February 15, 2024
Books about women set in Ireland and written by an Irish author have appealed to me since I first read Maeve Binchy, about 30 years ago. I like to call them “comfort reads”. A little bit fluffy, but with substance. This one fits the criteria.
Lou and Toni are two middle-aged sisters whose lives are blown apart all in one night……for separate reasons. They take off, to sort out themselves and their situations. We, the readers, follow along in their journey.
It turns out to be a journey of discovery and re-evaluation for the two sisters. We get to experience some of the sights and ambience of Sicily with Lou and Toni. I love the bond and support between the sisters. And, yet, they still manage to argue. Each sister reset their priorities.
The story is about family, respect, love, sisterhood, understanding and self-awareness. Everything falls into place.
This is a very satisfying read.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.