Lily of the Springs
In 1952 Kentucky, 18-year-old Lily Foster, the daughter of strict Southern Baptist
parents, becomes pregnant by the town “bad boy”— and just like that, she finds herself
married to a man who doesn’t want to be a husband. Jake has no intention of letting
the inconvenience of marriage stop him from what he believes is his due. In actuality,
Lily is the one who is trapped. She loves Jake — always has, since they were children
playing in the woods on adjoining properties — and she’s convinced she can eventually
make him love her. All it will take is desire and patience. Once the baby arrives,
they will be the perfect little family.
From Lily’s home on Opal Springs Ridge to a four-year stint at an army base in New
Boston, Texas, and finally, to life on their own in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Lily
struggles to maintain a rocky marriage with a moody, immature husband while raising
Set during the “American Dream” period of the ‘50s and into the turbulent ‘60’s,
LILY OF THE SPRINGS is a story of a woman’s indomitable spirit and her fight for
independence and identity in an “Ozzie & Harriet” society.