My rating: 4 of 5 stars
For me, this was a superbly written and well thought out developed book. Full of emotions.
We have three sisters who have not been in touch for many years until their Mother got sick.
We see how each of they're lives are now. Each one very different from their siblings.
One sister is in a good job.
Another sister is married with a family.
The other sister is overweight and married with a family.
The reason I have said she is 'overweight' is played out quite good in this story, I can see why she turns to her chocolate bars for love, for comfort. Her marriage is abusive. We see this unfolding as time goes on.
In fact, we see that none of the sisters lives are in fact as good as each other thinks it is.
Then we have a flashing of what happened in their past.
I loved this book. It shows us how by not communicating, by not understanding and assuming that other's have a better life than you, its not always the case. It also shows how the past reflects and dominoe's on our future [if we allow it]
The sisters grew together, getting to know each other all over again, supporting each other while their Mother was critically ill in a coma.
This is the first book I have read by Terri Ann Leidich so I will be seeking out more of her books, I adore her style.
I have to thank BQB Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. I appreciate it
Called to the bedside of their dying mother, three sisters reluctantly return to their childhood home in northern Minnesota. What should be a reunion of love and warmth is tainted by the ghosts of their childhood; their parents' farm is a place of painful memories. With their mother in a coma, Helene leaves behind a shell of a marriage in Atlanta---her country club lifestyle not at all what it seems. Alice has finally fled an abusive husband but is afraid her failing courage will put her children in danger. Waking up beside yet another stranger, Suzanne can no longer deny how an alcohol addiction may destroy everything she's worked for---an addiction that barely masks the terrible wounds on her soul. They may have escaped the farm, but Helene, Alice, and Suzanne find they are still perpetuating a cycle of pain, abuse, alcoholism, anger, fear, and bitterness. Seeing themselves through each other's eyes, the sisters are forced to confront their demons. Will they be able to tread through the wreckage of the past to create lives filled with hope, love, and triumph?
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