Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Celebrity chef Waverly Ross has built a successful career with her home-entertaining show Simply Perfect. Yet she and her husband, Andrew, have never been able to realize the true desire of Waverly’s heart: to become a mother. Meanwhile Waverly’s twin sister, Charlie Talbot, buries her bitter disappointment and shattered idealism beneath a life spent serving others as an international aid worked in Budapest, Hungary.
When the beloved aunt who raised them passes away, Waverly and Charlie come together in their grief after living years on separate continents. Struck by a fierce desire to bridge the distance between them, Charlie offers Waverly and her husband the selfless gift of surrogacy.
But soon the sisters find they are each in danger of losing their jobs, seemingly putting their dreams on hold once again. When Waverly shows up unannounced in Budapest with a plan to rescue Simply Perfect, the sisters embark on an adventure across Central Europe that could save them both from occupational hazards. Though the twins haven’t had to rely on each other since childhood, an unforeseen dangerous turn in their journey across Europe forces them to stand together to save their careers, the baby, and each other.
Becoming the Talbot Sisters turned out to be one of those books that encompasses a perfect mix of my favorite things in women’s fiction: characters with strong, distinct personalities, humor, a plot line that keeps me on my toes, and paths/experiences that take the characters to a place of self discovery. Honestly, I was expecting to enjoy this book, but I ended up loving it way more than I predicted.
Waverly and Charlie have two very different personalities, and I was drawn in and captivated by both of them. They’re quirks and eccentricities made them feel real, like friends, and their emotional highs and lows grabbed me and took me along for the ride. Following their journey to rekindling their sisterly bond was incredibly heartwarming. And intense. They experience some pretty stressful events, both separate and together, and it helps pave the way for them to find their trust in one another again.
When I read books like this, it always makes me think of my relationship with my sisters, and I love that I’m able to find a personal connection to the story. It always makes for a more intimate reading experience. I would recommend this book for fans of women’s fiction, as well as fans of books about love, hope, friendship, and finding your way back to those who are the most important to you. ~Amber
Thank to TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour.