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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
In The Lily Year by L.H. Anderson, life has a way of throwing you a curve ball. It happened with Lily when she was very young. As you can expect, it turned her life around and took it the other way. She was living, but barely. She was missing a lot and it was because of what happened all those years ago. Nevertheless, it's not the only thing that ruined her life after that “incident.” Apart from her confidence, she also lost her relationship with her mother. Her parents never survived the “incident,” and they soon became a dysfunctional family. And now, she has had enough. She will no longer let the past rule her. So in order to move forward, she would have to solve what happened all those years ago. This is the only way in which she can have a fulfilling life. And of course, with Justin’s love she can do it, can’t she?
Lily is among those characters you will remember forever. Even if you forget the name of the novel, you will remember her. She has that effect. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this novel. I loved the romantic elements, the mystery elements, and the action elements. It is a well-rounded novel that is as close to real life as it can get. You cannot help but be charmed by Lily; she actually reminded me a lot of Dean Winchester from Supernatural. Both suffered a lot, but hey, they get by tremendously, they are fighters and they have an awesome sense of humor. This book is simply, utterly great!