Enchanting Lily

Into the quaint town of Fairport on Shelter Island comes Lily Byrne, a young widow who is not so much running from the old but rather edging toward something new and indefinable. Here in the peaceful Pacific Northwest, newly engaged in her vintage clothing boutique, she hides from the world. But Lily knows that solitude can’t sustain her forever. Somehow, somewhere, something’s got to give. It does, with the unexpected arrival of an exuberant little cat.

As Lily searches for the cat’s true home, she embarks on a journey just as unpredictable—one of healing and renewal that opens up a whole new world in this small island community she now calls home. Saved by the hidden graces of others, she even allows herself to fall in love again. But how much of this is serendipity? How much is destiny? As Lily starts looking at herself, and her life, in an enlightening new way, she can’t help but also wonder, how long can such good fortune last?


“This is a wonderful story with lovable characters who are trying to start fresh after tragedy touches their lives. Readers will fall head over heels for a four-legged character who almost upstages the two-legged leads.”
—RT Book Reviews

“Charming, lovely, poignant, filled with hope, delightful, and – well, enchanting: I just can’t praise Enchanting Lily enough. This book is going on my list of all time favorite cat books.”
—Ingrid King, The Conscious Cat blogger

“This is without a doubt one of the best books I’ve read all year, if not one of my all time favorite books…This book has completely stolen my heart. It is poignant, hopeful, mystical…simply unforgettable.”
—Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and More

“…well-written, imaginative, and hopeful.”
—Peggy’s Pet Place, Brooks Books

“This is a delightful, quick, page-turner read of accepting one’s own faults and misfortunes from the past and moving on to happiness and enchantment with love, life and others.”
—Conny Crisalli of Bookpleasures.com