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Me and My Sisters: The Devlin sisters, novel 1 Kindle Edition
Makes you really care ... plenty of laughts and more than a bit of substance (Irish Mail on Sunday)
This warm touching book is truly bittersweet - you will laugh and cry (My Weekly) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B0057WLXCK
- Publisher : Penguin (4 August 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 1228 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 468 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 120,039 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story is about three sisters...Julie, Louise, and Sophie...all going through some sort of crisis of varying degree's. Julie is married with four boys. She loves her husband, is totally devoted to him and their boys, but feels as if she is slowly losing her sanity. She turns to an online group for mothers, hoping to get some much needed advice. Louise is a very successful lawyer with a great head on her shoulders. She is always there for her sisters whenever they need her, but now she finds out that she needs them now more than ever. Sophie, the youngest is the sister that seems to have it all. She has a beautiful daughter, and a husband that just happens to be a millionaire. She literally seems to have the perfect life, until one day, everything is lost.
The story that unfolds is a wonderful story about the bond between sisters. All three Devlin sisters live completely different lives, yet, they all understand each other as nobody else does. As with most people when they get busy with family and careers, their relationship with one another has taken a backseat to their everyday lives. However, when they all face a crisis, I loved how they turn to one another, and they are always there for each other. Each sister goes through something difficult, and each ends up coming out stronger in the end. Each sister also has their flaws, and each have very different personalities, which only makes the characters more believable. I also like the fact that things weren't always perfect between them...they have the typical sister arguments and disagreements...but they never stopped being supportive of one another. The author uses humour throughout the story, which just adds to the overall beauty of it. This is a heartfelt, heartwarming story about life in general, and most importantly, the bond between family. Overall, this was a great story, very well-written, and well thought out. I would definitely recommend this book.
I love the relationships shared between the sisters in this book and enjoyed reading about the three sisters Julie, Sophie and Louise and their lives.
Me and My Sisters was a great mix of love, friendship, seriousness and the highs and lows we all face in life. It was a touching read about the unbreakable bond shared between sisters and I would recommend reading.
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I enjoyed "Me and my sisters" immensely. Such a lot of truths about what's important in life, about people's true character, about what the commersializing in the western world does to people.
But most of all I laughed. The everyday life of a mummy with triplets, all boys, plus a toddler, also a boy, in addition. The endless chores, lots and lots of work and no time or rest for mummy herself. Often in desperation, mummy watches her healthy boys turning her days upside down. Full of adventures, endless curiosity, the three boys grasp life with both hands and there seems no end to their imagination and energy. While little toddler Tom smiles his sweet baby smile, shows his very first teeth and gulps up his dinner all over mummy's (or an auntie's) t-shirt. And in spite of all this, in the end, mummy is watching her little men sleeping sweetly after another day's fun, her heart swelling with love and gratefulness!
The seemingly high maintenance sister, with a luxury life standard, designer clothes, four holidays a year and likewise friends whom she meets for lunch and coffee breaks, shows what she is really made of when life suddenly takes an unsuspected change. Discovering her strength, she also discovers a happiness she never knew existed and changes her message and advice to her little daughter. It's not all about marrying a wealthy man, having lots of money and being able to buy whatever one wants she tells her. No, education and being self sufficient is important to a woman, not the least in order to be prepared for a rainy day.
And the third sister. The career one. The one to whom a family and children were never on the agenda, also has her life changed completely. Always being in control, competing with the guys on top, finds herself having to stop and have a closer look both at herself and her life's priorities.
I turned the pages quicker than quick, underlined lots and read all night. And ordered the rest of Sinead Moriarty's books. I'm now in the middle of another author's, quite ok, book. But Moriarty's other books have arrived and I can't wait to start reading the rest. Combining life's values and lots of fun is this blessed author's main gift.
Sinead Moriarty is my new book love affair. May she never stop writing!
The story is about three sisters with very diverse personalities and lifestyles
The eldest is Louise brilliantly clever, a career woman flying high as the youngest senior partner in a prestigious law firm. Louise lives in London away from the remainder of her family in Dublin, she is single, fiercely independent and certainly doesn't need her family for support.
Julie is a stressed out, frazzled mother of four boys under five, three of them being triplets! She is overweight, sleep deprived and manages life on a shoestring budget due to cuts in her husbands salary. She loves her family unconditionally and has a warm and loving relationship with her husband.
The youngest sister, Louise, is a pampered princess. An ex model, she is indulged by her husband and has free rein with his platinum credit card. Louise's life consists of shopping, lunching with the girls, trips to the beauty salon and accompanying her husband to functions and on business trips. Her only daughter attends a private nursery school and is cared for mainly by a nanny.
Each sister looks critically on the lifestyle of the other two and although there is friendship and affection between them none of them are particularly close, that is until each ones lifestyle starts to unravel in very different ways and the sisters turn to each other for support.
The story is told in the first person with every chapter being devoted to a different sister, just as you are gripped by one sisters tale, the story moves on to another sister and the reader has no option but to continue reading as Sinead Moriairty draws us cleverly in to the story.
As well as the three main characters there is a great "supporting cast".
Ann Devlin is the Irish matriarch who likes to take control of her family's lives and doesn't take no for an answer.
The girls male sibling Gavin is an Eco warrior who changes his name to Willow and spends his life protesting, accompanied by his tree hugging girlfriend Acorn.
Marion is Julie's neighbour and lifeline, despite the fact that she swears like a trooper and has a penchant for adding brandy to her tea and coffee!
All the characters are well written and so believable that the book flows easily.
I found this book so easy to read and so hard to put down that at one point I had to limit myself to a chapter at a time or nothing would have got done at home.............I still read it in three days!
One of the best books I have read in a long time and I strongly recommend it.
This is a first read of Sinead Moriarty and it certainly will not be the last.
I am ordering more of her books now and am so glad to have found this talented writer.
Being an avid reader of many years of all sorts of fiction, from crime to mystery to romance I like a book to grip me immediately. This well written book does just
Well done Sidead and many more please!