Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: Joyous Lies by Margaret Ann Spence

Posted 11 March, 2021 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Blog Tours, Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: Joyous Lies by Margaret Ann Spence
Title: Joyous Lies
Author: Margaret Ann Spence
Published by Wild Rose Press
Date Published: 15 February, 2021
Pages: 372
Genres: Women's Fiction
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Maelle Woolley, a shy botanist, prefers plants to people. They don't suddenly disappear. Raised on her grandparents' commune after her mother's mysterious death, she follows the commune's utopian beliefs of love for all. Then she falls for attractive psychiatrist Zachary Kane. When Zachary claims her mother and his father never emerged alive from his father's medical research lab, Maelle investigates. What she discovers will challenge everything she believes, force her to find strength she never knew she had, and confront the commune's secrets and lies. What happened to love? And can it survive?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
I will admit that sometimes the dual timelines will confuse me, leaving me wanting more from a novel. But, Spence’s novel didn’t do that with me. In fact, the dual timelines actually enhanced the story, keeping me up, turning the pages long into the night. The added twists of secrets and needing to know the answers made this a wonderfully captivating read!

Maelle, and Zachary, are both wonderfully chiseled characters. I felt their emotions as my own. I could feel myself being transported to the heart of their story, helping to hunt for the answers,questioning all that they knew. I always told my mom I was born in the wrong era, and reading this story, feeling myself become a member of the commune that Maelle lives at, truly proves, I am a flower child at heart!

The pain, the sorrow, the questions, the love……all of it woven together by Spence’s talented hands. It turns out an unforgettable story that will leave you asking yourself questions about love and life. It will leave you wanting to add Spence to a list of authors who you must read more of! I can’t wait to read more 4 star worthy work from this truly talented author!

About Margaret Ann Spence

Margaret Ann Spence writes about women, the choices they make, and what happens next. An avid baker and much less successful organic gardener, she draws on the mishaps and joys of these pursuits within the family mysteries unwrapped in her novels, Joyous Lies and Lipstick on the Strawberry.

Lipstick on the Strawberry won the Romantic Elements Category in the First Coast Romance Writers 2015 Beacon Contest. The novel was a finalist for the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award and in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Awards.

Margaret’s second novel, Joyous Lies, released by The Wild Rose Press on February 15, 2021.

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