by Anjali Banerjee
- Pub. Date: August 7, 2012
- Publisher: Berkley Trade
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN-13: 9780425245309
- ISBN: 0425245306
I received this book free through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway.
Enchanting Lily caught my attention when I saw the gorgeous white cat on the cover. The cover looked promising, and made me think the story was going to be a lovely little magical read, which it was.
The story is about Lily Byrne, a widow who's trying to find her place in the world after the loss of her husband, and the place she finds is the small town of Fairport on Shelter Island. On whim, she buys a cottage and opens a vintage clothing boutique that will touch the lives of others experiencing their own personal tragedies.
Lily is only part of the story; the other part is the special white cat that finds Lily. The cat unexpectedly slowly begins to help Lily heal as she tries to find the cat's owner.
The story is told from both Lily and the cat's point of view, which adds a delightful depth to the story to hear from the cat's perspective.
Enchanting Lily is charming with a sweet romantic center that is full of hope and a touch of natural magic. I really enjoyed the book and others who are looking for a charming, well-written, whimsical story about the journey of healing will probably enjoy Enchanting Lily as well.