A big shout out to efriend, fellow blogger, and USA Best Selling author, Jacquie Biggar. I’ve read about a gazillion of Jacquie Biggar’s novels (see my reviews of Maggie’s Revenge and The Sheriff Meets His Match). They’re always quick, fun, and thrilling–though how varies a lot. This one, The Sister Pact: Home is Where the Heart is no exception. There’s a reason why it has 4.8/5 stars on Amazon–it’s excellent. Here’s my review:
If you think your family is a dysfunctional hot mess, Holly’s beats it. She escaped five years ago, finally returned to celebrate the Christmas spirit with her parents and siblings, and within minutes, wishes she hadn’t. Her parents are as vitriolic as ever, her sister is still angry with her, and no one cares that she’s become a successful violinist–something few manage. Sure, there is the issue that her sister’s husband used to be Holly’s boyfriend and lover, and she did sleep with HIS brother on her sister’s wedding night, but why everyone is so angry, Holly just really doesn’t understand.
I know. It does sound complicated, but this is family and Holly is determined to make it work. That’s what holiday’s are about, right? Even though it doesn’t start out well, at the core of it all are two sisters who once loved each other like, well, sisters. All they have to do is find that again.
Sound good? It’s even better than I managed to put into words. If you have a difficult family but love them anyway, this is the book for you.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Man vs. Nature saga, and the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Fall 2021.