The Romance Reader’s Guide to Life by Sharon Pywell. Published by Flatiron

Sisters Neave and Lilly Trehune couldn’t be more different if they tried. While Neave is a real “looker” and delights in dating, Lilly is plain and introverted, spending her free time inside the pages of her beloved books. Her favorite,  The Pirate Lover, tells the story of a young woman who defies convention, runs away to sail the high seas, and only the meets the love of her life. While World War II is raging, both young women are able to find work to support themselves, but when the war is over, their jobs are given back to the returning men. Is marriage now their only option? Neave and Lilly decide to take a risk and create their own make-up company for the “modern” woman. To their surprise, the business is a big success and it looks like the sisters will be able to decide their own fate. Then Lilly disappears and Neave will do anything to find out what happened to her sister. Alternating between Lilly’s narrative and her beloved pirate romance story, this is a spell binding, enchanting story about love, hope and a little magic

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