This is a charming story about Lily, a resident of small town Holland, Indiana, and her quest to save Holland’s huge landmark Dutch and Tulip statues from being sold. I especially like how each chapter begins with an imagining of what the pair of statues might be saying to one another, about events unfolding in the plot, as well as about Dutch’s hungering for a kiss and Tulip’s wanting her flowers. The plot follows the statues’ imminent sale, which would deprive Holland of its most famous landmark, underneath which many couples have kissed and married. Lily feels passionate about keeping the statues in Holland, but a council member has another idea. The story follows Lily’s work gaining the public’s support and raising money for the statues’ restoration, as well as her being targeted by nefarious forces who have other plans for the statues. Meanwhile, a love story also unfolds between Lily and her lifelong crush, Jay, who she is madly in love with. Overall, this was a pleasant read, I found myself wanting to return to the small town world of Dutch and Tulip to continue the story.
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