Sunday, September 30, 2012

Loving Lily Lavender by DeAnna Kinney

Title: Loving Lily Lavender
Author: DeAnna Kinney
Published: TBA
Number of Pages: 229

Blurb from Goodreads: Lily is 23 and on top of the world. Her wedding planning business is thriving, her beautiful Victorian home is organized, just like the rest of her life, and her rose garden is flourishing. She is in no way looking for a man to complicate her manicured life. Her faith is strong, and she couldn’t be happier.
Lucas is 24 and miserable. Having just been thrust into stardom with the release of his first blockbuster film, he’s running from paparazzi and screaming girls all who want a piece of his flesh. In a desperate attempt to get a grip on his fast declining life, he runs away to a small town, hoping to go unnoticed. But Jasper, North Carolina has a few surprises of its own. 
On one fateful night, their two, opposite worlds will collide, and they will have to fight against all odds to protect the kind of love that changes a soul forever.

Review: This was such a sweet book and I would like to thank the author DeAnna Kinney for providing me with an ARC of Loving Lily Lavender for review.
         This is the type of book that makes  you believe in the all consuming, powerful, gives you wings kind of love.  A love that will plaster a giant smile on your face and make you cheer for the characters. I loved Lily. She is such an inspiring heroine and it was great reading from her perspective and seeing how she works through problems and how is able to rely on her faith in though situations. She wasn't a whiny type of a girl who refuses to see the truth right in front of her and keeps on denying the plain truth. I loved the fact that Lily just accepted problems as she faced them. Which let me just tell you there were a lot of. I felt so bad for her she had to face so many things but she never doubted herself and never lost faith in Lucas and their love it was really great.
       Lucas was a great male hero and I loved the fact that he wasn't made out to be perfect. He had his flaws and in the beginning of the novel he had a lot of them. However, I was able to love him as a character because I watched him work through those problems and become a truly become a man worthy of our amazing Lily. She was his everything and I loved how nothing mattered to him but her not even his own life was more important than Lily. 
       Now for the  best part of the book,the love story.  The love these two characters shared was so pure and loyal and just amazing. They faced so many challenges and obstacles and hard times but their love got them through it all. I mean this is the kind of love people dream about, poets write sonnets for, and well it's the kind of love that keeps people from losing faith in humanity and encourages people to believe that true love still exists and it's still powerful and still wonderful.
      I have to say however, that this book has some strong Christian faith elements which would make sense as Lily is a devoted Christian so those readers that tend to dislike characters praying  or relying on God might find some issues with this book. To be fair though, its not one of those crazy Christian books where the main character is convinced that everything and everyone is a spawn of Satan. The main character is Christian but she never attempts to get anyone else to turn Christian and she doesn't judge anyone for not being Christian. It was great how loving and accepting she was.

  Overall I give this romance read 

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