Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Between Sisters, Kirstin Hannah ~ book review
Between Sisters (Hannah, Kristin) is the second book I have read by Kirstin Hannah, and yet I am already able to refer to her as one of my favorite authors. The first book I read was Firefly Lane. It was beautiful. Amazing. I loved it.
This one was different, and that is a good thing. It was strong, powerful and touching. Those are the similarities. It was sad, but not in the way that Firefly Lane was, so that was where the change came.
The stories of two sisters, who separated from one another in their younger years, remained in touch, but minimally so, and went on to live totally different lives. Obviously over time they reconnect. That's where the story comes in.
One became a divorce lawyer, after her own heartbreak, the other worked on a camping resort with her biological father, and was a single mom.
Neither open to finding love, and yet -- well, it's a chick lit kind of story, so you'll guess that love certainly comes into play at some point. For the both of them. Love that is unexpected, and love between the two women. We see a sisterly bond that has suffered over time, and yet strengthens as the moments pass. We suffer in silence as they sift through their strained relationship, when all we want to do is shake them both out of their own heads and hearts.
I definitely enjoyed this book, almost enough so to say I'd love a follow up so I can learn more about what life has in store for them and the characters in their lives. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a hearty read, with a touch of sisterly bond and love to pull you through it.
* I bought this book on my own and decided to review it. There's an affiliate link in this post in case you like my little recommendation and decide to buy your own copy - this way I can get a few pennies for referring you! *