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Friday, July 13, 2007

Review: Lily's Captain

By reviewer: Xeranthemum

Lily's Captain
by Mary Clayton

Life and love had not been kind to Lily Merrow. Tragedy had robbed her of her youth. Yet suddenly, out of a clear blue sky, life and love returned.

Can Lily make up for wasted years and get a second chance at love? Find out in Lily's Captain.

12 pages
The cover with its simple rendition depicting a majestic yacht sailing over blue seas is lovely. Once you read the story, go back and savor the memory. It‘s a beautiful tie in.

In this short-shot view of a turning point in Lily Merrow's life, we are introduced to a woman who has clawed her way back from an emotional morass of loss. She is without a compass to guide her forward yet is aware the time has come for decisions to be made.

Enter Garrick Trent. A man who has made right choices in life for the wrong reasons and had some decisions dictated by unfortunate timing. The winds of change sweep them together for second chances at healing and love. It is said that when one door closes, another opens. But, sometimes life does a U-turn and you get to re-visit a door thought closed. One of love's greatest elements, hope, embraces Lily's Captain.

It's worth watching how Lily and Garrick take incremental steps to happiness and I found myself holding my breath after Garrick revealed his secret. I enjoyed reading this story through the window of a perfect moment.