Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Spotlight and Giveaway: Both Are True

Today we are pleased to feature Both Are True by Reyna Marder Gentin. Thanks to Get Red PR, we have one copy to give away!

Judge Jackie Martin's job is to impose order on the most chaotic families in New York City. So how is she blindsided when the man she loves walks out on her?

Jackie Martin is a woman whose intelligence and ambition have earned her a coveted position as a judge on the Manhattan Family Court-and left her lonely at age 39. When she meets Lou Greenberg, Jackie thinks she's finally found someone who will accept her exactly as she is. But when Lou's own issues, including an unresolved yearning for his ex-wife, make him bolt without explanation, Jackie must finally put herself under the same microscope as the people she judges. When their worlds collide in Jackie's courtroom, she learns that sometimes love's greatest gift is opening you up to love others.

"Poignant and funny, Both Are True is simultaneously a compassionate tribute to the complexity of family life in New York City and an intimate portrait of one unlikely couple-a love story you'll think about long after you turn the last page." 
--Elyssa Friedland, author of Last Summer At The Golden Hotel

"Reyna Marder Gentin writes compelling women's fiction with just the right blend of romance. Both Are True is the moving story of two lovers at a crossroads, and if you're anything like me, you'll be rooting on these perfectly flawed characters. Gentin captures the subtle nuances of relationships and what it means to open ourselves to others. Fans of legal thrillers will appreciate the courtroom drama, a testament to Gentin's years practicing law, and I, for one, appreciated the quick wit throughout. I'm a fan. Brava, Reyna!"
--Rochelle Weinstein, bestselling author of This Is Not How It Ends

"Gentin deftly weaves a story of a complicated relationship with fascinating legal insight, exploring themes of parenting, love, and all the difficulties and nuances involved with both."
--Susie Orman Schnall, author of We Came Here to Shine

In the fall of 2014, Reyna Marder Gentin left her practice as a criminal appellate attorney with a nonprofit public defender's office where she'd worked for many years. It was time to try something new. What began as a lark when a friend asked Reyna to join her in a writing class at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College has turned into her passion. Reyna's first novel, a romantic legal thriller entitled Unreasonable Doubts, was published by She Writes Press in 2018 and was named a finalist in the Women's Fiction Writers Association Star Award for debut fiction. William Landay, bestselling author of Defending Jacob, called the novel an intriguing blend of romance and legal suspense from a new writer to watch. 

In 2021, Reyna took a foray into children's literature. TouchPoint Press published her middle grade novel My Name Is Layla, which features a dyslexic protagonist and is a story about resilience and empathy. My Name Is Layla is for young readers -- and for all readers -- who are inspired by the idea of a kinder world. School Library Journal said Layla's struggles at school and home are authentically depicted and readers who face their own challenges will relate. With Both Are True, Reyna has returned to contemporary fiction, the law, and New York City. If you love these three as much as she does, this novel is for you. Reyna is married to Pierre Gentin, whom she's known since her high school days on Long Island. Their two children, Ariella and Micah, are the light of their lives.

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GrandmaD said...

I look forward to reading this book. It looks great!

Suburban prep said...

I felt like I was being judged when I went to a class reunion. I somehow felt like we were back there even though it had been many years.

traveler said...

I felt judged throughout my life but now that I am old it is unimportant.

Mary C said...

I felt like I was being judged when I was doing a presentation at work.

Toni Laliberte said...

I felt like I was being judged at my last job. My client was very moody and her husband seemed suspicious of me. It was a difficult environment to work in.

diannekc said...

I feel like I'm being judged when I'm with people I don't know.

Mary Preston said...

I feel like I am judged often. At work is the worst.

Nancy said...

When my children were young, I sometimes felt judged as a parent.

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Carla S. said...

When new management came into a company where I worked.

Rita Wray said...

I really can't think of a time but everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Phyllis said...

The last time I felt like I was being judged was the other day at the grocery store when the checker asked me how often I came to buy groceries.

Nancy P said...

It has been continuous but I rarely ever let it bother me. What other people think of me is none of my business. :)

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Mary Patricia Bird said...

I'm always being judged. Judged for my first marriage. Judged for being single and pregnant. Judged for having fibromyalgia and whether my pain is real.

Linda Kish said...

I have always felt judged about something. That's a part of social phobia. And, it's a big pain.