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Our Secrets and Lies by Sinead Moriarty–#Review–4.5 stars

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Don’t Miss Sinead Moriarty’s Newest Release, Our Secrets and Lies, Coming 3/1/18!

 

Our Secrets and Lies is an inspirational, heartbreaking and touching story. This novel gripped my heart, sparked my anger, moved me to tears, and made me smile.

Lucy was soon to be a single parent, and her heart was broken. Tom, the father of her unborn twins, had abandoned her. He left her alone to deal with the fallout, including informing her parents of her pregnancy.

Tom was crazy about Lucy. The last thing he wanted to do was to listen to his father and leave the country. But, that’s exactly what his father demanded. And if Tom didn’t want to be cut off from his family, he had to listen to him.

Tom’s father humiliated and verbally abused Lucy. She was crushed. Lucy decided to make it her life’s mission to prove that Tom’s father was wrong. Lucy was not the lowlife that he made her out to be. So she gave up her dream of becoming a successful lawyer and devoted her life to raising her children and caring for her parents.

Although Lucy was a loving mom, she was intense and obsessed with her children, Dylan and Kelly. She didn’t realize that the pent-up anger that she’d carried for years, after being abandoned and humiliated, drove her to become overbearing with the twins. But, because of her micromanaging, Lucy almost lost them.

Unconditional love requires sacrifice and often the willingness to let go. Lucy discovered this the hard way. Painful lessons are never fun, but, it’s through them, that hearts, and lives, are changed. They are also the lessons that are rarely forgotten.

Sinead Moriarty writes a compelling, gripping and an emotional story. I loved it.

Thank you, Bookouture Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4.5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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Favorite 12 Lit. Fic. Books of 2017—Not To be Missed

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My Favorite Literary Fiction New Releases of 2017

Don’t Miss These Superbly Written Novels!

 

Released-12/5/17—The Wake Up by Catherine Ryan Hyde
https://write-escape.com/2017/11/17/the-wake-up-by-catherine-ryan-hyde-5-shining-stars-book-review

Released-11/29/17—The Secret Child by Kerry Fisher
https://write-escape.com/2017/11/11/the-secret-child-by-kerry-fisher-5-shining-stars-book-review

Released-9/5/17—The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/02/the-summer-that-made-us-by-robyn-carr-an-unforgettable-5-star-novel-book-review

Released-8/30/17—The Way We Were by Sinaed Moriarty
https://write-escape.com/2017/08/30/released-today-the-way-we-were-by-sinead-moriarty-5-shining-stars

Released-7/25/17—The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/17/the-good-mother-by-sinead-moriarty

Released-7/18/17—The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/12/the-art-of-hiding-by-amanda-prowse

Released-7/5/17—Everything We Left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale
https://write-escape.com/2017/06/29/everything-we-left-behind-by-kerry-lonsdale

Released-6/13/17—The Identicals by Erin Hilderbrand
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/22/the-identicals-by-elin-hilderbrand

Released-5/23/17—Allie and Bea Catherine Ryan Hyde
https://write-escape.com/2017/05/04/allie-and-bea-by-catherine-ryan-hyde/

Released-5/2/17—After the fall by Julie Cohen
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/26/after-the-fall-by-julie-cohen/

Released-3/21/17—Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/21/wish-me-home-by-kay-bratt/

Released-2/24/17—The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/24/the-silent-wifeby-kerry-fisher/

 

 

5-star Lit Fic & Romance WrapUp/ July/Aug/Sept 2017 –Book Reviews

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Best Lit Fic and Romance for July/Aug/Sept 2017

 

In Case You Missed These Fabulous 5-Star New Releases-Here Are The Links:

 

Released-9/26/17— Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery-5 stars ( Romance)
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/11/second-chance-girl-by-susan-mallery-book-review

Released-9/05/17— The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr- 5 stars (lit Fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/02/the-summer-that-made-us-by-robyn-carr-an-unforgettable-5-star-novel-book-review

Released-9/5/17— Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell -5 stars (Romance)
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/02/head-over-heels-by-jill-mansell-5-stars-book-review

Released-8/30/17— The Way We Were by Sinead Moriarty-5 stars (lit Fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/08/30/released-today-the-way-we-were-by-sinead-moriarty-5-shining-stars

Released-8/22/17— Before I Knew by Jamie Beck -5 stars (lit Fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/08/10/before-i-knew-by-jamie-beck-review

Released-7/25/17—The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty- 5 stars (Lit Fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/17/the-good-mother-by-sinead-moriarty

Released-7/18/17—The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse- 5 stars (lit fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/12/the-art-of-hiding-by-amanda-prowse

Released-7/11/17—Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery- 5 stars (lit fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/08/17/secrets-of-the-tulip-sisters-by-susan-mallery/

Released-7/4/17— Everything We left Behind by Kerry Lonsdale- 5 stars (lit fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/06/29/everything-we-left-behind-by-kerry-lonsdale/

 

 

Released Today–The Way We Were by Sinead Moriarty–5 Shining Stars

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In Case You Missed My Review On This Unforgettable 5-Star Novel, Here Is The Link

The Way We Were by Sinard Moriarty

https://write-escape.com/2017/08/19/the-way-we-were-by-sinead-moriarty-book-review-5-stars

 

The Way We Were by Sinead Moriarty–Book Review-5 Stars

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Don’t Miss This Unforgettable & Superbly Written Novel, by Sinead Moriarty.

