Release Date: October 5, 2021
About The Book:
Judge Jackie Martin’s job is to impose order on the most chaotic families in New York City. So how is she blindsided when the man she loves walks out on her?
Jackie Martin is a woman whose intelligence and ambition have earned her a coveted position as a judge on the Manhattan Family Court-and left her lonely at age 39. When she meets Lou Greenberg, Jackie thinks she’s finally found someone who will accept her exactly as she is. But when Lou’s own issues, including an unresolved yearning for his ex-wife, make him bolt without explanation, Jackie must finally put herself under the same microscope as the people she judges. When their worlds collide in Jackie’s courtroom, she learns that sometimes love’s greatest gift is opening you up to love others.
About The Author:
Reyna Marder Gentin grew up in Great Neck, New York. She attended college and law school at Yale. For many years, she practiced as an appellate attorney with a public defender’s office before turning to writing full time. Reyna has studied at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, and her work has been published widely online and in print. Her debut novel, a romantic legal thriller entitled UNREASONABLE DOUBTS, was named a finalist for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award in 2019. Her first novel for children, MY NAME IS LAYLA, (TouchPoint Press, January, 2021) is the story of a young teen with undiagnosed dyslexia. Reyna’s latest novel, BOTH ARE TRUE, is contemporary fiction set in New York City, and is available for pre-order now. It will be published in October, 2021, by Moonshine Cove Press. Reyna lives with her family in Scarsdale, New York. To learn more, please visit www.reynamardergentin.com.
“In this moving novel, Gentin examines what it means to start over at a time in life when most people seem to have it ‘figured out.’ As Jackie and Lou try to move on without each other, they are forced to reexamine all their choices-with surprising consequences.”-Nicola Kraus, bestselling co-author of The Nanny Diaries
“Gentin’s flowing, provocative, and descriptive style will draw you in to this fascinating sneak peek behind the scenes of life as a New York City Family Court judge. A unique take on the age-old question of whether a career woman can balance her professional life and find peace in her personal life.”-Lainey Cameron, Award-winning author of The Exit Strategy
“A thought-provoking legal drama, Both Are True asks hard questions and wholly engages the reader.”-Sally Koslow, author of Another Side of Paradise
“Poignant and funny, Both Are True is simultaneously a compassionate tribute to the complexity of family life in New York City and an intimate portrait of one unlikely couple-a love story you’ll think about long after you turn the last page.” –Elyssa Friedland, author of Last Summer At The Golden Hotel
“Reyna Marder Gentin writes compelling women’s fiction with just the right blend of romance. Both Are True is the moving story of two lovers at a crossroads, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be rooting on these perfectly flawed characters. Gentin captures the subtle nuances of relationships and what it means to open ourselves to others. Fans of legal thrillers will appreciate the courtroom drama, a testament to Gentin’s years practicing law, and I, for one, appreciated the quick wit throughout. I’m a fan. Brava, Reyna!”–Rochelle Weinstein, bestselling author of This Is Not How It Ends.
“Gentin deftly weaves a story of a complicated relationship with fascinating legal insight, exploring themes of parenting, love, and all the difficulties and nuances involved with both.”-Susie Orman Schnall, author of We Came Here to Shine
“The youngest judge on the bench must decide: love vs. love of the law. A compelling page-turner by Reyna Marder Gentin. Both Are True is way too good to be legal! Enjoyed this book from start to finish.”-Marilyn Simon Rothstein, award-winning author of Lift and Separate
“Reyna Marder Gentin brings her steady literary hand and legal background to this heartfelt story of second chances, being human, and (not) having it all. A compelling drama laced with loves lost and loves found, Both Are True is women’s fiction ripe for book club discussion.”-Jennifer Klepper, USA Today bestselling author of Unbroken Threads
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