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May 17, 2018

Becoming the Talbot Sisters by Rachel Linden @tnzfiction ~ A Review

by Susan Roberts

I love books about sisters and families and this fit that criteria but was so much more. Not only is it about twin sisters who took totally different paths in life but it is also about surrogacy and sex trafficking and the effect of the media on everyday lives. This is a book that you don't want to miss.
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Becoming the Talbot Sisters
May 2018; Thomas Nelson; 978-0718095765
audio, ebook, print (336 pages); romance
After years of living very different lives, Waverly and Charlie spend time together at their beloved aunt's funeral. Waverly is beautiful with perfect hair and make-up and is the host of a popular Food Network cooking show called Simply Perfect. Charlie has spent her years as an international aid worker in Africa and now Eastern Europe and lives in Budapest. Charlie realizes how much Waverly wants a baby and can't conceive, so after much thought, she offers to become a surrogate for Waverly and her husband. Will this decision strengthen their bond or cause problems? Sister time spent together in Budapest makes them realize their relationship with each other is one of the most important parts of their lives.

I loved this book. It was interesting to see behind the scenes at a cooking show and all that goes into making things look easy. I especially enjoyed Charlie's story with beautiful descriptions of Budapest contrasted with some of the issues in that area of the world. Most importantly to me, as a reader was to see the growth of these two characters throughout the book and to see their relationship deepen. This is a must read!

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About the Author:  

Rachel Linden is a novelist and international aid worker whose adventures living and traveling in fifty countries around the world provide excellent grist for her stories. She holds an MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College, a BA in Literature from Huntington University, and studied creative writing at Oxford University. Rachel lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and two children. She enjoys creating stories about hope and courage with a hint of romance and a touch of whimsy. Connect with her via her website at and Facebook: AuthorRachelLinden.

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She 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 FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter

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