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Lies and Other Love Languages – Sonali Dev

Nov/03/2023 / by Team Seema

From the bestselling author of The Vibrant Years comes an emotional story of three women navigating ugly truths and safe lies with only love to guide them on a journey of motherhood, friendship, and life.

Bestselling advice columnist Vandy Guru built her career teaching others how to live honestly and courageously, but after the loss of her husband, Vandy’s public veneer can barely conceal her grief. When her beloved daughter Mallika suddenly disappears and her estranged childhood best friend Rani returns, stirring up long-buried secrets, Vandy’s carefully crafted life feels at risk.

Aspiring choreographer Mallika Guru is tired of failure. When another audition ends in rejection, she signs up for a genetic study to find out why she’s so different from her accomplished family. But the results reveal her whole life to be a lie, and Rani seems to be the only one who knows the truth.

Rani Parekh sacrificed everything for Vandy once. But to hold on to the life she’s rebuilt, she must confront her troubled history and face Vandy and Mallika. Join these three extraordinary women as they journey from LA to Mumbai on an incredible path of discovery, hope, and love.

Bestselling author Sonali Dev describes the book as – A journey of friendship, motherhood, marriage and finding yourself. The idea for the book comes from a conversation which she ahd with a friend a long time ago. “At the heart of that hypothetical conversation was motherhood. Carrying a child you wouldn’t raise for a friend on one hand and raising a child you didn’t birth on the other,” recalls the author.

SEEMA’s View: “Lies and Other Love Languages” is a gripping mystery intertwined with rich family drama and unexpected twists. The novel delves into the depths of female friendship, motherly love, marital bonds, and the quest for life’s true purpose. With exceptionally relatable characters, this emotionally immersive story is a gem that comes highly recommended.


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