The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
Fans of the charming bestseller, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, will certainly want to get their hands on Annie Barrows’ latest novel. It’s as luscious and satisfying as an iced tea on a lazy summer afternoon! Harkening back to the simpler times of 1938 America, we are introduced to Miss Layla Beck, a spoiled southern belle who gets a wake-up call when her own father boots her out of the lap of luxury and forces her to go to work.
Sent to the sleepy town of Macedonia, West Virginia to write a dissertation on the town’s history for the Federal Writers’ Project, Layla initially balks at the idea. Soon enough, she finds herself becoming deeply attached to the Romeyn family, the household in which she is boarding during her stay. She starts to uncover all sorts of fascinating and titillating family secrets and is even more surprised to discover her own burgeoning attraction to notorious black sheep Felix Romeyn.
If you love family sagas, served up southern style, then you will love this book as much as I did. There are all sorts of characters, storylines, and plot twists to keep you reading into the wee hours. I highly recommend this as the perfect beach read, book group pick, Mother’s Day gift … well, you don’t even need a good reason to devour this one! Pick up a copy and see for yourself.
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