Mary's Book Basket...Fabulous Fiction....

This weekend proved to be a difficult one. Jer was traveling and Courtney was sick with a double ear infection. Not much sleep was had, so I read. One of the books that crossed my path was Lying on Sunday by Sharon K. Souza. An inspirational tale about forgiveness and truth.

Abbie Torrington thought she had it all. The "perfect" life turned out to be the perfect lie. In one day she is served with divorce papers and within hours is notified of her husbands death under less than ideal circumstances. Everything she had thought was true, was not. As her life begins to unravel and she desperately tries to shield her two daughters from the truth, Abbie slowly and painfully peels back the layers of her life and begins to reclaim her confidence and inner strength. She realizes that she was living for her husband and children and had lost herself somewhere along the way. She had given in and given up, happy with the status quo. Abbie begins a quest to find out who she is, what she wants out of life and what she really believes, about God, healing, trust and forgiveness. She learns the true meaning of friendship and grows in her relationship with her daughters and her God.

I highly recommend this book. It was an inspirational and powerful read all about how "the truth shall set you free". Sharon Souza did a wonderful job of tapping into the raw emotion and frailty that every woman feels who has been disappointed and even betrayed. Her prose flowed with emotion and if I wasn't laughing, I was near tears or biting my nails to see what would happen next. The ending was just right. It was filled with hope and left me wondering how Abbie would go forward. Pick up your copy today. You won't be disappointed.