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Sherri Wood Emmons ¾ 6 review

Oving 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 thoughtthat the riverside cabins that hold so much of her family's history also teem with scandalous whispersand that those closest to her harbor unimaginable secrets Amid the dense woods and uiet be As a native West Virginian I was very anxious to read this book After completion I have mixed emotions I became pulled in by the story line and loved the sweet natured narrator I thought Ms Emmons was uite proficient in character development She had me gritting my teeth while reading about Tracy s hatefulness and feeling as though my heart would break every time Reana Mae was mistreatedwhich unfortunately was often The characters Southern West Virginia dialect was spot onThe content was extremely difficult at times I felt her sex scenes were overly explicit She could have roused the same emotions in the reader with less blatant depiction Sometimes innuendo works better than an abrupt dose of ugly reality I was frustrated with the increasingly vile language I understand the implication was that Reana Mae grew up to be a rough young woman but occasional usage would have sufficed I believe authors and film makers today misjudge our desire to hearread unsavory language A little bit of it goes a long way

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Prayers and Lies

Auty 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 forever Spanning four decades Sherri Wood Emmons' debut is a haunting captivating novel about the unexpected sometimes shocking events that thrust us into adulthood and the connections that keep us tethered always to our past Oh I loved this book What an amazing tale This book immediately became one of my favorites I would highly recommend

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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 l You know that feeling that you get when you first start reading a book and you uickly fall in love with the main character You hang on to their every word and feel the same emotions that they are feeling That s how it was between me and Bethany Wylie Bethany and her parents and her three sisters spent every summer on the Coal River in West Virginia Her parents were born and raised there so they had numerous aunts uncles and cousins to visit with Bethany formed a special bond with one of her cousins when she was seven years old Reana Mae was six and they became sisters and soul mates What transpires over the next decade between the two of them ranges from poetic to painfulunimaginable and unbelievable They almost become enemies Their friendship bond struggles to hold strong as well as their families struggle to remain in control and keep things together I was in Wendy s yesterday eating a salad while reading this book and my mouth literally dropped open during one chapter I lost a little lettuce and blue cheese but I tell you it was well worth itPrayers and Lies made me laugh cry and yearn to crawl into the pages to be with Bethany and Reana Mae to hug them and tell them that everything will be okaySherri Wood Emmons has written a beautiful coming of age novel that has now earned a spot in my favorite Top Ten Reads ever I certainly hope that she is working on her next novelI ll be waiting for it


10 thoughts on “Prayers and Lies

  1. says:

    You know that feeling that you get when you first start reading a book and you uickly fall in love with the main character You hang on to their every word and feel the same emotions that they are feeling That's how it was between me and Bethany Wylie Bethany and her parents and her three sisters spent every summer on the Coal River in West

  2. says:

    This book was wonderfully written and really had me in an emotional tirade about the characters I was rooting for some disgusted at some and by the end I came to understand I had two problems with this book and that's why I down rated it 1 There were too many names thrown at me right in the beginning so many that I had to go back and reread

  3. says:

    ”Mother had a saying ‘You don’t hang underwear on the outside line’ And our secrets stayed neatly cloistered within the family where t

  4. says:

    An appropriate thought provoking title for this book about acceptance and forgiveness a remarkable story of love friendship being a teenager the compelling need to be wanted and needed lies secrets and the dichotomy of pain and joy Bethany and her cousin Reana Mae draw you in to their lives growing up in the Coal River valley of West Virginia When Bethany begins to realize familial dark secrets her world begins to change and she wrestles w

  5. says:

    Well written for the most part but I don't appreciate the way the author treated an abusive incestuous situation between an 11 year old and her adult uncle as a relationship Although it was portrayed as a wrong and inappropriate relationship it was never portrayed as rape abuse or incest Despite the close relationship many of the characters

  6. says:

    As a native West Virginian I was very anxious to read this book After completion I have mixed emotions I became pulled in by the story line and loved the sweet natured narrator I thought Ms Emmons was uite proficient in character dev

  7. says:

    This book captivated mealmost like a car wreck though as the plot and characters were emotionally raw There was no sugar c

  8. says:

    By far one of the best books I've read in uite awhile The story takes place in West Virginia and is told in Bethany's POV The setting is late 1960's 1970's with the last chapter being 1982 It centers mostly on Bethany and her cousin Reana Mae It's a story which revolves around a family and extended family and the lies and secrets It's eual parts sad happy and infuriating I am so glad I finally picked this up and read it

  9. says:

    Oh I loved this book What an amazing tale This book immediately became one of my favorites I would highly recommend

  10. says:

    When Bethany meets her cousin Reana Mae it's the beginning of a friendship that will last forever Every summer Bethany and her family leave Indianapolis for West Virginia's Coal River Valley These trips remind Bethany's mother of t

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