Two Truths and a Lie

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Two Truths and a Lie by Katrina Kittle

Synopsis by
Dair is a habitual liar. Lies threaten to destroy her marriage and career. As her world begins to unravel, the mystery surrounding a friend's death ignites Dair's search for authenticity. This gripping novel of suspense illuminates the capacity for change and forgiveness, revealing the strength of all people -- and of all living things.

In Two Truths and Lie, Kittle writes about what affect lies can have on relationships. The book has a mystery in it but it so much more than that too. It deals with everyone's own secrets and how it affects them as well as everyone else. It deals with the feelings of grief they feel from losing a friend. And the mystery in it is suspenseful too and keeps everyone reading. The characters were interesting. Animal lovers will love the part of the novel that deals with animal communication too. This was a great read!!

Matters of Faith (mini-review)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Matters of Faith by Kristy Kiernan tells the story of a family, their daughter with medical issues, and the girlfriend their son brings home from college who has alternative beliefs in medicine due to her religion. This leads to a trauma that pulls the family apart. The book was compulsively readable because it flowed so well from one page to the next. The feelings experienced by the family were so real and intense. It is told from both the mother's point of view and the son's point of view. This was a wonderful book and I finished it in 24 hours!!! I will DEFINITELY be reading more by this author!

The Truth Teller

A desperate mother is caught between truth and deception when her young son is born of unusual circumstances with a unique gift of recognizing the truth. They must avoid a diabolical plot to seize the boy and use his gift to engineer a superior race of humans.

In The Truth Teller by Angela Hunt, a mother decides to become impregnated with the sperm of her deceased husband's sperm. Little to her knowledge, she ends up being used as a genetic research project. This book was suspenseful and the characters enjoyable. The author does a great job at creating a strong female character in the mother who is willing to do whatever necessary to protect her child. The child and his ability to recognize the truth doesn't happen until later in the book but it adds an interesting spin!