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Consider Lily [Paperback]

By Anne Dayton (Author) & May Vanderbilt (Author)
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Lily Traywick thinks she must have been adopted. It's easier than believing she's actually related to her power-couple parents who own Traywick's of San Francisco, the most chi chi department store on the West Coast. While her parents party with Miucca in Milan and Gabbana in Paris, Lily hangs out at home in ratty jeans and an old T-shirt. She loves softball, guys, and Jesus, and she's eager to make her own way in the world. Feeling that her life is on hold, she turns to her best friend Reagan, a fashionista who has just the solution: a major life makeover.

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Lily Traywick thinks she must have been adopted. It's easier than believing she's actually related to Jane and Roland Traywick, her power-couple parents who own Traywick's of San Francisco, the most chichi department store on the West Coast. While her parents party with Muccia in Milan and Gabbana in Paris, Lily hangs out at home in ratty jeans and an old T-shirt. She loves softball, guys, and Jesus, and she's eager to make her own way in the world. Feeling that her life is on hold, she turns to her best friend Reagan Axness. Reagan, a fashionista who has it all, offers just the solution: a major life makeover.
Lily is soon dressing in the latest must-have fashions and pursuing a writing career. She's even dating the "perfect" guy. But does he love her for who she really is? And will he be able to resist the tempting seductress who has her eye on him? As Lily's old friends question her new way of life, and public scandal, family drama, and technological disasters add to her confusion, Lily is forced to consider whether her quest to have it all will cause her to lose everything that matters.
Hot off their debut success, "Emily Ever After," "good-girl" chick-lit trailblazers Dayton and Vanderbilt return with a witty, refreshingly real story of a young woman's adventures in the high-powered world of San Francisco high fashion.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: WaterBrook Press
Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.22" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.86"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 20, 2006
Publisher   WaterBrook Press
ISBN  1400072565  
ISBN13  9781400072569  

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More About Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! May Vanderbilt and Anne Dayton were hired at nearly the same time as editors for Broadway in New York. Fast friends, they bonded over their efforts to blend a love for the city with a life of faith. May holds a Master s degree in Fiction from John Hopkins University and a B.A. in English from Baylor University. Anne Dayton is earning her M.A. in English Literature at New York University and has a B.A. in English from Princeton. Both live in Brooklyn."

Anne Dayton has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Miracle Girls Novels

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An OK read  Jan 8, 2007
Since Im a fashion freak, I was really excited to read this novel about a girl who comes from a family that dines and wines with designers such as Versace and Ralph Lauren.

Unfortunately, the book falls flat. The characters, the plot, even the fashion . . . they all fall flat. At times I found myself so bored that I had to put it down.

Also, even though Lily got this so called makeover from one of her best friends, she was still very much a fashion victim. It's like where did these authors get their fashion advice? They should have consulted with magazines such as Vogue or Bazaar because a fashion diva will not be caught dead wearing a pink mini skirt with a lime green top. That screams trashy not flashy!

My point is that everything about this novel is just not believable and some parts are absolutely boring.

Other than that, read at your own risk.
Good girl lit gone right!  Dec 14, 2006
Lily Traywick is the daughter of the owners of huge and famous department store in San Francisco. She is poised to inherit it in the future. However, Lily does not want to continue life working with clothes. She spends time with her two best friends and tries to figure out why she's not able to get a boyfriend. After a makeover she meets Sam, another employee at the store. Soon they begin to date, and Lily starts to really enjoy life. Then Sam's friend Delia comes to town, wrecking havoc into their relationship. Lily jots all these events in her blog, writing about everything that's happened with Sam, her friends, her parents, anyone she's come into contact with. When her blog's secrets become public to those who are in it, it'll take a miracle for her to recover.

