My Ranking: 2 out of 10
Ages 17 & up
This was my first book by B.J. Bassett, and I was eager to read her novel Lily which looked to be an interesting historical fiction. Since it was a shorter book, it didn't take me long to finish it.
Sadly, I did not enjoy this book. I had a lot of personal problems with it involving the way Lily treated her husband and I disapproved of just about every single one of her actions. While in the end Lily recognized her wrongs, it wasn't specific at all about what it was she knew was sinful nor does it suggest any regret for many of her wrongdoings.
There was also a lot of a suggestive sensual material. Nothing excessively explicit, but there are scenes where it is indescriptive yet obvious two individuals are consummating their relationship, both inside a marriage and outside. Lily also at one point tempts another guy by tricking him into going to an abandoned cabin and then disrobing.
Overall, I'm sorry to say that I really did not enjoy this book at all. I'm sure there are some out there who would like it, but for me, my convictions and beliefs contradicted with it in every aspect.