Partner, CTS Designs, and co-owner, Lakeview
Lily was a nice, wholesome farm girl whose adoptive mother wound up swimming -- and surviving -- with the corporate sharks. (And when she's crossed, Lily can do it just like mama.) She'd like to be living the simple life loving wife to Holden and mom to their children (Luke, Faith, Natalie, and Ethan), plus the kids Holden had out of wedlock (Aaron and Abigail). But when it comes to making their marriage work, Lily and Holden are three-time losers. Of course, Lily's still-smoldering torch for her first love, Dusty, had something to do with that.
But family means everything to Lily. Not just her kids, but her adoptive mom (Lucinda), her bio-mom (Iva, who also turned out be Holden's adopted sister), and her mother-in-law (Emma, who's also Lily's grandmother). And ... Holden's adoption of Luke made him Lily's second cousin. For real.
Lily doesn't like being kept in the dark about things, like her being adopted, Luke being gay, or Faith having an eating disorder. But she has no problem keeping her own secrets. The worst thing she ever did was cover up a murder 'cause she thought Luke was guilty (he was innocent), and the victim was one of Holden's galpals, but she'd really like to put the past behind her.