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Friday, May 27, 2016

Review: Parting gifts by Katrina Anne Willis

Release Date: April 19, 2016
Publisher: She writes press
My rating: 4
Buy here: Amazon

Broken by their unorthodox Midwestern childhood, sisters Catherine, Anne, and Jessica Mathers search for love, acceptance, and worth―often in the most unlikely places. Catherine, the oldest of the Mathers sisters, is an English professor battling breast cancer with Cytoxan, red wine, and profanity. Anne is a wife and stay-at-home mother of two struggling to make ends meet in a suburban existence that both suffocates and confounds her. Jessica, the youngest by ten years and estranged―by choice―from her family, is an exotic dancer who feels safer on stage than in a relationship. But when the sisters are faced with an incomprehensible loss, they are forced to reevaluate themselves, their damaged bonds, and their fragile future.

Parting Gifts illuminates one highly dysfunctional family’s tentative, desperate crawl toward a life of meaning and worth.

My Thoughts:
This was such an eye-opening book. We have 3 sisters that are extremely different living 3 different lifestyles. I can relate to that. I have 2 siblings and we are all VERY different. I basically cried the last 60-70 pages. I don’t do spoilers, so y’all will have to read the book to find out what exactly happens. This was probably one of my favorite books that I read in April. I love a book that makes you really stop and think. It also doesn't hurt that this is one of those books that stayed with me a couple days after I finished the last page. Such a breathtaking debut novel.