“What a joy to discover a wonderful storyteller like Amy Bourret. Her debut novel, Mothers and Other Liars, underscores not only the strength of the ties that bind mother and daughter but those that connect friends, as well. The love between Ruby and Lark goes to my heart. Amy Bourret’s voice is one of compassion and humor, and I want to hear it again and again.”
--Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author of Prayers For Sale
“This lovely, lyrical novel is one that will have you on the edge of your seat as you wipe a tear from your eye… The dialogue sings on every page and the story rings with authenticity. Anyone who loved Marisa de Los Santos’s Love Walked In will love this.”
--Eileen Goudge, New York Times bestselling author of The Diary
“Bourret has created a wonderfully flawed character who is willing to do whatever it takes to keep a promise to her child. There is nothing predictable about this story of love and sacrifice. Ruby is confronted with an unrelenting question; what are willing to do for those you love? Bourret is fearless with her answers.” –Jacqueline Sheehan (see below)
“Bourret has created an unpredictable, gripping story of love and sacrifice.”
--Jacqueline Sheehan, New York Times bestselling author of Lost and Found and Now and Then
"Amy Bourret's smart, compelling tale of motherhood, fate, law, and love, grabbed me and pulled me into the murky pool that lies between morally right and unimaginably wrong, where good intentions are not enough to keep poor Ruby Leander afloat. You will ache for Ruby and her daughter Lark, and stay up late turning the pages, hoping for justice and for joy. Thought-provoking and suspenseful, Mothers and Other Liars will have you asking, ‘What do you do when all the choices are impossible ones?’"
--Therese Fowler, internationally acclaimed author of Souvenir
“Mothers and Other Liars is the absorbing story of Ruby, a woman who bravely does the wrong things for all the right reasons—all for one child. Readers will be talking about this compelling novel and what it means to be a child’s real mother. A strong debut.”
--Lynne Griffin, author of Life Without Summer
"The beauty of Amy Bourret's novel is that she makes you yearn for each and every character to get exactly what they what—an outcome that is of course impossible and sets up the most delicious conflict of interests all the way to the surprising end. I was captivated by this wrenching tale of Ruby, her spunky Lark, and their tribe of fiercely loyal friends."
--Katrina Kittle, author of The Kindness of Strangers
“Mothers and Other Liars is a page-turner from beginning to end, impossible to put down. It will provoke lively debate about the meaning of motherhood, nurture, sacrifice and law. Readers who love Jodi Picoult's novels will find a new favorite in Amy Bourret.”
–Liz Rosenberg, author of Home Repair