Today I am the host of Sisterly Love by Michelle Vernal organized by Rachelle @rareresources.
Relationship between sisters who stay in different parts of the world are often frayed, and the author has done a great job in showing that. This book is all about recapturing the bond and the love between sisters before the rest of world intruded them.
My first book by author Michelle Vernal, I liked the characterisation of both the sisters, they are same but so very different too. Rebecca leaves her life in Ireland, to take care of the kids when her sister’s marriage is in trouble, yet gets minimal appreciation for that. She comes home with her friend to take care of kids and cooking school so that her sister can make a go of her marriage. It is fun to see her bumbling her way through it all, then slowly getting to enjoy the life, it is fun to see how the kids get their way with her.
Jennifer, on the other hand, is going through her own problems with her husband and is often brash and mean. She comes back from her 2 week vacation without husband and seems to be in a turmoil most of the times. It takes her time to open up to Rebecca.
The story moves to build up relationship between sisters. The parts where the two sisters reconnect are fun to read. And they do make the title seem apt. There is romance and confusion, secrets and lies. Overall a quick, enjoyable read.
About the Author
Hello, my name is Michelle Vernal, and by way of introduction, I’m Mum to Josh and Daniel and am married to the super supportive Paul. We live in the garden city of Christchurch, New Zealand with our three-legged, black cat called Blue. BC (before children) Paul and I lived and worked in Ireland, the experiences we had there have flavoured my books.
I’ve always written, but it was only after my first son was born that I decided to attend a creative writing course at Canterbury University. Oh the guilt dropping him at pre-school so I could learn the basics of story writing, but oh the joy of having conversation to contribute other than the price of nappies that week! The first piece I ever penned post course was published by a New Zealand parenting magazine. I went on to write humorous; opinion styled pieces of my take on parenting, but when the necessity for being politically correct got too much, I set myself the challenge of writing a novel. Six books later and a publishing deal with Harper Impulse here I am. These days I write for a North Canterbury lifestyle magazine and my latest book Sweet Home Summer has just been released by Harper Impulse.
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Nobody’s Perfect Are They?
Rebecca Loughton’s bumbled her way through her thirty-something years making a few cock-ups along the way. Of course, these wouldn’t be so obvious if it wasn’t for her golden haired, older sister Jennifer.
In a bid to escape Jennifer’s lengthy shadow and to find her happy ever after Rebecca, high-tails it out of her hometown of Christchurch to the other side of the world landing a legal secretary job in the buzzing city of Dublin. A few drinks later, all she has to show for her new life is an embarrassing one-night stand and a dollop of flirtatious banter with her boss Ciaran, who just happens to have a predatory receptionist in hot pursuit of him.
Amidst plans of preventing such a merger, Rebecca receives news that Jennifer’s picture perfect life has a big, fat crack down the middle of it in the form of a philandering husband. Summoned home to look after her sister’s children and cooking school while she works on her marriage, Rebecca finds the reality of looking after two young children along with the bizarre array of guests booked into the cooking school grim. The only bright spot on her horizon are Ciaran’s e-mails but then she meets David Seagar whom she thinks might just be the ending to her happy ever after but will he prove to be far from perfect too?
Sounds like a nice read!
It was a pleasant fast read, parts of it better than the rest. On the whole enjoyable
Do we have a new style of review here Shalini! I like it very much
This was a mini review. I have not been well with mini viral cold bouts, hence going for shorter reviews on unwell days
You’re still not well?!😱
I am swinging between the two… Rains are horrible here.
Oh man😣 We had a running bout of rain here, too, previously. Maybe it went over to India? I don’t like rain as much as I did before😁
Me too…. Drizzling rain brings the virus down…
it was good
Thank you for your kind words
Wow! This literally sounds like my life right now! Great review doll face! 💖💖🍻
Thanks baby. What’s that game on your post. I saw I read I didn’t understand I kind of remained silent on the comments section for a few minutes. Then I thought I would ask you. Hence I am asking you
It’s a point and click game (so, you
Oops. Fat fingered the send. You point the cursor and click on things to interact with your environment and solve puzzles. It’s a very slow paced, casual, very story based game.
I got it..
Great! You are the “reviewer of my heart”, Shalini! 😉 Congrats to over 3000 followers! Have a funny, sunny weekend. Michael
Yikes I have 3000 followers?? When and where??
Yayyy I have a sliver of your heart… 💃😂😂
Thank you Shalini! 🙂 Hey our new system is online. Its much more “copy and paste”, the restriction forbit to reblog, but we now are able better featuring you too. Michael
Thank you so much for reviewing Shalini, much appreciated.
It is an honor when the author comments on my blog. Thank you so much
Very cute cover! Sounds like a fun read though. And based in Ireland?
Initial parts then they go to Australia.
After reading this review, I am dying to read this..
Now I am dying to read the book 😇
Yayyy… The sisters’ relationship breaking and making up is great
Yeah I can sense that by the review you did on this book
Thank you so much for your kind words.
I have commented on your blog. Hope you can find the comment
Okay thanks 😘
Thanks, I got the like.. but not the comment 😅😇
My comment would be in the spam section.
From the app, go to the part where you write a new post, the WordPress logo, on the left side there is a category comments, and then a subcategories like All, approved, pending, bin, and spam.
My comment would be in the spam category. Kindly approve the comment
Seems like an interesting and fun read,. But again How do you complete books so soon??????
I am very very slow in the past 2 months due to other responsibilities. Seriously… I am ashamed. This month I have to catch up… 🙈😉😂
Thank you Vijay. Lovely to see you… Thank you for your support
Your always welcome boss