A Page-turner, can't turn off my Kindle release: THE LIAR by Nora Roberts
THE LIAR is the book to read according to our reviewer Sandra Wurman:
April 14, 2015
This is a story about disappointment, disappointing and
ultimately betraying. THE LIAR by the masterful
storyteller Nora Roberts could very well be my all-time
favorite by one of my very favorite authors. Roberts has
a way of fashioning a story that is ingenious to say the
least. THE LIAR is broken up into parts. Each part is
actually a tier in the story. Kind of like life has tiers
or moments. If you can survive that moment and move on
coming out ahead of the fray then you will be okay. THE
LIAR is about family. No one does family better than
Roberts. And needless to say to any of her fans the
dialog is true and at times heartbreakingly real. THE
LIAR is like no other book I've read and I am pretty
certain Roberts fans will agree.
If you want to meet one of the best families look no
further than the McNee/Pomeroy clan. Their dialog will
have you laughing out loud. Their closeness and devotion
will have you dripping in envy. And their tenacity and
strength is awe inspiring. In actuality this clan is
quite ordinary and small town by anyone's definition.
What sets them apart is their amazing drive while keeping
true to their southern roots.
Roots -- such an important commodity especially in a world
where people drift away from their hometowns, their
friends and most unfortunately their heart -- their
Shelby was pursuing her dream of a career as a singer.
She was young, impressionable and most important in love.
When she met her husband Richard she thought this was the
man she would spend her life with. As family had always
been so much a part of her life she looked forward to
starting one of her own with Richard.
In just a fleeting moment Shelby's life was forever
altered. Left as a young widow with her young daughter
Callie, Shelby had to access her life. She never guessed
the nightmare she was cast in. Around every corner were
doubts concerning this lifestyle her husband cultivated.
It seemed to be all smoke and mirrors.
Being married to Richard hadn't been easy but his death
was becoming a devastating nightmare. Shelby knew that
ultimately she needed to turn to her family and that
meant going home to Rendezvous Ridge.
Home to her amazing family and that's where she meets
Griffith a man who made her feel good about herself
something her husband never did. Where Richard was intent
on belittling Griff was becoming her champion and
greatest fan. Shelby was unhappy that she so obviously
needed to rely on her family and now Griff. And even
worse her nightmare of a life with Richard didn't end
with his death. Richard was a cheat and a liar and now
his exploits were putting Shelby and Callie in danger.
Imagine waking up and discovering that the man you were
married to had a totally separately life. With every page
in THE LIAR Nora Roberts keeps the reader questioning
what has already been established. THE LIAR is a study in
opposites. Generations of a family built on love,
honestly and support versus a life built on lies. Love
can make you blind to a person's faults. Love can give
you a better sense of who you are -- who you want to be.
THE LIAR will just blow you away. THE LIAR is a well
written page turner that keeps you glued to the book. THE
LIAR is the book to read this season.
And a highest honor is bestowed by our Sandi Shilhanek who isn't
a collector or keeper. She says:
Is there anyone who hasn't told a lie? Anyone who hasn't
been lied to at least once? Be honest, because everyone
has, but hopefully it was nothing as hurtful, and not to
the size and quality of what Nora Roberts has written of
in her newest book THE LIAR.
Shelby Pomeroy Foxworth is married to Richard Foxworth.
Shelby having been raised in a small mountain town might
be naïve, but don't confuse that with dumb. In Shelby's
case they're too very different things. However when the
sauve Richard sweeps her off her feet and offers her a
world that most of us only ever dream of she can't resist.
For a few years life is good and the travel is vast and
varied. Soon it begins to wear on Shelby and she wants
the simple life she once had, but that just isn't possible
or is it?
Richard Foxworth appears to have it all...a beautiful
wife, an adorable child and enough money to travel...and a
more than comfortable life. Soon however it all comes to
an end when Richard drowns in a storm (fortunately Callie
was ill and mother and daughter stayed home or this story
might be totally different).
Not only does Shelby find herself a young widow she finds
out that the life she an Richard were leading was one lie
piled on top of another. As she begins to unravel the
lies, she finds out more about Richard and his lying ways
than she ever knew. She has inherited nothing but a
mountain of debt and no way to pay it off. Does that put
her down and out? NO! She gathers her wits about her and
figures out a plan to get it paid off without any help or
charity from anyone.
Shelby moves herself and Callie home. Here she is
surrounded by family who loves her and is more than glad
she is home. They all want to protect Shelby, but she is
determined to find her own way and that includes not
wanting a made up job at her grandmother's day spa. In
the hills of home, both Callie and Shelby blossom in more
ways than one, and they both just happen to fall in love
with the same man, Griffin.
Luckily for them Griffin happens to fall right back in
love with them, so life should be good right?
Unfortunately no! The troubles that Shelby thought she
left behind seem to follow her home to the Ridge, and in
true Shelby form she wants to handle it all herself, but
her friends and family just won't let that happen. As
danger escalates, Shelby does defend herself, but not just
physically...she also uses her brains and when the cavalry
arrives she is ready to let them handle it.
THE LIAR by Nora Roberts continues what to my mind is a
streak of great writing. Many of my personal friends
loved THE SEARCH, but I
wasn't thrilled. Then came THE
WITNESS and since then I've been unable to either put my
book down, or turn off my kindle until the last page has
been read. The highest honor I can give a book is to say,
"If I were a keeper, I would keep it," and THE LIAR would
be one of the few on my keeper shelf.
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