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The Sitting Sisters

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A forced reunion of four sisters who have gathered to watch their father die becomes a cathartic exercise in finding where each of their pieces lit in the family puzzle. But the puzzle has been thrown into the air and each sister begins to realize she cannot put it back together from childhood memories--too many holes. Told through the eyes of the second of four daughters, ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Cumberland House Publishing
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Brenda Knight
Jun 12, 2011 rated it liked it
This was a really good story. It moves quite slow in the beginning. It seems as though the sisters are all just sitting and waiting for their father to die so they can go back to their own lives. The sister's first names are quite masculine and that takes some getting used to. Once the pace picks up, the book becomes very interesting. The sisters are all so very different but they are very protective of each other. The elders of the family are a bit eccentric which makes them even more interesti ...more
Angie
Dec 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Diane
For me , the title and the synopsis are very misleading - I totally expected an entirely different read . That's not to say The Sitting Sisters is not a good book , just not what I expected .
I did find the book slow to start . The character developement could have been sooooo much more . It got a little too mushy - romance like for me in parts . I have to say it is slightly predictable as well .
That being said ...I did finish the book, which means it is not all bad ;-) and I adored the last
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Jessica
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For being the second book published of this author it was actually a very good read. I liked that it had struggles that people deal with all the time, had a hard time putting down when I picked it up to read because I always wanted to know what was going to happen next. Now I have to try and find Martha's other books and see if they can keep me interested.
Sana
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ending is good but moves too slow for my liking for over 3/4s of the book.
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