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The Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain
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Jun 02, 10

bookshelves: review-written, read-2010
Recommended for: anyone
Read from May 20 to June 02, 2010 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Product Details

* Pub. Date: May 2010
* Publisher: Mira
* Format: Paperback, 379pp
* Sales Rank: 8,019

* ISBN-13: 9780778328537
* ISBN: 0778328538


Maya and Rebecca Ward are both accomplished physicians, but that's where the sisters' similarities end. As teenagers, they witnessed their parents' murder, but it was Rebecca who saved Maya from becoming another of the gunman's victims. The tragedy left Maya cautious and timid, settling for a sedate medical practice with her husband, Adam, while Rebecca became the risk taker.

After a devastating hurricane hits the coast of North Carolina, Rebecca and Adam urge Maya to join them in the relief effort. To please her husband, Maya finally agrees. She loses herself in the care and transport of victims, but when her helicopter crashes into raging floodwaters, there appear to be no survivors.

Forced to accept Maya is gone, Rebecca and Adam turn to one another—first for comfort, then in passion—unaware that, miles from civilization, Maya is injured and trapped with strangers she's not certain she can trust. Away from the sister who has always been there to save her, now Maya must find the courage to save herself—unaware that the life she knew has changed forever.

My review:

I enjoy Diane Chamberlain's books because there is always underlying plots withing the main ones. This book was no different I got to the middle of the book and thought I know how this is going to turn out and it is going to make Maya more timid and non-trusting. But I was wrong. I have to say my favorite character was Maya, she was portrayed through out the book as this timid and vulnerable person but when everything counted; her life, her motives, her passions she stepped up to the plate and delivered a strong and invincible woman. I would like to think all women would want to feel that way. All the rest of the characters were well-rounded and as a reader I could really see each character as their own identity.

Yet again Diane Chamberlain delivered a wonderful read.
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