Becoming the Talbot Sisters A Novel of Two Sisters and the Courage that Unites Them By Rachel Linden
Becoming the Talbot SistersA Novel of Two Sisters and the Courage that Unites Them
By Rachel Linden
Twin sisters Waverly and Charlie Talbot have drifted far apart as they pursue opposite dreams of stardom and service to the poor. On an astonishing journey across Central Europe, they must come together to face their fears, find their courage and fight for what they love.
Celebrity chef Waverly Ross has built a successful career with her home-entertaining show Simply Perfect. Yet she and her husband, Andrew, have never been able to realize the true desire of Waverly’s heart: to become a mother. Meanwhile Waverly’s twin sister, Charlie Talbot, buries her bitter disappointment and shattered idealism beneath a life spent serving others as an international aid worked in Budapest, Hungary.
When the beloved aunt who raised them passes away, Waverly and Charlie come together in their grief after living years on separate continents. Struck by a fierce desire to bridge the distance between them, Charlie offers Waverly and her husband the selfless gift of surrogacy.
But soon the sisters find they are each in danger of losing their jobs, seemingly putting their dreams on hold once again. When Waverly shows up unannounced in Budapest with a plan to rescue Simply Perfect, the sisters embark on an adventure across Central Europe that could save them both from occupational hazards. Though the twins haven’t had to rely on each other since childhood, an unforeseen dangerous turn in their journey across Europe forces them to stand together to save their careers, the baby, and each other.
I could not put this book down! Becoming the Tablot Sisters was not what I had expected at all. The plot had me gripped the entire time as the characters came alive. I was unable to put the book down and the pages flew on by. I love that Rachel Linden wrote about real life issues that make the reader thing. She writes about how two sisters look at their lives from an individual perspective, but also as they are sisters. It makes you take a look at your own sibiling relationships. I love how she touches on other cultures and world issues. This book is well rounded, but makes for a fantastic read! Add this book to your spring list to buy! You won't be able to put it down. I give this book 5/5 stars. I received a complimentary copy and a review was not required.
About the Author:
Rachel Linden is a novelist and international aid worker whose adventures living and traveling in fifty countries around the world provide excellent grist for her stories. She holds an MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College, a BA in Literature from Huntington University, and studied creative writing at Oxford University. Rachel lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and two children. She enjoys creating stories about hope and courage with a hint of romance and a touch of whimsy. Connect with her via her website at RachelLinden.com and Facebook