by Ashley Farley
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Goodreads: Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister’s Shoes is the story of three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.
Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support. When an ATV accident leaves her teenage son in a wheelchair, she loses her carefully constructed self-control.
In the after-gloom of her dreaded fiftieth birthday and the discovery of her husband’s infidelity, Jackie realizes she must reconnect with her former self to find the happiness she needs to move forward.
Faith lacks the courage to stand up to her abusive husband. She turns to her sisters for help, placing all their lives at risk.
In the midst of their individual challenges, the Sweeney sisters must cope with their mother’s mental decline. Is Lovie in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, or is her odd behavior normal for a woman her age? No one, including Lovie, understands her obsession with a rusty key she wears around her neck.
Kritters Thoughts: Three sisters take turns narrating this book as they each tell their story and their viewpoints on each other. Jackie has always had it together and with a set of twin boys in high school she is enjoying the good life until things fall apart. Samantha has always been the sister to show up for the other two and help them through their struggles, yet she hasn't relied on the sisters for help when she has had major life issues - she will have to lean on them when life throws her a curve ball. Finally Faith, the baby of the family who is trying to handle things on her own eventually needs help escaping from an abusive husband who will reek havoc on the entire family.
When I realized that each sister was going to have their own chapters to both move the entire story along as well as their own individual story, I was even more excited about the book. I also loved that all three sisters lived in the small town and each had their own set of drama (different drama) but things that were all their own, they each had a story to tell. Although there were moments that were beyond predictable, I still enjoyed the story.
If you are anything like me and love family drama then this book will be right up your alley. Love and romance are parts of the book, but the heart lies in the family relationships that get tried and tested.
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from iRead Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.