Lily and the Major - Orphan Train, Bk 1 Author:Linda Lael Miller Washington Territory, 1878 — LILY AND THE MAJOR — Lily Chalmers wanted only two things from life -- a farm of her own, and to find the sisters she hadn't seen since they were all little girls heading West on the orphan train.... — She certainly had no desire for a husband. Yet proud, innocent Lily had no idea what desire meant until she met Maj... more »or Caleb Halliday, a man who could ignite her very being with a touch... a glance... a whisper. Sheltered in his arms, Lily rode the crest of a wild, helpless passion, discovering the full, rapturous glory of her womanhood. And though she struggled against her willful heart, she knew she could never choose between the dazzling man who had claimed her love so completely, and her bold, long-cherished dream....« less
Do read the other sisters' stories, but you might want to pass on this one. Unless, of course, you enjoy a "romance" novel with boring, repetitive sex scenes, a "hero" who treats women like crap and an "innocent" heroine who gives it away the first chance she gets to - the guy who treats women like crap!(...and keeps giving, and giving, ad nauseum.) I forced myself to finish this book because I don't think it's fair to review something I haven't read all the way through. But when I got done all I could think was thank goodness I read Emma and Caroline's stories first. If I had read L&tM first, I likely never would have picked up the others. They are both terrific books, filled with the tenderness and gentle love missing from "Lily...". I recommend them highly, but readers who love true romance shouldn't bother with this one.