Sisters One, Two, Three
written by Nancy Star
published by Lake Union Publishing, 2017
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Did I enjoy this book: I loved this book! It was an easy read–very compelling. The book is structured so that you read one chapter set in present day and one set in the past. I love this style of writing; I thought it was a great way to unravel the story without giving too much away all at once. The author included book club type questions at the end and I thought that added to the book as well. This was definitely one that I read and loved, then spent some time thinking about and loved even more! It wasn’t clean and it wasn’t always pretty–but I found myself continually reaching for this book.
Would I recommend it: Absolutely! This is a great one for any reader. It’s an awesome mystery–not too scary, no overly adult themes, good writing, and good pacing throughout the chapters. I can’t find anything bad to say about this one!
About the book – from Goodreads: After a tragic accident on Martha’s Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear.
When a whispered comment overheard by her rebellious teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, the Tangles’ carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel. Upon the death of Glory, the family’s colorful matriarch, and the return of long-estranged Callie, Ginger resolves to return to Martha’s Vineyard and piece together what really happened on that calamitous day when a shadow fell over four sun-kissed siblings playing at the shore. Along with Ginger’s newfound understanding come the keys to reconciliation: with her mother, with her sisters, and with her daughter.
At turns heartbreaking, humorous, and hopeful, Sisters One, Two, Three explores not only the consequences of secrets—even secrets kept out of love—but also the courage it takes to speak the truth, to forgive, and to let go.