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About Lilies in Moonlight

He’d lost his zest for life. She was just lost. Will they find the healing and love they long for?

After a roaring night on the town, fun-loving flapper Lilly Margolis, dazed and disoriented, twists her ankle and falls into the backyard of a wealthy family where the effects of the Great War—over for more than half a decade—are still endured. Inside the walls of the Burnside mansion, Cullen Burnside, a disillusioned and disfigured veteran, and his widowed mother, Betty Ruth, who daily slips a little further into dementia, lead a lonely existence … until Lilly. Whimsical, lighthearted, and beautiful, she rejuvenates their sad, disconnected lives and blossoms in the light of their attention.
But Lilly, like Cullen, is hiding from a painful past. And when Cullen insists on returning her to her faraway home, their budding attraction seems destined to die on the vine. The resulting road trip becomes a journey of self-discovery—but what will Cullen and Lilly find at journey’s end?


Praise for Lilies in Moonlight

“Flappers and family. Baseball and cosmetics. War and wealth. Give Allison Pittman those threads, and you have the rich tapestry that is Lilies in Moonlight. Lilly Margolis is an off-the-charts heroine that will have you fumbling to turn the pages to keep up with her. But it’s the honesty in Lilly and the entire cast of characters that is Pittman’s greatest gift to us in this compelling story.”
—Mona Hodgson, author of Two Brides Too Many and Too Rich for a Bride

“In Lilies in Moonlight, Allison Pittman offers a fine mix of sin, redemption, and history as an unflappable flapper takes a poignant ride through Prohibition-era Florida. From the homes of the wealthy to a backwoods tent revival, hard times and harder truths chase a wild girl and a warwounded man into the arms of a love that won’t let them go. By turns both heartbreaking and flat-out fun, this story is a gem.”
—Meg Moseley, author of When Sparrows Fall

Lilies in Moonlight transported me to a world radiant with the bold, jaunty spirit of the Jazz Age. I was completely absorbed in the story of Lilly, an unsinkable flapper who turns the pain of her past into a drive to live her life to the fullest. Allison Pittman’s novel is vastly entertaining, romantic, and deeply spiritual: a sparkling, fun read that also brought me to tears of sympathy for the characters. Beautifully written, this is a rich story of overcoming, hope, and love that surprised me in a wonderful way with every turn of the page—truly in a league of its own.”
—Rosslyn Elliott, author of Fairer than Morning

Lilies in Moonlight is a tender story full of mercy and grace. When two scarred souls meet in God-orchestrated circumstances, Mrs. Betty Ruth Burnside makes it her mission to meld them together. Her son, Cullen, has no desire to fellowship with a flapper. Yet Lilly Margolis has such magnetism, and she’s drawn to the Burnside’s elegance and wealth. How could such an unlikely match work?”
—Eileen Key, author of Forget-Me-Not

About Allison K. Pittman

Allison Pittman is the author of Stealing Home, The Bridegrooms, the Crossroads of Grace series, and Saturdays with Stella. A former high school English teacher, she serves as director of the theater arts group at her church. Allison makes her home in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Learn more about the author at

Product Details

352 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Apr 5, 2011

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

He’d lost his zest for life. She was just lost.

 Click here to download chapter one of Lilies in Moonlight.

It’s the Roaring Twenties, and Lilly is a fun-loving flapper enjoying all the new freedoms offered to a pretty young woman in the Jazz Age. Wounded as a soldier in the Great War, Cullen has given up on life and love. But a chance meeting, a mother’s vision, and a spontaneous road trip show them both what might be…

Click here to download chapter one of Lilies in Moonlight.

By Becke Smith

I don't usually pick up Christian fiction, but this time, I did, and I am glad I did! Through the blogging for books adventure, I read Lilies in Moonlight by Allison Pittmann. I loved it!The two main characters, Lily and Cullen, both are looking for grace, for fogiveness. This theme is so universal, i was immediately drawn to the story. Set in the Roaring Twenties, just after WWI, Lily's and Cullen two very different worlds collide in a...

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By Michelle Marble

Lilies in the Moonlight by Allison Pittman is a historical novel set in the 1920s. I love this time period and that is what intrigued me to read the book. The story is centered around Lilly Margolis, a flapper with a fun care free attitude and Cullen Burnside, a wealthy man who's life is scarred from the war. Cullen's mother is also a main character who suffers from dementia and has quite an attitude to go along with it. The journey of...

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By Sarah Inserra

This is a great, classic, no bodice ripping romance novel. Lilies in Moonlight, is just the perfect, sweet and romantic tale, of two lost souls who heal each other through their love and devotion. Lilies, take place in the 1920's and combines two things that people at that time were fond of, baseball and flappers. I have never read a romance novel that took place in that time period and did not just revolve around speakeasies. I found...

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By Faye Oygard

A delightful novel with well-written, whimsical characters. Lilly is a flapper, who is not above using her charms to get what she wants. One night she falls into the backyard of Cullen Burnside, and his aging mother, a wealthy family still suffering the aftermath of the WWI. Lilly worms her way into the Burnsides' hearts, bringing hope and livlihood back into their home. I love this book! The characters are so well-developed, and even...

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By Jennifer Whitney

I have come to the determinations that I love books set in the 1920's which tends to be a time period that is not written is as much. I also love anything by Allison Pittman, this is my 6th book I have read from her and have loved them all. She is a very talented writer that manages to pull of different time periods and settings very well. Lilies in Moonlight is a great book that pulled me in from page one and I had a hard time putting it...

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