Cheri Laser’s first novel is a seductive page-turner full of emotion and intrigue, rich with characters that are vividly painted, funny and poetic.
The lives and mysteries of an immigrant family are bound to American history as the 20th century’s complexities unfold. The past reaches out to claim Megan Cole in 1988 when her grandmother shares with her the intimate details of her ancestry.
Traveling from one time setting to another, Megan discovers a collection of people not soon forgotten. Vibrant and three-dimensional, the characters love, laugh and hurt one another, while misunderstandings and secrets lead them into tragedy. Yet there is no shortage of joy, despite their troubles, as the years progress, until the accumulation of secrets finally explodes, with horrific consequences for the family.
In the end, when The Truth About Cinnamon is fully revealed, Megan realizes that nothing about her own life will ever be the same again.