Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Book Review - Like a Lily Among the Thorns by Karen S. Bell

Like a Lily   Among the Thorns

Like a Lily Among the Thorns by Karen S. Bell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 Synopsis:  Gabrielle Bernstein, the MC of Like a Lily Among the Thorns, is a woman in her twenties and has started her career as a librarian at a NYC public library. Abandoned by her father as a young girl and now orphaned by her deranged mother, Gabby longs for a family connection. Coincidentally, she finds this connection at the same time she inherits a B&B in Vermont from her estranged and now deceased father. This enchanted inn is under the watchful eye of goddesses of myth and legend who have been tasked to save mankind from destroying itself and this planet. These goddesses will use their powers to try and stall the onslaught of the effects of droughts, floods, and rising temperatures. But as a safety net they have collected human saviors all over the planet to erect safe havens at high altitudes away from flood waters and blistering temperatures.

My Thoughts: I'm not quite sure what I was expecting when I started reading this story and although it wasn't really what I think I had anticipated I still "liked" it enough to finish reading it. It was just long enough for me to not get overly bored though.

I found the writing beautiful for the most part but I feel like I would have enjoyed the story more had it just been a regular type story without the fantasy woven in because I was enjoying tagging along with Gabby's life and all she had been through and the burdens it had placed on her and how she chose to adapt in lieu of letting life get her down. However that is pretty much all I can say kept me reading and interested because the other characters just fell flat for me....some of them even perhaps as if they had no real reason for being there?

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