Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley was such a great read for me and I literally flew through the pages of this book. This is the kind of book that makes you want to curl up in your favorite chair and read all day. Set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Her Sister’s Shoes is a beautiful story of the love, loyalty, and healing power of family.
The novel is told through sisters Samantha, Jackie, and Faith. They are all very different from each other but all agree that Sam is the one who holds their family together at all times.
What happens though when that person hits their limit and can’t deal with another thing. That’s where Sam finds herself. She’s a single mom, her son is in a wheelchair, and life and Sam’s sense of self are spiraling out of control.
Jackie is the oldest sister and she’s always held herself at a distance from everyone including her own husband and sons. Then something happens that makes Jackie take a hard look at who she has become and she finds that she doesn’t like that person at all. She’s been so self-absorbed and she hopes that she’ll have a chance to make it up to everyone.
Faith is the youngest sister and in an abusive relationship with an out-of-control jerk. When she finally shares her troubles with Sam she of course wants only to help Faith. However in doing that Faith puts her whole family in danger and that’s one thing she can’t live with.
On top of it all it appears that their mother Lovie is showing signs of Alzheimer’s and now the sisters have to figure out what’s best for their mother. With everything else going on in their lives the sisters are overwhelmed with this and obviously can’t agree on what to do.
I really enjoyed this book. I liked all of the sisters and could easily see sitting down with a tall glass is iced tea with any of them. All of the sisters had struggles but they were all able to look inside themselves and try to put themselves into the others shoes and and move forward. The message: until you’ve walked in another person’s shoes you can’t really place judgement – you just have to be patient, understanding, and do the best you can to help.
Her Sister’s Shoes is a wonderful story of the deep love of family that I thoroughly enjoyed. For fans of women’s fiction this is one you don’t want to miss. Highly recommended!
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