Lily’s House Cassandra Parkin
published 15th October 2016
When Jen goes to her grandmother’s house for the last time, she’s determined not to dwell on the past. As a child, Jen adored Lily and suspected she might be a witch; but the spell was broken long ago, and now her death means there won’t be any reconciliation.
Lily’s gone, but the enchantments she wove and the secrets she kept still remain. In Lily’s house, Jen and her daughter Marianne reluctantly confront the secrets of the past and present – and discover how dangerous we become when we’re trying to protect the ones we love.
Jen has lots of hurdles to go through in life. There are some odd calculations about her father. Lily who is Jen’s grandmother dies and Jen believes that she will inherit Lily’s money. While Jen is in her grandmothers house sorting out arrangements after her death, Jen sees an old man James Moon who has stayed in Lily’s house . James declares that he told Lily not to leave Jen anything as she was an ungrateful granddaughter not visiting Lily. Jen wants a divorce from her husband Daniel. It’s spooky that Jen has her grandmothers blood in her by making dreams come true. I couldn’t put this novel down. I now am a real fan of author Cassandra Parkin.
Lily’s House is a delightful original book that I highly recommend. A novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and how far we’ll go to protect the ones we love. The story was inspired by the author’s love of Cornwall, where her grandparents lived and she spent her summers as a child. This story has strong commercial female action. One not to be missed.
What some authors are saying
Lily’s House has a voice that leaps out of the page and holds you tight. Fresh. Original. Spell-binding. Jane Corry
A beautiful story that carefully unravels the depth of love and lies in a family. Cassandra’s writing pulled me in from the first page and wouldn’t let me go. Heidi Perks
Unexpectedly dark and dream-like. I loved the twists throughout a very enjoyable read. Natalie K. Martin
A beautiful rich, haunting and addictive masterpiece I’ll never forget it. Louise Beech