Genre: Christian, Mystery

Book Summary

Pregnant. Divorced. Alone.

Lily witnesses an argument turned murder. Linked to the crime scene in the eyes of both the police and the killer, Lily’s life is now at risk.

As the attempts on her life escalate, Lily seeks companionship in a newly formed bible study. Through these friendships and a new man in her life she learns she is worthy of love. Will these relationships keep her safe? Or will they provide opportunities for the killer?

Lily, Return to Happiness, is the first novella in a new Christian Suspense series by Anna K. Payne. These six stories follow women who hope to draw closer to God. The trials and dangers they face cement their bonds to each other, restore their relationship with God, and open their hearts to the men in their lives.

Join Lily on her return to happiness journey. Buy Lily today!


4.0 out of 5 stars
Sweet, Heartfelt Story Likely to Appeal to Christian Readers, October 23, 2016
By E.P. Clark
This review is from: Lily (Paperback)
Lily is a three-time divorcee and now single mother struggling to make ends meet, who happens to witness a murder. As the story unfolds, she must stay ahead of the murderer, figure out where she stands with the undercover police officer who is protecting her, and come to terms with her flawed past and her budding relationship with God.

This is a very quick, easy read and much of the plot is only briefly sketched. The focus of the book, and definitely its highlight, is Lily's struggle to find strength in her newly-developed faith and to accept that God loves her despite her multiple mistakes. Lily feels inadequate next to all the other women in her study group, and can't believe that she can be forgiven for all the (very normal) things that she's done. While this isn't your typical romantic thriller, it's a very sweet, heartfelt story that highlights the difficulties of working mothers, and is particularly likely to appeal to Christian readers looking for a clean, uplifting read.

I received a review copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Anna is a writer of Christian romantic suspense, parenting advice, children's books, and devotionals. She loves to laugh, learn, and dance to the Lord.

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