LIES THAT BIND by Barbara McMahon
April 2, 2006
Amazon rating 4/5
"This second in a trilogy focuses on April Jeffries, a model working in Paris. She returns home to Maraville, Mississippi to visit her former foster mother, Maddie Oglethorpe. Both good and bad memories fill her mind and heart - when she was last home, she and her foster sisters, Eliza and Jo, were split up without explanations and told never to contact each other again. In the previous book, Eliza found her foster sister April in Paris, and asked her to return home because Maddie had suffered a major stroke and needed their help.
April never expected to come home again, and didn't expect to discover she had missed being there. She does have an agenda - she wants to find her biological parents. While Eliza and Jo were from broken homes, April had been given up as a baby and was never told who her parents were. She believes she was born in Maraville. Jack Palmer, a CNN reporter on medical leave, helps her trace where she was born. Slowly but surely, they unravel the mystery of her birth mother.
Jack's career as a CNN reporter may be over. He was injured in Iraq, and is recuperating in Maraville. Just as April was used to a life of glamour and fame, Jack was accustomed to regular travel and adventure. The two have one thing in common - both have vowed not to get into a serious relationship. Already married twice, April knows she can't deal with a third failure. And while she is falling for Jack, she expects that he will soon be bored with her." - Complete review at BookLoons - M. Lofton
I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed the first in the series. The characters are likeable and although I couldn't say they were believably accurate (I have never met a super model), the people as written felt real to me. I am looking forward to the final in the trilogy.