I thought for my first book review, I would write about one of my favorite authors, Nora Roberts. I have loved the last four books that Nora Roberts’ has released and The Liar has been added to the list. I was able to get my copy of The Liar during a book signing this past Saturday, where I got to see Nora Roberts. It was so good that I started it on Saturday and finished it on Sunday.
The Liar is about a woman named Shelby trying to move on with her life after the death of her husband, which proves progressively more difficult as she begins to uncover the lies he left behind. Shelby has to find ways to survive by letting go of her old life and moving back to her childhood hometown with her daughter. I found Shelby very admirable and courageous as she finds work, reconnects with family and friends, accepts help when needed, and lets love in from a very handsome man named Griff.
Throughout the story it is revealed that life for Shelby wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and that she hides a lot from her family. Shelby, who was passive in her married life, begins to find the strength she had when she was young and single and is finally able to stand up for herself. It was easy to fall for Shelby’s daughter, Callie, who has so much personality for being so young and I found myself cheering on Griff as his sweet nature prompts him to help Shelby out even when she doesn’t want it.
If you enjoy a good mystery and seeing people overcome obstacles, you will enjoy this book. I gave the book 4 out 5 stars on Goodreads.
Over the weekend I had a great adventure! Actually it is an adventure, I am lucky to make a trip few times a year up to Boonsboro, MD to Turn the Page Bookstore. (For those who don’t me well, I love to read. Last year I read 225 books and so far this year I have read 37 books.) They do signings a couple times of the year with one of my all time favorite authors, Nora Roberts. One of my favorite parts of the signings is I get to discover new authors and their books. I have discovered so many authors by going to these signings. I will never be at a loss of what book to read next because I have met so many authors that I enjoy.
I was especially excited for this signing because Sarah Addison Allen was going to be there. I have been reading her books for quite some time now and have loved them all. I picked up her latest book First Frost which I have been anxiously waiting to read and I have started it. Her books have a bit of magic that makes her books extra special to read.
Other authors I picked up included Kristen Proby, Teri Wilson, R.C. Ryan/Ruth Langan and Sarah MacLean. One of the reasons signings are so special is because you get to talk to the authors a little bit. Maybe I talk a little too much, (I got called out by Nora Roberts which actually made me super excited) but it makes me recommend authors books to my friends when I know the authors are friendly.
If you are ever in Maryland during a signing, I recommend going to Turn the Page Bookstore because the staff there is so extremely friendly and answer your questions with a smile. They have signings to an art, its unbelievable how many people they have come to these events. It amazes me how they handle signing each time I go. I am in awe of their great staff.
Here are a few pictures from the big day! (Thank you to my photographer) Look for some book reviews to come soon!
~Till Next Time