Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Truth And Other Hidden Things” by Lea Geller, April, 2021. On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours
Lea Geller, the author of “The Truth And Other Hidden Things” has written an enjoyable, witty, delightful and emotional novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Domestic Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. The time-line for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The story takes place in New York and Pigkill, a town in Duchess County.The author describes her colorful and dramatic characters as complex, complicate, flawed and quirky. There is a touch of satire, and this is a prefect book to escape into. Sometimes it is just so necessary to escape and enjoy a wonderful book to read. I would highly recommend this thought-provoking novel for other readers to enjoy.
I love the way Lea Geller vividly describes her characters, scenery and events. Bells Walker finds out that her husband Harry doesn’t get the expected tenure, the day she finds out that she is accidentally pregnant. Bells is fortyish and has two teenage children. Luckily, or perhaps not, Harry finds another job in Pigkill, and the family is forced to move. They move to a large unique farmhouse that seems to require a constant handyman. The kitchen is not part of the house, and is part of a former garage. To get to the kitchen, one has to go outside. Both of Bell’s children are average students and this move is difficult.
The women in the community seem to be very cliquey. Bells is a former writer, and decides to write a blog about what goes on in this town, not realizing the possible effects. She anonymously writes as the “County Duchess”, and is amazed what she finds out about her neighbors.
One of the scenes that really had me laughing, was when she calls what she thinks is an agency for-handymen, and finds out that these men are handy, but not in the house. Again, this is a Linda’s Book Obsession recommendation to read this book!! What fun!! What are you waiting for? Happy Reading!!