I thought this was a fun and cool read. I really like this new Chick-lit genre and this book definitely fits in it. My favorite scene in the book would have to be the hockey game where she has to wear that shark head. I just about died laughing. I know how Lily feels about being one of the guys. It happened to me too, they are so used to hanging out with you that they don't realize you're actually a girl. I'm glad Lily kept rejecting Sam when he tried to come back to her after leaving Delia. He needed to suffer after what he had put her through. To be honest, if I had been in Lily's shoes at that point, I would have been severely depressed. Everyone had turned on her even though she had just been telling the truth about them. To be fair though, I don't know why Lily just hadn't used code names when writing in her blog. If you plan on spilling out details of your life, you can't use real names because you never know who will be reading about it. I did enjoy them though. (Although do you realize that fictional characters always get more hits than real people do?) I also appreciated how Lily is a Christian that is strong about her beliefs (she wouldn't date Sam at first because she wasn't sure) and wants her friends to become believers, yet she is not the pushy overbearing stereotypical Christian like other characters in the book.

Excellent book, one I would recommend anyone (Christian or non-Christian) to read. This is a fun read that everyone can enjoy because everyone know how it feels to be in Lily's shoes.
Fantastic  Oct 13, 2006
Lily Traywick has never had a date (not a real one), dislikes her job and at 28 still lives at home with her parents and grandmother. Enter her friend Reagan who convinces Lily that her boy problems are because of the way that she presents herself and so they enter into a bet - Reagan gets to make Lily over and if she doesn't succeed in getting her a date (and more) then she will go to church (a big sacrifice for the definitely non Christian Reagan). Through in a fair amount of heartache, humour and chaos along the way and you have Consider Lily.

Having had a mixed reaction to Emily Ever After I wasn't sure what to expect with Consider Lily. I'm not usually one to give a book five stars but this one I just loved. I laughed and I nodded and in a few places I felt like the authors had crawled into my head! Finally a Christian chick lit book where the main character is both Christian and real at the same time! Lily isn't perfect and that is one of the most endearing things about her. I too love how she has friends who aren't Christians, knocks back the odd glass of wine and have a real faith that has cracks in it. I would recommend this book to any of my friends who enjoy chick lit - Christian or not. Thank you Anne and May for finally writing something that I could relate to! Looking forward to the next instalment!
Consider Lily  Aug 6, 2006
In the tradition of chick lit,Lily Traywick obsesses over almost every aspect of her life,from her social life (or lack of it) to her unsatisfying job at Traywicks,the family department store and the fact that at her advanced age of 20something, she still lives with her parents.In an effort to do something positive about her situation,she follows the advice of a friend and changes her hair and the way she dresses.She attracts the attention of Sam,a hot co-worker. Just when it appears that Lily can't be any more self-absorbed or self-centered, and the reader is ready to write off Lily, the pace of the story picks up, particularly when one of Sam's old female friends makes an appearance and Lily discovers her best friend, who also works at Traywick's is stealing from the company. Lily's life implodes: Sam breaks off with her and her previously anonymous blog becomes public, causing all of Lily's nearest and dearest's to become angry with her. What makes this story unusual is that Lily identifies herself as a Christian and makes frequent references to church groups and activities. But when she realizes how she has hurt her friends and family, she needs to put her Christian faith into practice and seek forgiveness from those whom she has inadvertently betrayed. A fun read that will have readers rooting for Lily.
The Perfect Weekend Read!  Aug 3, 2006
I loved this book! I must admit I am not much of a reader, but after I picked up and read these two authors' first book "Emily Ever After"...I have been waiting for their 2nd book ever since!! "Consider Lily" is just as great and in my opinion even better than their first. It is light, fun, girly and innocent. I love that the authors have chosen New York (Emily Ever After) and San Francisco (in this book)as the main characters background setting. They capture the feel beautifully!

If you are in a place where you are looking for that perfect romantic comedy on dvd to cozy up to and your favorites are still there, but you need something new right now. Grab this book and read it instead! You'll be just as fulfilled if not more!

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