as much.  
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AnnetteAuthor Annette K. Larsen
I was born in Utah, part of a crazy, fun family of nine. I grew up in Flagstaff, AZ and St. Louis, MO before striking out on my own college adventure in Virginia. I decided to try my hand at writing novels after I was married and living in Idaho. I write clean romance because it’s my favorite genre, but often difficult to find.
I have Charlotte Brontë to thank for the courage to write novels. After being bombarded with assigned reading about women who justified abandoning either their families or their principles in the name of love, I had the great fortune of reading Jane Eyre. And that was it: finally, a heroine who understood that being moral and making the right choice was hard, and sometimes it hurt, but it was still worth it. After rereading it several years later, I realized that if I wanted more books to exist with the kinds of heroines I admired, then I might as well write a few myself. My books are about women who face hard choices, who face pain and rejection and often have to face the reality of sacrificing what they want for what is right. The consequences are often difficult or unpleasant, but in the end, doing what’s right will always be worth it.
I believe there is no substitute for good writing or good chocolate. Fortunately, one often leads to the other.
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1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you liked it! I haven't read the first one, but I am really looking forward to it.