Sunday, October 13, 2013
Book Review - The Sister Season
About the Book
Sometimes coming home for the holidays isn’t as easy as it seems….
It’s December 21, and the Yancey sisters have been called home. When the girls were young, holidays at their family farm meant a tinsel-garnished tree, the scent of simmering food, and laughter ringing through the house. But as the years unfolded, family bonds fractured, and the three sisters scattered and settled into separate lives. Until now. The Yancey sisters are coming to spend the holidays with their mother. They’re also coming to bury their father.
Claire, the youngest, a free spirit who journeyed to California, returns first. Then comes Julia, the eldest, a college professor with a teenage son of her own. And finally there’s Maya, the middle child, who works so hard to be the perfect mother and wife.
During the sisters’ week together, old conflicts surface, new secrets emerge, and the limits and definitions of family are tested. And as the longest night of the year slips by and brightening days beckon, the sisters will have to answer one question: When you’re a sister, aren’t you a sister forever?
About the Author
Jennifer Scott also writes award-winning young adult fiction as Jennifer Brown, including Bitter End and Hate List, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. The Sister Season is her first adult novel.
My Take on the Book
This is a book that will show you an amazing array of emotions and allow you to explore the true bond between sisters. The book was a powerful read and one that I found to be honest and uplifting. The author did a great job developing her characters and allowing the reader to grow and learn with each page that went by. One of the things that I loved about the book was that the characters are multi-layered and once you think you know them and what they will do next you learn something new that makes you rethink your assumptions. That being said, this is definitely a book that I would highly recommend to all. It was a great read and kept me engaged from beginning to end!
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