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A Treasured Lily

(A Marsden Romance #2)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  57 reviews
What Lilliana Marsden wants—she gets. The thing she believes she desires most is to live in Charleston on a plantation. Her problem? Parents who refuse to listen to her. Lily decides to make her wishes come true and who better than a handsome American ship captain to help her.
Randall Collins finds Lilliana bewitching and quickly falls under her spell. When she asks if he
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published June 2nd 2015
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Phylis Collins
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Treasured Lily by Dawn Brower A wonderful story full of banter, laughing, and opening up. Coming to understand what true treasure is.
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I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Boundless Book Reviews
A Treasured Lily is a well written story with developed characters. A spoiled rich little girl, accustomed to always getting what she wants plans to live in a Plantation in Charleston; however, she is given a condition by her parents, she must marry before she can become the lady of the mansion. With devious intentions, Lily set her interest on an American traveler and gets more than she planned.

To be honest, romance is not my preferred genre, but I like historical novels so I gave it a try.  I
I am not really a fan of historical romance but I had an opportunity to review this audio book so I listened to something a little outside of the box for me. The story was really good. The dynamic of a historical romance is a little different than a contemporary but I really liked this story. Rand was a good guy and I like how he wanted to take care of Lily. For her part and especially in that time Lily was a headstrong woman and knew what she wanted. I liked how Rand rebuked her efforts for her ...more
Lori D
Determined, Lilliana Marsden was to go to America and live in Charleston on a plantation she will inherited in a few short months. But her parents want her to marry and make her believe she has to before she can go. She overhears a conversation and realizes that is not true so she concocts a plan to sneak away. She has everything planned except for finding a ship and captain who will take her.
Fate comes in the form of one Randall Collins, an American who is sailing is ship back to his home soon.
Tony Parsons
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lilliana Lily Marsden (19) told Lady Gemma Kemsley (17, BFF) it was time to travel to the US & claim the plantation in Charleston SC her father William Thorston Marsden, 5th Viscount Torrington (Thor, ship line) left her in an inheritance.
There was a problem, she had to get married 1st. Or wait till she was 20.

Pia Marsden is the wife/mother. Liam Marsden is the twin brother.
Everyone was off to attend the Silverton ball.
Randall Rand Collins (RandCo Shipping) meets Lily. He lived in Beaufort SC.
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Treasured Lily by Dawn Brower
4 stars

I was given this book for an honest review

This book is a Historical Romance


This book was told from two POV's Rand and Lily. I love the way Dawn Brower never missed a beat switching from one POV to another.

I don't normally read Historical. I find I can't connect with the characters well. Treasured lily is the exception to this. I loved the Characters.They were fun to go on this journey with.

