- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Second Wind Publishing, LLC (July 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935171186
- ISBN-13: 978-1935171188
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,706,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Water Lily Paperback – July 1, 2010
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About the Author
By day Sherrie Hansen operates a Victorian Bed & Breakfast and Tea House, the Blue Belle Inn. By night she enjoys writing novels, quilting, playing the piano, renovating old houses and traveling. Sherrie and her husband live in Northern Iowa.
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None of us are perfect, but Michelle's high school crush comes pretty close. Divorced with two small sons, he's back in town, but he's obviously far too good for Michelle, or is he? As murky waters of misunderstandings, secrets and trepidation flow around them, and the clock ticks on Michelle's dreams of someday having a child, love blooms like a glorious water lily, tentatively breaking the surface and waiting to be seen.
Not just a love story, this might even be considered a coming of age story, allowing those of us long out of high school to come of age as well. It's a tale of learning to accept oneself, to see through eyes of love and joy, and to recognize whose words really matter--the mother who wants the best for you and treads on your confidence, the schoolfriend who wants the worst and scorns your dreams, or the one who truly sees you, warts and beauty and hopes and all.
An uplifting story with great characters, a lovely sense of place, and a protagonist you'll wish you could meet again in real life, Water Lily is a thoroughly enjoyable, peaceful read with wise lessons and lasting joy.
Disclosure: I bought this ebook a while ago and can't imagine why it took me so long to get around to reading it.
Hansen is a natural story-teller, adept at presenting frustrating circumstances, likeable and unlikeable characters, misunderstandings, tender moments, and steamy love scenes. Water Lily kept me reading and touched my heart.