Author: Lily Everett

Lily Everett grew up in a small town in central Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although she’s lived many other places since, from college in Philadelphia to her first publishing job in New York City and her current home in Austin, Texas, she never forgot the beauty and warmth of her little hometown. She is thrilled to be writing the Sanctuary Island series full time because it allows her to combine her longstanding love of romance with the memories of her childhood home.

Lily’s alter ego is Louisa Edwards. Under that name, she is the author of the Recipe for Love series, sexy contemporary romances with hot chef heroes set in the high-stakes, fast-paced world of professional restaurants.

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Home at Last - Sanctuary Island, #5

Home at Last
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781250074065
  • Release: 2017-03-07
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Home is where the heart is…

In Lily Everett's Home at Last, Marcus Beckett left Sanctuary Island after his mother’s funeral, and he hasn’t been back since. Until now. Needing a change from the high-risk, high-stakes life of a bodyguard, Marcus makes a solitary life for himself running the neighborhood bar in his hometown. His only mistake? Seducing and then dumping the town’s sweetheart, Quinn Harper. Marcus knows he did the right thing—a good girl like Quinn has no business with a broken man like him. But now no one will come to his bar, and he’s watching his last chance at a peaceful life go up in smoke. So when Quinn proposes a fake four-week courtship, he can’t refuse…even though he knows it’s a bad idea.

It’s a romantic charade that will buy Quinn time to distract her mother and father from their own marital problems—and will help Marcus welcome back some paying customers besides. But what begins as an engagement of convenience slowly transforms into a deeper connection, one that heals both of their hearts. . .and ignites the simmering passion between them. Could it be that pretending to be together is just what Quinn and Marcus needed to give their real love a second chance?

"Heartwarming, emotional, extremely romantic...Enjoy your trip to Sanctuary Island! I guarantee you won't want to leave."—Bella Andre, New York Times bestselling author


Close to Home - Sanctuary Island, #5

Close to Home
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781250074058
  • Release: 2017-02-07
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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The best journeys take us home….

When Tessa Alexander came to Sanctuary Island, she left behind a marriage to a man who didn’t love her the way she loved him. When she finally found the strength to set them both free, she discovered friendship and self-acceptance in her adopted hometown. Now she’s settled into a quiet life on her own—never expecting to see her husband again.

Johnny spent almost two years deep undercover, unable to let his wife into his cold, dangerous world. He’s shaken to the core when he comes home to find her gone. It’s painfully clear that Tessa is no longer the timid young woman he married—she’s become a force of nature, a brave and determined beauty. Johnny can’t let her go without a fight so he sets out to seduce his own wife. But will passion alone be enough to convince Tessa that her new life should include a second chance at happiness with a man who must learn to believe in love?

Fall in love with Close to Home by Lily Everett!


Home for Christmas - Sanctuary Island, #4

Home for Christmas
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781250074041
  • Release: 2015-10-06
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Celebrate Christmas on Sanctuary Island, where the love light gleams. There will be snow and mistletoe...and two lonely hearts yearning for love, family, and above all, home.

Magazine columnist Libby Leeds has made a name for herself sharing heartwarming stories from her perfect life on Sanctuary Island. There's just one minor detail she's left out: she hasn't set foot on the island since her childhood. Orphaned and heartbroken, she departed years ago and never looked back-except in her fictional columns. Now a wounded war hero is returning to Sanctuary Island, and Libby's editor insists she cover the story by taking the long road back...

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Army Ranger Owen Shepard is a tall, handsome single father, and now a media sensation. He wants to reconnect with his daughter, Caitlin, and make up for lost time by giving her a Christmas to remember. When "America's Favorite Homemaker" Libby Leeds offers her help, he jumps at the chance. But the sweet, reclusive writer is more intriguing, and more tempting, than Owen could have imagined. Soon, Owen and Caitlin are spending their holiday with Libby, decorating trees, making gingerbread houses, and warming up by the fire. It's the closest Libby has come to love and family since she was a child-but until she and Owen admit what is in their hearts, the home they are creating together will be only in their dreams.


Heartbreak Cove - Sanctuary Island, #3

Heartbreak Cove
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781250096173
  • Release: 2016-12-06
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Welcome to a place where love is in the air, fate is in the stars, and home is just a heartbeat away…Sheriff Andie Shepard may be new to Sanctuary Island but, like everyone else who comes here, she’s already fallen under its healing spell. Andie is determined to leave her mistakes behind her and make this scenic haven her home. But she just might have to change her plans—as well as open her heart—when an unexpected visitor shows up on her doorstep…Heartbreak CoveCaitlin is the ten-year-old niece Andie never knew she had. Silent, wary, and shy as can be, Caitlin only responds to the horses that run wild across the island. Andie has no idea how to deal with Caitlin—until Sam Brennan enters the picture. A tall, handsome loner who rehabilitates abused horses, Sam is able to help Caitlin break out of her shell. But that’s not all: He finds a way to touch something deep in Andie’s heart, opening her up to the healing power of love. Together, these three lost souls must face the darkness in their past to build a brighter future. Because here, on Sanctuary Island, anything is possible…


Shoreline Drive - Sanctuary Island, #2

Shoreline Drive
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781250096166
  • Release: 2016-12-06
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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“An incredible story of love, forgiveness, healing, and joy.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Lily Everett's Sanctuary Island

Dr. Ben Faulkner is a veterinarian on warm, welcoming Sanctuary Island, a refuge for wild horses. Though he’s dedicated his life to healing animals and rescuing the ones no one wants, Ben is nursing deep wounds of his own. After tragedy tore his family apart, he gave up his dreams of finding happiness long ago…until Merry Preston arrives on the island. Vivacious, friendly, and instantly loveable, Merry is everything Ben is not. She’s also nine months pregnant and attempting to carve out a new life for herself and her unborn child. 

