My Sisters and Me written by Lisa Dickenson, publisher Sphere, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.
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They’re fixing up their childhood home. It’s going to get messy.
When Willow Lake asks her daughters for help renovating the family home, each has a reason to hesitate about returning to Maplewood . . .
For quiet and bookish Emmy going back to the town that ridiculed her fills her with dread.
The youngest Noelle is perfectly comfortable in herself now, but once wanted to fit in so badly that she walked away from her first love. A first love who still lives in Maplewood.
And outspoken Rae is painfully aware of how much the townspeople hurt her little sisters growing up. She didn’t protect them then, but there’s no way she’ll let history repeat itself.
The sisters agree to go home and make the best of it. After all if they’ve changed over the years, it’s possible the townspeople have too . . . isn’t it?
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I absolutely adored this new book by Lisa Dickenson. Her stories are filled with fabulous females that are fun, frivolous and a little bit feisty. My Sisters and Me had all the wonderful formula from previous stories by the author but to me it had much more and I devoured it.
My Sisters and Me is about three sisters that are now in their early/mid thirties successful in their respective careers. The girls were born and brought up in a small town in Devon. The house they lived in was on the outskirts of the town in a small wood and at times it looked a little eerie. The girls’ parents weren’t afraid to live their lives how they wanted, they were free spirited, embraced nature and had a little hippy vibe in the mix. The sisters when they were younger were ridiculed because of their parents and also for their own individualities. When the time came for them to leave home they couldn’t wait to escape the townsfolk. So when their mother asks them to help renovate the house the girls each have their own trepidations about returning to the family home and to the town that left them with bad memories.
Rae, the eldest, very often played the protector of the three and would fight her sisters corners. Then there was Emmy who was painfully shy and hid within herself happy with her books. Which left Noelle the youngest who was very much like her parents with her love of nature and hippy vibes but was also aware of her own differences which some struggled to understand.
Moving back to their family home gave the girls time to regress and enjoy the joys of youth again when reminiscing over the memorabilia left in their bedrooms. Renovating the house also felt like a cleansing process for all of them as it opened up old wounds of the bullying, also the sense of loss but it brought back a whole lot of nostalgic good times.
This two month sabbatical for Rae, Emmy and Noelle was a time to reflect, to grieve, to embrace and to accept. It was also a time to gain strength from what they have shared. The renovation project wasn’t without lots of fun and mishaps and the author’s bubbly personality shone through the pages.
My Sisters and Me was such an enjoyable read. I was totally entertained by the antics the girls got themselves into. The laughter, the tears, the family spirit and the strength overcoming hurdles left me feeling invigorated and I was quite emotional at the end as I felt like I’d travelled with all three of them through their journey. A belter of a book!
About the Author
Lisa Dickenson is the pseudonym for Beyoncé. OK, FINE, THAT’S NOT TRUE.
Lisa lives by the Devon seaside, stuffing cream teas in the gobs of anyone who comes to visit, and writing stuff down that she hopes is funny. Her first novel was the copyright-infringing Sweet Valley Twins: The Twins Holiday Horror, which she wrote in primary school and gave up on after five pages. Twenty-ish years later Lisa went on to be a *real author* and wrote the Novelicious Debut of the Year, THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS. Since then she’s dropped two summer reads – YOU HAD ME AT MERLOT and CATCH ME IF YOU CANNES – and another festive feast, MISTLETOE ON 34TH STREET. Her fifth novel, MY SISTERS AND ME, will be just the autumnal read you’ll need as the leaves start to rust.
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