Treasured Lily is about a strong willed gi
Roxie's Reviews
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Heart-stopping Charming Historical Romance!"
This book is awesome!. It is charming , sweet and funny. The characters are amazing. Lillianna is a spirited and spunky young Woman. Lillianna wish's to travel to America she is soon to inherit a plantation in South Carolina, and feels she should be able to claim it with out having to marry first. She enlists the help of her good friend Gemma to help her. Lillianna wish's to control her life not have it controlled for her. Lillianna needs to find a wa
J.H. Croix
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Treasured Lily is a fun, sweet romance adventure. Lily (Lilliana) is a fairly independent, strong-willed young woman for her era. At the start of the book, she is confident she need not marry and hatches a plan to sail to America against her parents’ wishes. Well, they don’t even know about it, but rest assured, they don’t want it to happen. Lily encounters Rand (Randall) and thinks he’s quite handsome, but is really only after him to allow her to join his voyage to America where she intends t ...more
Michelle Mauer
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great read that you forget it is a historical romance and not modern day. I mean come on, we all know some teens that get what they want and know how to work things to make it happen. Lillianna, Lily, is a very determined young lady, that knows what she wants. She is to inherit the family plantation, in America, when she is old enough or when she marries. The problem being she has a couple years until old enough and she doesn't want to get married. Then enters Randall, Rand, a handsome ma ...more
Anabella Rose
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Treasured Lily takes us through the life of Lilliana Marsden. She is the daughter of Pia and Thor from A Flawed Jewel. She has grown up to be head strong and determined to get her own way. She wants to travel to America and take over the plantation her mother grew up on. Her parents are close to relenting, but not as fast as Lily would like. So she talks to an American ship Captain, Randall Collins and he agrees to take her with him when he sails home. Things heat up between Rand and Lily on t ...more
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best book I've read yet by this author. I couldn't put it down. This is about Pia and Thor's daughter Lily. She is headstrong and determined to go her own way. Even if she has to defy her parents to do it. She meets Rand and talks him into taking her with him on his ship back to South Carolina. They learn a lot about each other on the voyage and things heat up between them. It ends with a nice twist that made me enjoy it even more. ...more
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story! Lily is such a strong character and meets the first man, outside of her family, that loves her for who she is. Rand is a wonderful American character that is going to stir things up with the English. When Lily and Rand meet they have chemistry and he already knows he wants more from her and he must convince her, the girl that wants to be a spinster, they are perfect for each other. And great adventure waits for them on their Journey.
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This was a good story with a great premise, but I felt the characters could have been more three-dimensional with a slower pace. The three weeks of the ships crossing felt a little disjointed at times. Though I saw the twist at the end coming, I did enjoy it.
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lily from A Crystal Angel. Daughter of Pia and Thor. I like it when books show us what characters grow up into being. We first met Lily as a little toddler at the end of A Flawed Jewel.
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great read, it kept me turning the pages all the way through. Highly recommended!
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author brings the follow up on book1 where Lilly father and mother got together. Now many years later their daughter is all grown up and wanting to make a life of her own. She wants to live on the land they own in America, her parents want her to settle down and get married living near them. She has no plans to marry but would be interested in finding out what passion is all about with the right person. She decides she is going to get on a ship and sail there without her family knowing about ...more
Space Cowgirl
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sail Away⛵
England, about 1880.
This is a continuation of the family saga of Thor and Pia, from book one. In this 2nd book their twins, Liam🐺 and Lilliana💃💋, are nearly grown up.
Lilliana💃💋 wants to go to America to live at Pia's plantation. She doesn't want to marry, because none of the ton suitors she has met are suitable, being either too old, too creepy, or only interested in her dowry. Her friend , Gemma, promises to help her get on a ship heading for the states. Lily💃💋 is running away witho
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lily is a young lady who does not want to get married and one day she heard her parents talking about her dowry and her inheritance of a plantation in South Carolina and then her brother tells her of an American Randall Collins who will be leaving in a few days so she puts her plans into motion, she just has to get Randall to agree and he does for a kiss at a disclosed time and place. Randall unwittingly gets roped into going to a ball but then he meets Liliana and he asks to dance with her and ...more
sherri jones-teachout
Great series. Lily is a real spitfire. Smart, beautiful, and feisty. Lily’s inheritance, a plantation in South Carolina is the place where she has always wanted to live after only visiting once when she was child. She doesn’t want to get married. The men in England only want her for her money or beauty, not love. Consequently she has given up on love and wants to take control of her plantation, but she can’t for nine more months. But she gets the idea to run away to South Carolina and hope her p ...more
Emily Pennington
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Spoiled and always getting her way, Lilliana Marsden decides she wants to live in Charleston on a plantation. When her parents don’t take her seriously – or at least do nothing to help her achieve this – she decides to make it happen on her own. She finds an American, Randall Collins, who owns a shipping fleet, and convinces him to take her on his next voyage to America. He agrees if she will pay him with a kiss. The attraction deepens as they are travelling. Will Lilliana get the family plantat ...more
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hate to leave less than perfect reviews but this book left a lot to be desired. It is the story of Lilliana, or Lily, a young lady whose gotten it into her head that she wants to go live on her family's plantation in America. She plots and schemes to set everything up to sail from England to America. That's where Randall Collins, or Rand, comes in. Rand owns a shipping company and he lives in America. He agrees to take Lily back to America because he has fallen instantly in love with her. Lily ...more
JOAN Stout
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Treasured Lily
By: Dawn Brower

Narrated by: Beatrice Pendergast
Series: A Marsden Romance, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins

I listened to this book at 1.50x

Spoiled Lilly want to live on her plantation in Charleston and not with her parents in France. And ofcourse she gets what she wants. Befriending a captain of a sailing vessel she talks him into taking her with him to the states.

