Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lily Love is an awesome book



Caroline used to have it all: she was madly in love with her husband, Peter, and they worshiped their beautiful baby girl. But as Lily grows into a toddler, Caroline notices that her daughter seems to live and act with a disconnect, and soon the perfect future Caroline had envisioned, along with her marriage, begin to crumble. Now she and Peter are no longer lovers, they're plaintiffs in the throes of divorce while still struggling to care for Lily. After years of blame and overwhelming despair, Caroline's chance encounter with a stranger at University Hospital opens her eyes to the prospect of accepting new support, new loves, and new dreams.

From the acclaimed author of "The Final Piece" comes a story of a family broken and unable to cope with a daughter's disability. And a mother who finds that letting go of the life she imagined may be the only way to get to the life she was meant for.



My Review


Lily Love is an awesome book. The author drew me into Caroline and Lily's world instantly from the first page. I like Caroline thought that her ex-husband, Peter was going to be a jerk. He turned out to still be a loving husband and father. He was kind to both Caroline and Lily. Which made me like him as well. Plus what I really liked about this book is that the author did not dwell much on the battle between Caroline and Peter for custody of Lily. The author just wrote the story as two parents trying to do the best they can for their child. So any parent who has a sick child could relate to Caroline and Peter.

Lily is such a cutie. I like that her disability was not portrayed as a weakness but as something that made her unique and gave her lots of personality. I would have liked to have seen her featured a little more. The budding romance for Caroline was a nice one. She is human and that human interaction with Tate was nice. There was one point where I was not sure how the story was going to go with Tate as he was wildly professing his love for Caroline and he seemed to come on really strong but it turned out just fine. I look forward to reading more books by this author.

2 comments:

Mystica said...

I just read Meeting Rozzy Halfway which also dealt with a family's difficulty in handling mental health issues. Such a humane problem.

Cheryl said...

I will have to check that book out. Thanks Mystica