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Lies in White Dresses

Lies in White Dresses, September 2019
by Sofia Grant

William Morrow Paperbacks
384 pages
ISBN: 0062861867
EAN: 9780062861863
Kindle: B07H4ZTZZ7
Paperback / e-Book
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"dreams don't always come true"

Fresh Fiction Review

Lies in White Dresses
Sofia Grant

Reviewed by Sharon Salituro
Posted November 21, 2019

Women's Fiction

Most girls dream of planning their wedding day; most importantly, the dress they will wear and of course, the veil. But for three women, Francie, Vi, and June, their happily-ever-after doesn't come through.

Francie and Vi have been friends forever; they are both on their way to Reno to get divorces from their husbands. They met June on the train and take her under their wings. Vi is divorcing her husband because he has been nothing but unfaithful their whole marriage. Francie is divorcing her husband because he is gay. June is divorcing her husband as he is abusive. Everything changes on the first night they are in Reno. . . Nothing goes the way any of them expect. Will these women ever find their happily ever after?

Sofia Grant writes a powerful book on what lies could happen in some marriages. Grant also shows the compassion of these three women. They had no problem taking young women in their lives. Grant's book also has some side stories. There is Alice, Francie’s daughter who announces she is getting married. Then there is Vi’s son Charlie who fells in love with June. Then there is of course mention of Francie’s husband and his lover. . . Vi’s husband's mistress happens to be staying at the same place that they are.

Grant's books are filled with sorrow, but also some happy things come out of this storyline. So if you want a great book to read, pick up LIES IN WHITE DRESSES by Sofa Grant, sit back, and enjoy.

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Award winning author Sofia Grant weaves an entrancing tale of female friendship and new beginnings inspired by the true stories of those who “took the Reno cure”. In the 1940s and 50s, women who needed a fast divorce went to Nevada to live on a ranch with other women in the same boat.

Francie Meeker and Vi Carothers were sold a bill of goods: find a man, marry him in a white wedding gown, and live happily ever after. These best friends never expected to be on the train to Reno, those “lies in white dresses” shattered, their marriages over.

On board the train they meet June Samples, who is fleeing an abusive husband with her daughter, and take the vulnerable young mother under their wing.  The three decide to wait out the required six weeks together, and then they can toss their wedding bands into the Truckee River and start new lives as divorcees.

But as they settle in at the ranch, one shocking moment will change their lives forever. As it brings their deceptions and fears into focus, it will also demand a reckoning with the past, and the choices that a person in love can be driven to make.

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