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May 31, 2016

Review: When We Were Sisters by Emilie Richards

by Susan Roberts 

When We Were Sisters
Cecilia and Robin were children in foster care together.  Now years later, though their lives are completely different, they still consider themselves sisters.  Robin is married with two children - a 10 year old daughter and 13 year old son.  Cecilia is a superstar singer songwriter who enjoys all of the luxuries of her fame.  When Cecilia decides to do a documentary film on foster care, she asks Robin, who was once a successful photo-journalist, to assist with the film, both in the role as a photographer and to help her relive some of their painful past.  This is the story of confronting their past and learning how it made them the women that they have become.

Emilie did a fantastic job in discussing the foster care system and in showing that there are many ways to create a family other than being born into one.  This is a story of love and family and pain and heartbreak but most of all its the story of creating a family out of the ashes of pain.

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Susan Roberts, reviewer. Susan grew up in the Detroit area but after deciding that city life wasn't for her she moved to North Carolina after college. She and her husband have several acres of land and they enjoy gardening and canning vegetables in the summer. They travel extensively. Susan reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook or Twitter.

Book info:
available formats: ebook and print (496 pages)
published: May 2016 by Mira/Harlequin
ISBN13: 978-0778318910
genres: women's fiction
source: author

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  1. This looks really good. In fact, I've seen a lot of "sister" books out lately, some in the inspirational, literary fiction, thriller...all over the genre place. Perhaps a new trend to replace the WWII trend of late? hmm. Great review, anyway. It makes me want this one. What's one more, right? :)