Bestselling Irish writer Faith Hogan’s The Gin Sisters’ Promise is an emotional, uplifting story about forgiveness, second chances and the importance of family, for fans of Sheila O’Flanagan, Heidi Swain and Liz Fenwick.
When Georgie, Iris and Nola’s mother died and their father disappeared into his grief, the sisters made a pact: they would always be there for one another, no matter what.
Now, decades later, they haven’t spoken for years and can barely stand to be in the same room. As his health declines, their father comes up with a plan to bring them back to one another. In his will, he states that before they can claim their inheritance, they must spend six months living together in their childhood home in the village of Ballycove, Ireland, and try to repair their broken relationships.
As the months progress, old resentments boil over, new secrets threaten to come out and each sister must decide what matters more: their pride, or their family.
Can they overcome their past and find a way to love each other once more?
A very engaging read of broken siblings in need of healing.
Georgie, Iris and Nola – aka The Gin Sisters – depended entirely on each other after their mother’s death as their father wallowed in his grief. Pledges to always be there for each other were forgotten as they each forged their own path in life but with the death of their father they find themselves unexpectedly thrown together. In order to claim their inheritance, his will states they need to live together in the family home for six months. It’s the first time the sisters have been together for decades and old resentments quickly float to the surface. But will time together heal old wounds?
I have been a fan of Faith Hogan’s books for quite some time and my enjoyment has only increased with each one. Her writing shows a real understanding of family dynamics and personal relationships and never more so than in The Gin Sisters’ Promise. Wonderfully crafted characters and a realistic storyline (I should know, estranged sisters are close to home), this is another beautifully written novel from an author who, while being completely original, reminds me more and more of the late Maeve Binchy. Honest realism is tempered with a touch of humour making this such a delightful, enjoyable read. Easily worth all five shining stars and my highest recommendation.
My thanks to the publisher both for my copy of this novel and my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s sagas
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 318 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 09 June 2022
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Faith lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and two very fussy cats. She has an Hons Degree in English Literature and Psychology, has worked as a fashion model and in the intellectual disability and mental health sector.
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