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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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The Way We Were by Sinard Moriarty
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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