The Sometimes Sisters (Standalone)
by Carolyn Brown (Author)
This review is from: February 21, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Three sisters each different in personality, but so similar when they reunite after nine years apart they all come back for the same reason and each one carrying their own personal demon.
As children they were close, Dana, Tawny, and Harper, looked forward to the summers when they were able to spend a month together at Granny Annie’s place. Now as adults they can barely tolerate a few minutes in a room together unwilling to share what’s happened to them in the past nine years that ripped them apart and caused each one such heavy burdens to bear.
Dana, the oldest of the three, always struggled with her parentage. Even though she was born out of wedlock she never felt unloved. Granny Annie made up for where her father failed and then when Dana conceived her own daughter, Brooke, she fell right into the circle she herself grew up in, yet her sisters looked up to her and felt that Dana had her life together. The grass is always greener on the other side.
Harper was a wild teen and made a huge mistake when she was just sixteen years old. Her mother sent her away in shame and that decision to not stand up for herself or the choices she made has haunted her for the past nine years.
Inadvertently Harper’s leaving affected the youngest sister, Tawny. Tawny suffered all the retribution of Harper’s mistake along with any thought of what mistakes Tawny could make. Left out in the cold with no answers and no sisters to ask questions of Tawny felt abandoned and scorned.
These three sisters all have emotional baggage when they show up to help run Granny Annie’s place, but to make the place run smoothly they will have to set aside their differences and learn to get along.
“We’ve all got parent baggage,” Harper said.
“Yes, you do, but you don’t have to carry it. It’s your choice whether you have a funeral for that baggage or strap it to your shoulders.”
I don’t have sisters, but I craved having one when I was growing up. I know family can be taxing, even on good days so I credit Carolyn Brown for showing that families can stick together even when the apron strings have been cut and things aren’t easy. Although with love and support even sometimes sisters can be a real family everyday.