SHORELINE DRIVE

Though Ben tries to keep his distance, when a raging storm cuts them off from the mainland, he’s forced to help bring her new baby into the world.  It’s a harrowing experience that leaves him with one great certainty: I want these two to be my family. Seeing his opportunity, he makes a dramatic proposal to the young mother: a marriage of convenience. If Merry marries him, he’ll draw up a contract naming her son as his heir and promising to provide for them both. But as they’ll learn, love is more than a business proposition…and it’ll take all the magic hidden in Sanctuary Island to turn Ben’s proposal into something real and lasting.


Sanctuary Island - Sanctuary Island, #1

Sanctuary Island
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781250096159
  • Release: 2016-12-06
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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When Ella’s sister decides to reunite with their estranged mother, Ella goes along for the ride—it’s always been the two Preston girls against the world. But Sanctuary Island, a tiny refuge for wild horses tucked off the Atlantic coast, is more inviting than she ever imagined. And it holds more than one last opportunity to repair their broken family—if Ella can open her carefully guarded heart, there is also the chance for new beginnings.

Grady Wilkes is a handyman who can fix anything…except the scars of his own past. When he accepts the task of showing Ella the simple beauties of the island that healed him, he discovers a deep sense of comfort he thought he’d lost. But now he must convince the woman who never intended to stay that on Sanctuary Island, anything is possible—forgiving past mistakes, rediscovering the simple joys of life, and maybe even falling in love.


Three Promises - The Billionaire Bachelors, #5

Three Promises
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781250076120
  • Release: 2016-02-02
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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For the first time in print, fall in love with Lily Everett's Billionaire Bachelors!

Follow three gorgeous billionaires—who are determined to remain bachelors forever—as they travel to Sanctuary Island for their friend's wedding, where a little island magic will turn these romantic cynics into true believers.


Homecoming - The Billionaire Bachelors, #4

Homecoming
  • Number: 9781250054494
  • Release: 2014-07-29
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Three billionaire brothers are about to discover exactly where they belong, in this romance from Lily Everett.Billionaire brothers Dylan, Logan, and Miles Harrington have everything they could ever want…except love. Now they’re about to travel to the magical, windswept refuge of Sanctuary Island where they’ll discover that power, fame and fortune don’t mean a thing without someone to share it with. Homecoming

Dylan Harrington, the infamous "Bad Boy Billionaire," decides to escape his life of scandalous escapades for some R & R on Sanctuary Island. He never expects his harmless flirtation with a waitress at the Firefly Café to make him long for a simpler life. For his brother Logan Harrington, it takes a visit to Sanctuary lsland to make him recognize his true feelings for his assistant Jessica. And when eldest brother Miles travels to Sanctuary Island to knock some sense into his love struck siblings, he doesn’t expect to be blindsided by lifelong local Greta. Can the jet-setting billionaire whisk a small-town girl away to his life of luxury…or will the homey pleasures of Sanctuary Island win him over first?An incredible story of love, forgiveness, healing, and joy."—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author on Sanctuary Island


Lantern Lake - The Billionaire Bachelors, #3

Lantern Lake
  • Number: B00F8H3TRQ
  • Release: 2014-01-21
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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They're gorgeous, they're rich, they're single, and they're determined to stay that way…until they take a trip to Sanctuary Island. Don't miss this unforgettable new novella trilogy about three billionaire bachelors who are about to discover that sometimes you have to let go of the life you planned in order to embrace the life of your dreams.

In the third novella, Lantern Lake, Cooper Haynes can't believe how easily all his friends succumbed to romance during their trip to Sanctuary Island to attend a lavish wedding. Luckily, he knows he's safe, since the only woman he's ever loved is lost to him forever. But when he sees the wedding program and discovers Vivian's name on the list of bridesmaids, Cooper knows he's in trouble. But Sanctuary Island has a way of reminding people of what really matters, and teaching them to fall in love all over again.


Bonfire Beach - The Billionaire Bachelors, #2

Bonfire Beach
  • Number: B00F8FXDHY
  • Release: 2014-01-14
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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They're gorgeous, they're rich, they're single, and they're determined to stay that way…until they take a trip to Sanctuary Island. Don't miss this unforgettable new novella trilogy about three billionaire bachelors who are about to discover that sometimes you have to let go of the life you planned in order to embrace the life of your dreams.

In the second novella, Bonfire Beach, Zane Bishop has always been the life of the party. But when his friend asks for help planning his wedding reception, it pits Zane against uptight wedding planner Felicity Carlson. While Zane works overtime tempting Felicity into having fun, she discovers that there's more to the party boy than meets the eye. But can a woman who makes her living planning other people's perfect romances let her guard down long enough to find true love of her own?


The Fireside Inn - The Billionaire Bachelors, #1

The Fireside Inn
  • Number: B00F8GKEQQ
  • Release: 2014-01-07
  • Author: Lily Everett
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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They're gorgeous, they're rich, they're single, and they're determined to stay that way…until they take a trip to Sanctuary Island. Don't miss this unforgettable new novella trilogy about three billionaire bachelors who are about to discover that sometimes you have to let go of the life you planned in order to embrace the life of your dreams.

In the first novella, The Fireside Inn, Lord Leo Stratham seems to have it all. But when he meets Sanctuary Island's quirky young librarian, he's intrigued. Serena is unlike anyone he's ever met before, and he's determined to get to know her a whole lot better. Yet despite the simmering attraction between them, she isn't interested in putting up with a pampered playboy...unless he can convince her to take a chance on him.