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Paint Me True

by E. M. Tippetts

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Free on Kindle. Spoilers. OK, this was a bit odd. The main character is a member of a family where the women almost all get cancer and die young. She is going along, and she goes out with a guy who she feels superior to because he is a geek and then she dumps him...and then her Aunt calls & brings her to England to visit. There is lots of plot. The Aunt is a widow & her husband's relatives act very strangely. There is something about religion too. I need to look it up. Anyway, the Aunt gets sick & quickly dies, and it turns out that her husband was crazy & beat her & that the relatives are all a totally benign bunch. Mormons I guess. And the Aunt was very rich, so the heroine splits the money with her cousins & heads home rich & now aware that she loves the boy she dumped. So there is some back & forth & finally a happy ending.
  franoscar | Oct 1, 2014 |
'Paint Me True' is a novel about a twenty-nine
year old woman who has dated a "Nerd" for six months.
She had recently moved to Oregon and didn't know many
people. She was a professional painter and was house-
sitting for her new stepmother. She hadn't dated much
and Len (the "nerd") was always nice to her. When he
asked her out, she did not want to hurt his feelings
and it was "just a date". She kept dating him because
she was lonely and he always seemed eager to go out
with her. Now, after six months,uncharacteristically,
he prepared a special dinner date. She was going to
have to hurt him by telling him "no" when he proposed.
However, things didn't go as she planned. Seeing him at
church each week was awkward.
A few weeks after the "disaster date" she received a
call for help from her Aunt Nora, in England.
The females of her family suffered from the BRCA 1
mutation which caused cancer of which most had died
from, early in life. Eliza had lost her mom and two
sisters from it. Her and Aunt Nora were the only women
in that side of her family who were free from the
genetic curse. They were very close. Nora had two
children but refused to talk about them. There was nobody
but Eliza who could help. This also gave Eliza an escape
from her precarious situation at church. She immediately
booked a flight to England.
When at the hospital, Eliza was escorted to her Aunt's
room by tall, gorgeous man she discovers was the nurse,
Colin,who was taking care of her aunt on the night shift.
Within days Aunt Nora was released to Eliza's care, but
not before Nora slipped the nurse a paper with Eliza's
name and telephone number on it. They began dating,
occasionally.
While staying with her aunt, she does special paintings
for her aunt and learns more about the uncle she never
knew. Theirs seemed like a fairytale romance. She never
knew he was so wealthy until after they had fallen in love.
Now, Aunt Nora lived alone in this beautiful mansion.
Mysteries began to unfold: accidents, questions concerning,
her cousins, and other relatives.
Amidst it all, Eliza, often reflected on her relationships,
and the pros and cons between them.
This is a romantic drama/mystery that will captivate the
reader. The indecision is at times irritating but the
action,and suspense makes up for it.
This is a bittersweet story of love, relationships,
choices, self-discovery, friendship and family loyalty.
This story relates to L.D.S. Single Adults but is a great
book for any adult or YA religious or not.
This book was generously exchanged for an honest review of
which I have given. ( )
  LAWonder10 | Jun 25, 2013 |
If you are LDS (if you don't know what that is you aren't), or even if you are not, you will fnd Paint Me True a delghtful real life romance about an LDS woman who learns about true love only after faceing a major loss in her life. I found it to be a heartwarming read and recomend it to others with no hesitation. ( )
  bookgirl59 | Nov 21, 2011 |
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