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Sherri Wood Emmons ✓ 2 Review

When seven year old Bethany meets her six year old cousin Reana Mae it's the beginning of a kinship of misfits that saves both from a bone deep loneliness Every summer Bethany and her family leave Indianapolis for West Virginia's Coal River Valley For Bethany's mother the trips are a reminder of the coalmines and grinding poverty of her childhood of a place she'd hoped to escape But her l This book was wonderfully written and really had me in an emotional tirade about the characters I was rooting for some disgusted at some and by the end I came to understand I had two problems with this book and that s why I down rated it 1 There were too many names thrown at me right in the beginning so many that I had to go back and reread the first few chapters after I was some way into the novel so I could get everything straight in my head Same with at the end when everything was explained there were just too many names in one place 2 The ending epilogue was too uick it just happened in about two pages and only a few things were explained I would have liked to know how things were after view spoilerTracy died how her family coped and maybe about Brian and Bethy s relationship not just how they got married some years later hide spoiler

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Auty of the valley these secrets are coming to light at last with a force devastating enough to shatter lives faith and the bond that Bethany once thought would last forever Spanning four decades Sherri Wood Emmons' debut is a haunting captivating novel about the unexpected sometimes shocking events that thrust us into adulthood and the connections that keep us tethered always to our past Oh I loved this book What an amazing tale This book immediately became one of my favorites I would highly recommend

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Oving relatives and Bethany's friendship with Reana Mae keep them coming back But as Bethany grows older she realizes that life in this small close knit community is not as simple as she once thoughtthat the riverside cabins that hold so much of her family's history also teem with scandalous whispersand that those closest to her harbor unimaginable secrets Amid the dense woods and uiet be An appropriate thought provoking title for this book about acceptance and forgiveness a remarkable story of love friendship being a teenager the compelling need to be wanted and needed lies secrets and the dichotomy of pain and joy Bethany and her cousin Reana Mae draw you in to their lives growing up in the Coal River valley of West Virginia When Bethany begins to realize familial dark secrets her world begins to change and she wrestles with integrity loyalty and devotion Bethany who lives in Indiana spends every summer with her family at their cottage in West Virginia There she enjoys the lazy lifestyle with her cousin Reana Mae In the winters they write back and forth sharing the angst of adolescence But one summer things are altered and difficult for her to understand Even though her heart tells her not to she swears to keep a secret that begins to unravel many different lives Tracey her older sister taunts and torments them both in cruel and at times surprisingly ways Life is honestly portrayed in this book at times poignant and other times heartbreaking I found this read enthralling and it stayed with me long after I finished the last pageAlthough for adults high school students will easily relate and enjoy this haunting story


10 thoughts on “Prayers and Lies

  1. says:

    You know that feeling that you get when you first start reading a book and you uickly fall in love with the main character You hang on to their every word and feel the same emotions that they are feeling That's how it was b

  2. says:

    This book was wonderfully written and really had me in an emotional tirade about the characters I was rooting for some disgusted at some and by the end I came to understand I had two problems with this book and that's why I down rated it 1 There were too many names thrown at me right in the beginning so many that I had to go back and reread the first few chapters after I was some way into the novel so I coul

  3. says:

    ”Mother had a saying ‘You don’t hang underwear on the outside line’ And our secrets stayed neatly cloistered within the family where they belonged That was our way for a long time until we couldn’t hide them any” This book isn’t going to do anything to help combat Appalachian stereotypes but there’s no denying the addictive

  4. says:

    An appropriate thought provoking title for this book about acceptance and forgiveness a remarkable story of love friendship being a teenager the compelling need to be wanted and needed lies secrets and the dichotomy of pain and joy B

  5. says:

    Well written for the most part but I don't appreciate the way the author treated an abusive incestuous situation between an 11 year old and her adult uncle as a relationship Although it was portrayed as a wrong and inappropriate relationship it was never portrayed as rape abuse or incest Despite the close relationship many of the characters had with Reana Mae none of them ever told her that what her uncle Caleb did to

  6. says:

    As a native West Virginian I was very anxious to read this book After completion I have mixed emotions I became pulled in by the story line and loved the sweet natured narrator I thought Ms Emmons was uite proficient in character development She had me gritting my teeth while reading about Tracy's hatefulness and feeling as though my heart would break every time Reana Mae was mistreatedwhich unfortunately was o

  7. says:

    This book captivated mealmost like a car wreck though as the plot and characters were emotionally raw There was no sugar coating wha

  8. says:

    By far one of the best books I've read in uite awhile The story takes place in West Virginia and is told in Bethany's POV The setting is late 1960's 1970's with the last chapter being 1982 It centers mostly on Bethany and her cousin Reana Mae It's a story which revolves around a family and extended family and th

  9. says:

    Oh I loved this book What an amazing tale This book immediately became one of my favorites I would highly recommend

  10. says:

    When Bethany meets her cousin Reana Mae it's the beginning of a friendship that will last forever Every summer B

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