Review: Love and a Little White Lie

Love and a Little White Lie (State of Grace #1)


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?

Rating: 4-stars


Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray is a great novel featuring finding one’s self, faith, and love. With that comes finding love, too. The story was entertaining. I liked January. She had her fears, flaws, and strengths which made me take an instant liking to her. The pacing of the story was steady mostly. Slow in some spots. The book was clean, faith based, and family themed. January has to find herself and her courage before her life can move forward. Until then, she’s guarded and hurting. But her chance at a new beginning, at happiness, comes with hope and a little faith. She has an amazing aunt to support her in her life journey. Getting a job at a church was crazy but it put certain people in January’s path. That path just kept growing until she took charge. Overall, it was a good contemporary novel.

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