November 15, 2010

Review - Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford

Description from Goodreads

"The Sullivan sisters have a big problem. On Christmas Day their rich and imperious grandmother gathers the family and announces that she will soon die . . .and has cut the entire family out of her will. Since she is the source of almost all their income, this means they will soon be penniless. 

Someone in the family has offended her deeply. If that person comes forward with a confession of her (or his) crime, submitted in writing to her lawyer by New Year's Day, she will reinstate the family in her will. Or at least consider it. 

And so the confessions begin...."

Sisters Norrie, Jane, and Sassy tell all in this quirky tale of family secrets. Each of the sisters has a chance to spill the juicy details in a letter to their grandmother (who they refer to as "Almighty Lou" or just "Almighty"). Each of the sisters had a unique voice, and it was interesting to hear about the same events from three different perspectives. However, at the same time, it made the story drag a little bit for me because I had to keep reliving the same events with the characters. I thought the idea of Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters was really interesting, and I liked the kooky cast of characters, but I was disappointed in the ending - it felt rushed to me. 

If you like character driven stories full of family drama, check out Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters!

Thanks to Good Golly Miss Holly ARC Tours for lending me a copy of this book.


Katie said...

Natalie Standiford was just in my favorite Baltimore book store a few weeks ago to promote this book and I'm so bummed I missed her! I loved How to Say Goodbye in Robot, but Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters sounds completely different. I still need to read it!

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