31 August 2020

Love and a Little White Lie | Book Review


January Sanders grew up believing karma was more reliable than an imaginary higher power, but after suffering her worst heartbreak in 29 years, she's open to just about anything, including taking a temporary position at her aunt's church. Keeping her lack of faith a secret, January is determined to use her photographic memory to help Grace Community's overworked staff, all while scraping herself off rock bottom.

What she doesn't count on is meeting the church's handsome and charming guitarist, who not only is a strong believer, but has also dedicated his life to Christian music. It's a match set for disaster, and yet January has no ability to stay away, even if it means pretending to have faith in a God she doesn't believe in.

Only this time, keeping secrets isn't as easy as she thought it would be. Especially when she's constantly running into her aunt's landscape architect, who seems to know everything about her past and present sins and makes no apologies about pushing her to deal with feelings she'd rather keep buried.

Torn between two worlds incapable of coexisting, can January find the healing that's eluded her or will her resistance to the truth ruin any chance of happiness?

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: August 4, 2020


What a gem. Having read a few of Tammy L. Gray’s books, I had high hopes when I opened Love and a Little White Lie, and thankfully, it did not disappoint.

January needs a job so desperately that she is willing to work at her aunt’s church—even though she’s not a Christian. She does her best to hide her lack of faith, but of course, that proves to be no easy task, especially when a romance sparks with the church’s guitarist. The more time she spends in the church, the more she must come to terms with what she believes (and what that could mean for her future).

January’s journey throughout Love and a Little White Lie is not only entertaining, but also relatable. Her challenges feel real (even though I have not exactly found myself in her situation), as she deals with love, trust, forgiveness, and more, and evoke a depth of emotion that kept me reading until the end. I absolutely loved it all and highly, highly recommend this book to contemporary readers.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I've heard wonderful things about this book! Can't wait to read it!