Cherished for her poignant tales of family, friendship and love, Michaels has recently won praise for her complex, appealing characters, and for skillfully interweaving threads of mystery and intrigue into her emotionally powerful stories. In "Charming Lily", she once again delivers a rich and fully-realized novel that introduces a strong and engaging heroine; tells a compelling, suspenseful and thoroughly satisfying story; and evokes a lush sense of place in the book's Natchez, Mississippi setting.
Professional mountaineer Lily Harper is building a new life for herself -- in ways she never would have expected. She's traded the mountain wilderness of Wyoming for the river country of the deep South, where she is busy restoring a wonderful old Natchez. Mississippi house. And she's rediscovered happiness with Matt Starr, the man she has always loved.
But Maggie's dreams for the future are suddenly threatened when Matt disappears without a trace. Fearing foul play, she is determined to use her wits -- and her will -- to find him, embarking on a dangerous journey into unfamiliar territory. Though tested as never before, Maggie knows that somehow she is being guided by a source she cannot explain -- one that will help her find the courage to hold onto everything that's dear.