Lily Mayfield knew she was living far below her potential. Youthful dreams of a career in music or film faded when she took the normal route of marriage, motherhood and church. But after twenty years, that all ended very badly, leaving her withMoreLily Mayfield knew she was living far below her potential. Youthful dreams of a career in music or film faded when she took the normal route of marriage, motherhood and church. But after twenty years, that all ended very badly, leaving her with nothing but an estranged daughter.Enter Charlie Winston, award-winning Hollywood film director.
An accomplished bad boy on and off set, he captures Lily’s heart and imagination for a magical evening. They exchange phone numbers, but never call. Afterward, Lily languishes until her therapist forces her to make a move. As fate—or God—would have it, it’s right into Charlie’s path again. He’s compelled by her unassuming sexiness and sad story- she’s drawn to his creativity and broken heart.
Oh, and his charm and lean good looks. They uncover the wounded believer in each other.Despite her lack of confidence, Lily allows Charlie to draw her out of herself and into his sparkling life. Her first foray into Hollywood social spheres is a party for the world’s elite where red wine is spilled on her sand-colored designer gown, and she encounters Charlie romantically entangled with an old lover.
Despite daunting humiliation, she entertains accomplished men with her music and lives a little bit of a forgotten dream. So when she forgives Charlie, and he invites her to work on his current film project as a technical consultant based on the abuse she suffered in her marriage, she knows she has to try.
She has nothing to lose but boredom and dissatisfaction.Charlie’s sexual issues doom their romance, but Lily thrives in the new world he presented to her. She makes new friends and has a definitive impact on the famous actors in the film, House of Straw. This leads the producers to ask her to direct when Charlie makes a disastrous choice that takes him out of circulation for months.An unlikely Cinderella, Lily is challenged on one side by devout friends to live a pure life, and on the other by winsome men, her own needs, and curiosity. As old dreams become reality, she wonders if she’s meant for such a life and what place, if any, Charlie will have in it.More than a romance, Another Place on the Planet is book one of the Lilyland Trilogy which chronicles the journey of nearly defeated Lily, who exceeds her own expectations and those of others as she conquers her fears and faces her spiritual dilemmas to evolve into a public figure who is loved and respected for her character, compassion and vision.Author’s note: The main characters of this series, Lily and Charlie, are Christians, but it’s NOT my intention this be construed or categorized as Christian fiction.