Monday, March 9, 2015

Lily Love by Maggi Myers

3 Star

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.

Sabrina-Kate - 3 Star

Lily Love was a book that I had looked forward to because I felt like it would be a Jodi Picoult type contemporary family drama with a serious note. I was sadly disappointed because it was more of a contemporary romantic tale than the story I was hoping for and what I thought it was initially portrayed to be.

As a mom with a toddler, the entire appeal of this story was the fact that it mentioned it was about a daughter's disability. Although it was mentioned several times, I really didn't feel like it was a central part of the story although the book blurb purported it to be. I feel like should this have been the main story line, it would have been something I enjoyed a lot more. The story had a great beginning but quickly became a love story and not one between Caroline and Lily. 

The characters were interesting enough and the story line was believable however I really wish the familial relationships would have been developed more especially since as a mom, my daughter is everything and I can't see how that wouldn't be the case especially if your child had a disability.

All in all, I liked the story but I didn't love it. Perhaps future writing from this author will showcase her amazing talents better.

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