The music filled every part of her, flooding into her empty spaces, salving the aches she had ignored for so long that aching that begun to feel like her natural state. It was not. She was not meant to live simply to endure, but to thrive, to create, and in doing so reflect the glory of creation itself, and the Creator who had fashioned her for this purpose.
Sometimes you get in your hand a book that you don’t want to end. You love the characters, the plot and you know that there is more…so much more. I don’t get that often in a book. I may like it, enjoy it but many times I am ready to move on to the next best thing but this one touched me.
It all stems from the Promise sisters. All three sisters are gifted in their fields of music, art, and literature. All thanks to their mother who playing god, chose a father for each child that would excel in the art world. Joanie played the piano and was the eldest. Then there was Meg who was an artist and Avery who was a writer. Their mother Minerva which her name comes from Roman mythology who is the goddess of wisdom and patroness of the arts, drove her daughters to perfection.
The day came on national TV on the Today Show that comparison, competition and perfection, the toxic trio was to much for Joanie that she purposely made her mother look bad and with her mother’s reaction, their lives changed. Their story begins with the aftermath years later with Meg married with a young daughter, Joanie single with son ready to graduate high school and Avery trying to find her nitch. All three life with the pain of a identity crisis and how to move forward. When one of the sisters suffers a tragic accident, they must face their past and the secrets that can free them.
I try not to give to much away, but there is so much to these women that is engaging and delightful. Probably one of my favorites for 2017.
A Special Thank You to Kensington and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.