Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou

Sister of Mine

“…we’d learned enough growing up to know that secrets can’t be split in more than half or they start to crumble, and you find pieces of them all over town in everybody’s pockets…”

Penny and Hattie are sisters. They have a lot of secrets and some of them were a bit confusing. It felt more like an outline of a story.

I wasn’t sure when this was all taking place or what the deal was with the mother and after finishing the book I still have no idea! None of them were in the least likable, maybe because we just didn’t have a lot of back story, or dependable backstory. But I didn’t care for any of them and it just did not have the depth I would have liked to see.

A bit of a disappointment.


Netgalley/ Crooked Lane Books August 07, 2018


7 thoughts on “Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou

  1. ‘Sister of Mine’ is a very interesting story for history lovers. I was drawn into the setting on s plantation in the old south. The union soldiers, the plantation and a Civil War brought to mind, “the Autobiograpy of Miss Jane Pitman”. However Jane Pitman did not have trials and triumphs with a sister as did the two siblings in ‘Sister of Mine’. But in both these stories were young, Black slave girls creating an emotional stir with their own impressions and hospitality shared with the soldiers. Nice book pick!

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