Sunday, April 30, 2017
The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green
I really should blog on every book I read. I find I really do enjoy it. I give EVERYTHING I read a star rating on Goodreads.com but the ones I blog about are the ones I get in exchange for an honest review. This one I received from First To Read by Penguin. It's a great program!
This one was a hard one to review. This is my 4th Jane Green book. I keep trying her books because the masses seem to love her. I have two more on my "to read" list and then that will be it for me. This one, however, was a little better than the other three I read and therefore, I gave it one more star than the others. It wasn't as dramatic as the others, either and slightly more believable. Ronni Sunshine, megastar back in her heyday, has three daughters, Nell, Meredith and Lizzy. Ronni is sick (not really a spoiler) and wants to, as a lot of people do, make amends with her family. All three girls are not close with their mother, due to the fact that her actor life took her away from them for long periods of time and quite frankly, made her quite the narcissist. The girls aren't close with each other either. Each daughter has branched out and they barely talk. Ronni wants to try and change that, too and try and make them see that they need each other. Word of advice, the book did hold my interest, but it is a light read. There are no surprises here. What you read on Goodreads, or the book jacket is what you get. But, all in all, a good story, except for a side issue (which I won't go into here) seemed to be an afterthought that wanted to be forced into the story by the author and not really relevant to the main plot. Thank you so much to Penguin Random House First To Read Program! I really appreciate it.