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The way to mend the distance between two sisters missing their eldest one is a road trip.

Lottie and Tina were like chalk and cheese, so different in their personalities and outlook toward life they had drifted apart when Tina suggested a road trip in America to scatter her sister’s ashes. A trip of bonding brought out old hurts and new, and soon circumstances changed and their dynamics altered.

My second book by Madeleine Reiss, the sisters made my heart smile and go all gooey with their initial antics and challenges. The author has made this a memorable trip. The sisters met multitude of characters, some downright weird along with a hitchhiker who connected with both. The characters were varied, and Lottie and Tina took everything in their stride.

I liked how the author has characterized the sisters, contrary yet similar. One was wild, the other quiet. One was impulsive, other thoughtful. But both had a mean competitive streak, and they never gave up. The love between them shone through right from the beginning to end. They made mistakes, but they stuck by each other in moments of peril. Their loyalty was staunch. That’s the way sisters ought to be.

At 400 pages, the story meandered in the middle but followed the pathway of contemporary fiction with challenges, fights, kidnapping, batty fans, romance, drinks, sights, shopping till it reached the crux. I came to know the real reason and the secrets of their past, what happened to their elder sister Mia. That shocked me to my core and made my eyes mist over.

It is true, the author made it all come alive that love between sisters is forever, and that was the core of this book.

Men and friends may come and go, but sisters are forever.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Lottie has always followed the rules, her life is comfortable and she is – finally, finally – marrying her long-term, reliable, boyfriend Dean.

Tina is carefree, wild and, maybe, just a little bit careless. She doesn’t understand Lottie’s obsession with settling down with ‘dull Dean’, there’s so much to explore in the world.

The two sisters have drifted apart, living in different countries until the death of their older sister, Mia. Mia was the glue that held them together, made them a family and without her Lottie and Tina realise how little they know each other.

Desperate to remedy this, Tina convinces Lottie to cancel her hen do, fly halfway around the world and set out on a road trip across the US, just the two of them.

But Tina has one more thing up her sleeve to shake up Lottie’s life – she must say yes to everything Tina suggests, no matter what.

Publication Date: 5th September 2019

Publisher: Zaffre

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