Do you and your children love animals and nature? Lily does too.
and The Uninvited Guest
Get ready to dive into the magical world of Lily Bowers.
This 1st book of a middle-grade fantasy series set in a mystical German forest will be published soon.
4 Life Lessons Learned from Lily Bowers
1. Children Have an Incredibly Strong Voice.
Ever stop to think about something a child has said to you? Children make you think!
No matter how old they are, they have a powerful voice and are the ones who will create change and make this world a better place.
Lily struggles to find her own voice. She also believes she’s too young to make a difference in this world, but ultimately realizes what a myth that was.
Lily ROCKS because she inspires others to live more consciously.
2. Respect Mother Nature and all She Takes Care of.
Humans are not above animals or nature. There is no hierarchy in nature. And animals are not material objects we own. They are living beings who have feelings, just like us.
We are all created equal and every animal – human included – deserves love and respect. And Lily truly believes we can achieve world peace if we respect Mother Nature and all she takes care of.
Because as soon as we do that, we are at peace with ourselves. And when we are at peace with ourselves, we are at peace with others.
Lily lives with respect and love in her heart for all things nature.
3. Believe in Yourself and the Power of Friendship and Connection.
Lily learns that she can’t make a difference alone. She has many friends, old and new, two-legged, four or more, to help her along the way. Her friendships and connections are strengthened by working together on a similar goal to achieve what seems to be impossible.
Lily learns how to ask for help and embrace gratitude.
4. Transforming Challenges into Something Inspiring.
Lily is a ‘normal’ young girl who lives a ‘normal’ life. She goes to a ‘normal’ school and has ‘normal’ preteen challenges. Although she finds these challenges difficult, she learns to deal with them in the most compassionate way and by doing that, strengthens her friendships even more!
Lily leads with her heart.
Sababurg aka Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, located in Reinhardswald in Germany, the forest where Lily learns these lessons and more.
The Book Cover
Ever have someone design something for you, like a logo or website? When you get that final draft, how does it make you feel? Like it’s real, right? Well, thanks to the amazingly talented Heather Brockman Lee, Lily Bowers is now alive!
Introducing the book cover of Lily and The Uninvited Guest ! It’s almost finished as we still need to make some sizing tweaks once the final edit is made.
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Lily Bowers and The Uninvited Guest
Lily Bowers is a young girl who discovers why she was put on this beautiful earth. With her new gift, she is able to save animals and someone close to her who is very, very ill.
She struggles to find the strength and courage to do something meaningful at such a young age. Her doubts and fears keep this struggle real.
The story of Lily Bowers combines mystery and compassion for animals in a magical German forest setting with the reality of preteen life.
This is the 1st book of a series. Release date: tba.
Find out how Lily builds self-confidence, strengthens her friendships and gets even closer to nature in Lily Bowers and The Uninvited Guest and continuing reading about her future adventures by joining her fan club.
Excerpt from Lily Bowers and The Uninvited Guest
“Nice to meet you, Alo, I’m Lily.”
“I know.” Alo bowed before her while lowering his head and bending the right paw underneath his chest.
“Really? How?” Lily sat on her bed.
“I have known you since you were a young child. I often watched you play in your backyard.”
“I would’ve known that,” Lily protested.
“One day, when you were carefully freeing a butterfly from a spider web, you spotted me.”
“Hhhhmmm, I don’t remember that at all!”
“You were very young and had just moved here. We stared at each other for quite a while, but as soon as you ran to get your father to tell him I was there, I scurried away. It was not time to meet you yet, and it certainly was not time to meet your father. But now, you are ten and old enough to understand.”
“Understand what?” Lily leaned in, listening intently.
Alo paused. He continued in a low, quiet voice, “How to heal her.”
“Who? I don’t understand. Is someone sick?” Lily’s mind was racing. “Why are you here anyway? How did you know I love and care for animals?” She asked without giving Alo time to answer. “Tell me, please, what is going on?”
“You will find out everything soon enough. Now, get some sleep. It is almost daylight, and you have a big day today.”
Before Lily could ask how he knew about today, Alo turned around, went outside, jumped off her balcony, and ran across the backyard.
Poking her head outside the door, she watched as he ducked through the hole in the bushes and disappeared into the dark woods.
Lily rubbed her eyes to make sure she didn't imagine the entire encounter. A cool breeze swept into her room, and she closed the door.
Crawling back into bed was easy. Falling back asleep was impossible.
What did Alo mean, “heal her”?
Lily struggled to calm down. As her thoughts finally faded, her head deeply sank into her pillow until she was finally asleep.
About the Author
Hi, I’m Jess Lohmann, born and raised to love and respect all animals and nature. Yup, it’s why I was put on this beautiful Earth.
The forest was my backyard growing up on Long Island, New York and my family and I often went camping to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature and spend quality time together.
We also adopted dogs and cats and rescued, cared for and reintroduced wildlife back to their homes.
Nature Heals. Nature Needs our Help.
In the summers of 2016 & 2017, I lost my mom (66) and dad (65). Nature is helping me grieve and heal and will continue to do so for the rest of my life here on this beautiful Earth.
But nature is in trouble and now needs our attention. More than ever which is why I feel the calling to tell Lily’s story so that she can inspire others to respect Mother Nature and all she takes care of.
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