The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (HarperCollins)
Imagine being able to pull quotes from the greatest author of our time; Shakespeare.
Well Eleanor Brown slips you into the very dream we, bookish babblers, only wish we could do only half of!
The three Andrea sisters have returned home to look after their ill mother.
Their father, a renowned, eccentric professor of Shakespearean studies, named them after three of the Bard's most famous characters: Rose (Rosalind - As You Like It), Bean (Bianca - The Taming of the Shrew), and Cordy (Cordelia - King Lear).
Not only are they named like some of Shakespeare’s great women; they have also taken on their characteristics. And now they are back in Barnwell to battle the demons of the past.
With a family motto “There's no problem a library card can't solve” – how can this story disappoint?
Rose, the eldest, is a mathematics lecturer who cannot seem to let go of Barnwell and move to England with her fiancé.
Bean, the elegant and beautiful middle sister, arrives back home from New York in a whirl of mystery and a secret that is starting to catch up? What happened in New York that sent Bean running?
And Cordy, the baby, is back from years of roaming the country – nomad style, with a secret that will shatter her life…
Have you ever sat back while reading a book and whispered: ‘I can only wish to write a book like this one day!’
There will only be one or two books that really impact you in ways that shock and surprise you into submission; the book will take you places you never even knew you wanted to go, it will slip you a cookie and a glass of milk in the form of words and leave you sighing softly and the flawless storyline will walk you to your door after a date and pay for dinner.
This was one of those books that made me bubble with laughter, snatch a tear from my cheek and revel in the genius that is the Shakespeare quote.
This book has it all, including copious amounts of books! Time to pick this one up for the holidays guys it’s a MUST HAVE!
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