Goodread’s Rating: 3.4
Author: Eleanor Brown
Published: January 1, 2011
Genre: Family, Women’s Fiction, Drama
My Rating: 3.8/5
Three sisters, each different than the other, each keeping a secret, forced to come back home one summer and live together.
I really enjoyed reading it. It was simple and sweet which a lot of the books these days are not. Writers are so fixated on making their books the best that they forget that it’s okay to have a book which is sweet. It’s okay to write a book that is not filled with mind blowing twists every second or romance of a century.
I did get annoyed with all the Shakespeare that was quoted in the book. Maybe it was due to my limited knowledge of Shakespeare that comes from reading his plays in story form. But if you are a true Shakespeare fan you will probably love it.
As humans, so much of who we are stems from our childhood and I firmly believe that. Reading about this in the book was a treat because you get to see three girls raised in the same house but each having a different version of the same memory.
“There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it. But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future.”