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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Book Review: The Comfort of Lies: A Novel by Randy Susan Meyers

Author of The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers has done it again.  The Comfort of Lies is is a beautiful tale of Motherly Love that exemplifies the meaning of love, although maybe not in the most traditional way.

The story follows the lives of three women, unknown to each other initially, but came to know one another by means of a child.

Tia was madly in love with Nathan, a man she couldn't have because he was married.  When she found out she was pregnant, Nathan told her to "take care of it".  Knowing she could never harm her baby from the man she loved, much less take care of an infant having no job, she gave the baby up for adoption. 

Juliette, Nathan's wife and mother of Nathan's two boys, was a loving devoted wife who was still struggling after learning of her husband's infidelities.  She was trying everything to keep her family intact and her husband happy. 

Caroline, the workaholic adoptive mother, brought Tia's baby home to please her husband.  It's only after she is officially Mom, does she reconsider her new life role. 

After five years of the women going about their lives, one day changes all of them; they learn about Savannah.  

Savannah, the most loved baby it seems, in all of Boston.  She has an adoptive mother who loves her, but isn't always present; she has a biological mother who unknowingly loves her more than she'll ever know; and even Juliette feels connected to her because she is her husband's daughter. 

Together they all want what's best for Savannah, but apart, this news brings on struggles that could change all of their lives forever. 

What an incredible story.  The story is well written, and the characters are so believable and real, I could really relate to them.  I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good drama and is interested in a fabulous read!!

Thank you Atria Books, via Net Galley, for this most amazing book.