Book Review: Lilies in Moonlight

Lilies in Moonlight
Allison Pittman

About the Book (from

He’d lost his zest for life. She was just lost. Will they find the healing and love they long for?

After a roaring night on the town, fun-loving flapper Lilly Margolis, dazed and disoriented, twists her ankle and falls into the backyard of a wealthy family where the effects of the Great War—over for more than half a decade—are still endured. Inside the walls of the Burnside mansion, Cullen Burnside, a disillusioned and disfigured veteran, and his widowed mother, Betty Ruth, who daily slips a little further into dementia, lead a lonely existence … until Lilly. Whimsical, lighthearted, and beautiful, she rejuvenates their sad, disconnected lives and blossoms in the light of their attention.

But Lilly, like Cullen, is hiding from a painful past. And when Cullen insists on returning her to her faraway home, their budding attraction seems destined to die on the vine. The resulting road trip becomes a journey of self-discovery—but what will Cullen and Lilly find at journey’s end?

My Thoughts:

I don’t know much about the “roaring 20’s”, but after reading Lilies in Moonlight I think I’d like to learn more about it; it was a time full of war, baseball, flappers and so much more. This book tells a beautiful story that incorporates aspects of the culture of the 1920’s in a way that makes the reader feel as though they are there with the characters. From Cullen Burnside’s extravagant home to the tiny clapboard house Lily grew up in, Allison Pittman fills the books with details from many different lifestyles in this time period. The writing is superb and I love that the story is written from the viewpoint of both Lily and Cullen; it makes the story deeper and richer. When I finished reading this book, I was a little sad that there wasn’t more to the story.  I’d really love to know how the story continues.  Overall, this is a wonderful story that is well-written and a joy to read.

Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review.

This book can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as many other retailers.


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