by Nancy Star
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Buy the Book: Amazon
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.
Kritters Thoughts: An accident during vacation rips this family apart and an interesting happenstance may bring them back together. I was surprised quite a few times in this book and loved each time that I was surprised!
I don't know how to describe this interesting family drama without giving the major plot points away. I will say that it was so unique and different that I read this book in two sittings in 12 hours. I didn't want each chapter to end and wanted to know more and more about this bruised and battered family.
I will divulge that a child dies during a family vacation and the way in which it happens was so different than anything I had ever read. Not that I like reading about child tragedies, this one was so interesting and then the family's response after was heartbreaking and just a good read.
This is my first Nancy Star read and her other women's fiction read Carpool Diem sounds like a great light read. I would definitely recommend this one to a reader who likes their women's fiction to be deep and have weight to them.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC 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.