Найдите свой следующий любимый аудиокнига

Станьте участником сегодня и слушайте бесплатно в течение 30 дней
Sisters One, Two, Three

Sisters One, Two, Three

Написано Nancy Star

Озвучено Cassandra Campbell


Sisters One, Two, Three

Написано Nancy Star

Озвучено Cassandra Campbell

оценки:
3.5/5 (9 оценки)
Длина:
11 hours
Издатель:
Издано:
Jan 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781531830984
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

After a tragic accident on Martha's Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear.

When a whispered comment overheard by her rebellious teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, the Tangles' carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel. Upon the death of Glory, the family's colorful matriarch, and the return of long-estranged Callie, Ginger resolves to return to Martha's Vineyard and piece together what really happened on that calamitous day when a shadow fell over four sun-kissed siblings playing at the shore. Along with Ginger's newfound understanding come the keys to reconciliation: with her mother, with her sisters, and with her daughter.

At turns heartbreaking, humorous, and hopeful, Sisters One, Two, Three explores not only the consequences of secrets-even secrets kept out of love-but also the courage it takes to speak the truth, to forgive, and to let go.

Издатель:
Издано:
Jan 1, 2017
ISBN:
9781531830984
Формат:
Аудиокнига


Об авторе


Связано с Sisters One, Two, Three

Похоже на «Аудиокниги»

Обзоры

Что люди думают о Sisters One, Two, Three

3.7
9 оценки / 7 Обзоры
Ваше мнение?
Рейтинг: 0 из 5 звезд

Отзывы читателей

  • (4/5)
    Glory Tangle and her four children were staying on Martha's Vineyard when something tragic happened. Afterwards Ginger and Mimi, the oldest sisters, are not supposed to mention what happened to anyone, not even to their mother, and their younger sister, Callie, is sent away to boarding school. Many, many years later Ginger is forced to reveal a secret when her teenage daughter overhears a comment. And so the Tangles' web of secrets and lies begins to unravel. When Glory dies and long-estranged Callie returns home, Ginger goes back to Martha's Vineyard to piece together what really happened on the day no one dared to mention in the Tangle household.

    This is told from Ginger's perspective. It's a slow-moving book but I enjoyed reading about the Tangle's, especially in the early years. They're dysfunctional and have their quirks and I didn't always like how they handled things but you can't help but like them just the same. It's a realistic portrayal of how keeping secrets and not talking about memories and your feelings can damage relationships.

    Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the copy of this book.
  • (4/5)
    Loved this book. I was hooked from the start. The cover of the book was what initially caught my eye and the story definitely did not disappoint.The Tangle Family lives with many secrets. Ginger's seventeen year old daughter didn't even know her mother had three siblings. Growing up, Ginger and her siblings were not allowed to talk about someone once they died, even if the person was their brother. It was almost as if that person never existed. Ginger would know someone was gone because a kitchen chair would mysteriously disappear from the table. Besides not mentioning that person, photos would also be removed from the house. Glory was definitely a one of the kind character and would never win the Mother of the Year Award. It's easy to understand Ginger's aversion to risks and dangers, especially after that summer on Martha's Vineyard. The disappearance of Callie was very strange and of course Glory's explanation never made sense. Callie was another topic Ginger and her sister, Mimi, were not allowed to discuss with their mother. Near the end the reader finally finds out what happened on that unfortunate day at the beach. I don't know why Glory decided to keep what happened to Callie a secret, especially from her own daughters.Julia, Ginger's daughter, was simply ridiculous. She was one of my least favorite characters next to Glory. The way she treated her mother and the whole street performer obsession was crazy. Yes, her mother was a little neurotic, but considering the family she came from she was rather normal. Overall, I loved the book and definitely recommend it. I enjoyed reading about the Tangle Family, even with all their secrets and dysfunction. I look forward to reading more books by Nancy Star. I liked her writing style and just didn't want to put this book down.Thanks to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and the author, Nancy Star, for a free electronic ARC of this novel.
  • (2/5)
    The story and characters were all over the place. Every section felt like "Wait For It" and so I plowed through and ultimately felt that the time spent reading this book was not productive. The characters were unlikeable and unbelievable, the situations so contrived. This was a perfect lesson in how a family comes undone through lies, deception and manipulation. And did I mention that the child is father to the man or more aptly the child is woman to the mother.

    What is so disappointing is that this could have been a great book.

    I wished for this on NetGalley and was granted an advance copy from Lake Union Publishing.
  • (4/5)
    I only kind of liked the main character of Ginger but that's okay because the book was still good. Me not liking her means I wouldn't want to be her close friend. I liked how you had flashbacks to their child to see things unfolding and to understand the sister's annoyance with their mom. I would recommend this book to others.
  • (4/5)
    When Ginger Tangle worries, she worries herself, her family and her friends into avoidance and ultimately pushes away one of her loved ones. (which one? I will never tell, read the book.)
    Ginger may or may not have been a worrywart before the accident. No, she definetly might not have been, however ever since she was 13, she had stood up and taken care of all her siblings and this might have fed into the worry she carries throughout her adulthood.

