Looking Glass Lies by Varina Denman

Looking Glass Lies by [Denman, Varina]  This author deals with some very hard topics here with compassion and honesty.. This one will give you new perspective on mental health and counseling. Hard topics, gripping story!


A poignant and relatable novel, Looking Glass Lies captures the war women wage against themselves, and the struggle to see beauty reflected in a mirror not distorted by society’s unrelenting expectations.

For most of her adult life, Cecily Ross has compared herself to other women—and come up short. After a painful divorce from her emotionally abusive husband, Cecily returns to her hometown of Canyon, Texas, looking to heal.

But coming home isn’t what she expects. In a town as small as Canyon, her pain is difficult to escape—especially with her model-perfect ex–sister-in-law working at the town’s popular coffee-shop hangout. With help from her father, a support group, and an old friend who guides her to see her own strengths, Cecily may have a shot at overcoming her insecurities and learning to love again.

The true test comes when tragedy strikes, opening Cecily’s eyes to the harmfulness of her distorted views on beauty—and giving her the perfect opportunity to find peace at last.


Justified (Mended Heart Series V2) – by Varina Denman

I did find Justified to be an unforgettable story of broken dreams, hope, and second chances. I was still thinking about this story of Fawn Blaylock long after I turned the last page. This was a family story in a small Texas town where gossip, judgment and finger pointing were enough to break one’s spirit. This story dealt with some real tough issues of guilt, shame, an unexpected pregnancy and abuse. Fawn had it coming at her from all directions.. I could see this so clearly as I grew up in a small town and the author captured it perfectly… I enjoyed reading this book and would certainly recommend it.
I was gifted a copy for review by NetGalley for my opinion which I have given.

Clicking on the pictures will take you to Amazon..
Jaded, book 1 in the series is free on Amazon at the time of this posting..
Grab them both.. This is some good family drama!! I loved them..