Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Secrets & Lies by Tracy James Jones (Reviewed by Melissa)

   A very emotional page turner, Secrets & Lies will have you wondering which secret will be uncovered next, all the way until the end of the book. With twists and turns the reader won't see coming until it smacks you in the face and leaves you questioning the integrity of the character. There is four central characters and with plenty of drama and line pushing you won't want to put the book down until there is a conclusion to the drama!

   The cast of characters is multi-racial and multi-cultural. The cast consists of Kennedy, or Kenny for short, Camilla, Ulanda and Bren. Kennedy is hiding many painful secrets and lies from both his past and his present. Camilla is the young, unsuspecting woman, who falls in love with Kenny. Ulanda is Camilla's best friend, who's secrets and lies are not revealed until the end. She might just have more to do with this thick plot then being just a friend. Bren is Kenny's true love, since high school, who besides being lost in a gender transition is also lost in a painful past. 

   Will all the lies and secrets be revealed before more people get hurt? Can someone who hides so many hurt's from the past, and has multiple skeletons in the closet, truly be happy? To find all the answers to these questions, and unravel the web of lies, Secrets & Lies by author Tracy James Jones is a must read. An emotional roller-coaster that will take you up, and down, on the ride of your life.

   I was not paid for this review. The book was given to me and that's all there is to it! My opinion is my opinion and was in no way, shape or form swayed. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I hope you have an amazing day!

A room without books is like a body without a soul. -Cicero

Book excerpt:
And for what she had suffered there wasn't much in the history books about it. All that
was written or spoken about her situation was about the sin, the sin, the sin. "God loves you,
but he doesn't love your sin." If she had a dollar for every time she heard that, she would have 
run away from home many years ago. In the long run, she learned what she needed to do.
Talk to God for herself. He hears all. After two near suicide attempts and a tearful plea
to God on the altar at her family church, Bren decided it was time to rethink the old saying.
What stood out the most was the part that said, "God loves you." From the moment that
set in her heart, what her mother and the world thought about her personally no longer 
mattered. All that did was that she was loved.


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