“After the mysterious death of her husband, Renee Morgan is determined to protect her three daughters, forcing her to face a history she has spent a lifetime avoiding. Groomed by her father to join the most elite of secret societies, Brett knows she is destined for something great. But her ambition demands a high price. Sara is ready to avenge her father at any cost. When she finds herself swept up in conspiracies and family secrets, her search for answers uncovers a primeval power. Hadley watched her father die and now he won’t leave her alone. Guided by his ghost, she begins to experience memories of past lives. As the journeys of Renee, Brett, Sara and Hadley converge, two Truths are revealed that change everything they knew about themselves and the world they live in.”
Firstly I’d like to say a big “THANK YOU” to ZooLoo’s Book Tours for placing me on this blog tour. For a book reviewer whose been in a deep slump for some time, she’s really taken a chance on me when others have not and I’m grateful for that.
Secondly, let’s get on with the review!
I first picked up the book with high expectations- it had been a while since I had read anything other than murder mystery’s and crime thrillers so I was excited to get stuck in. But sadly I found it a slow read and this could be because it’s a step away from my usual genre or because I may not be ready to dedicate myself to reading again just yet, possibly even a mixture of the two, but read the book was my goal and I did just that. Albeit it very, very slowly.
The characters are all very different; Rennee the mother and her daughters, Brett, Sara abs Hadley all bring something different to the table and they are all very well written with their own issues and missions in life which I found to be a little confusing at times when I was trying to push on with my reading, but did enjoy the different dimensions of each character.
As the title states there are Two Truths to learn and each has its own consequence and chain of events. And Rennee has to learn to live with the fact that even though she is trying to help her daughters she simply must allow each girl to travel their own path and learn for themselves, no matter her thoughts and feelings on it. Which as a mother made me really feel for her.
Two Truths is a well researched and well written novel, and Carver clearly knows her Bible verse as there are numerous references throughout-don’t let this put you off reading it though! It’s relevant and not at all a book about Christianity! It’s a book for fans of Dan Brown though! Never having been a huge fan of Brown, I do find that any follow in titles I won’t be reading as it simply didn’t enthral me as much as I would have liked (again this could be because I’m severely pre-occupied and it’s also not my usual genre, however I was eager to branch out from my comfort zone and glad I did!).
About the Author
Dana C Carver was born in 1972 in Columbus, Ohio. She wrote her first book at seven years old and won the school’s “super writer” award, and has been writing ever since.
She has a degree in psychology with a minor in creative writing from the University of Cincinnati, and did her post-graduate studies in physiology at Portland State University Currently she works as a program manager and coach, helping organizations to implement and evaluate change initiatives. She is the Chair of the Good Programmes Trust, home of the award winning GoodYarn program, which has seen nearly 7000 people educated in mental health and wellness. Previously, she owned her own coaching and training studio, which operated for over a decade serving nearly 400 clients. She now lives on a Dairy farm in the South Island of New Zealand with her husband, Tony, and is blessed with three step-children, a foster-daughter and two grand-daughters