Popular Books Give Me Your Answer True the best work What I feel has no name Suanne Laqueur s award winning debut novel The Man I Love thrilled readers with its memorable characters and depth of emoti
Popular Books Give Me Your Answer True the best work What I feel has no name Suanne Laqueur s award winning debut novel The Man I Love thrilled readers with its memorable characters and depth of emotion Erik Fiskare s journey of love, recovery and forgiveness captivated hearts but also left questions unanswered Now Daisy Bianco has a chance to tell her story It s been three years since a single lapse of judgment cost What I feel has no name Suanne Laqueur s award winning debut novel The Man I Love thrilled readers with its memorable characters and depth of emotion Erik Fiskare s journey of love, recovery and forgiveness captivated hearts but also left questions unanswered Now Daisy Bianco has a chance to tell her story It s been three years since a single lapse of judgment cost Daisy the love of her life Erik was a conduit to her soul but now he s chosen a path of total disconnection, refusing to speak to her or acknowledge her betrayal Alone and shattered, Daisy attempts to take responsibility for her actions while building her career as a professional dancer in New York City But Erik s unforgiving estrangement proves too much for her strength Plagued by flashbacks to the Lancaster shootings, she falls into a dangerous spiral of self harm, cutting into her own skin as a means to atone Only the timely appearance of an old friend, John Opie Quillis, saves her from self destruction and gives her a chance to love again Laqueur skillfully weaves flashbacks to the college years with Daisy s present life Supported by John s patient affection, she works to separate her evolution as an adult from the unresolved guilt and grief of her youth As her professional accomplishments lift her out of depression, Daisy learns to hold onto her accountability without letting it become her identity Years pass and she builds a beautiful life filled with dance and friends Lovers come and eventually go, leaving her on her own with the old thought Come back to me In this parallel narrative, Laqueur peels open the beloved characters from The Man I Love to reveal new and complex layers of vulnerability The scars from the shooting are deep and pervasive within this circle of friends Like Daisy, they are trying to evolve without being fully resolved But when questions from the past go unheeded, you alone must find and give your answers true One doesn t read Laqueur s novels, you experience them These characters are like people I know and I m not going to forget them any time soon Emma Scott, author of RUSH Laqueur crafts these characters and knows their ins and outs and bones and blood so well As readers, we are sucked into their lives We feel what they feel We ache when they ache We cry when they cry And we miss them desperately when the story is over This is the gift Laqueur has given to us with her writing Mary Frame, author of of Imperfect Chemistry and Imperfectly Criminal Laqueur has a way of getting to the essence of a scene or character with just a few words carefully placed They re gorgeous and sad filled with hope and hopelessness and fully intent on drawing you in Give Me Your Answer True is the kind of book you think about long after it s over Kayti Nika Raet, author of The Monster Chronicles Five stars Give Me Your Answer True is further affirmation that Suanne Laqueur is a truly gifted writer and knows how to create lasting memory through her superb storytelling ability Diane Lunsford, Feathered Quill Book Reviews. The best Book Give Me Your Answer True I started reading, or rather, listening to, 'Give Me Your Answer True' immediately after finishing 'The Man I Love'. I fell in love with Erik, Daisy and the full cast of supporting characters in the first book, but I want more. I need to hear each of their unique perspectives. I cannot get enough of this story!'Give Me Your Answer True' provides Daisy's account of events. Erik's perspective was provided in the first book and my heart broke alongside his. However, I needed to hear Daisy's point of view. I had to know what the hell she was thinking and why she did what she did. This book gave me the answers I had been craving. While I can't say that I was satisfied with Daisy's reasons, it is what it is. The truth is that she did something thoughtless and hurtful and had to live with the consequences of her actions for many years to come. I am still angry with Daisy. (Yes, I get angry with fictional characters!) However, nobody could be more disappointed in her than she was in herself. I had to remind myself that she was only human and, like everyone, she makes mistakes.That being said, I was completely on-board with Erik's total abandonment of Daisy. I know that most of my friends were like, "that's harsh", but not me. Nothing bothers me more than having a character that really screws up and then is forgiven with little more than an apology, like what they did wasn't absolutely devastating. Nope! I expect for them to suffer and live with the emotional pain that they caused [me] when they screwed up. I expect some serious groveling before forgiveness is granted. Thankfully, that is exactly what I got with this book. Grovel away, Daisy!Not surprisingly, Daisy's story was heartbreaking. She definitely had to hit bottom before she could start to piece her life together again. While I felt for her, I never forgot that her pain was self-inflicted. She made her bed and was forced to sleep in it.The same goes for David and John "Opie" Quillis. They may have wanted Daisy and even cared about her in their own way, but they knew whom her heart belonged to. I understood their motivations, but couldn't really sympathize with them too much. I guess I can be kind of harsh when it comes to any interference between the "original" love interests. I always want the first couple that I fall in love with to end up together. In this case, that would be Erik and Daisy. Rarely, do I ever come around to accepting a subsequent relationship for the hero or heroine of a story. Accordingly, I never got the least bit attached to Erik's wife or any of Daisy's boyfriends during the years that they were apart. They were just meaningless place-holders to me.Although I continue to love this series, I can't deny that I didn't like this book quite as much as the first one. That is probably due to the fact that I was not as sympathetic toward Daisy as I was toward Erik. However, that isn't to say that this book wasn't fantastic. It was terrific! I will definitely be continuing this series. I'm diving right into the third book and cannot wait to see what the future holds for Erik and Daisy. Finally, it seems as if they might get things back on track. I am also hopeful that Erik can repair the damage done to his friendship with Will. If his break-up with Daisy was her fault, only he is to blame for the rift in his friendship with Will.