This was a good ez listen.

To tell the truth this is the first Historical fiction seriers that I have listened too. AND
Viper Spaulding
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Following her mother's footsteps!

Lily's parents met when her mother left Charleston on her father's ship in the first book of this series. Now, Lily wants to explore the Charleston plantation, and sets out to find a captain that'll take her since she doesn't have the support of her parents in this endeavor. Rand is just the captain she needs, and their high seas romance is every bit as adventurous as that of her parents.

These books really do sweep you away to the nineteenth century with all its
Jill Anna  Freeman
” A Treasured Lily ( A Marsden Romance Book 2) By Dawn Brower is a tale of the passions of one Lilliana of which is to live on a beautiful Charleston plantation and another is the undivided attention of one dashing sea cation by the name of Randall Collins...but has Lily finally bitten of more than she can chew?!? Is having HER way in everything really what she desires?!? Or will she compromise her intentions for a lifetime of passionate kisses from the commanding Captain of her he ...more
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fast paced story that can easily be read in a day. Lily was someone who knew what she wanted and liked having her own way. She wasn’t interested in marriage as all the men she had met were only interested in her money. She met her match in an American ship owner, Randall Collins. Rand was also someone who was determined to get what he wanted. Their relationship was certainly a battle of wills at first. This was an enjoyable read with a surprise and an eventful meeting with Lily’s pare ...more
Anita Fuhrmann
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lily and Rand were a beautiful couple. Once they could agree on things, that is. Lily is the daughter of Thor and Pieretta from A Flawed Jewel, the first book in this series and she is just as spirited and determined as her mother was then. Plus, her parents have raised her to be a strong, independent woman who is not afraid to speak her mind. This was a lovely romance by Ms. Brower and I always enjoy it when her books feature the next generation of characters since we get a chance to see how co ...more
Anonymous 5
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Treasured Lily is a beautifully written story with plenty of romance and adventure. Lily is a strong-willed girl who knows what she wants and is used to getting it. Rand also knows what he wants, and he wants Lily. Both characters have their own agenda and it was fun seeing how they each went about trying to achieve their goal. The witty banter between them was so much fun to read. These two have so much attraction and chemistry between them. I had a lot of fun reading this book! A wonderful a ...more
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the series and I am so glad I have had the opportunity to read it. This is about Pia and Thor daughter Lilliana a strong will lady who is determined to make her way to the plantation her mother lived when young. What Lilliana does will have you shake your head in wonder on where her mind was? This is a tale that was a treat to read. So much happens in the last chapters it will leave you breathless. Take a chance on it you will not go wrong. I did receive a free copy of ...more
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is romantic, entertaining and sweet. Rand is determined, daring, charming and strong. Lily is bold, stubborn, impulsive and determined. Lily decides that she doesn't want to marry, she wants to go to America and run the plantation her family owns. She asks Rand to take her with him when he sails home, he can't agree fast enough, because he wants her for his own. Lily wants something too, but it isn't something that Rand will agree to. Surprises and drama are waiting for them in America.

I re
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Treasured Lily is the second book in the Marsden Romance series and is about Liliana (Lily) Marsden. If you have read book one then you met Lily's parents Pia and Thor. In this book Lily, determined to make her way to the American plantation her mother grew up on, convinces Randall (Rand) Collins to take her. I loved the determination of Lily and how she was willing to take a chance on a life she's always dreamed of. This is a fun, steamy, well written read and I look forward to reading the ne ...more
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