No one knows you like your sister. Mine is a vice-president, but I still remember her life-sized poster of Mark Spitz. She remembers diapering me, so if my ego were to grow too big, she'd remind me of that. She's also my biggest fan and I don't know where I'd be without her.
BETWEEN SISTERS by Kristin Hannah is about Meghann Dontess and Clair Cavenaugh, two sisters with different fathers. Their mother was a self-absorbed actress who often left them to fend for themselves. Thus Meghann found Clair's father and they went to live with him. Until Meghann felt she had to leave.
The two sisters were estranged until Claire fell in love and Meghann offered to plan her wedding. None of the cliched mishaps ensued. Instead we see how two people who once were inseparable found each other again--just in time for tragedy to strike.
I cry at movies, but very rarely at books. There were several chapters near the end of the book that left me with tears streaming down my face. That was how much I grew to care about these two sisters. Kristin Hannah once again brings us a story with texture and emotion. I highly endorse this book.
Reviewed By: Chris Redding
© September 2004