The Way We Were, Coming 8/30/17.  I Absolutely Loved It!

 

The Way We Were is a touching, heart-wrenching tale about love, grief, and making choices. I loved everything about this book. Sinead Moriarty is fast becoming a favorite author of mine.

Ben, was Alice’s everything. Alice, however, was the love of Ben’s life, but not his everything. Ben was forty-five-years-old and restless. Although he had a beautiful wife, and home, two children, and a successful career, he wanted more. That more; unfortunately, would cost him.

Ben desired adventure, and going to Africa, to perform complex surgeries and teach budding surgeons, was just the thing he thought he needed. Despite Alice’s pleadings for Ben to stay, he packed his bags, left, and boarded a plane.

When Ben, two years later, walked back into Alice’s life, he found her content, happy, and in love with another man. Alice was no longer the same woman he left behind. She was a stronger, more independent, and distant; at least to him, version of herself. Ben wanted more than anything else to be her everything, once again, but was it too late? It sure looked that way.

The Way We Were is a captivating book, superbly written with raw emotion, humor, and realistic dialogue. I adored several characters in this novel. One of my favorites was Alice. I loved her undying loyalty and strength. Another was Kevin. He’s a unique character, funny, and utterly lovable. I admired Holly, the youngest daughter. She was sincere and selfless. Jools, the eldest child, was a typical teenager, but likable just the same. Ben; however, never won me over completely. He suffered a great deal in Africa, but he still apparently, needed, even after promising loyalty to Alice, to enjoy one more moment of carnal temptation with another woman. I wanted to smack him. He did, however, finally redeem himself.

The Way We Were is a fabulous read, and a book, not to be missed. Thank you, Bookouture and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

~5 out of 5 shining stars~Review by Peg Glover

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Today’s New Book Releases

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In Case You Missed Reading About Today’s New Fabulous Releases, I’ve Included My Review Links Below.

 

The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty- 5 stars (lit fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/17/the-good-mother-by-sinead-moriarty

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond- 5 stars (thriller)
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/19/the-marriage-pact-by-michelle-richmond

The Truth We Bury by Barbara Taylor Sissel-4 stars (thriller)
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/22/17/the-truth-we-bury-by-barbara-taylor-sissel

Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes-4 stars (hist fic)
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/20/too-scot-to-handle-by-grace-burrowes

 

 

The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty

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Don’t Miss This Outstanding, Heart-Wrenching Novel by Sinead Morarity.
The Good Mother Coming 7/25/17.

 

The Good Mother is a beautifully written poignant story, which brought me to tears, made me laugh and touched my soul.
Kate was devastated when her husband Nick left her. Being broke, homeless and betrayed, though, was not the worse of Kate’s heartaches; not even close. The news of her twelve-year-old daughter, Jess, the peacemaker of the family, being diagnosed with Leukemia was what brought Kate to her knees.

Luke, the eldest son, was crushed over his sister’s diagnosis. On top of that, though, he was beside himself with guilt. The last thing he meant to do was to bring more stress and pain into his already broken-hearted mother’s life. Bobby was seven, and angry with the world. He couldn’t understand why God would pick his family to punish, especially, his sister, Jess, the most loving one of them all. Kate was hardly functioning. She couldn’t sleep or eat and didn’t know where to put her pain. Nick, the selfish ex-husband, was feeling sorry for himself and tried to get others to feel bad for him also. He got no sympathy from me, though; none at all.

Kate had a wonderful support system. But, nothing could have prepared her for the excruciating agony of watching her daughter suffer and then being asked to do the unthinkable.

The Good Mother is a well crafted, thought-provoking novel, which takes a very controversial, heart-wrenching subject, and splits it wide open, for the reader to ponder. I don’t usually cry, but the pages in this book came alive for me. They are overflowing with raw emotion, and I couldn’t hold back. Don’t think it won’t happen to you, it will. The Good Mother is not all sadness and gloom though; it’s also very funny. I laughed and cried throughout the entire novel. I loved every page of this superbly written book. The Good Mother is a must read. Keep the tissues handy though.

Thank you, Bookouture and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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