Friday, May 23, 2014

Missing Lily by Annette K. Larsen blog tour $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash & 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.
259 pages

Expected publication: May 15th 2014 by Hidden Falls Publishing

Author 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.

My Review: Missing Lily by Annette K. Larsen

4 Stars

Missing Lily is the follow up to Just Ella. It is a clean romance. I like the characters. It is charming story.

Lylin is the youngest daughter of the King. As the youngest of seven daughters she never expected that she would have to worry about being the heir. Or so she thought.

Lord Rhys Fallon found Lily hurt in his barn. Rhys never goes to court because at twenty he became Lord Fallon and has to keep his estate going. It was hard to be in charge at so young. He is engaged to marry but has not met his fiancé.

Princess Lylin and her escort were returning home from visiting her older sister Ella, when they were attacked. She was told to ride away while he fought them off. One followed her and she got away by jumping off her horse and running away. Lylin was hurt, cold and wet when she found the barn. She did not know who to trust so she said her name was Lily.

Lily enjoyed her new friends she made while she could not go home and was hurt. It was nice not to be a Princess for a few days while the bridge was too wet to get home.

I enjoyed reading Missing Lily. It was full of drama, romance and danger set in a time when horses was still the transport of the day.
Lily really liked Rhys but knew he was engaged. She would write him letters but never send them.

The king has made arranged marriage for his other single daughter and is trying to find someone for Lylin too. You want things to work out for Lylin. She is a Princess that you can admire and like. While her sister Lorraina was hard to like.

I hated to put the book down but picked it back up as soon as I could. This is a charming fairy tale.

I would read another book by Annette K. Larsen in the future. I have enjoyed both Just Ella and now Missing Lily too.

I was given this book to read and agreed in return to give honest review of it.

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Tour Schedule

May 21st
I Am A Reader – Guest Post
My Book A Day – Review
Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Review
A Book Lover’s Retreat – Spotlight
Cherry Mischievous – Spotlight
Emma Michaels – Spotlight
Kelly P’s Blog – Spotlight
Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader – Spotlight
Victoria Simcox’s Blog – Spotlight

May 22nd
Extaordinaryreads – Review
Cuzinlogic – Interview
Mom Loves 2 Read – Review
Shelf Full of Books – Review
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch – Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Spotlight
Hannah L. Clark – Review

May 23rd
The Muse Unleashed – Review
Book Lady’s Reviews – Review
trips down imagination road – Review
Sheila Deeth – Guest Post
Bound 4 Escape – Review
I Love to Read and Review Books :) – Review
readalot – Review
Joy in the Moments – Review
Sweeping Me – Spotlight

May 24th
Kimber Leigh Writes – Review
Not Everyone’s Mama – Review

May 25th
The Wonderings of One Person – Spotlight

May 26th
Room With Books – Review

May 27th
Romance With A Book – Spotlight
The Cover Contessa – Interview
Mel’s Shelves – Review
Confessions of a First Time Novelist – Review
StoreyBook Reviews – Review
Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Review

May 28th
Vonnie’s Reading Corner – Spotlight
Love. Pray. Read. – Review
Geo Librarian – Review
Sher A. Hart – Review
Maria Hoagland, LDS Author – Review & “High Five”

May 29th
Ebook Escapes – Review
The Stubby Pencil – Review
Mythical Books – Guest Post
books are love – Review
Cassandra M’s Place – Spotlight

May 30th
Seasons of Humility – Review
Getting Your Read On – Review
Sassy Book Lovers – Review
Books Are Sanity!!! – Review
Manic Mama of 2 – Review

June 1st
Desirable reads – Review
My Full Bookshelf Reviews – Review
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews – Review

June 2nd
Chelsea’s Reading Adventures – Review
Kindle and Me – Review
Reader Girls – Spotlight
Tressa’s Wishful Endings – Guest Post
Brooke Blogs – Review

June 3rd
Bookworm Lisa – Review
Curling Up With A Good Book – Interview
BookHounds YA – Review & Interview
deal sharing aunt – Spotlight

June 4th
Min Reads and Reviews – Review
Literary Time Out – Review
Spellbindings – Review
Booklady’s Booknotes – Review

June 5th
Library of Clean Reads – Review
Bonnie Gets A Say – Review
My Devotional Thoughts – Review

June 6th
Tifferz And Her Sisterz Book Reviewz – Review
Amethyst Daydreams – Spotlight
Hope To Read – Review
A Writer’s Dream – Review

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