Monday 27 August 2018

✿ Sisters and Brothers ✿ Fiona Palmer ✿

A poignant novel of heartbreak, adoption and a father's love by beloved bestselling Australian author, Fiona Palmer.

Bill, 72, feels left behind after the death of his adored wife. He relies heavily on his only daughter, Sarah.

Sarah, career woman and perfectionist homemaker, struggles to keep up with the Joneses. As her husband grows distant, she has no support network.

Emma, a down-to-earth nurse and busy mother of three, always dreamed of having a sister . . . But nothing prepares her for the shock results of a routine blood test.

Adam, a successful florist, was raised by his mother. As his dreams start to fall into place, he can't stop thinking about the father he never had.

Finally, Michelle is trying to build cake-making into a career. But at 46, has she left her run too late to fall in love, have children and find her birth parents?

These five very different people - all connected but separated by secrets from the past - could be facing their futures together. After all, friends will come and go but sisters and brothers are forever . . . The new novel of heartbreak, adoption, family and a father's love by the Top Ten bestselling author of Secrets Between Friends, Fiona Palmer.

ARC received from Hachette Australia for an honest review

This is my second Fiona Palmer read, and I will  definitely be reading more in the future.

The synopsis of Sisters and Brothers intrigued me, and once I started reading I was completely intrigued with Bill and his extended "family".

Set in both 1975 and present day, this story revolves around 72 year old Bill,  however is a series of interconnected stories with Bill at the heart.

Now Bill, he liked to get around in 1975 it seems lol.  Emma, Michelle, Adam and Sarah's live all come together as they learn of their paternity.

I enjoyed each and every one of the children's stories, however I feel that Emma's grabbed me more emotionally than the others. I am not sure why this is, as they are all beautiful, heartfelt stories, however it just is.

Heartbreaking, emotional, yet full of hope, Ms Palmer has taken us on a wonderful journey of love, forgiveness, hope, acceptance.

I thoroughly enjoyed Sisters and Brothers, and I can't wait to see what Ms Palmer brings us next.