The Lawson Sisters by Janet Gover My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is an excellent book about grief and the persistence of love. They story centres around Liz and Kayla, who were orphaned suddenly when they were in their teens. Liz took over running the family stud farm, while Kayla was sent away to get an expensive education, in accordance with their father’s wishes. The estranged sisters are brought back together when the farm is in financial dire straits and Liz needs Kayla to help.
Liz is stubborn and hard, but you can understand how having so much responsibility thrust on her at a young age would make her that way. You can’t help but feel sorry for her. Kayla is partly a city girl and an excellent wedding planner. She doesn’t understand her sister, but she loves her too.
The romantic thread in the book is very minor (it’s mainly the story of the two sisters), but Mitch is lovely. He has been in love with Liz for a long time. It’s adorable.
I really enjoyed this book. I don’t know anything about horses, but still managed to follow all the horse related stuff. To be fair, there was FAR more wedding related background than horses.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the review copy.
The usual disclaimer, the writer and I belong to the same writing organisations and we know each other from there. I only read her books because I enjoy them, so this is an honest review.