I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Two Sisters Published by HarperCollins Genres: Fiction
The third child in a family that wanted only two, Muriel Sullivant has always been an outsider. Short, dark-haired, and round, she worships her beautiful blond sister, Pia, and envies the close bond she shares with their mother, Lidia. Growing up in their shadow, Muriel believes that if she keeps all their secrets—and she knows plenty, outsiders always do—they will love her, too.
But that was a long time ago. Now an adult, Muriel has accepted the disappointments in her life. With her fourth-floor walk-up apartment and entry-level New York City job, she never will measure up to Pia and her wealthy husband, their daughter, and their suburban Connecticut dream home. Muriel would like nothing better than to avoid her judgmental family altogether. One thing she does quite well.
Until the day Pia shows up to visit and share devastating news that Muriel knows she cannot tell—a secret that will force her to come to terms with the past and help her see her life and her family in unexpected new ways.
Muriel an outsider, short and round who follows the beat to her own drum and Pia, a blonde beauty that appears to have it all. The sisters have a strained relationship that revolves around their mother, Lydia. Muriel is forced to keep secrets all her life, but this recent one will be a secret that causes her and her family to deal with hurts from the past and answers some questions she has always had.
This was a really good read and gave a view of how powerful and destructive secrets can be in any relationship and how parents have a huge part in a child’s self-esteem. It had some very sad and angry moments in it for me, but I really enjoyed it.