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Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Comfort of Lies


Book #32 Read in 2013
The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers

Nathan is having an affair with Tia.  He ends it when Tia announces that she is pregnant and will not have the abortion that Nathan wants.  Nathan decides to try to put his marriage to Juliette back together and ends contact with Tia.  Tia has the baby and gives her up for adoption.  Peter and Caroline adopt the baby and once a year, Tia gets a card with updates and pictures from Caroline.  

Fast forward five years later, Tia sends pictures to Nathan.  Juliette opens the card and is devastated that once again, her husband has kept things from her.  Juliette contacts Caroline and meets her and the young girl.  This sends a series of events in motion--Nathan and Tia get back in contact, they meet their daughter, Caroline and Peter are worried that they want the baby back...events that Juliette probably did not think of as being possible outcomes from her actions.

This book is told in alternating viewpoints--Juliette's, Tia's, Caroline's.  This format allows readers to really understand the feelings and motivations behind their pivotal characters and their actions. This book was an engaging read and I enjoyed it a lot.  I received a copy from Book Browse in exchanging for participating in their upcoming online discussion.

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