Sugar and Spice

Author(s): Ruth Hamilton
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2012
Product Number: EB00736956
Released: Sep 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781780102610
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From the bestselling author of the Liverpool Trilogy: An "honest look at family dynamics" and "that unique relationship that exists between sisters" (Booklist). During the winter of 1940, five-year-old Anna MacRae is left with twin baby sisters when she loses her mother during their birth. Anna is a gifted child, with a warm personality to match, but not so her sisters—and as they grow, their pranks turn to stealing, bullying and worse, creating an even more difficult life for a motherless daughter. Later in life, much to her dismay, Anna becomes a mother to twins herself. Living with depression in a loveless marriage, she feels like a slave to the two babies. But, even more so, she worries that they will grow to be like the terrible sisters she escaped. While at a new mothers clinic, she meets a young woman who reminds her of herself—alone and unhappy—and she impulsively decides to take her in. It is a reckless act of caring that alters the course of her life and ultimately forces her to make peace with the sisters she left behind.

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