Me and My Sisters tells the story of three Irish sisters—Julie, Louise, and Sophie—and how their relationships with each other begins to change and become more meaningful when their lives face unexpected challenges and upheavals. Julie is an exhausted mother of four very young boys—including a rambunctious set of triplets—struggling to make ends meet on her husband’s reduced salary. Louise is a very successful lawyer in a London law firm whose world is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant and decided to raise the baby on her own. And then there’s Sophie, the former model married to a very rich man with whom she has a perfectly-behaved daughter, living a life of glamour and ease until an unexpected disaster destroys every aspect of her life.
This is the first book I’ve read by Sinéad Moriarty, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that I was truly blown away. You know those books you read that immediately draws you in and emotionally attaches you to the characters in ways other books can’t? This is one of those books. I was overjoyed when one of the sisters was happy, and when one of them struggled with something, I felt every bit as frustrated or devastated as they did. As each one overcame obstacles, I would literally whoop with glee, grinning from ear to ear, and pause my reading so I could take a moment to enjoy their well-deserved triumphs.
It’s always a delight to discover a new-to-me author whose words have the power to elicit such a response from me. I love reading authors who write such vivid characters and situations that I dread reaching the end. I’m just not ready to let go of the characters whose stories have taken hold of my heart. I was thrilled to discover I wouldn’t have to say goodbye forever to Julie, Louise, and Sophie. Book two of the Devlin Sisters series, The Secrets Sisters Keep, is on my reading queue for later this month, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next for the sisters!
I can’t recommend this book enough. Fans of women’s fiction must read this book, whether you’re familiar with Sinéad Moriarty’s work or not. I truly believe you will love this book as much as I do. And after you’ve read it, be sure to add Moriarty to your author watch-list. If Me and My Sisters is any indication, this is one author whose books you will NOT want to miss!
I received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Netgalley and Bookouture.
Author: Sinéad Moriarty
Title: Me and My Sisters
Series: Devlin Sisters #1
Published: 5/19/2016 by Bookouture
Rating: ★★★★★ – BOOK WORTH READING