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The Truth about Love and Lightning
by Susan McBride


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The Truth About Love and Lighting is a deliciously emotional story of family, forgiveness, love, and magic from Susan McBride.

A lie that Gretchen Brink told 40 years ago comes back to haunt her when a tornado brings together Sam, a mysterious man who can t remember anything, and Abby, her newly pregnant daughter who is convinced Sam is her long-lost father.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The Truth About Love and Lighting is a deliciously emotional story of family, forgiveness, love, and magic from Susan McBride.

A lie that Gretchen Brink told 40 years ago comes back to haunt her when a tornado brings together Sam, a mysterious man who can t remember anything, and Abby, her newly pregnant daughter who is convinced Sam is her long-lost father. Though decades old, when Gretchen s secrets are revealed, the ramifications will affect them all in ways they never could have imagined.

A mesmerizing study of family and love, The Truth About Love and Lightning is touching and observant, reminding us that we never know when our lives are on the precipice of change."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062027283
  • ISBN-10: 006202728X
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 336


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-12-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

McBride (The Cougar Club) takes readers on a winding journey to examine the far-reaching implications of dishonesty. It’s 2010 and single mother Gretchen Brink—who gave birth as a teenager to now-39-year-old Abigail—is living quietly in Walnut Ridge, Mo., with her blind twin sisters, Bennie and Trudy, when a violent twister rips through their farm. While assessing the property damage, Gretchen finds an oddly familiar man trapped under a fallen walnut tree—and subsequently sees that the long-barren tree has delivered an abundance of nuts. Is the mystery man the long-missing Sam Winston, who disappeared years earlier from a refugee camp in Africa and who Gretchen claimed is Abigail’s father? At the same time, Abigail is headed home from Chicago with big news of her own: she’s pregnant and soon to become a single mother herself. Abigail is convinced that her father has returned—but how can Gretchen admit that she lied about her daughter’s parentage? In working through that knotty problem, the author also takes a detour into the past, exploring generations that came before in the ’30s, ’50s, and ’70s. Seamlessly toggling between decades, McBride delivers a poignant page-turner with flawed but lovable characters. Agent: Christina Hogrebe, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Feb.)

 
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