New Fiction (Sofia Grant)
Lies in White Dresses
In the 1940s and 50s, women who needed a fast divorce went to Nevada to live on a ranch with other women in the same boat. This historical novel was inspired by the true stories of those who “took the Reno cure.”
Francie Meeker and Vi Carothers were sold a bill of goods: find a man, marry him in a white wedding gown, and live happily ever after. These best friends never expected to be on the train to Reno, those “lies in white dresses” shattered, their marriages over.
On board the train they meet June Samples, who is fleeing an abusive husband with her daughter, and take the vulnerable young mother under their wing. The three decide to wait out the required six weeks together, and then they can toss their wedding bands into the Truckee River and start new lives as divorcees.
But as they settle in at the ranch, one shocking moment will change their lives forever. As it brings their deceptions and fears into focus, it will also demand a reckoning with the past, and the choices that a person in love can be driven to make.
“Sofia Grant entices us into following three women seeking the Reno Cure, as they overcome their disillusionment over the lives they expected to have and summon the bravery to embrace new and unexpected paths.”
—Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room
“Fascinating… Part coming of age, part mystery, it’s a rich and evocative story about the unshakable bonds of female friendship.”
—Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author of In Another Time
“Intrigue, charm, and twists that will keep you guessing until the final credits roll. A memorable, atmospheric tale to savor with a friend and a rum-ginger fizz.”
—Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday and The Edge of Lost
“Full of secrets, adventure, unexpected love, deep friendship, and characters you’ll laugh with, cry with, and root for with all your heart. I loved it.”
—Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Room on Rue Amélie
“Sofia Grant writes with insight, tenderness and grace…An illuminating and resonant story.”
—Kitty Zeldis, author of Not Our Kind
“Lies in White Dresses will grab your heart and won’t let go! Grant serves up the best of female friendship, romance, humor, and enough intrigue to keep you thoroughly engaged. A superb read.”
—Beth Duke, Best-Selling Author of It All Comes Back to You
“Lies in White Dresses presents one of the most unique plots I’ve seen in women-friendship fiction. Immersive characters bond during a greatly unknown and intriguing slice of American history. It’s a novel that is so hard to put down.”
—Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of American Duchess