Love and A Little White Lie – Tammy L. Gray – Bethany House Publishers – Published 4 August 2020
After hitting rock bottom, January decides she has nothing to lose in working at her aunt’s church–while hiding a lack of faith. A minor deception until she meets the church’s guitarist and sparks fly. Can she avoid disaster–especially when a handsome landscape architect has an annoying ability to push her to deal with feelings she’d rather keep buried?
I loved this romantic story about finding somewhere to belong and connecting with a faith. Love and A Little White Lie has a love triangle that provides a romance that is really fun and sweet as well as a romance that is full of connection and honesty.
January is looking to start over. Her last relationship failed just after she gave up her joy and spend all her savings moving across the country to be with her fiancé. Now she has returned to her Aunt’s property. Her aunt has also secured her a job at the local church. The only problem is that January doesn’t believe in God and isn’t an Christian. She decides not to tell anyone. But Grace Community is more welcoming than she expected, especially Cameron, one of the musicians, and she feels needed and like she is finally making a difference. Everything would be great if it wasn’t for Dillon, a landscaper working at her Aunt’s property, who calls January out on her deceit.
Love and A Little White Lie is a fun and easy book to read. I loved January’s voice. She is a genuinely nice character and reaches out to help others without even thinking about it. I was intrigued by the way she noticed little details and remembered information. While we are told this is one of her gifts (she considers it more a quirk), it’s also shown throughout the story, which made it really believable and nice detail in the story.
Honestly, I would have loved more time between January and Dillon. While her relationship with Cameron is necessary for her development and coming to know more about herself and God, it felt like a waste of time – she needed to be with Dillon!! Clearly you know whose side I am on in this love triangle. Her fights and conversations with Dillon touch on hard topics for the both of them and they both must face a bit of healing and restoring faith. The other characters in Love and A Little White Lie are delightful, from January’s caring Aunt to January’s overwhelmed coworker.
Love and A Little White Lie is a fun book about a journey from grief and disbelief to faith alongside a touching romance.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Adult fiction
Genre: Christian Contemporary.
Themes: Romance, relationships, divorce, faith, church, weddings, truth, music.
Published: 4 August 2020 by Bethany House Publishers
Representation: White characters, heterosexual relationships. Christian faith
Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook. 368 pages.