Happy Monday and a very happy release day to Joyous Lies by Margaret Ann Spence!! This sounds like a such a fascinating and unique story! Let’s check it out!
About the Book:
Title: Joyous Lies
Author: Margaret Ann Spence
Page Length: 361
Publication Date: Feb. 15, 2021
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Synopsis: Maelle, a botanist, believes plants communicate and nurture their young. Raised on her grandparents’ commune, Joyous Woods, after her mother died, she imbibed the commune’s utopian beliefs of love for all.
Maelle meets Zachary, the first man she’s cared for. But when Zachary tells her their parents perished together in his father’s medical research laboratory, Maelle is devastated.
Searching for answers just as a filmmaker arrives to make a movie about the last of the hippies,probing the commune’s secrets, Maelle must pierce a wall of silence to find the truth. What really happened in that lab – its role in her mother’s violent death and the commune’s possible complicity – challenges all she’s been led to believe, forces her to find strength she never knew she had, and to ask the question, if plants can protect their young, why can’t humans do the same?
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About the Author:
Margaret Ann Spence writes about women, the choices they make, and what happens next.
An avid baker and much less successful organic gardener, she draws on the mishaps and joys of these pursuits within the family mysteries unwrapped in her novels, Joyous Lies and Lipstick on the Strawberry.
Lipstick on the Strawberry won the Romantic Elements Category in the First Coast Romance Writers 2015 Beacon Contest. The novel was a finalist for the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award and in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Awards.
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