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About the book:
Two sisters get a second chance at life and love
Angela—Her mother’s untimely death, a struggling marriage, a strained relationship with her sister, Rose, and regrets over what might have been haunt her. Despite being a wife and mother, she feels she has little to show for her life.
Rose–Still single, she longs for a husband and children. But Angela has all that and still isn’t happy. Rose wants to be closer to her older sister, but she and Angela couldn’t be more different. Both strong women, will their sibling rivalry ever end?
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When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit Aunt Silvia, their mother’s Mennonite sister, in the heart of Amish country. This vacation could provide the opportunity both sisters need to sort out their issues. And yet instead of finding a new way of connecting with each other, Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose’s romance with a new beau.
Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can.
My Review: This story was well written. Kate paints a realistic picture of two sisters at each other’s throats. The constant bickering and misunderstandings were so real.
But this wasn’t the story for me. The two sisters constant dislike for each other was tiring. Especially when there was so much misunderstanding between them.
Also the story went back and forth between the sisters’ points of view. That meant I didn’t connect with either sister. One would think the married sister would kids would most grab my empathy but she did not.
And even though it’s in Mennonite country there was very little of that lifestyle (which is why we buy these books in the first place) and very little talk of faith and God.
For some this will be a great read but for me not so much.