Monday, July 21, 2014

# All For a Sister # Allison Pittman

Book Review: All For a Sister

In Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties, Celeste DuFrane has it all. Her father’s work with color movie film opens doors that lead to the stardom she’s always aspired to. But after losing her mother, she discovers that half the estate has been left to a woman accused of killing Celeste’s baby sister before Celeste was even born.

Dana Lundgren arrives on the steps of the DuFrane mansion having spent most of her life imprisoned for a crime that never happened. After accusing her of murder so many years ago, why did Marguerite DuFrane leave her a sizeable inheritance?

As Celeste and Dana learn each other’s stories, they come up with more questions than answers. Then a surprising discovery begins to fill in the missing pieces: Marguerite DuFrane’s written confession, penned shortly before her death. Uncovering the treachery and deceit that changed the course of countless lives—most of all, their own—the two women find more than they ever dreamed of.

This was one of those books that it took me nearly a week to get through. It's told from multiple viewpoints, so I would finish a section and then put it down for the night. I think this gave me a chance to process each twist and turn in the story. It certainly wasn't because I was ever bored! The story held me right up until the final page. The story was a complex one and the author did an amazing job of weaving years of deceit, hate, adultery and other sins into a complex web that was somehow fully rewoven into something beautiful by the end of the book.


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.
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