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Number of Pages: 432
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Women readers will enjoy this fast paced story with meaningful topics and a humorous tone.
Souza shows maturity as a writer in Lying on Sunday. The story is told from Abbies first-person perspective, with a few flashbacks that retrace her memories from before her husbands death. Loveable and despicable characters alike are well portrayed, so that the readers feel as if they know them personally.
Abigail Torrington is the submissive, shoe-obsessed, trusting wife of big-time insurance salesman Trey Torrington. When Abbie receives word of Treys death in San Diego while he is supposedly on business in Dallas, her world comes to a crashing halt. On the same day, Abbie receives those divorce papers along with evidence that her husband was having an affair. Whereas the rest of her family expects her to grieve for her cookie-cutter perfect husband, Abbie must cope with the secret sting of betrayal. As Abbie finds new ways to rid her life of the rejection and pain that Trey left behind, she also remains strong for her two college-age daughters, who still think the world of their father. With her own motivation and the help of her good friend Shawlie and a few wise strangers, Abbie is finally able to break free from her past and embrace the promises of the future.
Though unfaithfulness, secrets, and death usually lead to the breaking apart of families, in Abbies case, they end up bringing her closer to the rest of her family. Her two daughters, head-strong, stubborn Bailey, and sweet, affectionate Becca, dont understand their mothers odd reaction to their fathers death at first, but eventually the three women show how much they really do love and care for one another. Abbie shows signs of becoming the strong mother she could never have been under Treys demanding shadow. The unveiling of Treys disregard for the sanctity of their relationship indirectly brings the healing Abbie needs to repair the other strained relationships in her life.
Lying on Sunday is an entertaining, motivating story about dealing with betrayal, loss, and struggling relationships. Readers will enjoy following Abbie Torrington as she learns to enjoy life despite all of her struggles. Mothers, daughters, wives, and single women alike will not be disappointed in Lying on Sunday. Laura A. Coulter, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
bunnyRussell Springs, KYAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5September 18, 2012bunnyRussell Springs, KYAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Loved this book! It is a story about infidelity and how it affects the other family members. It is more like a real-life story. It is funny and sad at the same time.
bearsfanPorterville, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 22, 2012bearsfanPorterville, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had never heard of this author but the price was right so I thought I would give her a try and I am so glad I did! I loved this book and wanted more when it ended. I hope that some day Karen Souza will make a sequel so that we can know how their lives end up.
coleen from Hutchinsonhutchinson, mnAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5a unique and true to life storyJune 19, 2012coleen from Hutchinsonhutchinson, mnAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5i really liked this book, made me think what would i do, well written, easy to get into.
MelanieXenia OHAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful Book!June 13, 2012MelanieXenia OHAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was a wonderful surprise. I loved it. I am looking forward to reading more from this author. It is written very well and has a real to life story line. Can't wait to order more from this author, and am hoping she continues to provide us with quality fiction.
junebugCheyenne, Wy.Age: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5I enjoyed this book very muchJune 6, 2012junebugCheyenne, Wy.Age: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I would recommend this book. The characters are very real, and the plot keeps your attention all the way through.
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Submitted: October 17, 2008
Tell us a little about yourself. I write contemporary women's fiction, and like to tackle tough subjects that pertain to women, but with enough humor to keep the story from bogging down the reader.
What was your motivation behind this project? To write a story about a woman's path to self-discovery, realizing that the life she thought she knew was a lie, but coming to the understanding that the truth will set you free.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Betrayal comes in many forms, not just marital infidelity. As we trust the Lord with our struggles and challenges, we will find there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I love to write stories that incorporate and explore strong relationships between women: best friends, mothers and daughters, etc. Even as I write, I'm reminded of the value of the relationships we share with others, how they impact our lives and help mold us into the women we are.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Some of my influences/favorite authors are Lisa Samson, Jamie Langston Turner, and a wonderful new author, Kathleen Popa.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I love to hear from my readers. You can contact me through my website sharonksouza.com Also, I love to interact with book clubs. I will send a complimentary book to anyone who presents my book to their club as a selection. Then I'd love to participate in the group discussion via telephone if the group isn't close enough for me to attend personally.