Friday, May 23, 2014
Missing Lily by Annette K. Larsen blog tour $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash & Review
“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.
Expected publication: May 15th 2014 by Hidden Falls Publishing
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
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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