Monday, September 4, 2023

Letters From My Sister Review



 About the Book

 Two Sisters. One Single Event. A Family Changed Forever.

At the turn of the twentieth century, sisters Emmy and Callie Bullock are living a privileged life as the only daughters of a wealthy Alabama cotton farmer when their well-ordered household gets turned upside down by the arrival of Lily McGee. Arrestingly beautiful, Lily quickly--and innocently--draws the wrong kind of attention. Meanwhile, Callie meets a man who offers her the freedom to abandon social constraints and discover her truest self.

After Lily has a baby, Callie witnesses something she was never meant to see--or did she? Her memory is a haze, just an image in her mind of Emmy standing on a darkened riverbank and cradling Lily's missing baby girl. Only when the sisters are separated does the truth slowly come to light through their letters--including a revelation that will shape the rest of Callie's life.

Bestselling author Valerie Fraser Luesse weaves a complex and suspenseful tale dripping with intrigue, romance, and Southern charm. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

I just love the cover of this book! I was excited to read another book by Valerie Fraser Luesse and I really enjoyed the first half of this story. The main characters are intriguing and I was interested in Lily and what her life was all about. Some of this part of the book seemed a bit choppy to me so at times I had a hard time following what the author was writing. There is a running "mystery" that doesn't really develop until a few chapters in. The romance is sweet and doesn't overtake the entire plot. I wanted to find out what happened in the end but this book did take me a bit to finish. It was a slow read and so for me it wasn't my favorite read by this author. I did enjoy the diverse cast of characters and the historical perspective of life in Alabama.  


Three Stars. 


"I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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