Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

The Weird SistersThe Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Three sisters Rosalind (Rose), Bianca (Bean), and Cordelia (Cordy) are all flung back together under one roof to help with their mother who is battling breast cancer. Rose never left home, the oldest, the most prepared, is feeling her world slip as she prepares for a wedding and her fiance is in another country with a job offer; Bean swore never to come back, loving the big city, bright lights, has had an emptiness that she has filled with self destructive behavior - some of which has caught up with her; Cordy, the youngest, the free spirit who flitty and floated finds herself pregnant and wondering if she can ever settle down and put down roots.

The normal jealousies arise, the sharp tongue that only a sister could give, but Ms. Brown encapsulates the bond of siblings, the love that remains steady and strong. The flaws in each girl, as well as in their parents, are so raw and realistic, that you embrace them.

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