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Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4
Melissa Foster brings the story around to the double wedding for Danica and Kaylie, and each sister reacts to their family dynamic and issues just as we would expect. Danica is the “get along and make it work’ sister, determined to do the right thing. Kaylie would far prefer to have all the attention and ignore anything that takes away from her shine, or causes her to look more deeply at her own buried issues.
See, the girls’ father left when they were young, he remarried and started a new family. Now they have a fabulous destination double wedding planned, and Danica (being the good girl) invites her father, his wife and their half-sister Lacey. Of course, Danica wanting to keep the peace, and Kaylie still holding on to those resentments and anger al play into the story: and more often than not, Lacey is the one who gets the angry teenager from Kaylie.
Oh this was fun – the shifting alliances, the maelstrom of emotions always bubbling below the surface in every family gathering are only heightened when you add in someone thought to have done ‘wrong’, in this case the father who’s affair led to him leaving the family to start another.
Emotional with plenty of moments that highlight the interactions, the boys do take a more supporting role. This is, no doubt about it, a story that highlights the sisters’ relationships, their interactions and how they settle the past before grabbing hold of their futures. It’s never one clear path to the reconciliations, and as with life, everything isn’t neat and clean – but it’s entertaining as hell, with a few steamy moments, plenty of emotion and an actual ending that leaves everyone smiling.
Narration is again provided by B.J. Harrison, and he’s done a lovely job in keeping the characters distinct and unique, using pacing and small variations in pitch and tone to distinguish them. Never over-reaching for a ‘female voice’ yet sounding wholly appropriate for each character, his presentation is clear and appropriate, gently guiding readers through the story, allowing the emotion, characters and words to present themselves.
I received an AudioBook Copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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What did you love best about Sisters in White?
I love the fact that it is full of love, laughter, chaos, and family (though not all blood). Melissa Foster has a way of writing a story and B.J. Harrison narrates the story wonderfully, with inflections and just keeps the listener enthralled.
What did you like best about this story?
I love that it's not perfect. So many stories are just perfect and that is not realistic. This book has the perfect balance of romantic, family drama, humor, and utter chaos. It keeps the listener entertained and wanting to listen for 5 more minutes, which turns into 30 minutes, or an hour longer.
What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?
His inflections and the way he changes his tone for different characters makes the story so much better for me. I love it!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed and cried many times throughout the book, more laughter than tears.
I love this book anyway but B.J. makes the book come alive. It is so great that both of these sisters are finally getting married but the antics that happen are funny and at times heart wrenching especially when Kaylie and Danica meet there half sister Lacy for the first time.Totally recommended