Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Lily Anderson longs for a life of adventure, steaming down the Mississippi on a riverboat. But her relatives, wanting her to secure a future for herself and her two younger sisters, are intent on Lily marrying well and forgoing any chance of living out her dream. When a loveless match seems inevitable, Lily makes a last ditch effort to avoid losing her freedom forever by purchasing the steamship Hattie Belle from the father of debonair Jean Luc Champney—unaware that her precious dowry garners only partial ownership of the vessel.
Roguish gambler Blake Matthew’s dreams are finally beginning to take shape after a night of card playing wins him the title to the Hattie Belle. But Blake’s brimming confidence in a successful venture is dampened when he meets his new partner—Lily.
As their riverboat enterprise erupts into turmoil, can Lily and Blake discover that God is the One they can count on when all else fails? Will the siren song of the river evolve into a serenade or a somber lament?
An entertaining book! From front cover to the back cover I enjoyed this story. Lily buys half a steamship but unbeknowst to her the co-owner is a gambling man and problems arise. Lily wants to marry for love. After a proposal that would be a loveless marriange Lily runs away.
The story opens with an embarrassing situation for Lily. Interesting characters and storyline.
That said, I did find the dialog slowed the story down in areas. I prefer a fast paced novel and this wasn't one. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
I received am ecopy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.