Synopsis: In Shakespeare's Christmas, Lily's third appearance, she heads home to Bartley, Arkansas--always an uncomfortable scenario for the introverted Lily--for her sister Varena's Christmas wedding. But Lily's got more to worry about then being a bridesmaid for a sister to whom she's no longer close. Soon after she arrives in Bartley, Lily's private-detective boyfriend shows up too, and not just for moral support: He's investigating a four-year-old unsolved kidnapping. Try as she might, Lily can't help but get involved when she discovers that the case hits dangerously close to home--for Varena's new husband is the widowed father of a girl bearing a remarkable resemblance to the vanished child.
Review: At last we see Lily outside of Shakespeare and in her home town, a place which has good but also very terrible memories for her. We meet her family, who is trying to be supportive but since they don't know the extent of Lily's pain, they truly don't know how to sympathize.
The one thing that is troubling is that murder seems to follow Lily wherever she goes. She never seems to catch a break.
At first it seemed like Jack, Lily's boyfriend, wouldn't make an appearance in this book. That made me sad. He is such a cool character. Somehow though his case he's working on manages to get him to Lily's hometown. Coincidence? Sure, but that's the beauty of books, you can write them however you like.
Title: Shakespeare's Christmas