Author: Diane T. Ashley and Aaron McCarver
Series: Song of the River
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction, Christian Romance
Rating: 5 stars
Lily Anderson is a southern belle who doesn’t want to be forced into a loveless marriage. She takes her dowry and buys a steamboat only to discover that she only owns half of the boat. She wants to be able to raise both her sister’s Camellia and Jasmine the way she was raised on board a steamboat.
Lily shares ownership of the Hattie Belle with Blake Matthews a man who is also running from his past. While Lily is on the Hattie Belle she discovers that Jasmine is thriving on the boat while Camellia is actually wilting. Is living on a steamboat really the right thing for her family? Can Lily and Blake let go of the past in order to have a future?
I enjoyed reading Lily, it was a different type of read life on the river and a southern belle. Lily was the first book by Diane T. Ashley that I read. I am looking forward to next book in the series Camellia’s story. Growing up in a river town I have always enjoyed riding an historic steamboat during the summer.