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5 Stars Good, June 30, 2017
This review is from: Shattered Lies (Kindle Edition)
Sins of omission can be as bad and as deadly as sins of commission. Where does one find the balance and does it affect the rest of ones's life?
Well written with a good story line.
By SEN Books on June 18, 2017
I am glad I read this book. I was hooked from the beginning to the end. Kate's journey of self discovery was well written and enjoyable. The author did a fantastic job of creating complicated characters with a lot of layers. I am sure it took a lot of time to develop them. I don't remember the last time I read a story like this. It evoked a lot of emotion in me, most of which were not pleasant. The older characters were fascinating yet annoying. Most of the time i wanted to shake them. This story shows the reality of American racial history like no other. I look forward to reading the author's next book.
5 out of 5 Stars: ‘A tense page-turner. A FINALST and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, April 20, 2017
By The Wishing Shelf Awards
This review is from: Shattered Lies (Paperback)
This book was entered and was a finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
This is what our readers thought:
"Plenty of conflict and tons happening from the first page. Characters well developed and a refreshingly simple writing style. I liked this a lot.’ Female reader, aged 47
‘Oooh! This was good. Loved every page. A mixture of mystery and family saga. The ending was particularly well written. I will be hunting for more book by this author.’ Female reader, aged 52
‘This is very much an emotion-filled novel. A family drama packed full of skeletons in the cupboards. It needs a little editing here and there to improve the pacing and reduce an element of repetition. But, other than that, it’s a fascinating read. Good cover too.’ Male reader (editor), aged 63
"The historical elements of this story were the most interesting to me, in particular the prejudice of many members of the family. I liked Kate very much, and the way she handled everything worked well. Sad, shocking in parts; but, best of all, a powerfully written story that many will enjoy.’ Female reader, aged 69
Shattered Lives is a debut novel from veteran writer S.J. Francis and is available
just about anywhere on-line and at independent booksellers: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Black Opal Books, Smash Words, and independent bookstores. If your local bookstore doesn't have a copy, yes, they can order it for you. Just ask them to do so.
In the tradition of V.C. Andrews' Flowers in the Attic, and Danielle Steel, every family has one thing in common: secrets.
She wants to know the truth, but some secrets might be better left alone…
Kate Thayer has a good life as a veterinarian, running the family horse farm—until she uncovers an act of unimaginable treachery by those she trusted most and learns that everything she knew about herself was a lie. Her paternal grandmother, the woman who raised her, is behind a number of devastating secrets Kate is compelled to discover. But the deeper she digs, the more betrayal she finds, changing her life in ways she could have never foreseen.
Other Reviews for Shattered Lies:
“Shattered Lies is a gripping story of family secrets and their destructive aftermath. The reader is drawn into Kate’s courageous choice to face the challenges of racial tension and betrayal.”
~ Carole Avila, Author of Eve’s Amulet-Book 1 and Death House
“An engrossing tale of deceit, bigotry, and betrayal, Shattered Lies grabs you by the throat and won’t let go.” ~ Pepper O’Neal, author of the award-winning Black Ops Chronicles series.
“Francis writes a poignant and moving tale of bigotry, deceit, and the ultimate betrayal, where the people who you are supposed to be able to trust are the ones who tell the most devastating lies.”
~ Taylor Jones, Reviewer
“Shattered Lies is the story of the cruel, inhuman things man does to man and the tangled webs we weave trying to cover up our heinous behavior. It’s a heart-warming and heart-breaking tale of a young woman who discovers that everything she believed about herself, her parents, her very life, is nothing but a lie.” ~ Regan Murphy, Reviewer
"5.0 out of 5 stars A lifetime of Shattered Lies by Fran Lewis from Book Town
Within your world you have many people that touch your life and are supposed to care and keep you safe from any type of harm. Looking around at those who surround you and are part of your family you think about their love, proud to be a part of their lives until something happens that changes the images, the pictures and the settings leaving you in pieces wondering who you really are, why you are no longer the person you thought you were and how your life has been nothing but a collection of Shattered Lies!
Author S.J. Francis brings to light a very serious issue that is even prevalent and in the news today: Hate: Prejudice, deceit, lies and betrayals as one young woman named Kate finds out that the life her grandmother created for her and wanted her to live was anything but false. What happens when you accidentally come upon a book, a journal belonging to your mother and learn that you are forbidden to read it or even enter the room where you found it? What happens when your grandmother reacts so violently that she strikes the one person who was supposed to keep the secret and a flood of deceptions, deceits and lies come pouring through as the tapestry created of your family begins to fall apart piece by piece until the final square is gone.
Have you read Shattered Lies? If so, thank you. May I ask for your support? How can you support me? As a debut author I entirely depend on readers to share the book. Please consider reviewing the book on Goodreads and on on-line book retailers such as Amazon, bn.com et al! Thank you in advance for your support!
May all your dreams come true for you! Stay safe. Be happy. Show compassion. Be kind to animals. Better yet. Be a voice for them!
Cheers! S.J. Francis
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Are you ready for a great read? A read about a family torn apart when lies from the past converge upon the future and old values clash with the new. The wait is over. Shattered Lies is on its way here! Thrilling and entertaining, like the experience on a roller coaster. Travel to the South without leaving the comfort of your chair.
Want a mix of highly charged emotion, vivid imagery, frank, colorful writing complete with lies, secrets and sex? Read Shattered Lies, a new novel by debut author S.J. Francis. Shattered Lies is a page-turner. Released by Black Opal Books on October 24, 2015.