Looking After Lily

Looking After Lily

Book - 1994
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Workman Press.
Looking after Lily is a burden Haywood Beatty didn't bargain for. Only twenty years old himself, he's been charged with the welfare of Lily, a sixteen-year-old mother-to-be and wife of his outlaw brother. But Lily keeps coming up with what Haywood needs. A horse. A gun. Money. Common sense. And before long Haywood recognizes that he has fallen in love with his brother's wife. "Good stuff . . . an intelligent, humane story about a guy with too much energy and too little sense. It rates an A."--Entertainment Weekly.


Baker & Taylor
A sequel to the acclaimed Lily follows the 1880s adventures of Texas outlaw Haywood Beatty and his pregnant sister-in-law Lily, whose husband Marion is in jail, as they struggle to lead respectable lives and begin to fall in love.

Blackwell North Amer
Cindy Bonner knows that the most powerful love stories are those told straight from the heart of the lover.
This time, the lover is a young Texas outlaw, trying to reform. Haywood Beatty and his brother Marion have survived the famous Christmas 1883 shootout between the Beatty Boys' Gang and the McDade vigilantes. Both Beattys are jailed in Bastrop where Lily, Marion's very pregnant young wife, waits for the outcome of their trials. Haywood gets sprung, but Marion gets two years' hard labor. And before Haywood leaves the jail, Marion exacts his promise to take care of Lily.
Looking after Lily is a burden Haywood didn't bargain for. Only twenty years old himself, destitute and without a respectable upbringing or trade, he keeps trying to "settle" Lily someplace so he can get on with a new life as a cowboy.
But it's not so easy to leave Lily behind. For one thing, she keeps coming up with what Haywood needs. A horse. A gun. Some money. Common sense. And once Haywood has saved her from a rapist by murdering him, once he's witnessed her bravery in the face of childbirth and watched her raising her baby girl, Haywood recognizes that he has fallen in love with his brother's wife.
Just as she did in her very popular first novel, Lily, Cindy Bonner takes an old story and breathes new life into it by creating characters so convincing and so likable that they take on dimensions that are at once human and heroic. As Haywood struggles to deal honorably with his brother's wife and child, we watch a boy turn into a man.
And what a man he turns out to be.

Baker
& Taylor

Follows the 1880s adventures of Texas outlaw Haywood Beatty and his pregnant sister-in-law Lily, whose husband Marion is in jail, as they struggle to lead respectable lives and begin to fall in love

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565120457
1565120450
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 19 cm

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