Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ARC Preview: Mothers & Other Liars by Amy Bourret

I receive ARCs every now and again that won't be released for several months, but I don't want to have them just sit there and gather dust. Thought I would give everyone sort of a sneak peek at upcoming books. This feature was inspired by Shellie over at Layers of Thought.

Ten years ago, Ruby Leander was a scared, runaway nineteen-year-old who found a baby at an Oklahoma rest stop. Overwhelmed by memories of her own abandonment years earlier, she made a split-second decision to put the baby in her car and keep driving. Over the years, Ruby and her daughter Lark made a home for themselves in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When Ruby reads a magazine article about an infant kidnapped by carjackers, the lie that she created about Lark’s origins is shattered. Ruby never dreamed that she had done anything wrong by rescuing an abandoned infant, but now she is forced to make a decision that will change her life, and Lark’s, forever. Like the best of Billie Lets and Marisa de los Santos, Amy Bourret’s Mothers and Other Liars is women’s fiction that tugs at the heartstrings, while posing serious questions to the reader. (from Goodreads)

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (August 3, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312586582
ISBN-13: 978-0312586584

About the Author:
Amy Bourret is a graduate of Yale Law School and Texas Tech University, and a former partner in a national law firm. Her pro bono work with child advocacy organizations sparked the passion that fuels Mothers & Other Liars, her debut novel. She lived for several years in Santa Fe, and now splits her time between Aspen, Colorado and Dallas, Texas. Learn more at http://www.amybourret.com/.

Pre-order it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

This book will be published August 3, 2010


  1. That cover is so beautiful! Great review, Alexia - as always! :-)

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  3. Nice! What a great idea for a feature. Can I play? :-)

  4. This one sounds good too. I'll have to look for it in a few months.

  5. Shannon - Have to admit that I'm a sucker for pretty covers!

    Susan - Thank you! You're so sweet!

    Marie - Help yourself! Shellie came up with the original idea, so I'm sure she wouldn't mind if we all played. :)

    Pam - Looking forward to reading this one, just have to finish a few others first. Wish I could read faster!

  6. Saying Hey for Blogmania Support.
    Of course we follow you through GFF, please make sure to stop in and do the same for us :)

    Psss.... We also have an iPad giveaway going on right now till 7/2! We need nearly double the entries we have to get ours in for review. SO please take a minute if nothing else just to do the manatory entry. Thank you so so much.

  7. Huh...good idea on the ARC Preview! I might just have to see if I can borrow it from you with proper credit of course... ^_^

  8. Momma Teri - Nice to meet you! Heading over to visit your blog now. Thanks!

    GMR - Help yourself! BTW, loved your latest review! :)