Thursday, April 20, 2017
Looking Glass Lies by Varina Denman
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.
Heidi here. Looking Glass Lies by Varina Denman is an amazing, amazing read. I’m not gonna lie, some if it was hard to read, really hard. It’s a raw read with vulnerable characters, I think that was why I cared so much for them and kept turning the pages to see what would happen.
Cecily Ross returns home to try to heal from a painful divorce. But, for awhile, she continues down the same road of believing the lies in her head.
This powerful book really makes you stop and think about what lies you believe about yourself. What lies society is telling you. Who you can trust. Grab your copy today!