Lies and Other Acts of Love
Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Paperback and e-book, 352 pages
Published: April 5th 2016 by Berkley
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 . . .
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My thoughts about Lies and Other Acts of Love ~~
First line—"My grandmother, Lovey, says that there are two types of people in the world: the kind who flee to the shelters at the first threat of a hurricane, and the kind who wait it out, hovering over their possessions as if their fragile lives offer any protection against a natural mother that can take them out of the world as quickly as she brought them into it."
Oh my gosh! What can I say other than I LOVED this story? Lies and Other Acts of Love is a beautifully written story full of love, wonderful relationships, and yes, some lies.
There are so many warm and beautiful relationships in this story. The love between Lovey and Dan was just amazing to see and it was heartwarming to witness the bond and devotion they had for each other for so many years. I also loved the relationship between Lovey and her granddaughter Annabelle. They are so close and Lovey is such a role model for Annabelle.
And then there are the lies. Sometimes it's okay to lie, right? And sometimes you have to lie in order to protect the ones you love. But what if those lies eventually hurt the ones you love?
"The lies that matter most are the ones we tell ourselves."
The story alternates between Lovey and Annabelle as we learn about their lives and how they each got to where they are today. I loved the flashbacks as we come to understand the relationships and love that they have each found in their lives.
I loved Kristy's first book, Dear Carolina, too. (You can read my thoughts here.) She has hit 2 for 2 in my book and she is definitely one of my must-read authors from now on!
Thanks for another fantastic read, Kristy!
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