Lily White Lies

Lily White Lies was first published in June of 2011. It was the 2009 Brighid’s National Fiction Manuscript Contest Winner, published through Wahmprenuer Publishing. It has since been reworked and republished independently under my legal name, K.E. Garvey.


New Cover for Lily White LiesMeg White has a closet full of dreams. Her problem is that all of the hangers are empty. A doting granddaughter, a submissive fiancé and a struggling business owner, she doesn’t know if who she is, is who she wants to be. Will she end up like her kind-hearted but felonious grandfather, her eccentric, vodka-drinking grandmother or her moonstruck aunt? If she’s honest, the best answer is ‘none of the above.’

Armed with nothing more than the support of her two closest friends, Cory who can make her laugh and Charlotte who will let her cry and the forbidden but growing interest in a handsome stranger, Meg learns that what she wants isn’t necessarily what she needs, and that sometimes love, family, and betrayal are bound together forever by lily white lies.


What others are saying:

TOP 1000 REVIEWERon February 13, 2013
This book was a very pleasant surprise. Have you ever picked up a book before when you had just sat down, read the first couple of sentences and then heaved a sigh of relief and snuggled yourself onto the couch? I did with this book. I was hooked from the first paragraph and knew that I had better settle in because I wasn’t moving any time soon.

The characters in this book breathe such life that you can’t help but fall for them. I could see myself in the middle of the group of friends the author describes laughing and joking and being one of them. The conversations are wonderful and often produced snorts, giggles and other sounds of laughter from me throughout my reading.

As the book progressed, I basically forgot about everything else as I was so enthralled with reading. I love the character building in this novel. There is no point in this book where it will let you down. I thought the main character was someone I could easily identify with and her lack of self esteem in the beginning made me feel closer to her than it would have if she were supposed to be physically perfect like so many other main characters.

If you are looking for a fabulous way to spend an afternoon, this is it.

on June 27, 2011
This book has to attributes that had I known beforehand, would have kept me from buying it. BUT, I am glad I didn’t know beforehand because I would have missed out on a truly wonderful story. First, I generally don’t care for books with dream scenes or journal entry scenes. Generally speaking, I find too often that each are used by authors who either run out of story or who do not possess the experience to keep the conflict alive thus resorting to dreams, journals, flashbacks and the like. This author, however, used each with skill. They were not essential in helping to move the story along, but were used to add to an already interesting story.
I felt the pacing of the story was rhythmic, an easy read with no dead spots or accelerations that felt unnatural.
I had read snippets beforehand regarding the bachelorette party and although it was refreshingly original, that was not the part of the book that I would call ‘the best part’. All of the characters are real and easy to empathize with, but it is the relationship between the main character, Meg, and her family, Meg and her friends that made what could have been a mediocre novel great. This book covers all aspects of family, from love to embarrassment, through secrets and acknowledgment and finally acceptance, all the while following one women on her journey to find out if she is on the right life path.

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