In age of elegance and excess, Lilly Westbrook longs for a love both true and eternal.
Newport, Rhode Island, 1899, is a place of shimmering waves, sleek yachts, and ladies of leisure. Of opulent mansions that serve as summer cottages for the rich and famous. Home of railroad magnates and banking tycoons--dashing young men and the women who aspire to marry them.
But it's not the place for lady novelists. Especially not those who pen disreputable dime novels. This poses a problem for Lilly Westbrook, because that's exactly what she does.
No one in Lilly's social set knows she pens fiction under the nom de plume Fannie Cole. Not her family or the wealthy young man about to propose to her. And especially not Jackson Grail, the long-lost beau who just bought her publishing company...and who stirs her heart more than she cares to admit.
But Lilly must put aside her feelings and follow the path that will maintain her family's social stature and provide the financial security that everyone is depending on.
Now Lilly faces a double dilemma. Can she continue to protect her secret identity? And will she have the courage to choose the man who will risk it all just to win her heart?
This is Cara Lynn's debut book and a good read. I enjoyed the story of Lilly who has a passion for writing inspiration fiction but has to keep her writing a secret and how she deals with a newspaper that publishes scandal and is out to publish Lilly's true Identity. Jackson has loved Lilly since her first met her but left her 6 years earlier when I thought he wasn't good enough for her as he was a scholarship recipient. Jackson is back and still loves Lilly and has now bought the publishing company Lilly writes for but doesn't know she writes dime novels. Jackson may have left is run to late as there is a new suitor courting Lilly. I enjoyed the story and one think I loved is Lilly may be a lady of privilege but she is not the society airhead many would expect. I am looking forward to reading the second book in this series.