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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 loving r. 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 Zawieszenie niewiary emotional tirade about the characters I was rooting for some disgusted at some and by the Healing Sex 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 Spark (Stronger, everything straight in my head Same with at the Wonder Woman and Philosophy end when Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung everything was Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, explained there were just too many names in one place 2 The Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar ending Absolute Banking English epilogue was too uick it just happened in about two pages and only a few things were

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Et beauty 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 pasts.. This book captivated mealmost like a car wreck though as the plot and characters were emotionally raw There was no sugar coating what was happening in their lives I thought the book was extremely well written and developed to the point that it amazes me this was a first time author My complaints I needed a geneology chart to remember who was related to who and how I also was very upset that the abuses were accepted by the families and characterized as normal to a degree Why wasn t anyone punished Disturbing how the sexual abuse of a minor was considered a relationship The bad blood psychological issues were well written especially in the character of Tracey you could feel this young women s torment in every rage episode and hate filled speech However at some point I just wish the parents would have realized how Tracy also ruined everyone else s life and stepped indenying or placating the behavior associated with a mental illness didn t seem to help anyone in the end I also felt that the epilogue missed out on resolving the fates of Jolene and Caleb

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Elatives 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 Prayers and PDF or 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 ui. 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 often The characters Southern West Virginia dialect was spot onThe content was extremely difficult at times I felt her sex scenes were overly explicit She could have roused the same emotions in the reader with less blatant depiction Sometimes innuendo works better than an abrupt dose of ugly reality I was frustrated with the increasingly vile language I understand the implication was that Reana Mae grew up to be a rough young woman but occasional usage would have sufficed I believe authors and film makers today misjudge our desire to hearread unsavory language A little bit of it goes a long way

  • Paperback
  • 312
  • Prayers and Lies
  • Sherri Wood Emmons
  • English
  • 22 May 2019
  • 9780758253248

About the Author: Sherri Wood Emmons

Sherri Wood Emmons is a freelance writer and editor Prayers and Lies is her first work of fiction She is a graduate of Earlham College and the University of Denver Publishing Institute A mother of three she lives in Indiana with her husband two fat beagles and four spoiled cats.



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 between me and Bethany Wylie Bethany and her parents and her three sisters spent every s

  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

  3. says:

    ”Mother had a saying ‘You don’t hang underwear on the outside line’ And our secrets stayed neatly cloistered withi

  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

  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 relati

  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

  7. says:

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

  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 the lies and secrets It's eual parts sad happy and infuriating I am so glad I finally picked this up and read it

  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 Bethany and her family leave Indianapolis for West Virginia's Coal River Valley These trips remind Bethany's mother of the coal min

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