First a quick note: Thanks to everyone for the awesome words of encouragement from yesterday's post about my son Luke. I guess I got it together to write a post today - I can't believe I had free time and motivation, but thank you all so much! And so, I think I'll be back to posting once or twice a week, it might not be as crazy of a week as I was thinking it would be. Yesterday I was on an emotional rollercoaster! All is good now, so here is a new FABULOUS book for you to learn about!
As you all know I’m a big fan of Amy Hatvany. When she came onto the book scene with Best Kept Secret, my favorite author Emily Giffin blurbed that book, so it was a no brainer that I would read that book. Since then, I've waited anxiously for her books and have read and loved Outside the Lines and now her latest, which is The Language of Sisters, which is actually not really her latest, but one of her very first books, newly updated and here for your enjoyment!
The Language of Sisters is the story of Nicole, who leaves home for 10 years because she's unable to deal with her family - her sister is placed in a home for the mentally disabled and she's not able to forgive her mother. Her father has left the family. Nicole leaves to try to make a career and a life for herself as far away as possible, distancing herself from those she loves the most.
Circumstances bring her back to her sister, and she's forced to confront her past. Unbeknownst to Nicole, she's about to receive the most beautiful gifts she'll ever get just by coming home.
I love Amy's fluid and beautiful prose, her dialogue and her characters. They're so real and believable and her stories just ring true to the reader. Amy always deals with emotional subjects that when you close the book, you'll still be thinking of the story, and wondering what the future holds for her characters.
If you'd like to win a copy of The Language of Sisters, tell me if you have a sister, and what's her name. If you don't have a sister, do you have a friend who is as close to you as a sister might be, and if so, what is her name? My sister's name is Stacy, and I've grown up my whole life being called Stacy too, since our names are so close sounding.
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