This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Lies and Other Acts of Love
Summary from Goodreads:
Dear Carolina was praised as “Southern fiction at its best.”* Now author Kristy Woodson Harvey presents a new novel about what it really means to tell the truth . . .
After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.
Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.
But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves . . .
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
After loving Kristy’s debut, Dear Carolina, when the opportunity came to review Lies and Other Acts of Love, I did not hesitate to say yes!
I love a good Southern tale. I love a story where family is involved. Secrets ( I LOVE SECRETS!)
Annabelle, young and beautiful- the world is her oyster. Recently married to a man who is all about passion, chemistry and an electric connection, Annabelle feels lucky. Being engaged before, to a man who was perfect on paper (just not perfect for her!) made her know in 3 days time that Ben was the man for her!
My thoughts on Annabelle: I actually liked Annabelle. She had a dream, a vision of what her life was to be (so she thought) and she went out and got it. She was impulsive (at times), yes, and yes- she did have things to learn (some she learned the hard way.) But, that all added to Annabelle’s charm.
Lovey. I loved her too. I loved that she kept secrets for the good of the family. That she supported Annabelle- even when she knew Annabelle had made wrong choices. I loved that they both had a relationship that was awwwwwwww-inducing!
- The Cover. The waves. The carefree innocence the cover suggests. The colors. #Win.
- The references to Dirty Dancing. Yep, I love a good reference!
Bottom line: This is a perfect book to take to the beach or pool or to read when you just need something to block the worries of the world away.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone. Lies and Other Acts of Love is an April Futuristic Friday selection.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T