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Review of The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

I am participating in several reading challenges, one being the 100 Bestsellers List. Here’s my review for The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown.

This post does contain spoilers.

 

The Weird Sisters* by Eleanor Brown
 

 

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The Weird Sisters is categorized as Women’s Fiction, a genre I normally do not read much of, and this book reminded me why that is so. If you like reading a book that leaves you with a vague sense of feeling good and some gentle moral reinforcement, then this might be the book for you. I expected more from a bestseller. Here’s just a bit of what disappointed me:

– The main characters – the three sisters, Rose, Bean, and Cordy – were stereotypical. Why was it the youngest who was irresponsible and became an unwed mother? Wouldn’t it have been more interesting for the eldest, responsible Rose, to make some crazy mistake and be the unexpectedly pregnant daughter?

– The plot was slow and boring (was there a plot?). Mom has cancer, so all the sisters come home ostensibly to take care of mom, but in actuality to hide from and ultimately resolve their secrets. There were small moments of despair and moments of success, but nothing momentous.

Read the rest of my review over on It’s A Mystery Blog.

Three Sisters

I recently read a book titled The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown, and while this is NOT a review of that book, it might be a good title for the pictures I’m posting.  Both of these pictures were taken this month.  The first is a picture of my mom on the left and my Aunt Rene, Mom’s older sister on the right.  They look pretty good for mid-70s and early 80s, don’t they?

 

 

They are both still busy as ever, gardening, riding horses, enjoying life.

And then there’s this picture of my Aunt Violet, mom’s oldest sister, who just celebrated her eighty-something birthday.

 

 

Doesn’t she look wonderful?  She just recently downsized to a smaller house, less yard, but still enough bedrooms for family to come visit.

And yes, they are weird, in the most wonderful , Hayes-family way.