Dee’s mother dies after a short illness, but takes with her so many unanswered questions about her past. As she sorts through the few belongings her mother left behind, Dee begins to piece together the puzzle of her mother’s life. When her daughter, Valarie, comes home from Stanford to help with the sorting process and to grieve, she adds a few more details. Then a trip to Spain reveals more interesting and fascinating facts about her mother’s family.
This book is about family relationships and how one generation often does not understand the decisions of the past one. In this case, twins separated by their parents grow up in different countries not knowing the other exists until well into adulthood, and then they are uncertain if they want to meet or become friends, let alone sisters, again.
I liked the book. The author changed between the mother and daughter’s point of view in telling the story often, and it was sometimes a paragraph or 2 before I knew who was talking. Overall, it was an enjoyable book. I am now reading #2 in the series and look forward to see how this family moves on.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, HopeSpringsBooks. All opinions expressed are my own.