The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

by Patti Henry
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ISBN-13: 9781410472809
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 10/29/2014
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 407
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Stories We Tell: A Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
Patti Callahan Henry, one of my favorite southern authors—having read ALL her books, she once again produces a winner with THE STORIES WE TELL! Henry creates an intriguing story of Eve Morrison, a preacher's kid who grew up to marry the handsome, smart, wealthy and charming Cooper Morrison. What more could a southern belle want, right? Southern couples love to put on pretenses and sometimes lead double lives. It is what they do, they hide behind secrets in order to keep up appearances. Which is the case with this stunning couple. Cooper runs an exclusive magazine and Eve has her own printing company. Now that they have been married for some time, things start unraveling. Eve's sister, Willa has returned to Savannah, and staying in their guest cottage. When she and Cooper are involved in a car accident, and Willa cannot speak for herself, Cooper puts the blame on her for being drunk. You see, Willa has no memory of the accident due to the brain injury, so Eve accepts her husband’s account of the accident. However, things do not add up—Eve brushes her doubts to the back burner, not wanting to accept her husband is a liar and her life may not be as perfect as she wants to believe. How long will it take her to uncover the truth? Henry dives into the complexities of this relationship, the raw feelings and emotions. Family and relationships are tested between Eve, Willa, Cooper and Max, her co-worker. Is anyone being honest about their true feelings? As usual, Henry has developed rich characters, which readers will relate to on this journey from pretenses to reality. Loved Eve’s character, as she is a strong and successful woman and steps out of her comfort zone to face the realities of her life, even when it may be safer to hide behind the mask of what others see—she is a wife, mother, and sister. A powerful story of marriage, secrets, lies, suspicion, trust; and those who crave family, friendship, and love, will enjoy Patti’s storytelling of this riveting and emotional THE STORIES WE TELL. We all tell a story; however, which story --the real or fake one? A story of the human heart with twists and turns keeping you turning into the wee hours of the morning. Fans of Diane Chamberlain, Mary Alice Monroe, Joshilyn Jackson, Susan Rebecca White, Wendy Wax, Karen White, Emilie Richards, and Mary Kay Andrews (some of my favorites) will thoroughly enjoy this compelling tale. Having lived in Atlanta most of my life, prior to moving to South Florida, always enjoy a compelling drama based in Georgia, and oh Savannah Henry definitely knows the ways of the south for a satisfying read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"because we don't get to choose when life gets tangled or comes undone, but we do get to choose how we move forward"
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
The Stories We Tell is a book that left me thinking a lot about marriage and trust.   Growing up I was taught that you trust your family, especially your spouse.   This book brought all that into question.    Eve wants to trust Cooper, wants to believe all that he is telling her, yet the truths he is telling her are not quite adding up.    As she learns more and does more research into the happening s of the night of the car accident, more and more do not add up.  She knows that she has to discover the truth.   It was hard to see her questioning her husband and the life they had, the internal struggles she had made her doubt everything she ever wanted.   Eve is a character that I could not help but feel for, yet there were times I wanted to shake her and tell her to wake up and see what is happening in her own life.   To see how the lies were affecting her daughter and herself.  I really enjoyed this entire book.   The characters were great and easy to relate to, the plot kept me having to read, and the mystery of what the truth was kept me totally engaged in the story.    I highly recommend The Stories We Tell.   Patti Callahan Henry is an author that has never let me down, keeping me entertained well into the night.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The author did a good job of developing the characters and weaving their life stories. Many life lessons to ponder. It's not just another "you know what is going to happen next book."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Musr read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept waiting for this book to grab me! It just never did! Had to force myself to even finish the book. No twists, no turns, just boring from start to finish.
baja156 More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Liked the characters. Liked the story.
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Loved this book. Will be looking for other books by this author
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I am a big fan of Patti Callahan Henry....I have read quite a few of her books, this book was excellent, recommend for anyone.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book moved just fast enough to hold my interest. It kept me wondering exactly was going on and I read it in one day!