Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah


Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah's, The Nightingale is one of my favorite WWII books due to it's creativity and writing style. After I read that, I knew I had to read more of her books. I finally listened to Between Sisters and although it won't be making my favorites list, I really enjoyed this story of familial love.

This book is a bit more predictable than The Nightingale, but sometimes you want a book that ends just as you hope and this book entertained me from start to finish. There is more romance and would be considered chick-lit but it was so well written that I didn't see it as just smut or a filler between more serious novels. Each character is so well developed and has their own voice which was essential since Hannah switched back and forth between their storylines and point of view.

I loved Meghann's personality and sarcastic humor. Even though she used it as a coping mechanism and often avoided the hard truths with some snarky comments, I laughed at almost every one-liner she delivered, they were perfection. There were also some moments I cried as this book is about family, love, friendship, mistakes, consequences, forgiveness and underneath it all: hope. There were so many emotional moments that were believable and relatable that it was an engaging read.

Synopsis: We all make mistakes, but for Meghann Dontess the terrible choice she made some years ago cost her everything, including the love of her sister, Claire. Meghann is now a highly successful attorney, and has put all thoughts of love completely behind her – until she meets the one man who believes he can change her mind. 

Claire has fallen in love for the first time in her life, and as her wedding day approaches she prepares to face her strong-willed older sister. Reunited after two decades, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.