Saturday, 30 June 2018

Book Tour - Sisterly Love

Rebecca Loughton’s bumbled her way through her thirty-something years making a few cock-ups along the way. Of course, these wouldn’t be so obvious if it wasn’t for her golden haired, older sister Jennifer.

In a bid to escape Jennifer’s lengthy shadow and to find her happy ever after Rebecca, high-tails it out of her hometown of Christchurch to the other side of the world landing a legal secretary job in the buzzing city of Dublin. A few drinks later, all she has to show for her new life is an embarrassing one-night stand and a dollop of flirtatious banter with her boss Ciaran, who just happens to have a predatory receptionist in hot pursuit of him.

Amidst plans of preventing such a merger, Rebecca receives news that Jennifer’s picture perfect life has a big, fat crack down the middle of it in the form of a philandering husband. 

Summoned home to look after her sister’s children and cooking school while she works on her marriage, Rebecca finds the reality of looking after two young children along with the bizarre array of guests booked into the cooking school grim. The only bright spot on her horizon are Ciaran’s e-mails but then she meets David Seagar whom she thinks might just be the ending to her happy ever after but will he prove to be far from perfect too?

Sisterly Love
by Michelle Vernal

  • ASIN: B00GXT9GG6
  • Published: December 2013

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Sibling rivalry is nothing new in the world of fiction - and the real world for that matter - so it came as no surprise that as the blurb implies there's one sister who feels ashamed in comparison to the 'better' sister.

With not much to show for her life, Rebecca feels like she is always portrayed as standing in the background to her sister. However, perfection isn't always what it seems when it becomes clear that Jennifer's husband is anything but a faithful married man.

Working through life's virtues together the sisters work on their issues and discover the interesting events which happen in life just beneath the surface. Intriguing emails, new friends and a cookery school are just the beginning of the bonding adventures of Rebecca and Jennifer.

Sisterly Love is a heartwarming book which explores the issues of family life which don't always appear to be in clean sight. Siblings, I find, often keep things hidden but a close bond will always reveal little cracks in a seemingly perfect facade. 

Although none of the issues are something I have experienced in person, on reading Sisterly Love I felt connected in a way and sympathised with the sisters as life threw everything at them. I liked the storyline of the book and the realism of the characters, this made the book comfortable and easy to read though still being intriguing and absorbing.

I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes to read work by Kathryn Freeman.   

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