Release Date: July 10, 2013
Title: Secret Sister
Author: Emelle Gamble
Publisher: Soulmate Publishing
From the Publisher: What if everything about you changed in an instant...
Nick & Cathy and Roxanne. Two best friends. One husband. An extraordinary twist of fate.
How much do you really know about your husband? Your best friend? Yourself? Cathy Chance knows she loves her husband, Nick, with the same passion she had when she married him seven years ago, and he adores her. She also knows that she and her best friend, Roxanne, are closer than most sisters. But on a sunny summer day, these three are hurled into an astounding new reality which forces each to reconsider everything they thought was true about themselves, and one another.
I always find it really disappointing when I think a book is about one thing and then it ends up being about something completely different. That’s what I experienced with this book.
For some reason, I expected this to be about some sort of open relationship between Nick, Cathy, and Roxanne. I was expecting a torrid, tumultuous romance. What I got was some sort of supernatural story that had nothing steamy or sexy in it. There was tons of emotion, but nothing that shouted THIS IS A ROMANCE NOVEL.
Don’t get me wrong – it was a good story. I’m glad I read it. I just wasn’t prepared for the story that I got because I wasn’t set up properly for it. This book is billed as a romance (which is why I’m reviewing it under the banner of Romancing You on Fridays) – but I don’t think that genre fits the bill for it at all. It didn’t meet my expectations, and as a result, I was disappointed. Had I gone into it expecting something different, it probably would have gotten a higher rating.
What this book is:
- A beautiful look at the grieving process among people who love one another.
- A book with an interesting twist right out of the gate that no one sees coming.
- A book with characters that are deeply developed and intertwined.
What this book is not:
- A steamy romance.