Three sisters parted ways after a disastrous family dinner. The will of their late father is to go on a joint holiday in a cabin near a lake in the middle of nowhere. Packed in notes from the grocery delivery boy, the father has assignments and encouragements for Maria, Lauren, and Avery Anderson. Thee three sisters are featured in alternating chapters of The Rift Between Us by Rebecca L. Marsh. Slowly, the three reunites and start talking again about their needs, talents, hidden secrets, and childhood traumas. A single neighbor, a cheating husband, and a couple of personal prayers are thrown in to bring some spice to the plot.
The idea to have a deceased father have his children reconcile with each of other and value life and their own personalities are great. And yet, the narrative was rather predictable and yet taking a lot of hours of reading time to reach the end of the book, I wasn’t particularly impressed. Editing (a.k.a stripping lengthy, unnecessary parts) could have been better.
About the author
Rebecca L. Marsh is an author of women’s fiction and a member of the Paulding County Writer’s Guild. She grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and now lives in Dallas, Georgia, with her husband and daughter.
When not writing or caring for her family (cats and dog included), Rebecca occasionally makes home-made candy and works on her scrapbooks (she is woefully behind).
She is the author of When the Storm Ends and The Rift Between Us (coming this summer)
I received a free review copy from the author in exchange for my personal, unbiased opinion upon reading.