Always the Wedding Coordinator, Never the Bride.
Fifteen years after the mysterious disappearance of Ted, her childhood sweetheart, gutsy and daring Lillie Bauer–bungee-jumper, book addict, and delightfully offbeat coordinator of “extreme” high-concept weddings–is ready to find love again. Yet as she boldly but reluctantly braves a disastrous dating scene in her search for a husband, quirky Lillie is caught between two contrasting images of married life: the rich, lifelong partnership shared by her parents and the troubled marriage of her younger sister, Tacy.
Faced with long-buried feelings, fears for Tacy, and concerns about her father’s failing health, Lillie finds strength in an unlikely and peculiar community of loved ones, including Cristoff, her epileptic, florist business partner; Pleasance, a sassy African American clothing designer; and Lillie’s strong Hungarian Grandma Erzsébet. But when Lillie stumbles across a danger that threatens those she loves most, she will need more than friends and family–she will need a miracle.
About Lisa Samson
Lisa Samson is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Christy Award-winning Songbird, the critically acclaimed Women’s Intuition and Tiger Lillie. Her other titles include The Church Ladies and The Living End. Lisa also serves as worship leader at her local church and volunteers as a creative writing instructor. She and her husband live with their three children in Maryland.
“Reading Tiger Lillie is like bungee jumping in a prom dress–breathless, extreme, elegant, a mixture of freefall reflection and being jerked back to heart-stopping reality! I was completely captivated by Lisa Samson’s quirky and colorful characters, so tender and down-to-earth, but bold and dangerous when one they love is threatened. You’ll never forget Tiger Lillie.”
–Neta Jackson, author of The Yada Yada Prayer Group novels
“Lisa Samson has done it again! A superbly told story that immediately captivated me with its loveable and quirky characters. The intricacies of relationship between two completely different sisters provide an intriguing and captivating read–a story that becomes a real page-turner toward the end! Way to go, Lisa!”
–Melody Carlson, award winning author of Finding Alice, Crystal Lies and Diary of a Teenage Girl series
“Like sprinkles of paprika on a sea of sour cream, Tiger Lillie’s colorful characters catch the attention and tantalize the taste buds. I read this novel in one sitting, but I’ll not soon forget the cast of flavorful characters–Lillie and Tacy and Christoff and Gordon. Lisa Samson writes with surprising honesty, genuine love, and indefatigable hope. Make time for this one–you’ll love it!”
–Angela Hunt, author of The Awakening
“Many writers in the genre of Christian fiction shy away from characters who stray too far outside ‘safe’ conservative lines. Thankfully, Lisa Samson seems to understand that to breathe life into wonderfully flawed characters is to paint a refreshingly honest and compelling picture of the foibles and follies of the human experience. In Tiger Lillie, she does just that. Brilliantly.”
–Constance Rhodes, founder of FINDINGbalance.com and editor of The Art of Being: Reflections on the Beauty and the Risk of Embracing Who We Are
“Wow! What a book! Strong, courageous characters, compelling storyline, hidden truths that jump out and grab you–all in Lisa Samson’s marvelous and unique voice. Loved it! Loved it!”
–Gayle Roper, author of Winter Winds, Autumn Dreams, Summer Shadows, and Spring Rain
“Nobody writes like Lisa Samson. Not even Lisa Samson! That’s because each of
her novels is different, exposing yet another aspect of her literary talent.
See for yourself in Tiger Lillie, a fresh and wonderful addition to her unique
body of work.”
–James Scott Bell, Christy Award-Winning author of Breach of Promise and A Certain Truth
“Lillie and Tacy, two sisters brimming with joie de vie, delight and then draw us into their life and death struggle with darkness. Tiger Lillie provokes thought as it tugs the heart.”
–Lyn Cote, author of Winter’s Secret
“Tiger Lillie showcases Lisa Samson’s unique ability to write in-your-face fiction. Her vivid characters reach out and grab, providing a contrast between the self-centered mind and the dedicated heart of those who claim His name. This is her best book yet!”
–Lois Richer, author of Dangerous Sanctuary
“Lisa Samson creates the most wonderful, quirky characters, ones that jump off the page and into your heart. Tiger Lilly kept me up way too late reading. Lisa’s voice is unlike any other writer out there, and she’s addicting. If you haven’t discovered this phenomenal writer yet, you’re in for a treat with Tiger Lilly.”
–Colleen Coble, author of Without a Trace and Beyond a Doubt