In Alison Ragdale’s collection of short stories, THE LIAR & OTHER STORIES, an accomplished liar finally faces the truth about herself. A self-conscious lawyer who must quell her secret crush on her best friend’s fiancé. A stray dog that heals the hurt of his rescuers. A food critic who makes a startling discovery while reviewing a stylish bistro. A young widow who finds hope in the discarded wedding veil that floats out of a truck, and lands at her feet.

With these, and other tales of love, regret and hope, The Liar and other stories will make you laugh, cry, and marvel at the strength of the human spirit.



A proud Scots lass, I was born in Edinburgh and the connection to my homeland has never left me. Consequently, my novels are set in the stunning Highlands and islands of Scotland.

I’ve had what could be termed a varied career. I trained as a professional ballet dancer and worked in the field of dance for many years. When an injury called a halt to that, I eventually became a marketing executive. After two decades in that world, I started my own health-services business but it took too great a toll on me so my husband encouraged me to focus on writing, as I’d always dreamed of doing.

I took the leap of faith in 2014 and dived into my first full-length novel TUESDAY’S SOCKS. It was a scary feeling, putting my ‘baby’ out there, but I was delighted when readers fell for my sweet protagonist, Jeffrey Mere. TUESDAY’S SOCKS soon became an Amazon bestseller. My second novel, THE FATHER-DAUGHTER CLUB, came out at the end of 2014. I was thrilled when it too made it to an Amazon best seller list, receiving a wonderful review from Kirkus Reviews, and going on to win the 2016, IPPY Bronze medal for Best Regional Fiction – Europe.

My third Amazon best selling novel, FINDING HEATHER, was released in October 2016 and my fourth, A LIFE UNEXPECTED, won a 2018 IPPY Bronze medal in the Popular Fiction category, then become an Amazon best seller too.

THE ART OF REMEMBERING, released in July, 2019 debuted as a best seller. It has since been included in BookBub’s Best Book Club Book list for July and August, 2019, was honored as a finalist in the 2019 American Fiction Awards – Literary category, and was nominated for the Goodreads Readers Choice Award, 2019.

While I didn’t set out to be an author, it has always been a dream of mine and now, thanks to my incredibly supportive husband and the forces of the universe, that has become a reality.

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I loved writing them.

Thanks to Kate Rock Book Tours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us what book you’re reading now and why you are enjoying it … or not. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

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29 thoughts on “THE LIAR and OTHER STORIES by Alison Ragsdale ** GIVEAWAY CLOSED **

  1. I’m reading Emily, Gone by Bette Lee Crosby and enjoying it. Her characters are vivid and well-formed. It is horrifying too for the family who’s child was stolen! I cant even…

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  2. I’m reading The Silent Patient and the reason I’m enjoying it is because I’m 2/3 of the way through it and I have no idea what the ending will be.

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  3. I just finished Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen which was a dark psychological thriller that I enjoyed because it was so well written and a very unique storyline. I’ve started reading That’s Not a Thing by Jacqueline Friesland which is already one of those books you can’t put down because the story is about what happens when an old love renters the picture as his old love has a new fiancé.

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  4. I am reading LOST AND FOUND by Amy Shojai. It’s an edge of your seat psychological thriller involving children with autism. The main characters are a small boy and his service dog who were first lost, then kidnapped. Give me children and a dog and I’m a goner. I love Alison’s writing.

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  5. I just finished Viola Shipman’s The Heirloom Garden. I loved it SO much! I love how he took a couple of difficult subjects and used the love of flowers to help people deal with their pain.

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  6. I just finished The First to Lie, an ARC from Hank Philippi Ryan, due out in August maybe?? Add this one to your “want to read” list RIGHT NOW!! It is that good!!

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  7. I just finished Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Super storyline and great characterization. Definitely a favorite read this year.

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  8. I’m reading Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey. I am reading it because I like southern romance and because I loved her other books.

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