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Mothers and Other Liars by Amy Bourret
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Sep 03, 10

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Read in September, 2010

The main protagonist, Ruby Leander, was nineteen years old when she stumbled upon a baby in a trash can at a rest stop in Oklahoma. Ruby is unsure what to do but makes an instant decision, without thinking, and takes the baby.

Nine years later, Ruby and her daughter, Lark, live in New Mexico. During the past nine years, Ruby and Lark have carved out a happy life together. They have many friends, a loving dog named Clyde, Ruby has a job as a manicurist at her friends’ beauty salon and a loving three year relationship with her boyfriend, Chaz, life is good for Ruby and Lark.

However, that happy life is soon to be turned upside down when Ruby reads an article in a magazine about parents searching for a baby kidnapped by carjackers nine years ago. Ruby, startled and afraid, doesn’t know whether to take Lark and run, or stay, confess and face whatever comes. No mother should have to make the choices that Ruby is forced to make.

Amy Bourret’s debut novel is a journey through betrayal and forgiveness, secrets of the past, and the love and dedication that defines “family”.

I would highly recommend this book to everyone as this story will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.
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