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Publisher: PublishAmerica
Release Date: March 2004
ISBN: 1413708153
Format Reviewed: Trade paperback
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Genre:   Romance
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Barbara Buhrer
Reviewer Notes:

Truth and Lies
By Rida Allen

        Valerie Adamson's divorce from her husband, Craig, leaves her with a mortgaged house and mounting debt contracted by Craig. Her furniture has been repossessed. She is desperate about her future since she has no income and no training for the current job market.

      George Richards, divorced from Bernice, is raising their 4-year-old daughter Jess. He is desperate to find a nanny for Jess as their current nanny, Jennifer, has told him that her husband has been transferred so she will be leaving the area.

       George's brother, Erik, is married to Robyn, Valerie's best friend and neighbor. When Robyn learns of George's problem she suggests that Valerie apply for the job. She sees this as an ideal solution to both George's and Valerie's problems. This will give Valerie a place to live and an income. It will give George his nanny.

     Valerie sells her house and moves out of state, not sure that she is making the right decision. It doesn't take long before the three become a family only to have this threatened by her ex-husband and his ex-wife.

      This is a wholesome, pleasant story about two people who have the opportunity to experience a second chance at happiness and love. The development of the growing romance between Valerie and George is a delight to read. The plot is well developed with the characters realistic and human. This is a quick read with no violence, no explicit sex, and no vulgar language which will leave the reader with a refreshing feeling of well being.