My Sister's Voice (Little Black Dress)
What do you do when you discover your whole life was a lie? In Mary Carter's unforgettable new novel, one woman is about to find out...
At twenty-eight, Lacey Gears is exactly where she wants to be. An up-and-coming, proudly Deaf artist in Philadelphia, she's in a relationship with a wonderful man and rarely thinks about her difficult childhoo...more
My Sister's Voice tells the story of twin sisters, Lacey and Monica, separated early in childhood and raised as though the other doesn't exist. Lacey grows up in a children's home with a strict house mother while Monica grows up with her parents and has a wealthy lifestyle. Lacey is also deaf and Monica is hearing. The book starts when they are 28-years-old and Lacey receives an anonymous letter in the mail tell...more
A quick forward moving plot always engages me too, and this was. The questions she is trying to address about the differences between her life...more
I really felt my heart going out to Lacy. She was a brave young woman in this story who was extremely independent and just wanted to be treated as an equal, not someone to be pit...more
It felt like this author wanted to do too many things and just couldn't keep it together. She wanted a mystery story; she wanted to share Deaf culture; she wanted to write a quasi-romance,...more
So many problems with this story/writing.
1) POV: first several chapters are Deaf twin's 3rd person persp. Then it shifts to the other twin. Randomly there are chapters from the mother's perspective when the twins are 2, then one or two objective 3rd person when the twins are 3. The changing POV ruins t...more
It's about how a woman found out that she not only has a long-lost twin, she also has an identical twin. How did that happen? And the twin sought out the information and as she got further, it was getting a little frightening on what she could find.
It's nothing thriller or...more
The search for identity, truth, and beauty are key elements found in My Sister's Voice by Mary Carter. Identical twin girls reared apart; one profoundly deaf, the other hearing, yet neither aware of the other's existence until they were 28 years old when Lacey Gears receives an anonymous note telling her she has an identical sister, Monica Bowman. While the story and characters were a bit difficult to warm up to in the beginning, the second half of the book and the messages containe...more
"You have a sister. A twin to be exact." These words changed Lacey's life.
Lacey and Monica are identical twins. Lacey is deaf while Monica is not. They were separated by their parents at a very young age. Lacey was raised in a home for disabled children while Monica was raised by their parents. When they are 28 years old, Lacey receives an anonymous note in her mailbox and after that all the mysteries start to unravel. Who is this twin sister? Why...more
I really enjoyed the story of the twins and their road to discovery. I personally didn't care for their childhood story, though, which made me not like the endin...more
Lacey and her sister, Monica, finally meet. Lacey, an artist and Monica a motivational speaker, do not get along at first. Lacey is filled with anger at the thought that her parents chose Monica, a hearing person over her and takes her anger out on Monica.
Lacey and Monica, with the help of the...more
In the end, I liked the book but I never felt connected to the characters. I was interested to know how things would end but I...more
To me, this book started out a bit slow. I was having trouble getting into it. It seemed like a great story that could have been written in a more interesting way.
Once I got into it, I started really enjoying it and reading it much more quickly. My mind was racing on where the story was going to go next and what twist we were going to learn about. The writing felt much more thought out.
I will say the ending really disappointed me. I thought of s...more
I really enjoyed the storyline and the little bit of education it offered about the deaf community. There were a few interesting twists and turns as well as the story went along.
During the first half of the book I would sometimes roll my eyes at the writing and the overuse, I would say, of similes and metaphors. They were a bit much and go...more
Lacey Gears is a 28 year old portr...more
I have always been fascinated with twins. Growing up, I loved reading the Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley High series. I did several research projects in high school on twins. And I am currently dating a twin. And I also have a best friend who is fluent in American Sign Language and has taught me several signs. So I couldn't wait to read this book.
There were several twists and surprises in this book, a couple of which I saw coming. But I definitely didn't predict one of t...more
The novel was written in an easy-reading style, sprinkled with humour here and there, preventing angst to dominate a plot whose reviews screamed "heartpiercing".
I enjoyed the process of reading it, got hooked by strategical changes of viewpoints in the narrative, but I regret the ending wasn't a bit more original.