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Lovers and Liars

Narrators: Nora Roux Meckel,

Sarah Beth Goer

Random House Audio

ISBN: 9780593500293

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 05/14/2024

Format: Other

My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC)

Three wildly different sisters reunite for a destination wedding at an English castle in this heartfelt and rollicking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters.

“The sort of novel that simultaneously tempts you to devour it in one greedy gulp and begs you to slow down and savor each page.”—Jenny Jackson, author of Pineapple Street

Once upon a time, the Peacock sisters were little girls who combed each other’s tangled hair. But decades of secrets have led them to separate lives—and to telling lies, to themselves and to one another.

Sylvie is getting married. Again. A librarian and widow who soothes her grief by escaping into books (and shelving them perfectly), Sylvie has caught the attention of an unlikely match: Simon Rampling, a mysterious, wealthy man from Northern England. Sylvie allows herself to imagine a life beside him—one filled with the written word, kindness, and companionship. She’s ready to love again . . . or is she?

Cleo is the golden child. A successful criminal defense lawyer with the perfect boyfriend, she is immediately suspicious of Simon. Is he really who he says he is? Cleo heads to Mumberton Castle with a case of investigative files, telling herself she will expose Simon and save her sister from more heartbreak . . . but who is she really trying to save?

Emma is living a lie. She can’t afford this fancy trip—and she definitely can’t tell her husband and sons why. She once dreamed of a line of her own perfumes. Fragrances allowed her to speak in silence. Now, that tendency for silence only worsens her situation. Will she emerge with her dignity and family intact?

When their toxic mother shows up, the sisters assume the roles they fell into to survive their childhood . . . but they just might find the courage to make new choices.

Set over a spectacularly dramatic weekend, in the grand halls of a sprawling castle estate—amid floor-to-ceiling libraries, falconry lessons, and medieval meals—Lovers and Liars is the unforgettable story of a family’s ability to forgive and to find joy in one another once again.

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“Lovers and Liars is the sort of novel that simultaneously tempts you to devour it in one greedy gulp and begs you to slow down and savor each page. Come for the fabulous English estate and the rollicking plot, but stay for the genuine warmth and humanity infused in every page.”

—Jenny Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Pineapple Street

“I love sibling stories for their shared histories, secrets, and loving, messy, honest, funny portrayals of a unique and unbreakable bond. The Peacock sisters share all of that and more. Add a destination wedding (in an English castle, no less) and you will RSVP YES toLovers and Liars.”

—Steven Rowley, New York Times bestselling author of The Celebrants

“Delicious, delightful, like crashing a royal wedding and ending up in the moat with a prince. Not a single page that isn’t scrumptiously satisfying. Oh, enjoy!”

—Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Less Is Lost

“Amanda Eyre Ward’s knack for unpacking messy family baggage with humor and heart is at its finest in Lovers and Liars. At once a propulsive unraveling of secrets and a sensitive examination of how old scars can shape futures, it hooked me from the start. The delightfully dysfunctional Peacock sisters are an unforgettable trio.”

—Shelby Van Pelt, New York Times bestselling author of Remarkably Bright Creatures

About the Author

Amanda Eyre Ward is The New York Times bestselling author of Sleep Toward Heaven, How to Be Lost, Love Stories in This Town, Forgive Me, Close Your Eyes, The Same Sky, The Nearness of You, The Jetsetters, The Lifeguards and Lovers and Liars. Her bestselling novels have been featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, and more. Amanda publishes nonfiction in Travel + Leisure, The New York Times, Texas Monthly, and more, and publishes original work on Amanda’s work has been optioned for film and television and translated into fifteen languages. She lives in Austin, TX.







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