- Author Carolyn Brown
- Release Date February 27, 2018
- Publisher Montlake Romance
- ISBN/ASIN 9781503949201
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
THE SOMETIMES SISTERS is a great title for a book that had sometimes sisters Dana, Harper, and Tawny front and center. Along with them, Dana’s daughter, Brook, their Uncle Jed, and Granny Annie, who has passed on, also take center stage in the story.
I loved Granny’s words of wisdom that were “heard” throughout the book, and the way Jed had nightly conversations with her but the girls heard her and talked to her too. This was a book I didn’t want to put down, and my emotions were engaged from the first page to the last. The story was filled with emotion, from heartache and sadness to love and happiness. The loving friendships added so much richness as well.
I laughed and cried as I read the book and became more invested in the story. The characters had a depth to them, and there were always a few surprises along the way. I loved the way the past and present were woven together, and how we learned about each of their lives a little at a time.
The story flowed smoothly and had wonderful relationships to explore—between the three sisters, with Brook, with Uncle Jed, their mothers, and even their love interests. The story was portrayed realistically whether at the lake, in town, or at school. The letters written by Granny Annie were heartwarming and full of love but with wisdom too. There was wonderful closure with the epilogue that takes place a year in the future on Mother’s Day and several happily-ever-afters despite a touch of sadness throughout.
I’ve read several books by Carolyn Brown before, but those featured cowboys. THE SOMETIMES SISTERS was reminiscent of romance/women’s fiction books by Jodi Thomas. I look forward to reading many more of Brown’s books.