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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Review - Diane Chamberlain's THE LIES WE TOLD

I have no internet access at home so blogging is only limited to when I come into the library. Hopefully this will be a temporary thing.

I wanted a light read over the weekend and got this book when I was looking for another title by the same author.

Maya and Rebecca 14 and 18 respectively lost their parents in a horrific shooting where both were witnesses to the event. Twenty years later Maya is married to Adam and Rebecca is ensconced in her career. The scars of that incident have left their toll and both suffer from it. Maya, Adam and Rebecca are all doctors and this is the thread that binds them through the story. Maya and Adam are trying to have a baby and after three miscarriages Maya and Adam are desolate. Rebecca working for a disaster relief organization thrives on the nerve edge work she does while at the same time looking for love and still not finding it.

The story is set against a disaster of hurricanes and floods - a makeshift camp where the total idea is to help as many as possible effected. Maya and Rebecca despite being sisters are like chalk and cheese. Maya the timid one and Rebecca the dashing, brave one. Adam on the sideline is adventurous but held back because of Maya's inherent quietness.

The author deals with issues of family ties and feelings and how one never can say that you do know a person very well even members of one's own family! There are always secrets that are not told and this was part of the story. A very enjoyable read and an author I will go back to.


  1. I love books that deal with family secrets. This sounds right up my alley.

  2. Thanks for this review. Sounds like a great read, just what I need right now!

    Pam x

  3. Hey Momma I'm so glad to have found you again, I have had to start a new blog formerly Bord and Butik.
    this book sounds wonderful!

  4. That sounds like a great book! That has to be hard when you have no internet at home. I went through that in December and it was awful!

  5. I am glad you enjoyed this book and wants to read more by the author. That is always a good sign

  6. Since you enjoyed this one I'm sure you'd like The Midwife's Confession.

  7. This author always seems to have "secrets" at the heart of her stories; sounds really good.

  8. I just read The Midwife's Confession, also by Chamberlain, and it was fabulous. This one sounds really good, too. Thanks for a great review! I'll be adding this to my TBR list!

  9. Hi Mystica-
    I have had a book by this author on my TBR for a long time. Sometimes I want more entertainment than relational reads. Someday I will have to read this author.
    Thanks for the review and have a great week.