Celeste Talbot is usually such a sensible young woman—until she falls for an English soldier reassigned to the Colonies. Leaving her Huguenot family behind, she sets sail for America, only to realize that her younger sister Berta has been kidnapped and forced on board the very same ship. Whom can Celeste trust? The dashing soldier? Or the vigilant carpenter who remains by their side in the perilous New World?
Virginia, present day
Madeline “Maddee” Talbot has her hands full when she agrees to take in her younger sister Nicole following a serious car accident. The young women grew apart when Nicole fell into drug addiction, and Maddee prays this will be the start of a better life for her sister. But as they investigate a trauma from their childhood, Maddee must keep a diligent eye on Nicole—and the shadowy figure watching them from afar.
From the Christy Award-winning team of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, My Sister’s Prayer tells an epic tale of two women compelled to protect their sisters, confront their fears, and navigate the muddy waters of betrayal to find true love.
**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**
I’ve been excited to dive into this book. Last year, I read My Brother’s Crown, the first book of the series, and I was impressed with the depth of research in the book as well as how well the modern day story and historical story compliment each other. I found the same to be true for this one.
In the historical portion of the story, we read the story of a new generation of Talbots as they travel to the new world and learn to make their way here. The contemporary portion follows Maddee (who we met in My Brother’s Crown) as she learns a bit more of her own identity and deals with having her sister back in her life. A bit of mystery laces Maddee’s story with My Brother’s Crown and certainly adds a sense of intrigue to this book.
All around, this book is so well written. The historical and contemporary stories compliment each other well and tie together in unexpected ways. And both stories have their own twists. Each story could stand on it’s own, but woven together, there is a complexity to this book that would be otherwise missed.
If you haven’t read, My Brother’s Crown, be sure to start there before picking up My Sister’s Prayer. But this is a series that I highly recommend!