Title: A Gift For My Sister
Author: Ann Pearlman
Genre/Audience: Women’s fiction, adult
Publication: Atria, 2012
Source: For review
Summary: Tara and Sky share a mother, but aside from that, they seem to differ in almost every way. When a series of tragedies strike, they must somehow come together in the face of heartbreak, dashed hopes, and demons of the past. The journey they embark on forces each woman to take a walk in the other’s shoes and examine what sisterhood really means to them.
My Thoughts: I liked the premise of this story a lot- two completely different sisters, putting aside their differences, figuring out what they have in common and coming together. However, the story seemed somewhat contrived to me and I felt like the author was focused on sending a message moreso than telling a story. There were a lot of descriptions of surroundings and feelings, but I didn’t really feel any strong connection to the characters. It wasn’t a bad book by any means, but I was expecting a bit more as I really liked the prequel to this book, The Christmas Cookie Club (review). I did enjoy the book to an extent, but ultimately it fell a bit flat with me. If you like books with a message, then you would really like this one.
My Rating: 3/5