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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Review of True Colors by Kristen Hannah

True Colors
By Kristen Hannah
True Colors

            The Grey sisters. Shattered by their mother’s death when they were still very young, they’ve always banded together against the distant chill of their father
            Winona, the oldest, needs her father’s approval most of all. An overweight bookworm who never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that has been in her family for three generations, she knows that she doesn’t have the qualities her father values. Bust as the best lawyer in town, she’s determined to someday find a way to prove her worth to him.
            Aurora, the middle sister, is the family peacemaker. She brokers every dispute and tries to keep them all happy, even as she hides her own secret pain.
            Vivi Ann is the undisputed star of the family. A stunningly beautiful dreamer with a heart as big as the ocean in front of her house, she is adored by all who know her. Everything comes easily for Vivi Ann, until a stranger comes to town…
            In a matter of moments, their family will be torn apart. The Grey sisters will be pitted against one another in ways that none could have imagined. Loyalties will be tested and secrets revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both their family and their beloved town.
            With breathtaking pace and penetrating emotional insight, True Colors is an unforgettable novel about sisters, rivalry, forgiveness, redemption – and, ultimately, what it means to be a family.

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I absolutely adore Kristen Hannah and her writing. She knows just how to touch you right to your core with every story she writes. True Colors is no exception. When I read her stories and just can’t think she can get any better but then I grab another book of hers and she does it again. She has such depth to her stories and her characters. She always makes you want to know them more – each of them not just one or two – but ALL of them.

This story probably hits home for several people around this world and I am no different. I am the middle sister in my family also. I am a mix between Aurora and Winona but probably more Winona than Aurora. Sisters can be loving, caring, selfless, and very, very brutal to each other. Not sure what makes us do that to each other. Kristen Hannah hit the nail on the head in this story. She always adds the drama to the relationships that makes you think these people are real. You tend to put yourself into the story and wonder how you would react in these intense personal situations. In True Colors you empathize with these sisters. You get frustrated and angry at them too. Just like you do in real relationships.

This story is intense! You laugh and you cry all the way throughout the book. There is a love story involved but it is not the center of the book. The relationship between the Grey family members is. It is hard to say too much without giving it all away. I promise you though that you will not be disappointed in this book.

I give this book 5 stars. Well worth the emotional ride you will have when reading this book. And it is a ride!


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