June 30, 2009
Vintage Romance Publishing
107 Clearview Circle, Goose Creek, SC 29445
Rating: 5 Cups
Lila Sutton is a school teacher who has saved every penny for a spinet piano. She refuses to hand over her hard-earned savings when the soldiers march into her home.
Jack Montgomery finds the perfect woman that he could love forever when he meets Lila. She is one woman who moves his heart and works wonders for the wounded.
Lila and her mother never expected such heartache and trepidation once the war began. When Lila sees the blond-haired soldier, she is certain he is the one in her dream who is about to change their lives. With the tents overflowing with wounded soldiers, Lila and her mother open their home to those in need. After Jack is hurt, David, his friend, wants him to receive the best treatment. With each passing day, Lila and Jack share increasing feelings for the other as he recuperates. Lila feels real love for Jack, and he for her, that leads to marriage. Not long after, he is called back into action. When Lila receives bad news about Jack, she can only hope to discover the truth, because the news is something she finds hard to accept.
Diane Wylie describes an outstanding tale that has the reader feeling compassion for the characters. With the sudden destruction of lives and homes, along with the smell of blood in the air during the devastating war, she depicts an era that breathes life in the pages. One can feel the trepidation and sorrow, even when the soldiers storm into the people’s homes. Lila’s Vow is a story that moved me with its emotions and in-depth sensations. When I read about Jack and the Andersonville Prison, it reminded me of the time I visited and practically could feel those who had been slain there. This is one extraordinary story that comes highly recommended and should not be missed.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More