Please welcome author Cynthia D’Alba to So Many Reads!
How Big is a White Lie?
Hi All. Cynthia D’Alba here today talking about lies. How big does a lie have to be before it moves from a little “white lie” to a flat out lie? Where’s the line in the sand? If you tell your friend that her new haircut looks great when in reality it looks like a dog groomer gave her a poodle cut, did you do her any favor?
Lying is weighing heavy on my heart today as I write this. I made a big purchase today—a new embroidery machine—and haven’t told my husband what it cost. He hasn’t asked and if he does, I’ll fully prepared to lie! The problem is I am a horrible liar. I know my husband will know I’m lying.
This is the problem my heroine has to face in TEXAS TANGO. She’s told her dying grandmother (Mamie Bridges) a little white lie. Her grandmother so wants Caroline (my heroine) to find a love like Mamie had with Caroline’s grandfather. Caroline doesn’t have a special man in her life so she grabs onto the name of the man who happens to be standing outside her office…Travis Montgomery. It’s not that she doesn’t like Travis or isn’t attracted to him. She is. Very much so. But they’d never had a date, much less a relationship. Her grandmother is very relieved that Caroline has found THE special one for her. Caroline lives in Texas while her grandmother lives in Arkansas and while Caroline feels horribly guilty about keeping her grandmother in the dark, Caroline has only six month left in Texas and then she and Travis will have a tragic break-up.