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.
This is Lily's story. She falls for a man in the military, but that causes a problem. It was a military man that pressured Lily's mother to put her and her two sisters (Caroline and Emma) on the Orphan train when they were very young. So, Lily is not ready to fall in love with the major. The book was loaded with romance and takes place in the early west. The other two books in the series are EMMA AND THE OUTLAW and CAROLINE AND THE RAIDER.
This story has everything. A hero and heroine that you can easily fall in love with. They're well suited. For a change she isn't helpless waiting for rescue and he isn't brooding waiting for someone to see his softer side. There is romance and humor and the love scenes are too hot!! This a great book! It was non-stop action and a real page turner. They were hot for each other right from the beginning. Lily was very defiant and fighting the feelings she had for Caleb and he was at times more than exasperated with her. I cannot count the number of times he threatened to spank her, but they truly loved each other. This book has everything...great sex, humor and undying love. I highly recommend this along with the other two in the Orphan trilogy...Emma and the Outlaw and Caroline and the Raider! All three are keepers!
Excellent book! Now I know what has happend to Emma and Lily, all I hae left is to read Caroline's book! This is a wonderful series..
First of 3 books, love story set in the old west very touching and fun.
Good book, part of the Orphan Train series
The author uses in a very clever fashion the historical fact of "Orphan Trains" to create an interesting story.
Nice read, but best to read all three in the trilogy close together to keep the characters and timeline straight.
(Lily and the Major, Emma and the Outlaw & Caroline & the Raider)
Loved this book and can't wait to read the rest in the series.
I love all three of the orpham train book!
A wonderfudl historical romance based at the end of the Civil war.
Lily Chalmers wanted only two things in life- a farm of her own, and to find the sisters she hadnt seen since they were all little girls heading west on the orphan train... she certainly had no desire for a husband. Yet prud, innocent lily has no idea what desire meant until she met Major Caleb Halliday, a man who could ignite her bever being a single touch.. a glance... a whisper. Sheltered in his arms, Lily rode the crest of a wild, helpless passion. and thought she struggled against her own willful heart, she knew she could never choose between the dazzling man who had claimed her love so completly, and her bold, long-cherished dream..
great book can't wait to read the next in the series
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