Prayers and Lies

Prayers and Lies

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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 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 thought. . .that the riverside cabins that hold so much of her family's history also teem with scandalous whispers. . .and that those closest to her harbor unimaginable secrets. Amid the dense woods and quiet 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...
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9780758267948
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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cnb1989 Jan 21, 2012

At first I was a bit put off that it seemed like nothing was happening, but the more I read the more I got a sense of who the main character was and how I could relate to her in some ways. It was a great coming-of-age story with lots of complex characters with so much going on. Definitely became a great page turner.

tw1629 Jul 29, 2011

This was such a great book. Every character in this book was really described well, all of the conflicts, etc, that made this story so interesting were well-written. The fact that the timeframe of this book (1960s) was long past made this book even a more enjoyable read. Parts of it were sad, parts were happy; this was a good book about relationships - both good and bad.


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