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Born only months apart, Merci and Grayce Alexander were as close as sisters could get. With a father who thought the world of them, life was good. Until one day everything changed. While Grayce got love and attention, Merci got all the hell, forcing her to leave home. She never looks back, putting the past behind her until … her sister shows up over a decade later beggingBorn only months apart, Merci and Grayce Alexander were as close as sisters could get. With a father who thought the world of them, life was good. Until one day everything changed. While Grayce got love and attention, Merci got all the hell, forcing her to leave home. She never looks back, putting the past behind her until … her sister shows up over a decade later begging for help, bringing all of the forgotten past with her. Merci wasn't the least bit prepared for what was about to happen next. Merci realizes, she’s been a part of something much bigger than she'd ever imagined. Yea, every family has their secrets, hidden truths and ties but Merci had no idea she’d been born into the family that lies. ...

Title : the family that lies
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ISBN : 32840876
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Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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the family that lies Reviews

  • Genevieve Woods
    2019-05-18 12:53

    A family that Lies.The scandals were endless. The lies where everywhere but a message was told in this book. This book exposed hypocrisy in every form and misplaced anger on so many levels. I do not give spoilers so you have to read it f or yourself.

  • Shekie Johnson
    2019-04-30 13:02

    Y'all should read this. It is very good!!This was a very very good story. Omg my heart aches at some of the things that went on in this book. These sisters here!!!. It took a lot for Mercy to forgive Grace. Grace was the two gooder that never did anything wrong!! Sike!! She was sneaky and her deeds caught up to her but she didn't deserve the things that happened to her.. I'm glad that Mercy did get her happiness though!!.

  • felicia miller
    2019-05-15 18:53

    Loved it!!! Attention keeper

  • Ksherrie Theauthoress
    2019-05-19 11:12

    What you do in the dark....Always comes to light. It sounds so cliche but it's true... even in books. The Anderson family was interesting to say the least. I had mixed feelings about each sister that kinda flip flopped back and forth throughout the story but my feelings on their parents never changed. They were HORRIBLE and weak. All in all it was a good read.My name is K Sherrie,And I recommend this read.#4Stars. #ReviewsByKSherrie #SODCBRead #2017 #TheFamilyThatLies #LakishaJohnson #LaquichaRucker

  • Keyan
    2019-05-21 19:00

    Wow...just wow!!!!I truly enjoyed this book. It was a book club read but also an eye opening book of sometimes how out choices in life can cause so much pain and destruction..the characters just jumped out of the story at you because the things they were experiencing are so real and true ..this book brings and forgiveness along with healing and sanctity. This was my first time reading from this author and I think I'll try so more of her work . GREAT JOB!!

  • LaSheena A Williams
    2019-05-20 19:19

    Saved by Merci!This is my 3rd read from Author. I couldn't put this book down in fear I might not be able to pick back up! To say I wish there were a part 2 would be selfish, lol.. I can't tell you or express how the characters made me feel apart of them as if they were real family. I enjoyed Merck's character so much that I found a lot of me in her as well as Grayce. This book have me pondering a lot on beliefs and the way families keep to any secrets!!!

  • Regina
    2019-05-22 16:16

    Yes, this was a great book to read. It's amazing what families do to hide their lies from others.I went through a familiar situation in my life. But at the end , the truth win's . I hope Lakisha Johnson write a follow up book to this great story. I see a book series in the future. I will be following her now here on Goodreads and Amazon.

  • Cynthia Gibbs-Daniels
    2019-05-24 15:13

    Oh my!Two sisters; a family with loots of secrets. I read this book from start to finish. Although I don't like when the characters prayers are written (I'm not a heathen, just don't like to read it), the storyline was great. The final mystery was perfect. Can't wait to read more from this author. KUDOS!!☺

    2019-04-27 14:05

    God is goodThis book was really good 👍,I loved Merci ,she had such a good heart.Her parents treated her terrible,but catered to Graceyc.Graceyc was a his str8 up ☝ with her holier than thou fake self.

  • jenniferCook
    2019-04-30 14:57

    Awesome!!!!!!!!This book has it all, family drama, lies, lies and more lies. But it also has meaning. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!!! Lakisha you have really out done your self!!!! Great read and I highly recommended this book!!!!

  • Ellowyn
    2019-05-10 12:20

    When I say a page turner a page turner this book is. This book is full of drama with a lot of life lessons. The author had you feeling so many different emotions in this book. This was my first time reading a book by this author and it won't be my last. Great job.

  • Goodread
    2019-05-22 16:11

    10 thumbs upOh my goodness where do I start...Great read, These Rucker sisters brought the truth to the for front in this book, about how lies hurt people, relationships , I'm so glad the sister was able to rekindle they bond. Please read...and can the CHURCH SAY AMEN

  • Kimberly Gray
    2019-04-29 19:06

    POWERFULThe characters in this book was so real. I so sympathize with Merci but Gracie to. The Bible verses spoke volumes to my life. I really enjoyed every page. Inspirational Read

  • Brigget
    2019-04-30 10:56

    I loved it This book was great. It was also sad, but still a good read. I read it in one day, and hated Melvin the girls father, or should I say Grace’s father.

