Lily of the Springs – by Carole Bellacara

This was such a heartbreakingly, emotional read and every character is so well written and explored that you feel everything the story has to offer.

Lily was a fun, tragic, inspirational character and I connected with her immediately.  There were times I really questioned her sanity regarding her decisions over Jake but I could understand where she was coming from because this is set in very different times to now and she didn’t have the choices available to her.

Jake…..oh wow, this guy was such a contradiction! Just when I felt settled with him, I would be on the edge of my seat just waiting for him to mess up again and when he messed up, boy was he an absolute dick!

I loved the colloquialism’s in this book and Lily certainly had some of the funniest ways of describing a situation that had me giggling.  I really did love Lily so much and wanted only the best for her.

Where this book really shone was in the way the author managed to transport  you to the era’s with music, fashion,historical events and how women were perceived during these times.

The way the author wrote as the children was nothing short of amazing – these interactions really tore at my heartstrings.  Yes, I cried a few times during this book.

The author explains how this book came to be and I think that’s when I lost it – what an absolutely beautiful way to end what was, a truly wonderful read.

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