Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: Liar's Winter by:Cindy K. Sproles

 Liar's Winter: An Appalachian Novel
About the Book:
The choices you make determine who you are. No no mark." Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark--and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it "the mark of the devil," and for all the evil that has plagued her nineteen-year existence, Lochiel is ready to believe that is true. And the evil surely took control of the mind of the boy who stole her as an infant, bringing her home for his mother to raise.

Abused and abandoned by the only people she knows as family, Lochiel is rescued by a peddler and given the first glimpse of love she has ever known. The truth of her past is gradually revealed as is the fact that she is still hunted by a brother driven to see her dead. Unsure if there's anyone she can truly trust, Lochiel is faced with a series of choices: Will she continue to run for escape or will she face her past and accept the heartbreaking secrets it reveals? Which will truly free her?

Set in the wild and beautiful Appalachian Mountains of nineteenth-century East Tennessee, Liar's Winter is an unflinching yet inspirational exploration of prejudice and choice.

My Review:
 Reading about the Appalachian Mountains was truly remarkable and breath taking at the same time. I have always wanted to visit this part of the country so I try when I review a book based on this location, I try to live vicariously through the characters. Even at the turn of the century I am almost sure that it was simply a marvelous place to visit much less live.

 In Liar's Winter, we are taken on a journey of self hope and self reliance. Following the story of Lochiel Ogle you learn rather quickly that she only had herself to rely on. Which is tough enough for a child trying to grow up but now as she becomes a young adult she has to keep looking over her shoulder to see if her brother is on the verge on pouncing on her because he wants to see her dead. 

 I immediately feel sorry for this girl because she has been abused her whole life only to be stalked by a crazy loon of a sibling. WOW! This book is packed to the hilt with action. A lot of action for such a tiny book.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

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