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Sisters of Heart and Snow by Margaret Dilloway

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Estranged sisters, forced together by family tragedy, who soon learn that sisterhood knows no limits.

I liked Tomoe’s story.

Didn’t care for the layout of the book. Way too predictable and was your standard overplayed contemporary genre of a troubled family, fractured sister relationship – been written at least a thousand times, nothing original here. Combining the dual narratives was a huge mistake. If you need the secondary plot to backup your themes as well as support the consequent plot you know you’re in trouble especially when the backup fails and you are left with one awkward mess. Give me one solid narrative with originality and substance not a mishmash mess. Per Dilloway, Tomoe’s story will appear in a separate book, now why would I want to read the same story twice? I wouldn’t. Topping it off the insertion of the secondhand story felt fake, a need to fill space. I felt as if I was reading two unrelated books simultaneously, one being far more exciting than the intended with a poor opaque connection resulting in a full blown disconnect.


•Published April 7th 2015 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons
•Hardcover, 400 pages
•ISBN13: 9780399170805

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