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In this moving sequel to the unforgettable Garden of Lies, Rose Santini Griffin and Rachel MacClanahan, now grown women with children of their own, are once again thrust into a head-on collision with the destiny that has haunted them since the two were switched at birth on the night of a catastrophic hospital blaze.Now they face the greatest challenge of their lives: the impending marriage of Rose's capable and thoughtful son to Rachel's emotionally fragile daughter, which threatens to divide both families forever-just as Rachel's dear mother, Sylvie, learns she is dying.Only Rose knows that Sylvie is in actuality her mother-and what she wants more than ever is to be loved and recognized as Sylvie's own. Now a widow coping with the loss of her beloved husband-yet powerfully attracted to a dynamic radio talk-show host-Rose turns to her mother for help. In frail health, but still strong in spirit, Sylvie is at long last forced to tear free from the tangled web woven by nearly half a century of lies and reveal a truth that must shatter the lives of both her daughters before it can begin to heal them.Sure to rival the success of the original, this spellbinding novel is the answer to the question readers around the world have been asking since the publication of Garden of Lies nearly a decade ago. In Thorns of Truth the heartrending tale that captivated millions is brought to full bloom at last-and it will leave bedside lamps everywhere burning long into the night.