Karen and Val are sisters – but they didn’t grow up close, and still hardly speak to each other. Val has been the superstar sister – pretty, talented, confident, and adventurous. Karen is the responsible one. She stayed home, always did the sensible thing, quiet, plain. But both have insecurities, and have to learn to get past them. A sudden stroke for their mother Margaret provides the setting for their reunion.
All through the story, you can feel the pain of each sister. But as they get to know each other again, they learn the other is not so bad. They uncover past secrets that help them understand all the tension. It is a precious story, and makes you want to get closer to your family. They each learn to be honest, and in turn find a wonderful friend in each other.
But it’s not all heavy! There are some light-hearted moments as a few handsome young men enter the lives of these two sisters. They also have pasts and have to learn to trust God, and move on. All their paths collide in that certain summer.
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