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Sisters and Brothers by Fiona Palmer
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1975 and William was happy in his work in the shop with his mother. Teaching piano; his various piano tuning jobs across the city; selling the instruments they stocked. But the day a young woman walked into the shop, lost for words over the tune Bill was playing on the piano, was the day his life and the life of that young woman, Debbie, changed forever.

Now seventy-two years of age, Bill was grief stricken and lonely after his beloved wife had passed away. Sarah, their only daughter, was often by his side, but she had a husband and children and a busy lifestyle – Bill didn’t want to be a burden.

Emma was a nurse and when her mother rang to tell her that her dad was in hospital after a fall, she rushed to their side. When Emma was checking his charts, she noticed an anomaly – her shock was immediate; but she was hurt and astounded when confronted by the news her parents then told her. Emma’s husband was a FIFO worker, while their three children were their joys and even with their chaotic lifestyle, the family was close. She wasn’t sure what this news would do to the family…

Adam had been raised by his mother who’d loved gardening. It had followed that Adam would own a highly successful florist business with his best friend Kate. But lurking at the back of his mind was the knowledge that he had a father out there that he’d never known.

What did these people have in common? They didn’t know each other; had never met – but there was a connection…

Sisters and Brothers is a novel of secrets, adoption, heartache and familial love by Aussie author Fiona Palmer. Delightful, poignant and compelling, it was a thoroughly enjoyable read which I highly recommend.

With thanks to Hachette AU for my ARC to read in exchange for my honest review.
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Reading Progress

May 11, 2018 – Shelved
May 11, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
May 11, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018-release
May 11, 2018 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
May 11, 2018 – Shelved as: contemporary-fiction
August 13, 2018 – Shelved as: 5000-books
August 13, 2018 – Shelved as: arc
August 13, 2018 – Shelved as: reviewing-by-request
August 13, 2018 – Shelved as: sent-by-publisher
August 25, 2018 – Started Reading
August 25, 2018 – Shelved as: own-read
August 25, 2018 – Finished Reading

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