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Love According to Lily [Mass Market Paperback]

Julianne MacLean
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 373 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books (Aug 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060597291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060597290
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 11.8 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 893,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of twenty historical romances, including The Highlander Trilogy with St. Martin's Press and her popular Pembroke Palace series with Avon/Harper Collins. She also writes contemporary mainstream fiction, and her recent release THE COLOR OF HEAVEN was an Amazon bestseller. She is a three-time RITA finalist, and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers' Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times for Best Regency Historical of 2005. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter, and she is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite So Far! 25 Oct 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'm a huge fan of Ms. MacLean and I purchase her books in advance the second they're available for purchase. This effort without a doubt is my favorite so far. Her characterization and story development here was wonderful and I was truly sorry to see the end of the story come.
Lily has always loved Whitby. From childhood to adulthood he's the one that she's always wanted. When he comes to her brother James' hunting party she realizes that he has changed. She has no idea that Whitby thinks he's going to die. When he falls ill she is there to see him through and at the same time realizes that she will do what ever she must in order to give him what he needs. She loves him and when they end up married and Whitby ends up not dying they are both faced with a marriage that only one of them wants. Will Lily's love be enough to pull Whitby back from his darkness or will she love in vain?
Whitby and Lily are wonderful characters. I truly enjoyed visiting again with Sophia and James, and was totaly captivated by the sensual romance between Lily and her prince Whitby. Ms. MacLean truly knows how to create a romance that will pull a reader in and hold their attention. This is one effort and one author that I highly recommend.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good, written with heart 23 Feb 2006
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I loved Lily's story, more so than Sophia's. It was more interesting and more touching than Sophia's. Whitby could have stood to be a bit more of a strong silent type but he was lovable none the less, a good read and very sensual and sexy. Ms Maclean is very good indeed and fast becoming one of my favourates.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling and Seductive Victorian 29 Aug 2005
By M. Rondeau - Published on
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Young Lily Langdon was raised in a somber household. Her parents' marriage was not a happy one, yet somehow, Lily grew up with spirit, along with a childhood adoration for her brothers life long best friend, the Earl of Whitby, Edward Wallis. Whitby was her hero, and he in turn had a great affection for his friend's little sister which was one of the reasons he hadn't noticed her as a woman all grown up. To him she was still considered as another `little sister' and not the spirited woman she'd become. Additionally, Whitby enjoyed his rakish lifestyle with no entanglements and the freedom to do as he pleased.

At the annual shooting party that her brother James and wife Sophia hosted, Lily's mother was working hard at maneuvering a proper match between Lily and the youngest son of an Earl. Sophia knowing of Lily's feelings for Whitby suggested that Lily use her feminine wiles to make Whitby take notice of her as a woman. As Lily's campaign towards seduction began showing promise, tragedy struck as Whitby's fast lifestyle seemed to catch up with him and he was struck down with a mysterious illness. As Whitby, hovered between life and death, and the prognosis of his illness seemed dire. Lily resolved that she would do whatever she had in the time that was left to win his heart, and provide him an heir before his title passed to his hated cousin Magnus.

Whitby's honor raged against his body's reactions to Lily's seductive offer, but honor be damned - Lily was too passionate to resist. They married intending to make the most of the time that was left to them, then as mysteriously as it had came on, the illness went into a remission - Whitby would live! Lily's joy was marred over concern that Whitby would now feel trapped especially as she now suspected that she was pregnant. Whitby always knew that at some time he'd settle down, but thinking he was dying he entered into the marriage thinking he wouldn't be giving up his freedom. Now, knowing he would live he had was finally realizing that it wasn't the freedom he was clinging to so much as learning to overcome the dread of opening his heart to love.

