Happy Friday Book Lovers! I’m excited to have Varina Denman with us here on the blog today about her newest novel, Looking Glass Lies.
About Looking Glass Lies
A poignant and relatable novel, Looking Glass Lies captures the war women wage against themselves, and the struggle to see beauty reflected in a mirror not distorted by society’s unrelenting expectations.
For most of her adult life, Cecily Ross has compared herself to other women—and come up short. After a painful divorce from her emotionally abusive husband, Cecily returns to her hometown of Canyon, Texas, looking to heal.
But coming home isn’t what she expects. In a town as small as Canyon, her pain is difficult to escape—especially with her model-perfect ex–sister-in-law working at the town’s popular coffee-shop hangout. With help from her father, a support group, and an old friend who guides her to see her own strengths, Cecily may have a shot at overcoming her insecurities and learning to love again.
The true test comes when tragedy strikes, opening Cecily’s eyes to the harmfulness of her distorted views on beauty—and giving her the perfect opportunity to find peace at last
Looking Glass Lies by Varina Denman
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Waterfall Press
Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Women’s Fiction
I think it’s safe to say that all of us as women struggle with self-image and seeing ourselves as beautiful. Before you read anything else to do with this post, I want to encourage you to watch the trailer. This features a beautiful poem told through Shanty, one of the characters in the novel, written by Varina Denman. It also is powerful and gives depth to what the book is about. Read the rest of this entry
Jilted by Varina Denman
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Publisher: David C. Cook
Genre: Fiction / General
Series: Mended Hearts, Book Three
Jilted was a beautiful conclusion to the Mended Hearts series. It was wonderful to revisit all of the folks in smalltown, Trapp, Texas.
Lynda Turner finally has her story told from her perspective. She has struggled with depression ever her husband had abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago. Her character is very real that many readers will be able to relate to. She’s been through so much during her that she hasn’t truly lived it.
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