Quote of the Week
Sisters most of us have some. Love them, hate them; they are the ones that stand by you when the chips are down. I have been blessed with two sisters. Younger sisters who stole my clothes, hogged the phone and fought with me tooth and nail through my childhood. I would not change them for the world...well maybe just a little!
Writing: Fluid, excellent
The Last Will of Moira Leahy is a captivating, haunting debut novel by Therese Walsh. This is a heart wrenching, soul searching story of grief and loss, as the surviving sister, Maeve, tries to reconcile herself to a life without her identical twin, Moira. Normally at this point I would say what genre this novel would fit into, however; The Last Will of Moira Leahy does not fit into any one specific category. Walsh wrote this novel much like knitting a multi-coloured sweater. It is not blue nor red nor purple but a pleasing blend of suspense, woman’s fiction, mysticism, coming-of-age story, romance, a journey and a sprinkling of the paranormal, while exploring the family dynamics of grief, as well as, the actions and reactions of those left behind. Beautifully written, The Last Will of Moira Leahy will reach in and squeeze your heart.
Audrey Niffenegger: Her Fearful Symmetry- Looking for a creepy twin ghost story, look no further, this is the one for you. Excellent writing and full of twists and turns and of course the setting of the historic Highgate cemetery only adds to the atmospheric setting.
Kimberla Lawson Roby: Secret Obsession- This is sibling rivalry to the ultimate max. A light quick read about sisters, family dynamics, mental illness and ultimately forgiveness. OK
Jodi Picoult: My Sisters Keeper- I only saw the movie but the book is suppose to be even better. Parents with a daughter suffering from leukaemia genetically engineer a second daughter in order to save the first. Medical ethics aside, a very dramatic story. Need Kleenex with this one.
Frances Greenslade: Shelter- This I had hoped to win in a different book giveaways but now on awaiting list at the library. Parental abandonment and sisterly responsibilities. Sounds great.
Susanna Kearsley: The Rose Garden- Katrina's sister dies and she is given the task of finding the perfect place to scatter her ashes, returning her to where she belongs. Katrina returns to Cornwall where they spent happy childhood summers and in doing so, confronts ghosts from her own past. Time travel in this story as well. Very Good.
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