Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley

Published June 24, 2015 by Smashwords Edition

Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister’s Shoes is the story of three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.

Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support. When an ATV accident leaves her teenage son in a wheelchair, she loses her carefully constructed self-control.

In the after-gloom of her dreaded fiftieth birthday and the discovery of her husband’s infidelity, Jackie realizes she must reconnect with her former self to find the happiness she needs to move forward.

Faith lacks the courage to stand up to her abusive husband. She turns to her sisters for help, placing all their lives at risk.

In the midst of their individual challenges, the Sweeney sisters must cope with their mother’s mental decline. Is Lovie in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, or is her odd behavior normal for a woman her age? No one, including Lovie, understands her obsession with a rusty key she wears around her neck.

For fans of Elin Hildebrand, Her Sister’s Shoes is a contemporary women’s novel that explores and proves the healing power of family.

My Thoughts…

Her Sister’s Shoes is a really good book with a lot happening.    Each of the sister’s had their own issues to deal with add to that their mother, Lovie, and the children of the sister’s.    It seemed that every person had a problem, a lot of them had problems connected to the same reason.    I know that sounds like a lot to keep tabs on, but it isn’t nearly as confusing as it sounds.  There is an unmarried sister, Samantha, who has a son with a lot of anger from an ATV accident that killed his best friend.    Jackie is dealing with a cheating husband.   Faith has an abusive husband.    

I felt sorry for each of the sisters.  None of them deserved to have their life in upheaval.  They did not bring on their own struggles, yet each became stronger from what they were going through.    What I really enjoyed is watching the family come together.    Even with their individual problems they were available for each other, standing next to each other, supporting each other, and putting their own issues aside.     I liked how they all came together concerning Lovie also.    No one became that person who tried to control the situation, they had conversations, they worked together, and gave their mother the support she needed also.   

This is a great family dynamic story.   I recommend checking it out. 

 Where to buy the book:
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Author's Bio:

Ashley Farley is a wife and mother of two college-aged children. She grew up in the salty marshes of South Carolina, but now lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city she loves for its history and traditions.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save. SAVING BEN is not a memoir, but a story about the special bond between siblings.

When she's not working on her next novel, HER SISTER'S SHOES, scheduled for release in July of 2015, she can be found book blogging at www.chroniclesofavidreaders.com

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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