If You Could See What I See

If You Could See What I See

eBook - 2013
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"In this moving, insightful new novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb delves into the heart of going home again, the challenge of facing loss--and the freedom of finally letting go...For decades, the women in Meggie O'Rourke's family have run Lace, Satin, and Baubles, a lingerie business that specializes in creations as exquisitely pretty as they are practical. The dynamic in Meggie's family, however, is perpetually dysfunctional. In fact, if Meggie weren't being summoned back to Portland, Oregon, by her grandmother, she'd be inclined to stay away all together. Since her husband's death a year ago, Meggie's emotions have been in constant flux, and so has her career as a documentary film maker. Finding ways to keep the family business afloat--and dealing with her squabbling sister and cousin--will at least give her a temporary focus. To draw customers to their website, Meggie decides to interview relatives and employees about their first bras and favorite lingerie. She envisions something flip and funny, but the confessions that emerge are unexpectedly poignant. There are stories of first loves and aching regrets, passionate mistakes and surprising rendezvous. And as the revelations illuminate her family's past, Meggie begins to find her own way forward. With warmth and unflinching humor, If You Could See What I See explores the tender truths we keep close--and what can happen when we find the courage to bare them to the world."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2013.
ISBN: 9780758289254
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (480 pages)

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Wow, an amazing novel with complex story line. For any woman who has suffered or lived through an abusive relationship this hits really close to the core but the story is not just fixated on the evil. Difficult family ties are common to all and author Cathy Lamb uses a dry wit and slanted view point to help diffuse many awkward and potentially lethal encounters. Once I got into the novel I couldn't put it down. It does have a soft happy ending, but a long struggle to get there that gives the readers a full appreciation for the strength women have to overcome obstacles.

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