Romance/Drama Review

Review: Me and My Sisters by Sinead Moriarty

Blurb via Goodreads

A sister always knows you better than you know yourself

Julie would do anything for her family. She loves her four boys and her devoted husband, but is struggling to keep sane and finds herself turning to an online mum’s group for some much needed advice.

Louise is at the peak of her career, a successful lawyer in a male-dominated world. She’s always been there to offer support to her sisters. But when she falls pregnant and decides to raise the child on her own, for the first time ever, she needs a helping hand herself.

Sophie has it all: the luxury lifestyle, the millionaire husband and a perfect daughter. She never expected that she might one day lose everything. But will she let the new cracks in her perfect life show, and tell her sisters that she’s in trouble?

The three Devlin sisters haven’t always seen eye to eye. But now that they each face the hardest times in their lives, they might just have more in common than they think.

*******

I’ll be honest up until the halfway mark, I wasn’t a fan of this story. The characters felt very stereotypical and two dimensional and I had to will myself to finish it.  Although the writing is good, actually very good, I was not connecting to it at all.  However, once the characters went through their life changing moments, my feelings for them changed. They actually felt more real if that makes any sense.

To me, Julia was the worst of the three sisters. Was not a fan of her story at all, until she went through a situation that many of us women have been in. It was only then I was able to empathise with her.

Sophie was next. Her story very stereotypical and cringe worthy to me. However once she had her life altering moment, I grew to have a lot more respect for her. Her character transformed in a wonderful way and I’d imagine that a lot of the readers would grow to like her more as well.

And Louise, to me she was the most believable character. I felt like she was more of a real person and in fact found myself identifying with her. In fact, I think I was able to assign a character to myself and my two sisters, because they had characteristics of us as well (i have two sisters like the story).  Although I unfortunately don’t have a relationship with my sisters like that of Julie.

So although, i wasn’t a fan of the characters at first, in the end I did enjoy their transformations and struggles.  The writer had a wonderful way of executing the dialogue and writing, I think I’ve enjoyed it the most out of all the stories in that POV that I’ve read so far! I do look forward to reading the second book in this series, now that the characters have been developed with more reality to them I think I would enjoy them more. So if you haven’t read this one yet, then I recommend you do.

I give this: 3.5/5

You can purchase this as an ebook here

Happy reading!

Nat

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