Lie a Little… to Love a Lot
The story begins in 1877 in Liverpool and moves to the fictional town of Faredene. With a myriad of emotional scenes set in period atmosphere, readers will be gripped.
Endless years of a lonely, childless spinster’s life stretching ahead, Victoria Kavanagh finds an abandoned baby. She knows it’s the answer to her prayers. Or is it? Has she stolen him in a moment of madness? She’s come close to it before…
Desperate to keep him, she creates a past of her own design and moves to Faredene, but is her new life far enough away from the past she’s trying to escape? What a framework on which to build – one of lies and deceit.
Thrust into a world where men are vying for her attention, Victoria has to decide in whom to lay her trust. Can she learn to have faith in her own judgement? First, she must forgive herself for standing by while her father destroyed her mother – her private shame.
Unprepared for the challenges of motherhood and running her own business, whatever the future holds, there’s no turning back. Caring for people comes at a cost and her desire to protect a friend sets off a chain of events that has repercussions for everyone whose lives she touches... Her meddling may just be her undoing.
All around her, people struggle with problems that money alone won’t solve. Poor people had always been nameless faces, people she didn’t know, somehow unreal… But the Gibbs family turn her new world upside down as Victoria discovers laughter, love, poverty and abuse. Will she feel able to embrace the friendships that come her way?
When danger threatens her son, Victoria has to make a heart-breaking choice – but is she ready to let him go?
One little lie, one big chance…
Published by Poolbeg Press Ltd in December 2020
Available in paperback, on Kindle and Audible
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