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  • Paperback: 798 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris, Corp. (July 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462898394
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462898398
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,730,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Delinda McCann is a Social Psychologist. She is very concerned about our economic problems in our country and how all of these social issues affects our people. She is a mature woman who has gained deep wisdom from raising her own family, plus working with children and adults with special needs and with the needs of their caregivers. She is well educated and keeps up with current events in our world. She also gardens and sells the most beautiful flowers at a small 'honor system" stand in a community near her home. I have met Delinda, and admire her now even more that I have read her book. She writes with passion and understanding of our needs both spiritual and physical. She also writes with a bit of humor and fun. If she wants to clarify any part of my review - I invite her to correct, or add to, what I have said here, by adding her own review below mine.

In this book, LIES THAT BIND, Celia is a mature woman caring for a husband several years into Dementia, on call twenty four hours each day. In the past she has traveled with her husband, is well educated and helped raise a step-son with FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) and Autism. To "reach out and help others" who are dealing with caring for children and adults with special needs, she started a very successful blog. Jake, an elected President of a small fictitious country, half way round the world, also has a mother going into dementia and concerns about his caretaker Father. President Jake is so impressed with Celia's warmth and wisdom that he wants to meet her. So, he arranges to be in her area a few days and invites her out to lunch. Celia has not gone out for so long, she doesn't know how to act, but they hit it off and they start an email conversation.
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Delinda McCann has written an unbelievable account of society's interpretation of a dementia caregiver, the social reform for the care of orphans, and a love story strong enough to transcend global terrorism.

She does this by encapsulating you into the daily lives of the characters so meticulously interwoven with the story that you seemingly become part of the extended family.

Although this book was not in my preferred genre, it was so compelling and `real' I searched Google Earth to see if I could find the location trying to be closer to the characters anyway I could. I was angry with the southerners for their lack of social conscience, and hurt when they tried to hamper Jake's campaign. No doubt this reaction was one the author intended.

This was a well-written and engaging full-length (and then some) novel. Kudos to Delinda for slipping a bit of social psychology into this reader while I was unaware, happily reading a love story.
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Lies That Bind

By Delinda Mccann

Xlibris Corporation

Celia McKinsey never dreams that the e-mail friend she agrees to meet at a hotel is President Jake Jaconovich, and surrounded by armed guards for protection. Jake never expects the beautiful, exotic Celia to be other than fat with a cancer scar on her face. Upon learning that her e-mail friend is president of another country, Celia is awestruck.

They enjoy a delectable tea and a short shopping trip, and then Jake tells her that this will be their last visit. He's married and has to keep a clean reputation for the people of the country he loves. Celia has to remain caretaker for her once successful husband Kevin, who is now incapacitated and demented. Celia took a chance leaving him for her four-hour visit with Jake, but the church volunteer makes it clear he will never try to handle Kevin again. Yet their e-mail friendship continues on a friendly basis, and accelerates when Jake sends her a private cell phone so they can speak to each other. It isn't long before Jake and Celia become lovers and they complete each other, giving what each of them what has been needed for so long. Their growing passion seems to know no bounds.

Jake takes Celia first to Paris and then to his country for a week. She visits in the guise of advisor and specialist for the welfare of the country's orphans. She meets Leah, his wife, who seems to have no interest in Jake, politics or their three children. Celia hates to leave the man she's grown to love and his country, but her responsibility as caregiver to her husband is her priority. Jake's government gives Celia enough money, a huge sum, as payment for her advice on handling the orphan situation.
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One would presume a male would not necessarily check in on a "Possibly Classified" "Chick Romance Novel". What sucks you in is the assimilation of the main character, well done, author! (Delinda McCann) It is uplifting out of the gate to relate how the human spirit can overcome adversity.
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An intricate, well developed storyline with rich character development. It was a book I had trouble putting down. It is a solid tale with lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing until the final pages. I thoroughly enjoyed it despite the unnecessary length and typos. It is a book that could benefit from some serious editing and cropping of bulk. There are sections that are painfully slow and not necessary to the overall story.

Ms. McCann's social conscious is apparent in her treatment of characters with disabilities. She carries the reader into their world displaying their difficulties and successes. She peppers the book with mystery, intrigue and mildly sexual scenes that add depth to the story. Overall it is an enjoyable book.
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