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Three sisters, three different but same paths...
Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2019
Once I started this book, I read straight thru the night. I thought that the three sisters, Finola and Zennie and Ali would act/react one way…and of course, I had NO idea where this story would take them! From the very first chapter, all about Finola and her unraveling life, California Girls grabs you and you just hang on. She is a morning talk show host in LA and her marriage, career, and life fall apart on live TV. Let me say that Ms. Mallery really wrote Finola’s guest (in chapter one) so I reallllllllllllllllly wanted to slap her upside the head. Nasty person, imho. Wow!
For Zennie’s, her world is turned upside down when she agrees to help a friend (simply stated by me; well-written by the author). She starts to question her place in her family, with her friends, and her own judgment. Really deep.
And Ali…beautiful Ali! Of all three sisters, she considers herself the least of her three sisters – less of brains, less of personality, and less of looks. For me, she had the purest of souls. And she has her own “trauma” to deal with and it will both break your heart and warm your soul to read about it.
I have to say, the sisters’ stories turned out very differently than I had imagined. Good thing I’m not an author because I couldn’t even begin to some up with the twists and turns. The raison d’etre for these three women, and the men in their lives, will keep your interest and attention long after you finish reading. And their mom…good heart but whoa. She would make me crazy! Her character fits in the story but I’m still shakin’ my head.
Great read, kept me reading well into the early morning hours, and I think it will stay with me for a long time.