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Lily's Plight (Harwood House #3)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Journey to Pennsylvania backcountry during the French and Indian War. Indentured servant Lily Harwood has always thought of herself as a good Christian lass. . .until she is struck with a deeper, more profound plight than the war that rages around her. When her mistress’s husbandreturns home on a short furlough, Lily finds herself falling in love with him. As Lily is caugh ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Barbour Books
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Those who follow my reviews might remember the disappointment I felt after completing book two in the Harwood House series, Mariah's Quest. It was the first of Laity and Crawford's novels that I issued less than four stars and it left me ambilevant about the final installment of the trilogy. That is, until I managed to get my hands on a copy of Lily's Plight.

One of my major complaints regarding Mariah
Victor Gentile
Sally Laity & Dianna Crawford in their new book, “Lily's Plight”, Book Three in the Daughters Of Harwood House series published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. brings us into the life of Lily Harwood in the turbulent 1757.

From the back cover: Their greatest challenge is yet to come.

Lily Harwood always considered herself a good Christian lass. But after years of serving the Waldon family, and despite the fact that she loves them dearly, her life has grown increasingly difficult and frightening. D
Eustacia Tan
I used to read books like this. Books about the American frontier (why though, is something I haven't figured out yet). So in a way, reading this historical romance felt a bit like returning to my childhood (I will never get over how old that makes me sound).

But unlike when I was a kid, now when I read, I keep thinking, "really?" I spent a good bit of the book wondering if the portrayal of the Native Americans as blood-thirsty savages were accurate. I don't know much (I've been Googling, but I s
Lily’s Plight, the third and final installment of The Harwood House trilogy written by Sally Laity and Dianna Crawford and published by Barbour Press, closes the stories of three British sisters who, for their own individual reasons, sold themselves into indenturement in America. Lily Harwood, the youngest of the sisters, served the Waldon family willingly and with joy for the four years of her indenturement. She cared for Susan Waldon, the beloved and terminally ill wife and mother, as well as ...more
I don't know... this book just rubbed me wrong I guess. I wasn't comfortable with John and Lily falling in love while his wife was dying; I did not like the way Indians were portrayed as basically beasts; I was appalled by the hatred that all the settlers had for the Indians who attacked them... like they were never going to forgive them, and that was okay. :( I just made me sad and a little sick inside.

Rose's Pledge and Mariah's Quest were both books I enjoyed. But I'm afraid Lily's Plight just
I was looking forward to a good easy read in this Christian Historical Fiction, but was sadly disappointed in this book. I made it through the first chapter or two before throwing it aside in disgust and skimming to the end. Sadly, this book was as predictable and horrible as I thought it was going to be. The fact that it is "Christian fiction" is slightly disturbing to me since the premise of the book is a young women coveting another women's husband.

So the story is about Lily who is an indentu
This novel is a last in a trilogy, though the first I have read by these authors, so I was not familiar with the background of the story or the characters or with their writing style. Reading it also represented something of a new experience for me, as I generally opt for books of this genre set in Europe or in the medieval period. I am British, and a medievalist in training, so I prefer these and I am not really familiar with American history, the period when this story is set in general

Melmac MacDonald
This is the third and final installment in the Daughters of Harwood House and I enjoyed this just as much as I did the other two. Laity and Crawford spin an engaging read that kept me reading into the night. Indian attacks, love, and suspense are all combined in this book about Lily. Lily herself is a bit of a confusion to me. She's extremely young in age but very old in years. I think it works for the time but I didn' find it believable all of the time. As a character she wonderful I'm just not ...more
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Sally Laity and Dianna Crawford's final book of the Daughters of Harwood House series is Lily's Plight. The previous novels were Rose's Pledge (Book 1) and Mariah's Quest (Book 2).

As indentured servants Rose went to the wildness, Mariah went to a plantation, and Lily went to a farming community on the edge of the wilderness. Lily's roll was to care for the family's children and watch over John's ailing and beloved wife, Susan. After Mariah's wedding, Lily's freedom could have been bought, but Li
I have read and reviewed the other two books in this series. The first book, Rose’s Pledge, was very good and I enjoyed the story. The second book, Mariah’s Quest, was not so good and I would not read it again. I was hoping that this third book would get back to the likes of the first book for me. Well it was not as bad as the second but still not a favorite of mine. I have this book 4/5 stars. I though the characters were well portrayed but sometimes their personalities conflicted with what the ...more
Amelia Elizabeth
I received a review ebook from netgalley.

When I selected this book I didn't know it was the third in a series it just sounded good to me.
I normally don't read Christian romance for a few different reasons. This story worked for me, the religion worked with the story and made it feel complete.

This was a great look at Colonial America, a time period I feel gets over looked in romance writing. The romance of Lily and John was sweet and it almost faded into the background. I found myself really draw
Linda Morelli
Satisfying ending to an outstanding three-book release about sisters who come to the Colonies from England and become indentured servants to help their father. This last book centers on the youngest sister who cares for a dying woman and her children, while the husband goes off to war to fight the British and Indians. This is an excellent inspirational historical romance series, with vivid characters and historical settings.
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Sally Laity considers it a joy to know that the Lord can touch other hearts through her stories. She has written both historical and contemporary novels, including a co-authored series for Tyndale House and another for Barbour Publishing, nine Heartsong Romances, and twelve Barbour novellas. Her favorite pastimes include quilting for her church’s Prayer Quilt Ministry and scrapbooking. She makes h ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Harwood House (3 books)
  • Rose's Pledge (Harwood House, #1)
  • Mariah's Quest (Harwood House, #2)
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