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Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite
In "Lies and Love in Saint Paris," Constance Cupps takes us to Saint Paris, Ohio, where Lori Montgomery is summoned to take care of the estate of her recently-deceased Aunt Celeste. Lori is ready for a get-away, having dealt far too long with the congestion and demands of a high-powered marketing position in the city. When she arrives in Saint Paris, she is warmly welcomed and she immediately submerges into the laid-back culture while exploring the life of her aunt. What she finds both surprises her and forces her into a different mentality with a new set of priorities. Lori must explore her own values as she becomes attracted to several men in the community. She then sets about becoming invested in her aunt's former life and new possibilities emerge for her.
I liked the characters in this book but occasionally felt as if I was only touching the surface of their true being. Nevertheless, I found myself turning pages and hoping to find what I eventually did - a feel good story. This is a lovely story about self-limitations and the cost of those decisions and values. It is also a book about possibilities and about searching deeply within oneself for comfort, love and respectability. Readers will readily admit that sometimes, when you set out to discover the truth about someone else, you end up discovering the depths of your own make-up. A good summer read.