Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Review of Finding Lily

Book Review of Finding Lily
       Sponsored by Virtual Author Book Tours
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Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing  (January 22, 2013)
Category: Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction, Relationships, Touching on supernatural
Tour Date: Mid May, 2013
Available in: eBook, 180 pages

Blurb : 

Sometimes the ties that bind people together can also tear them apart. In FINDING LILY, first-time novelist Lisa D. Ellis explores that delicate balance that exists in all relationships and tries to find meaning in a world that is sometimes kind and sometimes harsh.

Her narrator Claire, who is reeling after the unexpected loss of a newborn baby Lily, walks the fine line between love, loss, heartache and healing. Unable to cope with her grief, which seems magnified by her husband Jim’s colder coping style, Claire leaves Jim behind and runs away to live in a lighthouse she had fallen in love with as a child.

At first all Claire wants is an escape but slowly, the lighthouse sheds new light on her situation and helps her reimagine her life in a new way, sometimes with her feet on the ground and sometimes lifting up beyond the boundaries of reality to help her reconnect with Lily. Claire’s memorable journey to the lighthouse — and back again — is a story of hope and of possibility.

Readers will fall in love with Claire and with the rich images and rhythmic tones that Ellis masterfully weaves from the very first page through to the satisfying conclusion of FINDING LILY.

About the Author:

Lisa Ellis is a writer whose short fiction has appeared in a number of literary journals and magazines. FINDING LILY is her first novel. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University and provides health content regularly for hospitals and websites in New England and the tri-state area.


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Everyone grieves differently which is why so many couples end up divorced after the death of a child.  In this book the author explores this idea and what one couple goes through.  In this book Claire is unable to get past the death of Lily, and is unable to connect with her husband during this process.  So she runs away to the most magical place she can think of, the lighthouse she fell in love with as a child.  There she finds Lily…but is she real, a ghost, or a figment of her imagination?  Can this baby heal her heart and help her find her way home?

Well obviously I’m not telling you the answer to that question that is the whole point of the book.  It was a bit confusing to me at first.  I was unsure if she had found and kept someone’s baby or if she was psychotic.  You will have to read and find out what I mean for yourself.  The book was well written and a unique take on grief and loss. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds and recommend you read it for yourself.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Finding Lily. I found it quite powerful.