What The Book Is About
Ginger is one of four siblings but as an adult, she has lost track of one sibling and another has died. Although she keeps these lost relationships mostly secret, the memories have been keeping her hostage and negatively impacting the way she relates to her husband and her own teenage daughter.
Meanwhile, Ginger is having to deal with her daughter’s falling for a boy and choosing to travel around the country with him instead of going to college. Ginger is desperate not to lose another family member and realizes she has to resolve the past in order to free herself from the weight of what happened so long ago as well as prevent it haunting their future.
What I Enjoyed About The Book
The novel alternates between Ginger’s present day and her childhood and the back-and-forth allows for good character development as well as builds suspense. Nancy Star’s writing style is gripping and the characters are presented so well that I couldn’t help but care about them. I was invested in the story from the prologue and the story unraveled at a good pace.
I liked that the characters’ names all meant something, even their surname Tangle which foreshadowed the wound-up mess of family secrets that the story describes.
What I Didn’t Enjoy
Honestly, there wasn’t much that I didn’t enjoy but if I had to choose one thing, it was a little bit of annoyance at Glory, Ginger’s mother. I didn’t care too much for her character, didn’t like the way she was referred to by her first name (you can chalk that up to the formal upbringing) and it’s hard for me to read about non-maternal types like her.
Would I Recommend This Book?
Absolutely. I thought this was a really well-written book that dealt with the issue of family secrets in a relatable way.
- Title: Sisters One, Two, Three
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 342
- My Rating: 4/5 stars
- Author Details: Nancy Star is the author of four previous novels: Carpool Diem, Up Next, Now This, and Buried Lives. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, Family Circle, Diversionmagazine, and on the web. Before embarking on her writing career, Nancy worked for more than a decade as a movie executive in the film business, dividing her time between New York and London. She has two grown daughters and a son-in-law and now lives in New Jersey with her husband.
Note: I received a free copy of this book from TLC Tours in order to complete this review. All opinions are my own.