Matilde, or Tilly to her family and friends, is well-known for being a party girl. She enjoys unnecessary trouble despite being born into a wealthy family, and her wild behavior worsens as she gets older. Tilly meets Dusty, the man of her dreams, and learns for the first time what it means to give in and when to leave a relationship. But events, even the most uncontrollable and tragic ones, can play tricks on us, change our lives forever, and teach us lessons that we will never forget. Someone attacked Tilly in the underground parking lot, but fortunately a homeless person came by and saved her. That event alters her perspective on life and helps her become a better person.
But then tragedy strikes when Lilly gets back to New York City that forces her to grow up fast. And after that, Lilly is almost kidnapped in a parking garage but she is saved by a homeless woman.
This is a charming story with depth, detail, and a strong central message. It’s entertaining with a social conscience. I liked it a lot.
This story is very engaging and so inspirational. I love the well-developed characters who live here.
What I really enjoy about this well-written page-turner is the inspiring and heartwarming character growth. The transformation is remarkable. And it has a highly satisfying ending. If you love strong female protagonists, this book is for you. It is an excellent read during the commute and would make a fabulous beach read. Fans of Almost Paradise: A Novel (Debbie Macomber Classics) or Cinderella will love this book.
I received a free copy of this book with no obligation to post a review, but I loved it so much I just had to leave a review.
A good short story. The author really sets the stage for the story initially and had you understand Tilly’s true compassion later in the story.
I truly enjoyed reading this book. It was raining outside at the time I cozied up to it, adding to the book’s charm. Plus the story held many accounts that were similar to my own story of redemption and complete transformation.
My favorite paragraph reads as follows, “Meanwhile, Tilly had a gut feeling Mary was telling the truth. She served time for a crime she didn’t commit. Tilly was determined to find out the truth, clear Mary’s name and help her reconcile with them. After all, Mary saved her life.” The only basic difference between my story and this fictional short story is that I surrendered my heart to Jesus Christ after my physical attack. Jesus Christ was my Savior.