Truths

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Two women, Elizabeth and Jen, separated by two hundred years, but inescapably connected. Will the echoes of the past be enough to save Jen as she begins to discover her truth?

In 1808 Elizabeth Cooper, found guilty as a thief, is sentenced to hang and thrown into prison, the convicted women with whom she shares her gloomy cell the only solace she will have until the day of her execution. In gentle Gilly Stevens she finds the strength and ...
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Overview

Two women, Elizabeth and Jen, separated by two hundred years, but inescapably connected. Will the echoes of the past be enough to save Jen as she begins to discover her truth?

In 1808 Elizabeth Cooper, found guilty as a thief, is sentenced to hang and thrown into prison, the convicted women with whom she shares her gloomy cell the only solace she will have until the day of her execution. In gentle Gilly Stevens she finds the strength and comfort of a growing intimacy. As the horrors of the prison threaten to overwhelm her, Elizabeth and Gilly must soon fight to ensure Elizabeth’s innocence, her truth, can survive into the future.

In 2008 Jen is a costumed tour guide, the prison where Elizabeth Cooper was imprisoned now an atmospheric museum. Jen’s work relating its horrors distracts her from the confusion of her personal life. Then she encounters Aly, an intriguing, confident photographer, who seems to change everything. Jen is determined not to deny her truth any longer and to finally reach for happiness, but, as the shadows within the high prison walls lengthen and seem to warn her of the threat, she is in more danger than she realizes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602821460
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
  • Publication date: 4/20/2010
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 554,188
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 5.66 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author


Rebecca has lived in Nottingham, England, most of her life. She was accepted by the University of Oxford to read History, but soon found that something inside her rebelled against such a rarified academic environment and left to return to her hometown. She graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2004 with a degree in English Studies. She hopes to return to study at postgraduate level in the near future, with a specific interest in Romantic and nineteenth century literature from a gender/queer perspective. She is fascinated by the relationship between literature and culture, especially in a historical context, and the importance of fiction for representing the human experience. This is partly what inspires her to write.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Big reader

    Was a little confused at first but once i got into it i really liked it plan on reading more by her

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

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    This book just doesn't click

    Truths is about two women who are separated by two hundred years. Their stories are told in alternating passages as each tries to find an answer to her situation.

    This book presents a number of issues. The first is why these two stories were put together. Except for being located in the same place, they have nothing in common and there isn't an apparent connection between the women. Either story, with some additions, would have stood alone as a book, but put together and alternated, they become distractions from each other. The reader will spend a lot of the book waiting for the plots to converge and they don't.

    Another consideration is that it's difficult for the reader to get invested in the stories. The telling is rather tedious and by alternating them there is no even flow to the developments. Unfortunately, the characters don't make up for this by being compelling. The women aren't unappealing, but they also aren't engaging. There's nothing about them that reaches out to catch the reader's interest.

    If there is a positive to the book, it's in the detail that Buck sometimes goes into with the settings and the customs of the 1800s. The scenes in the prison feel very real.

    The stories told in Truths are OK. If the reader is looking for some way to pass a few hours, then this book will do it. There are more interesting stories out there though.

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