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Friday, August 8, 2014

Blueberry Hill by Bette Lee Crosby--A Review

Good Morning Friends!

As one who was blessed with four brothers and ZERO sisters, I approached Crosby's Blueberry Hill with curiousity.  I have friends who are as close as a sister and I have church sisters.   But I never had that close, caring-sharing, giving relationship that my cousins with sisters had.   I am fascinated with sisters and I even have a scrapbook on sisters.


From the USA Today Bestselling Author of Spare Change comes the heartwarming story Blueberry Hill, a Sister’s Story.

Based on the realities of her own family, Crosby calls this a memoir of sorts. Traveling back to a time when the sisters were young enough to feel invincible and foolish enough to believe it would last forever, Crosby has bared her soul in a story of regrettable decisions and inevitable outcomes.

Blueberry Hill is a tale of family relationships, love and tragedy. It is a story that will touch your heart and stay with you long after you have closed the book.


My mother was an only daughter, although she had 2 brothers.   I was an only daughter with four brothers, my daughter was an only daughter and had one brother and my granddaughter was my daughter's only daughter, although she too had a brother.  So there have been no sisters in our line for some time.  I love it when my friends talk about their relationships with their sisters.   I always wonder what fun I missed out on, how I would have been different?

With this fascination for sisters and their relationships, I longed to read Crosby's account of she and her
sisters.   I also knew to expect it to be a tear jerker.   Let me say, Crosby's memoir of sorts, was a very real and honest look at sisters.  It is not always sunshine and roses.   Bette Lee did, more or less, bare her soul and her memories of her sister Donna, for all to see.   The story was raw, painful, poignant and telling.   The tone of the story was filled with remorse with a chord of awkward truth and family dysfunction.    As my son would say, "It is what it is."

I have loved Bette's works of fiction and I adore her storytelling.   After finishing her short 'memoir',  I loved this peek into her private and personal life as well.   Thank God for those we have in our lives who help us through the hard times, be they sisters, brothers, parents, wives and husbands or friends.

I gave this read a 4 Wink rating!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I purchased this book for my own Kindle Collection.  

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