BOOK REVIEW | The Truth About Love

The Truth About Love
by Tia McCollors

If you read Zora’s Cry, then you are familiar with the friends Zora, Monet, Paula, and Belinda. They are back in this second book, facing new challenges in their lives. It’s not necessary to read the first book as The Truth About Love clearly stands on its own,

Paula has given birth to her second child, a little girl, but her husband does not believe he is the father of this child. On the other hand,  Paula thinks her husband is cheating on her.  Can her struggling marriage be saved?

Belinda’s 18-year-old stepson, TJ, has been sent to live with her family because his mother can no longer handle him.  She’s butting heads with her husband over his son’s behavior and not too pleased with having to deal with TJ’s mother in their lives.  When TJ spirals totally out of control, how will this affect her family?

Zora is enjoying being a newlywed, but she’s not so sure about being apart of a generational family of ministers.  When her husband expresses his desire to move into ministry, Zora is not too sure about being a pastor’s wife.

In the background, Monet is looking at all of her married friends and their problems.  The last thing on her mind is marriage. All she wants is to focus on her career and her new events planning business. There’s one quirk in her plan. Her boyfriend, Jeremiah, is more than ready to settle down. So, is Monet actually having commitment issues?

With her third novel, Tia McCollors continues to create relatable characters struggling in realistic situations. Many women have either experienced or  know someone who has experience struggles in their marriage. Tia touches upon blended families, young marriage, teenage rebellion, and an array of seasonal changes that two people go through within a marriage. There are strong themes of friendship, trusting God, and most of all handling life with love especially when love is absent or not returned.

The Truth About Love is a beautiful read and a good book to share among friends or women struggling with their marriage or even singlehood.

Reviewed by Tyora Moody