the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes

Diane McGyver

the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes

She reserved the most convenient lies for herself

Mary Lola Barnes has everything: a loving husband, two wonderful grown children, good friends and a lovely home. She has no business asking for more. It doesn’t matter if she feels something is missing. She’s just being silly. After all, what could she ask for? When new friends enter her world, she’s ill prepared for the harsh light that shines on the imperfections in her life. It reveals the emptiness she refuses to acknowledge.

If you love stories about women redefining themselves after decades of living, you’ll love the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes.


Genre: Fiction-Contemporary-Women’s Fiction-Small Town Romance-Inspirational

Published: October 27, 2020

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Author: Diane McGyver

Diane McGyver is the author of several novels, including Shadows in the StoneScattered StonesRevelation StonesHealing StonesBeyond the Myst, Northern Survival, and the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes. Her short story “The Whispers of Words” appears in the short story collection The Coldest December.

Her first dystopian novel, Natural Selection, will be released October 2021.

Learn more about this author by visiting her website: Diane McGyver.