A Review by Kay Aune
Pretense, by Lori Wick, is a Contemporary Romance novel that covers the family dynamics of the Bishop sisters as they move from childhood into early adulthood. Though their physical appearances are varied, their ties to each other are strong. As the young women face the trials in the modern world, the strength of their unique talents will shine and show their equally unique natures.
In Pretense, we meet eight year old dark-haired, grey-green eyed Mackenzie (Micki) and her blond, blue-eyed, slightly younger sister, Delancey (D.J.) as the two girls and their parents face work, coupled with spiritual and emotional stresses.
Mackenzie is a strong athlete and a leader like her father. She is thoughtful in nature, a book lover, and a story writer. Delancey is emotional and beautiful, a gifted artist and into karate. As the girls enter their teens and early twenties, we feel for them as they face many of the life situations of fun times, losses, togetherness, and emotionally distance. Choices are made and some lead to heartache, and some to happiness.
This reader found herself crying, laughing out loud, and feeling very satisfied with this story. Not religious, but full of basic Christian values.
This book is available in the Rochester Public Library in traditional format and large print.