A Gift for my Sister 

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       November 26, 2014

 

Author  Ann Pearlman

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
ISBN:                 978-1-84739-840-6
Publisher:         Simon & Schuster
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Website:    http://www.simonandschuster.com.au 

Meet Sky and Tara, two sisters who are as different as could possibly be. Sky, always sure of her pathway in life and Tara, always prepared to push the boundaries and challenge everything she comes across.

Sky has always done the right thing: the steady daughter, choosing a career in law, marrying her childhood sweetheart, being blessed with a beautiful daughter and lovely home.

Tara’s world has always been full of music almost to the exclusion of all else. She meets Aaron, a black rap musician, falls in love and sets off on a life of a touring rapper, partner, baby and all.

When tragedy strikes Sky she find she is unable to cope with even the basic daily tasks of caring for her two year old daughter, Tara steps back from the fame that is beckoning to help her sister.

On a journey across America Sky and Tara face many of the issues that have kept them apart. Their family background, their loyalty to each other, their need and desires in life. Each faces up to the fact that despite the differences they are true sisters.

All told through the medium of music the story reveals that both want the same things out of life, both want to be accepted for their particular gift and both want to be a complete part of a family unit.

Warm, interesting, confrontational and celebration: a story of loss, gain, temptation and rebirth this is one bit of chick lit that is a totally captivating read.