Like a Lily Among the Thorns

By Karen S. Bell


"A well-written fantasy/women's lit novel that combines real-world events with myths and magic. Karen Bell's writing style is engaging, the characters are well-developed and relatable. The book tackles the important issue of climate change and serves as a call to action for readers. "

A well written and expertly produced novel that will stay with its readers for long time.

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Karen Bell’s “Like a Lily Among the Thorns” is a genre-bending novel that features elements of magic, romance, mystery, and women’s literature. In addition to being an engaging fantasy story, this book also addresses a pressing global problem: global warming.

What’s the book all about?

Gabrielle Bernstein, a young woman in her twenties who is a librarian in New York City, is our protagonist. Because of her father’s abandonment and the death of her mother, Gabby has had a tough go of it. Still, she maintains a positive mindset and looks for the bright side in each situation. Gabby chooses to take a chance and begin a new chapter in her life when she receives a B&B in Vermont from her estranged father. She had no idea that this bed and breakfast is anything but a regular inn. The mythical and legendary goddesses who guard the Earth from its own destruction keep a close eye on the world.

The goddesses step in when the impacts of climate change become more apparent, gathering Gabby and her friends to inform them about the situation and what they can do to mitigate it. The author has crafted a compelling story that highlights the significance of environmental protection and self-reflection. The goddesses employ their abilities to delay the inevitable catastrophes, but they also want humanity to know how crucial a part it plays in preventing the end of the planet.

Writing Style

Karen Bell has a lively and accessible writing style. Because of how vividly and realistically they are depicted on the paper, the story’s protagonists and antagonists are instantly likeable. The story moves quickly enough that it doesn’t get boring. The author’s ability to weave together realistic components with fantastical ones is what makes the novel so compelling.

Who is this book for?

Anyone interested in environmental concerns and climate change, as well as those who love reading about mythology and fantasy, should pick up this book. The novel ultimately serves as a rallying cry for all readers to do all they can to preserve our world. This fascinating story of love, friendship, and a call to action is a must-read for fans of these genres.


All in all, Karen Bell’s “Like a Lily Among the Thorns” is a well written and expertly produced novel that will stay with its readers long after they finish it. This book is a must-read for fans of fantasy and women’s literature because of how well the author balances fantastic elements with a serious problem in the real world. The author’s message about how important it is to take care of our world is timely and important, and the story is fun, thought-provoking, and inspiring.

This is a must-read for bookworms of all ages!

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