In My Sister's Shoes
In one of the many fantastic reviews for Sinéad Moriarty's fourth novel, In My Sister's Shoes, the reviewer praised Sinéad's ability to apply 'the light tender touch to dark, painful subjects'. It's a perfect description of how Sinéad tells the story of a younger sister stepping in to help out when her older sister is diagnosed with cancer. In a similar way to Marian Keyes...more
This time round, I actually found some of the characters to be rather annoying - but probably not the ones you think! I identified with Kate (small town girl, can't wait to escape) and as a result I found her families' (namely her father's) insistence that she 'settle down' and 'find a man to lok after h ...more
The main character of the book is Kate, a highly ambitious TV presenter who moved from Dublin to London. Just as Kate gets a big break, her sister gets cancer and she has to move back to Dublin to take care of her sister and her twin nephews. This is fine and it is the right decision for Kate to move back, especially as her sister gave up a lot of her childhood t ...more
own show in London.
Fiona is Kate sister she is married to Mark and they have twin boys
(aged 5), and a dog.
Something happens to Fiona and Marks asks Kate to return to Dublin to
care for her sister and the boys, after all Fiona brought Kate and her
brother up after their mother dying when they were young.
Kate reluctantly returns to Dublin to care for her sister and the
twins, but Kate is no super nanny or domestic goddess so ho ...more
Kate, whose mother died of breast cancer when she was quite young, is just on the turning point of her media career in London when she discovers her older sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her sister's husband is a mathematics professor who has no time to look after their children and so they beg Kate to come back to ...more
I bought In My Sister’s Shoes a few weeks ago. Yes, it’s a physical book; I didn’t want to forget how they feel.
In this delightful story, Kate is emotionally blackmailed into giving up her shiny new presenter job in London to go home to Dublin and take care of her sister’s two children, while her sister undergoes chemotherapy treatments.
By the time I’d read just a few chapters, I knew ...more
I recommend this book to th ...more
the story is really good and I adore the main character in this book she's strong,
funny and a loving sister.
this book is not only full of drama but full of laughs too.
you'll definitely enjoy reading it too.
Very easy read, which is good sometimes.
After university, she went to live in Paris and then London. It was at the age of thirty, while wo ...more