Heart of Lies

men enjoying cafe society in Budapest

Men enjoying cafe society in Budapest

“Ambitious, captivating….The expansive plot and rapid-fire pacing are underscored by brilliant depictions of post–World War I Europe and Asia.” — Atlanta Magazine

“A sweeping saga reminiscent of Jeffrey Archer and Susan Howatch, Heart of Lies is brilliantly researched and beautifully written. I could not put this book down.” — Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Return to Tradd Street

Heart of Lies takes the reader on a thrill ride that spans continents and decades, but at heart it’s an enduring love story.” — Melanie Benjamin, author of The Aviator’s Wife

“A deeply compelling and extraordinary debut novel. It has everything you want: suspense, adventure, and romance across several continents.” — Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author of Return to Sullivans Island

“A ‘page-turner’ in the very best tradition of historical fiction.” — Midwest Book Review

“A superbly crafted story, creatively capturing a slice of history with eloquence and realism.” — In the Library Reviews

  • M.L. at the book launch party for Heart of Deception at Book Soup in West Hollywood.

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    Morning view from the deck of Laurel Edge

    On April 7th one lucky person will win a week’s stay for up to six people at Laurel Edge, a lovely three-bedroom, fully-furnished mountain home located just outside the beautiful resort town of Highlands, North Carolina. Built on twelve tranquil, tree-covered acres atop an imposing mountain ridge, the home boasts breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hiking, white water rafting and trout fishing are all available close by, as are many fine restaurants.

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    Cocktail hour at Laurel Edge

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