Love According to Lily

Book #1 in Can This Be Love (American Heiress Spinoff)
Release date: July 2005

Return to the glittering world of Julianne MacLean’s popular American Heiress Trilogy with this romantic, emotionally powerful spin-off trilogy—Can This Be Love

Being raised in a strict, humorless household did nothing to dampen Lady Lily Langdon’s wildly romantic nature — nor cool her lifelong affection for Edward Wallis, Earl of Whitby, her elder brother’s oldest, dearest friend. But Edward cannot see the lovely woman she’s become for the young schoolgirl she once was. So, with lessons in flirtation from her American sister-in-law, Duchess Sophia, Lily means to open Edward’s eyes and win his heart.

But just when her seduction begins to take hold, a shocking twist of fate forces Edward to take stock of the reckless life he has lived. Flirtation with his best friend’s younger sister is the last thing he wants, but Lily cannot give up the dream of rapture that surely awaits her, if only she can prove to the handsome, haunted earl that it is never too late to fall in love.

Winner of a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award – Best Historical Romance of 2005

“MacLean’s compelling writing turns this simple, classic love story into a richly emotional romance.” – Booklist

“It takes a talented author to segue from a lighthearted tale of seduction to an emotionally powerful romance that plays on your heartstrings…a very special, powerful read.” – Romantic Times Book Reviews

love according to lily book coverNOTE: This novel is currently out of print and unavailable as an ebook, but a new edition is coming September 3, 2020. (See the original 2005 Avon cover at right.) Learn more. Please sign up for Julianne’s mailing list if you’d like to be informed about the release as more information becomes available.

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Love According to Lily love according to lily Book #4 in The American Heiress Series “MacLean’s compelling writing turns this simple, classic love story into a richly emotional romance, and by combining engaging characters with a unique, vividly detailed setting, she has created an exceptional tale for readers who hunger for something a bit different in their historical romances.”


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