Friday, January 13, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway - Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star

Book Synopsis
After a tragic accident on Martha’s Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear.

When a whispered comment overheard by her rebellious teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, the Tangles’ carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel. Upon the death of Glory, the family’s colorful matriarch, and the return of long-estranged Callie, Ginger resolves to return to Martha’s Vineyard and piece together what really happened on that calamitous day when a shadow fell over four sun-kissed siblings playing at the shore. Along with Ginger’s newfound understanding come the keys to reconciliation: with her mother, with her sisters, and with her daughter.

At turns heartbreaking, humorous, and hopeful, Sisters One, Two, Three explores not only the consequences of secrets—even secrets kept out of love—but also the courage it takes to speak the truth, to forgive, and to let go. 


Purchase Links

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My Review

Sisters One, Two, Three begins with the Tangle family.  There are four children:  Ginger, Mimi, Charlie, and Callie.  The parents are want-to-be-actress Glory, and Solly, who owns a toy business.  During a pivotal summer long ago (early 1970's from details like Space Food Sticks and psychadelic signs), Glory and the four children travel to Martha's Vineyard.  Tragedy occurs and changes the family.

 

The story flashes back to the past and forward to the present, with cautious Ginger, busy Mimi, and always adventurous Callie.  I found these characters well drawn and interesting;  I had a hard time putting the book down at night, and will admit that I stayed up several nights reading past my bedtime.

 

This is a beautifully written book, with dialogue that rings true and a plot that moves in threads that connect as the story moves on.  It is a moving story of family secrets and love.

 

I really enjoyed reading Sisters One, Two, Three, and will look for more books by Nancy Star.  Readers who enjoy women's fiction, family drama, and compelling storytelling will enjoy this book.  

 

Author Bio
Nancy Star is the author of four previous novels: Carpool Diem, Up Next, Now This, and Buried Lives. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York TimesFamily Circle, Diversion magazine, and on the web. Before embarking on her writing career, Nancy worked for more than a decade as a movie executive in the film business, dividing her time between New York and London. She has two grown daughters and a son-in-law and now lives in New Jersey with her husband. 


Connect with Nancy

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Giveaway

One lucky reader will win a copy of Sisters, One, Two, Three.  Giveaway is open to readers in the U.S. and Canada, and ends 1/20.  The winner will be notified by email, and needs to respond within 48 hours.  The author or her publicist will send the book directly to the winner.

I received a copy of this book from TLC Book Tours.

40 comments:

Annmarie Weeks said...

I love books like this that go back & forth in time to get a complete picture of the characters!

Diane Baum said...

This sounds like a great read, especially because I grew up in the sixties

Tracy Shafer said...

This book really sounds wonderful!

David Stuttard said...

This book looks like a great read

David Stuttard said...

Looks like a great read

John Smith said...

Looks like an interesting book! Thank you for the contest!

James Coyne said...

I love a good book

Anonymous said...

I have been hearing a lot about this book. It sounds very interesting.
lorenalke@yahoo.com

Annamarie Voss said...

Sounds like an interesting book and I like that it's based in the past on the late 60's.

Connie Lee said...

I would love to read this book, sounds very interesting!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this book! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

Holly said...

It sounds like a very intriguing read!! It definitely seems like a book I can get into easily!

Dianna said...

I love books about siblings, especially sisters!
Dianna

robin s. said...

I love to read and this sounds interesting.

grammypennyann said...

Would love to read this - love trying new authors!!~

Renee said...

I love a good book about family ties and forgiveness.

Daniel M said...

sounds like a fun one

Wistroll said...

I love reading about family, love, and the secrets that they hold. This looks like a really good book that I`d be able to share with my family and discuss.

Rachelle Anderson said...

Sounds intriguing!

Kristie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review and honest opinion. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you. Happy January!

lana simanovicki said...

this wpuld be a good read

Angela Nichols said...

This book sounds very interesting! I am ready to start a new read and this one sounds great! Thank you for the opportunity!

Gabrielly Margutti said...

Looks like a great read.

Alison King said...

I've been hearing a lot about this book. It's already on my TBR list. I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

Susan Chester said...

I love reading about sisters because I have 2 of them. We have so much fun together!

laurasloves said...

I love books that have sisters in them as I have 2 of my own.
Laurie Emerson

Brooke Lorren said...

Looks interesting. Thanks for the chance to try to win it.

Nancy said...

This sounds like an good book with interesting family dynamics.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I enjoy this type of storyline with families.

cenya2@hotmail.com

Anita Yancey said...

I love books with family secrets, I always have to know what the secrets are. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Sandy Klocinski said...

I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great day!

pamela j said...

Fun read for the summertime-it's coming!

Leela said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeani Brickner said...

i've been wanting to read this book!

Renee Rousseau said...

Just planning a girls getaway with my two sisters. Sisters One,Two,Three sounds like the perfect reference read!

Sue Hull said...

I love to read lots of different types of books. I have two sisters so the title caught my eye.This sounds like a great read! Thank you for the chance 😀

Rob said...

A very interesting book to read, with a lot of life's twists and turns.

Milton Milt said...

Many very valuable, lifelong lessons can be learned by reading this intriguing book.

Paulet said...

This is a very informative and fun book for everyone to read.

Marcus Mar said...

I love the many ups and downs and life experiences in this book.