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  • Reanne Powell

Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray


My first book by Tammy Gray, and I have to say that I admire anyone who can write a good love triangle. I was hesitant going into this book for a number of reasons, but it ended up exceeded my expectations.


This book has three things I tend to avoid in a contemporary romance novel: love triangle, miscommunication (little white lie is literally in the title), as well as Protestant mega churches. 😅 However, I enjoyed seeing January's transformation and the ways that the two men in her life brought out different sides of her.


I was a bit annoyed at how short the timeline was. For a story like this, it felt rushed (especially with the divorce of one of the love interests being so recent). But even with that, I was invested in the story and appreciated Tammy's writing style.


I'm excited to check out more of Tammy's books.


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Overall: 4/5

Age: 16+

Romance level: 1.5/5

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Pick up this book at a local Christian bookstore or click here to buy it online.

Canada: Paperback - Kindle - Audio



From the back cover:


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?


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?

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