Both Are True

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Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.56 inches | 0.81 pounds

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About the Author
In the fall of 2014, Reyna left her practice as a criminal appellate attorney with a nonprofit public defender's office where she'd worked for many years. It was time to try something new. What began as a lark when a friend asked Reyna to join her in a writing class at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College has turned into her passion. Reyna's first novel, a romantic legal thriller entitled Unreasonable Doubts, was published by She Writes Press in 2018 and was named a finalist in the Women's Fiction Writers Association Star Award for debut fiction. William Landay, bestselling author of Defending Jacob, called the novel "an intriguing blend of romance and legal suspense from a new writer to watch." In 2021, Reyna took a foray into children's literature. TouchPoint Press published her middle grade novel My Name Is Layla, which features a dyslexic protagonist and is a story about resilience and empathy. My Name Is Layla is for young readers -- and for all readers -- who are inspired by the idea of a kinder world. School Library Journal said "Layla's struggles at school and home are authentically depicted and readers who face their own challenges will relate." With Both Are True, Reyna has returned to contemporary fiction, the law, and New York City. If you love these three as much as she does, this novel is for you. Reyna is married to Pierre Gentin, whom she's known since her high school days on Long Island. Their two children, Ariella and Micah, are the light of their lives. .

"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