AnnAlysis: Three Sisters

three sistersThere are three homes on Blackberry Island, known as the Three Sisters. They are old Victorian homes, side-by-side-by-side.

The home on the left is occupied by Deanna Phillips and her family. Her husband travels through most of the week and is only home on weekends, leaving Deanna alone to raise five children…..all girls. And for the Phillips family, things are a bit rocky at home.

The home on the right is occupied by Boston King. She is an artist and married to a contractor. A tragedy struck in their home, and since then, it’s been icy, at best.

And the home in the middle is now the new home for Andi Gordon. After being left at the altar, she needed a fresh start. She bought the middle sister and is getting it renovated to open her pediatric practice on the first floor. Andi comes to the tourist town knowing no one, and knowing that she has no desire to find a man. But what Andi doesn’t know is that is that she may be the missing link to bring her neighborhood together and a man may be closer than she thinks.

My Thoughts:
I am always a fan of destination books. Blackberry Island is definitely a place where I think I could settle if I left my beloved West Virginia. It’s small, it’s a bit secluded and it has a charm about it that is so inviting. There’s a pilates studio and a craft shop that teaches knitting classes. Book me a ticket, find me a Victorian house!

So now that I’m done with the setting, let’s get to the characters. All of the people on this street are very emotionally scarred and a bit broken. They are have serious problems that need worked out and they all need help facing them and getting over them. Andi comes along with her own problems and is like the piece of the puzzle that was needed to complete it. She brings everything together. I loved her for that. There were times I loved the characters and other times I yelled at them and others I cried right along with them.

Three Sisters isn’t necessarily a love story. All the characters are trying to find love, or the love they used to have, but this book is more about growth. It’s about family, finding yourself, healing and moving forward from troubled times.

This book is a very quick read. I read the first 100 pages in one sitting and finished it in a couple of days. The last 100 pages had me glued. Everyone was starting to get to a better place and I had to know what was going to happen. It’s a book you just can’t put down. You are rooting for everyone to end on a happy note, even the ones you aren’t sure you like that much. This book reminds me of Kristen Hannah’s books.

I give Three Sisters 5 out of 5 bookmarks and will definitely be keeping my eyes out for other books.

I did this review as part of a blog tour for Book Trib. Click here to check out some other reviews.

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Released: February 26, 2013
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AnnAlysis Sunday Times: 2/24/13

Happy Sunday (evening) friends! Hope the weekend has treated you well! I only left the house once this weekend, but it’s been a productive one. We had the water guys here for SIX HOURS yesterday replacing our water heater. It took longer than expected, but now we can get showers for more than 5 minutes. Yippee! Although I was couch-bound while the water guys were here, I got A LOT of knitting done. So much that I was able to finish the third of three baby blankets for a friend’s triplets. I’ve been working on them for months. Today I got caught up on the house cleaning and finished The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow. I also got in a couple of good Jillian Michaels workouts, including her six-week ab workout today. It was my first stab at that one, and I wanted to quit after the first round, 18 minutes in. I finished and am glad I did. Definitely something I will work in to my weekend routine.

I have some major reading to do over the next month. Here’s what you can expect (book wise) on the blog in the month of March:
March 3: Review of Three Sisters by Susan Mallery
March 4: Interview with Susan Mallery
March 4: Review of The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski
March 7: Review of Hysteria by Megan Miranda
March 15: Review of The Best Man by Kristan Higgins
March 16: Interview with Kristan Higgins
March 18: Review of Spellcaster by Claudia Gray
March 23: Review of The Boy from Reactor 4 by Orest Stelmach
March 25: Review of The Sixth Station by Linda Stasci

I’ve already got a couple of these books read and hope to also work in Improvising Carla and The Murder Bird by Joanna Hines. Oh and I have Also Known As (below) on my NetGalley bookshelf just calling my name.

On The Blog

AnnAlysis: Belles
AnnAlysis: Safe Haven
Let’s Get Physical Friday: Workout Blogs

Out This Week

the revenge of the girl with the great personality

As I mentioned above, I already have Also Known As and I plan to get The Madness Underneath. I don’t know how I missed out on the Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson, but luckily I am only a couple of books behind. I know what will be downloaded on the Nook soon!

Hope you have a wonderful week! Click on the book cover to learn more about what is coming out this week. And feel free to stop by or Tweet me (@kariannalysis) to give me some motivation for the reading this coming month! :)