Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | November 26, 2014

Why do we lie to the children?

motherless“Motherless” by Erin Healey is a story about the death of a mentally-impaired woman who left her children without a mother and a father who lived a life filled with so many lies he had forgotten the real truth.  The story begins with an accident causing Garrett Becker to go into a coma while his young children have to cope with the responsibilities he left behind.  The narrator of the story shares how the children are coping with life as the secrets their parents kept hidden become visible.

At first, the story told from this unusual point of view is a little disconcerting.  It moves a little slow at first, but the more you read the faster the pace picks up.  When the story reaches it’s climax, you won’t be able to read fast enough.  This is the first of Erin Healey’s books I have read.  I was skeptical to begin with of where this story was headed, but by the final page, I started to look forward to reading more of her books.  She has also co-written books with Ted Dekker, and if you like Dekker’s books, you will absolutely love Healey’s imaginative tales.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Shelton Interactive, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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