Planted Flowers Book 1
STORY-LINE LILY BY ANNA K. PAYNE:
Lily’s life is a mess. A single mother, with two children and pregnant again, married and divorced three times, and working a low paying job; then to top it off, she sees a man murdered on the beach. Not only did she see the murder, the murderer saw her, and he’s trying to kill her. Then add in Ramon, the life guard who saved her when a waterspout came on land just after the murder. Ramon, unknown to Lily, is an undercover cop. Rude, cold, and distant to Lily, Ramon finds himself attracted to her. He has past issues with relationships which impact his perception of Lily.
Lily’s trying to get her life together, attending church and Planted meeting with her new friend, Rose. How can God love her? She has made mistake after mistake, and made bad choices, she thought God could not possibly love or want her. Through study with Rose and the Planted group, Lily finds a miracle. My contemporary Christian suspense book review of Lily follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Filled with suspense, danger, and action packed, Lily’s a wonderful inspiring story of Lily, a killer bent on doing her in, and the forgiving grace of God. Payne expertly shows the reader the salvation plan and God’s love for man through her story of Lily. A clean, sweet, emotional read, filled with wonderful scriptures, sage advice, suspense, and a driven killer, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I could feel Lily’s unbelief that God could love and care for her; as well as, her feelings of unworthiness. Her fear of Jonesy’s palpable as he repeatedly tries to kill her. I have to say, he’s one determined man! A powerful story and wonderful message; with a group of women who become knit together in love for each other and God.