The Comfort of Lies

Author: Randy Susan Meyers                                              
Publisher:  Atria
Pages:  336
Genre:  Contemporary Fiction
Source: Simon & Schuster

Pub date:   Today!   February 12, 2013
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Goodreads:  “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.

Ope’s Opinion: This book is a really good read.  Adoption is at the center of the story, but there is so much more then that.  The story kept moving – there wasn’t a lull in the whole book.

                                    Each character had their voice.  It was clear who was talking.  You will probably find yourself in one of these characters even if you have never had adoption touch your life.   Three women who would probably never know each other ended up connected by one child.  It is awesome the way the author wove their characters together.

                                     There were an abundance of mother’s in this book.  It made me think of my “mothering style”.  It also made me stop to think about the fact that some people still feel every women would be a natural mother.  It is wonderful that becoming a parent is an option.  How are you fulfilled?  Can you juggle motherhood and work?  Do you want to juggle both?

                                    The only thing I could have lived without is the constant use of the “f” word.  It was not necessary, did not add anything to the characters or story and could have been replaced with more descriptive words.

                    You will want your friends to read this book so you can discuss it with someone.

Rating:  Five Chairs – This book is do good it will be passed on and on and on ……

                 FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection: 
      I received one copy of this book free of charge from Simon & Schuster. 
            I was not required to write a positive review
                 in exchange for receipt of the book;
         rather the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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