Chick lit

Sisters Behaving Badly by Maddie Please

I recently read and reviewed another book with three sisters left in charge of an old building in France. This time it is just the two, and they are older than the average demographic of books of this ilk. It is also a deeper look into their individual lives and into their relationship than the cover led me to believe.
It is not necessarily a complaint, but the airy, colourful cover made me think of a different kind of story. This is not light. The sisters have grown apart slowly and surely, with uncertainty festering between them. They are forced to come together when they have to deal with their aunt’s farmhouse, which is now theirs.
Both sisters have left a lot unsaid between them, and since we only hear Kitty’s side of things, we know that she at least wants to reconcile and go back to how things were. In the rebuilding of their relationship and the farmhouse, a lot of sweat is poured in, and the reader is treated to all the pieces that go into such a process. Even the concept of a mundane tile selection has its own featured section. It brought the situation to life, and I appreciated the narrative format.
It was a well-done plotline with easy to imagine situations, and I would recommend it to readers who like this type of story. I would also read another by the author if I got the chance.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s