Her Sister's Promise: A totally heartbreaking and unputdownable page-turner by Catherine Miller
I laugh as I watch my sister cross the road, her blonde curls bouncing. Her happiness is so contagious that I fail to spot the black cab racing towards her…
In a split second, my world shatters. My heart pounds inside my chest as I helplessly look on. Harper’s life – my precious twin sister – hangs in the balance. And I know that nothing will ever be the same.
After the accident, I’m told Harper will live, but that she’ll never walk again. I make a promise to never leave her side, but she says it’s too painful to watch me continue to train as a dancer. And when she starts to distance herself from me, I’m in pieces. I have never done anything without her by my side, and suddenly she’s slipping away from me.
Facing life without my best friend is harder than I thought, and I can’t bear the pain of knowing that Harper is suffering. And as my world begins to crumble, will my sister remember the promise she made to me when we were children? That we would always find our way back to one another, and live our lives together, no matter what…
A heartbreaking and gripping emotional read, perfect for fans of unputdownable family dramas, and for those who love reading Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.
Author: Catherine Miller
Genre: Women's Fiction
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 264
Date of Publication: January 9, 2023
My Rating: 4 Stars
Twin sisters Harper and Jodie are dancers and they do everything together until a tragic accident changes everything for Harper. Hospitalization and rehab are all she has to look forward to for the foreseeable future and for once in her life she decides to truly go things alone. Reluctantly, Jodie agrees to not have any communication with Harper while she heals and to also continue dancing.
However, things do not go well for Jodie. Finding continued jobs and having a stable place to live is almost her undoing. Her life begins to fall apart at the seams. Meanwhile, Harper comes to grips with knowing she will never walk again and struggles to figure out how she can make life work for her going forward.
What an incredible, touching story to watch what the sisters went through, especially Jodie. In fact, watching her trials was really hard for me to read through in this compelling story by Catherine Miller. Not only do the girls go it alone in their lives, sadly, they both lack support from their free-spirited parents. This is where the book earned four stars from me instead of five despite my strong draw to this powerful story. As a mother and a grandmother, it was hard for me to understand how any parents could be as selfish as Jodie and Harper’s were. As devastated as I was for what Jodie experienced, my frustration towards their parents was nearly my undoing.
What brought these twins back together was heartbreaking, but showed the bonds of sisterly love. Catherine Miller is a strong and powerful author and I look forward to her next book.
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