    Glory Tangle, her mother, was the complete opposite of Ginger, she worried about nothing. If anything she was an avoider. I relate to Glory, some how she reminds me of a past I don't remember, maybe it's because of my birth mother Trudy, maybe it's from being an avoider myself. I was enthralled with Glory and her fun, fly by the seat of her pants personality until the accident where her ofttimes moodiness of her children's hold on her life showed up in double spades and she decided to go back to work so she didn't have to face her emotions.

    Ginger's family consisted of 5 members, her aforementioned mother, her father Solly an offbeat toy seller of toys that no one wanted, sort of like the Island of Misfit toys, somehow just not right. She had two younger sisters- Mimi and Callie and a younger brother, Charlie. When they were all together they created trouble as most kids do when their parents are involved in their own dramas.

    As an Adult Ginger is dealing with her troubled marriage, her daughter Julia who pulls away from her and her of course all that Glory involves her in. Her mother is a fist full of dynamite that Ginger avoider communicating with because her mother avoided communicating with her.

    That Tangle Mangle of wording is endearing and until the end you don't know it serves a purpose you just think it's a funny family trait.

    Sisters One, Two, Three is written in the present tense and the past tense. Most people have a problem bouncing back and forth between memories because they don't know which tense they are in at the start of a chapter, I felt that Nancy Star did a great job of keeping the era's separated and yet connected in what was going on in the present. I enjoyed the format very much.

    The book is a two part story. Part One consists of "Before and After" what is this before and what is it about the after that it goes all into Part One? Well you are going to have to read the story to find out. I refuse to give it away. bwahahaha Part Two contains "From Now On" this section is much shorter, the ending of the story so to speak. However it is not this nice tidy little tying up of the story, far from it. You are left breathless up until the last few pages. I like that in a book. Makes for an interesting read the whole way through.

    Over all I give this book a 4 in ratings for believability, topic, writing format and character development. A rating of 5 would mean it was my favorite of all time and those come very few and far in between. Although I would read this story again (one of the requirements for my rating of 5. I would have to wait and this would be maybe a two time read not a continuous yearly read, like say, Anne of Green Gables; the Harry Potter series, Grapes of Wrath or The secret Garden.

    The twist in the story was surprising to me, I didn't see it coming and that is refreshing as I usually am very intuitive to a climax in the story. Mrs. Star does a great job at not hinting at what the falling action is until the very end. I loved that.

    My only problem with the story is that we get this perpetual feeling that something bad has happened when it comes to one of it's characters Carter Diggins, or as the children called him Mr. Diggins. This truly never gets fleshed out. As if as a child you have this feeling of people you don't like, but don't really know why and never find out, it's frustrating and not worth worrying about... Why were we given that feeling in the first place? My one and only confused source of wonderment. :)

    Over all this was a great story and I am excited to speak to Mrs. Star tomorrow at the Author Discussion about this book.
  • (3/5)
    I am going to start my review by stating that I do not think I am the target audience for this novel – there are too many dysfunctional people in the story for me. That being said, I enjoyed the first half of the novel and was curious where the story was headed. The unhappy Tangle family takes a trip to Martha’s Vineyard one summer where a horrific accident occurs (I actually had to look up whether this could actually happen and it can sadly). The various family members react differently, but each in a way that negatively impacts his or her life. About halfway through the novel, various family secrets begin to come to light- some believable and others that were not so realistic. I found it a little hard to swallow that the mother Glory would disappear for periods of time and that neither of her daughters, Mimi or Ginger, would notice when they both regularly visited her and that the secret Glory kept could really be hidden for such a long period of time. I would not want to spend a single day with any of these characters which definitely impacted my view of the novel. While I felt sorry for each of them, I also really wanted to tell them all to resolve their issues and face the consequences of figuring out what went wrong and why. Sisters One, Two, Three makes the point that choices made by parents can impact children for the rest of their lives; a useful reminder for me as I parent my children. Thanks to Lake Union Publishing for the chance to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
  • (4/5)
    After a tragic accident on Martha’s Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear.When a whispered comment overheard by her rebellious teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, the Tangles’ carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel. Upon the death of Glory, the family’s colorful matriarch, and the return of long-estranged Callie, Ginger resolves to return to Martha’s Vineyard and piece together what really happened on that calamitous day when a shadow fell over four sun-kissed siblings playing at the shore. Along with Ginger’s newfound understanding come the keys to reconciliation: with her mother, with her sisters, and with her daughter.