Truths Not Spoken, by Pamela T. Starr

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Something we want, often expect, in our lives and relationships.  Lies bring distrust and doubt.  What about the in-between?  The partial truths.  The truth left unsaid.

In Pamela T Starr’s first novel will have you questioning your own unspoken truths.  Do we all have them?

Truths Not Spoken will please any reader who enjoys a light romance with a bit of suspense added. The fast paced story keeps you reading, a little anxious to know where the story is heading, and how it will be resolved.  It is fast paced with likable characters, except for the few who are not meant to be. You will find yourself uncertain and suspicious of several.  Once I started the book, I wanted to keep reading.

The Story:

Laurel, jewelry designer and single mother to 9 year old Emily, must confront her past if she is to  face the future.  Ten years ago she left,  never wanting to go back. Yet a single news clip on the television threatens to take away everything she has built.

Now hiding from the press and her manipulative ex boyfriend, Vic, it seems impossible she will ever get her life back.  One other man from that same past can help—Kyle–but can Laurel trust him?  He had let her down before.

She has to turn to him, but she didn’t expect his distrust of her.

Someone is behind the scenes, setting things in motion, forcing her back.  The question is, “Why?”  The harder she tries to find a way out, the more Vic intrudes. Will he destroy her carefully established life?

My Thoughts:

Laurel is a good character; mom, friend, and business woman.  She seems determined to do the right thing at the same time protecting her family.  While she does make some choices that seem out of character, she is a strong, well developed character.

This is the first in the  new “Shifting Sand Novels” series.  The author has the beginnings of an entertaining series, light and easy reading.  At the end she gives us a glimpse of the characters in Book Two to tempt us.  It sounds like fun!

Ms. Starr has written a terrific first novel.  I’ll look forward to reading the next in her series.

The Tour

Book Description:

Single mother Laura Walters had her life under control. She had a jewelry business, a generous best friend and a careful watch on her nine-year-old daughter, Emily. Then, Emily is seen on national television with Vic, the man who could tear their world apart. With one thirty second news clip, Laurel’s life turns into a tailspin. The paparazzi chase her. Two men from her past want her: Vic is a former lover. Kyle a former friend. They both know her secret, and either one could ruin the careful life Laurel built for herself and Emily.

Faced with no other option, Laurel turns to Kyle to protect her and her life with Emily. But just as Laurel and Kyle are beginning to trust each other, they learn of shocking betrayals they each have been hiding. Some secrets are made to be broken. Some secrets never should be. But how does Laurel learn which ones are which? Truths Not Spoken is the debut novel by promising new author Pamela T. Starr. It is a must-read for every woman who balances her dreams of love with a man with the needs of her child. Truths Not Spoken shows readers that yes, dreams can come true.

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Author’s Bio:

Pamela T. Starr has been recognized as an outstanding new author with a promising future. Truths Not Spoken is the first in her Shifting Sands series, all set in her home state of Florida.

An accomplished trainer and public speaker, Pamela has motivated more than 60,000 people at live presentations and workshops. She has also logged more than 30 hours of live national television appearances.

Pamela is inspired by the two men in her life. The one she mothers is still young enough to be excited by life and the many opportunities he discovers. The one who is her life-long partner is old enough to know that life is an adventure and he embraces it every day.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook



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Tour Schedule:

April 10 – Library of Clean Reads– book spotlight / giveaway

April 10 – Working Mommy Journal– review / giveaway

April 11 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine– review / guest post

April 12 – Haddie’s Haven– review / giveaway

April 13 – Books, Dreams, Life– review / author interview

April 13 – Bound 4 Escape– review / giveaway

April 14 – Leels Loves Books– review

April 17 – Olio by Marilyn– review / author interview

April 18 – Kristin’s Novel Cafe– review

April 19 – A Mama’s Corner of the World– review / giveaway

April 19 – Cheryl’s Book Nook– review / author interview / giveaway

April 20 – Divas With A Purpose– review / guest post / giveaway

April 21 – Jessica Cassidy– review / author interview / giveaway



Merry Citarella, often writing as Merrci, writes on a wide range of topics. Recently relocated to the Oregon Coast in the northwest United States, she frequently writes travel features on the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She specializes in health and aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, food, lifestyle, and book reviews. For more information you can see her on The Writers’Door. You can read more articles here or at her websites Alzheimers HQ and Simple Living Ideas

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