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Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Never Never Sisters by L. Alison Heller

Release Date - June 3, 2013

L. Alison Heller
NAL Trade

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Paige Reinhardt, a marriage counselor, is finding herself in a spot many of her clients face. Her husband, a lawyer, has been suspended and he claims he has no idea why. As days progress, he becomes more and more secretive, and Paige becomes concerned that he is lying to her. Where does that leave their marriage?

Meanwhile, Paige is thrown another dilemma. After two decades away, her sister Sloan has returned. Paige hasn't seen her sister since Sloan was shipped off to rehab at the age of 16. Paige must stumble her way through the hurt she felt when Sloan went away and never returned, all while trying to figure out what  is going on with her marriage.

The Never Never Sisters is told from Paige's perspective, but her mother's diary entries also fill chapters. I enjoyed Paige's story and really enjoyed watching her grow through the story. Perhaps it is me, but I wasn't surprised when the big secret involving her husband is revealed. I saw that coming. That did leave me feeling a little disappointed, but by that point, I no longer really cared, I wanted Paige to focus on herself and her sister. That, to me, is the true heart of this story.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a book I want to add to my TBR list. Thanks for the post.