Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday--New February Fiction







 The Waiting on Wednesday concept is a weekly feature of the Breaking the Spine blog.  It's a great way to share information about a forthcoming title that is on my radar screen with other readers. 




Today's anticipated book . . .The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers
 The Comfort of Lies: A Novel
Publication Date:  February 12, 2013
Publisher:  Atria
Preorder now from online and bricks and mortar bookstores

From barnes& noble.com:
"Happiness at someone else’s expense came at a price. Tia had imagined judgment from the first kiss that she and Nathan shared. All year, she’d waited to be punished for being in love, and in truth, she believed that whatever consequences came her way would be deserved."

Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption.

Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother.

Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He promised he’d never stray again, and she trusted him.

But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he’s kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted.

Riveting and arresting, The Comfort of Lies explores the collateral damage of infidelity and the dark, private struggles many of us experience but rarely reveal.

My thoughts:   This novel, from the author of The Murderer's Daughters, promises a compelling tale of how far some people are willing to go for love and the resulting consequences as lies and lives unravel.  Meyers's previous book has been described as an emotional roller-coaster ride, and was compared to Janet Fitch's White Oleander and Jacqueline Mitchard's The Deep End of the OceanThe Comfort of Lies is likely to tug at readers' heartstrings in a similar manner. 

Enjoy life with books . . .


Catherine

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18 comments:

Jelly said...

This sounds like such a good, yet sad book. I didn't even read the book yet, but I can already feel the emotional turmoil this book will bring upon the readers. Great pick!

Catherine Healey said...

Thanks for your comments, Jelly. I agree with you--it sounds very intense.

YA Vixens said...

This sounds really good! I'm thinking I might need an entire box of tissues though, so this may be one of those 'I'm in a mood' reads.
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Catherine Healey said...

Just visited your blog...you've got 2 great picks this week! Thanks for following--I'm following you now, too.

Kay said...

I read someone's early review of this book already and she sold me on it. I can't wait to read it myself. Great pick!

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Catherine Healey said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kay! Your WoW has a great storyline and I'm adding it to my TBR pile. I'm now following you via Google Friend Connect. Hope you'll follow me too!

Kay said...

I am now following you as well! :)

Bookish said...

Oh wow, this sounds amazing! Thanks for the great pick, have added it to my wishlist :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I saw this somewhere recently, and it looks really good. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Bonnie R said...

I'm very intrigued by this one as well, will definitely be checking it out when it's released. Great pick!
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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm curious about this one myself. Thanks for stopping by and directing me to your blog - looks great.

Catherine Healey said...

Love your WoW pick, as I also said on your blog. Am now following you and looking forward to reading your posts.

Catherine Healey said...

Thanks, Diane. Yours is one of the very first blogs I started reading!

Divergent Gryffindor said...

Hmmm... Seems really intersting to me! Thanks for sharing and happy reading! :D
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Catherine Healey said...

Thanks for stopping by...I saw some interesting reads on your blog.

Catherine Healey said...

Thanks. I love your pick as well--I think many readers will be sorry to see the Sookie series come to an end. I

BTW, you have a great blog and I am now following you via Google Friend Connect. Hope you'll follow my blog too.

Catherine Healey said...

I really like your blog. Can I follow it via Google Friend Connect?

Catherine Healey said...

Thanks for following my blog!

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