  • Kena Dean
    2019-05-06 18:14

    Great ReadI so enjoyed this book....Brought tears but I loved how the story developed and had scriptural ties as well. Great job!!

  • Ladonna Maiden
    2019-04-29 10:58

    WOW, this book was really good, no spoilers alerts. I enjoyed this book, you should read it.

  • Nedra N
    2019-05-16 12:12

    BookI thought the book was awesome. The author connected the characters and the story was intriguing. I read the book in one day. I couldn't put it down. A sequel would be nice.

  • Karma Russell
    2019-05-19 11:21

    Awesome!!!This was an awesome book from beginning to end!!! Wow! It kept my attention and is real life reading!!! This is a must read!

  • Imani
    2019-04-28 18:15

    Love it!!!This book made me cry!! But definitely a good reminds me soo much of a situation I went through and my name is imani😩 recommend everyone reads this book

  • Diana Kellett
    2019-05-12 19:14

    Great book from start to finish. Hope there will be a part 2

  • Dara Batte
    2019-05-26 11:08

    A Great read!!!!I finished this book in a few hours. The story line is fast paced and interesting. Talking about lies!!!!! These ppl are out of control! I couldn't put the book down until it was done.

    2019-04-29 18:17

    Great readI loved this book. Story was interesting and believable and the characters were well written. Look forward to more from this writer. Hard to put down.

  • Tammy
    2019-05-19 19:00

    Awesome!From the very beginning this book held me! Life is too short I for us to hold grudges...forgive and move on. Family is everything!

  • Lee Holden, E.
    2019-05-02 11:56

    Excellent readExcellent read, I enjoyed the storyline. The Characters were interesting. The lies in this family were toxic.I recommend this book.

    2019-04-25 17:13

    TEAR JERKERI haven't cried so much since Terry McMillan's "A Day Late A Dollar Short". I feel like I owe the author the full price of the book.

  • LaShanta Charles
    2019-05-25 12:12

    Actual rating 4.5 starsI usually don’t read books laced with Christian undertones, but I must admit, I was thoroughly impressed by the story Lakisha & Laquisha told.This book delved into a heart-wrenching tale of family secrets that have been submersed and preserved until they literally imploded. It shows well and true that what you do when you think no one is looking, will always catch up to you (the lies -so many lies- and secrets this family kept were ridiculous). It touched on issues such as abuse, infidelity, and deceit. It told how forgiveness was key in moving forward in life.Merci and Grayce, daughters of a renowned pastor and born less than 18 months apart, grew distant after Merci grew tired of being the scapegoat for the woes of a family that didn’t seem to love her anymore. No matter her success in life, she just never seemed good enough. Her sister, Grayce was heralded as the “good sister” and their parents constantly compared them, regardless of the fact that it was completely unfounded. I can’t say too much without giving spoilers, but Grayce . . . WOW. Do not judge a book by its cover! My heart went out to Merci, but I was so very proud of her inner strength.While the book, did have the typical hypocrites, I liked that it was told through the eyes of the one being hypocritical instead of just pointing out what others were doing wrong. It showed the internal struggle the sisters faced and it showcased that forgiveness was key in addressing the issues that this family faced.This book was XXX rated (and boy did they have some potty mouths)!!! That was unexpected, but quite enjoyable! I didn’t like that the prologue told me what was going to happen in the end, but I was happy they left the assailant’s identity out. Overall, it was a very good read and I’d recommend it to others.

  • Keke Chanel
    2019-05-24 14:09

    I got sick during the time I started this book, so it's taken me longer than usual to complete. When I tell you I cried like baby reading this book, that is an understatement. This book is the pure definition of "Life Happens". Blaming others, treating people harshly, and holding on to things we have no control over can leave you broken. Merci, one of the main characters, chose to forgive and let go. I won't write any spoilers but I will say, this is one to add to your collection. Kudos to the authors!!!! Please support them by purchasing their brilliant creative work and telling a friend or two. You won't be disappointed!

  • Tonia
    2019-04-30 18:00

    Refreshing!!It's always refreshing to read Christian stories because we get to fully see just how much we struggle day by day to be better Christians and yet we fall short simply because we're human. I disliked so much how Mr. Alexander treated Merci and I knew early on that he had to have found out she wasn't his for him to change so suddenly. Never put your kids on a pedestal and think they won't do sinful things....Grayce was put so high but actually was the one who was living a double life than what her parents thought. I didn't think she'd get beat to death but was glad at least one baby survived. So happy for Merci....her strength endured in the end.....

  • Emquegee
    2019-05-14 12:00

    Whoa!!!!!!!!!Wow! I saw this book as a sponsored ad on instagram. And when I read the summary I was really interested. I'm glad it popped up because it was really good. Lots of twist and turns. Merci had been hurt and wronged by the people who were supposed to be her protectors but sometimes all you have is you. And when you least expect it God will bring what you need right to you. This was an excellent book from beginning to end and I have no problem recommending this book to others.

  • Michelle Wright
    2019-05-14 12:09

    This was a great story of family, secrets that destroy, forgiveness and the power of God. Merci and Grayce are sisters who start out with Merci holding a gridge against her sister yet allowing her to live with her. Their father who is a pator dotes on one child and hates the other due to a secret that should never be blamed on a child. This book had my emotions all over the place but through that love prevailed and I was happy to see that.