Release Day Review: The Sisters by Rosalind Noonan

Twelve years ago, Glory abandoned her two daughters--four-year-old Ruby and baby Aurora--at a fire station, running off to a man who promised love and protection. Though the refuge she hoped for turned out to be a sham, she believes Ruby and Aurora are better off without her. But Glory has since given birth to another daughter, who's clamoring for a life beyond their close-knit, tightly controlled world.

Sixteen-year-old Ruby loves her adoptive parents, but she hasn't forgotten Glory. Now that she has her driver's license, Ruby sets out in search of her birth mother. What she finds is a ramshackle house of castaway women, referred to as "sisters," ruled over by a charismatic bully who monitors their every move.

Glory would take ten-year-old Luna away in a heartbeat if they had somewhere to go. On good days, the girl is confined to the fenced-in yard; on bad days, she's sent to the dusty attic as punishment. When Ruby makes contact, Glory seizes on a chance for escape. Ruby is desperate to help, but how much does she owe to family she barely knows--and how can she fix someone else's life when she has so little power over her own?

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

I usually don't read these type of books, however the blurb intrigued me enough to give it a try. The first part of this book was very emotional and difficult to read. Glory abandoning her children, which is one of the most difficult decisions any mother can make in her life, was just heartbreaking. She did her best but I still think there were other ways to deal with what she was going through. Fortunately, her daughters ended up with an amazing family. There were POVs of everyone involved in the story, because of this it kind of resulted in me not being able to connect enough with the characters. I was going back and forth, and sometimes I just wanted to get back to one particular POV to see what was going on with them. In my opinion the most important POVs were of Glory, Ruby and Luna. I think the story would've impacted me more if it was focusing only on them.

The Sisters was in a way very suspenseful. It kept me on the edge of my seat and I wanted to find out what was going to happen next. I couldn't put the book down. I have to admit that I did rush through the book a bit, because I was anxious to see what would happen next. This story definitely kept me interested and entertained until the end. Unfortunately, I just couldn't connect enough with the characters. My favorite was Luna, she was such a brave little girl. This was a pretty fast-paced story, which I appreciated. However, everything resolved a bit too quickly in the end. Overall, I enjoyed this story and found it interesting. It was a bit different then what I usually read, but it was nice to mix it up a little bit. I love broadening my reading horizon, and I encourage everyone else to do as well. If this book sounds like something you would enjoy, then make sure to read it.
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ROSALIND NOONAN is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of highly acclaimed women’s fiction and domestic suspense novels, including AND THEN SHE WAS GONE, IN A HEARTBEAT and PRETTY, NASTY, LOVELY. She co-authored the bestselling collaborative novels SINISTER and OMINOUS with Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush, and she also writes crime novels under the name R. J. Noonan. Rosalind Noonan lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes in the shade of some towering two-hundred-year-old Douglas fir trees.

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