Release Day Review: The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy

A gripping novel about two sisters who are left homeless by their mother’s death and the lengths the fierce older sister will go to protect her beloved young charge

The hardscrabble Chase women—Mary, Hannah, and their mother Diane—have been eking out a living running a tiny seaside motel that has been in the family for generations, inviting trouble into their lives for just as long. Eighteen-year-old Mary Chase is a force of nature: passionate, beautiful, and free-spirited. Her much younger sister, Hannah, whom Mary affectionately calls “Bunny,” is imaginative, her head full of the stories of princesses and adventures that Mary tells to give her a safe emotional place in the middle of their troubled world.

But when Diane dies in a car accident, Mary discovers the motel is worth less than the back taxes they owe. With few options, Mary’s finely tuned instincts for survival kick in. As the sisters begin a cross-country journey in search of a better life, she will stop at nothing to protect Hannah. But Mary wants to protect herself, too, for the secrets she promised she would never tell—but now may be forced to reveal—hold the weight of unbearable loss. Vivid and suspenseful, The Sisters Chase is a whirlwind page-turner about the extreme lengths one family will go to find—and hold onto—love.



Afbeeldingsresultaat voor 5 star black

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

"The things she did to survive were automatic, reflexive, and once they were done, they were no more than dust in her tracks."

This book has on my mind since the moment I read the blurb. I just knew that this story would touch me deeply, and I wasn't wrong about that. The first part of the blurb sums this book up perfectly: "A gripping novel about two sisters who are left homeless by their mother’s death and the lengths the fierce older sister will go to protect her beloved young charge."This book was about family and the strong bond between sisters. Mary is just 18 when her mother dies in a car accident and she is left to care of her four year old sister Hannah. I just knew that their journey wouldn't be easy and that they would have to overcome so many obstacles. Mary sacrificed so much of herself to take care of Hannah, and she did it with no contempt against the most precious person in her life. 

I loved their relationship so much, and the author did an incredible job in bringing their story to life. I was pulled in from the start and I just couldn't put the book down. I needed to know how their journey would go and eventually end. I was feeling everything Mary was feeling, when her heart broke, mine broke as well. I was able to fully connect with her and that is one of the reasons why I loved this book so much. There were so many heartbreaking scenes in this book that made it impossible for me to keep my eyes dry. There were also so many beautiful and uplifting scenes that had me smiling. I also loved how the author added a touch of romance to the story, I think that added an extra layer to the story. The Sisters Chase is a story I won't forget for a long time, and it is definitely one of my favorite reads of the year. I do advise you to keep tissues close by because this book will have you on an emotional roller coaster. I still get tears in my eyes when I think of this book, it will take some time for me to recover.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor about the author
Sarah Healy is the author of THE SISTERS CHASE, HOUSE OF WONDER and CAN I GET AN AMEN?. She lives in Vermont with her husband and three children.

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