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.
Meg 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:
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.