*** This was another terrific Victorian romance from an author who has the ability to break down her characters souls and feed their emotional struggles onto the pages. The reader will feel the despair, the heartbreak, passion and the joy of Whitby and Lily in this very excellent character driven romance as Lily, thinking her love alone would be enough for both of them struggled while waiting for Whitby to discover the truth of what she knew lay in his heart. Lily and Whitby were first introduced in the first of MacLean's Victorian era series TO MARRY THE DUKE - and readers should be thrilled to find their story at last. MacLean continues to offer sizzling and seductive romance with a masterful touch.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Again 11 July 2006
By JJC - Published on
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Why Why Why does Mrs. MacLean feel she must in every and I mean every book invent a hero who is so CRUEL. The first book I read by her was "To Marry A Duke" need I say more and now we have our current problem I don't mean that nicely. The descriptions she protrays of her heros are just down right horrible. Poor Lily scraps by in this (love) story for some ounce of love from husband and recieves none till then very end and it was just not convincing for me in the least. I did read the other reviews (I always do) and I can't understand at all why anyone would who reads romance would find it romantic for the hero in the book to be cruel and the heroine to have no backbone and just take what she gets. Would you? Please!I love romance novels, mystery, supsense novels but if I am reading a romance am I not supposed to feel that while I am reading it. This author seems to be failing me at every turn.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complex well-written relationship romance 6 Sep 2005
By D. Lane - Published on
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I was hooked from the beginning. Page after page I just got sucked in deeper until I closed the book with a happy sigh. It was a totally engrossing read. I found the characters to be multi-dimensional. It was written with an amazing level of intensity and feeling that my heart was pumping furiously with the palatable passion in the story. Full of enjoyable supporting characters and stories. This book had great dialog, hero , heroine , plot, background characters & character development. Lily and Whitby's love for each other builds slowly and deepens until you can almost feel it. Both characters felt "real" and made me believe they were in love with one another deeply. Both had great senses of humor too, which is always a plus. This book had everything you need to create a good romance: a dashing hero, a beautiful heroine and, most of all...PASSION! MacLean developed Lily and Whitby's personalities and motivations very convincingly, to the point where you feel as though you know them well enough to be friends by the time you finish the book. Lots of laugh out-loud, I-can't-believe-they-did-that scenes and oh so plenty of heart warming moments. Love According to Lily was an emotional roller coaster, and I felt all the pain and joy they did. I was so engrossed, I read it in a day. The love scenes are ample & steamy, and the plot is a good one. A fast paced book with an intricate plot that I cannot help but enjoy. Love According to Lily has a strong (but not obnoxious) heroine who is in no way ordinary, a back story which is compelling but doesn't get in the way of the love story, and of course a wonderful hero. Both the hero and the heroine have secrets of their own, which are slowly brought to light by the author, like layers being peeled from a (very good) onion....
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Something was missing... 21 Oct 2005
By Girl Friday Reader - Published on
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...from this book to make it truly romantic and emotional. Whilst I am a fan of unrequited love stories, and found Lily to be a somewhat engaging character, within her own book it seemed as though she was reduced to a doormat willing to do anything to get Whitby to notice her. While I am glad that the author refrained from throwing in another "suitor"(who always ends up being EVIL!), there was a void between the protagonists that caused me to feel no sense of urgency between the relationship of Lily and Whitby--no reason that Whitby seeing Lily as a woman and returning her love would change his life for the better and he hers. In the end, Love According to Lily was merely a nice read. Nothing spectacular or emotional or heartrending, just an entertaining-for-the-moment read.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Expected More, Got Less 30 July 2006
By Rosemarie - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Lily and Whitby were my favorite characters from MacLean's first novel, TO MARRY A DUKE, so I was highly anticipating LOVE ACCORDING TO LILY even before its release. This book, however, didn't live up to my expectations. Although the beginning started well, the story became flat and dull soon after. I was so disappointed! This story of unrequited love had so much potential. Yet it lacked the emotional intensity and passion I craved. I couldn't believe how Lily was transformed into such a whimpy and needy character. (She was so delightful in TO MARRY A DUKE). Also, I disliked how her love was so one-sided. Whitby did show genuine affection for Lily (treating her almost like a little sister). However, his love for her was never convincing. Although I have read only two MacLean novels, both have been total disappointments! Don't think I'll read another MacLean novel again.
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