Friday, April 16, 2010

MY SISTER'S VOICE BLOG TOUR: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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MY SISTER'S VOICE
BY MARY CARTER

ABOUT THE BOOK:

What do you do when you discover your whole life was a lie? In Mary Carter’s unforgettable new novel, one woman is about to find out. . .

At twenty-eight, Lacey Gears is exactly where she wants to be. An up-and-coming, proudly Deaf artist in Philadelphia, she’s in a relationship with a wonderful man and rarely thinks about her difficult childhood in a home for disabled orphans. That is, until Lacey receives a letter that begins, “You have a sister. A twin to be exact…”

Learning her identical, hearing twin, Monica, experienced the normal childhood she was denied resurrects all of Lacey’s grief, and she angrily sets out to find Monica and her biological parents. But the truth about Monica’s life, their brief shared past, and the reason for the twins’ separation is far from simple. And for every one of Lacey’s questions that’s answered, others are raised, more baffling and profound.

Complex, moving, and beautifully told, My Sister’s Voice is a novel about sisterhood, love of every shape, and the stories we cling to until real life comes crashing in…


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

MARY CARTER is a freelance writer and novelist. My Sister’s Voice is her fourth novel with Kensington. Her other works include: She’ll Take It, Accidentally Engaged, Sunnyside Blues, and The Honeymoon House in the best selling anthology Almost Home. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, which is part of the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has just completed A Very Maui Christmas, a new novella for Kensington that will be included in a Christmas of 2010 anthology. She is currently working on a new novel, The Pub Across the Pond, about an American woman who swears off all Irish men only to learn she’s won a pub in Ireland. Readers are welcome to visit her at marycarterbooks.com.

MY REVIEW:

MY SISTER’S VOICE is Mary Carter’s remarkable new novel about the exclusive relationship sisters share but not like any story of sisterhood I had ever read before. Carter has written a gripping and moving tale that is so beautifully told that you can feel literally the pain and celebrate the joy. MY SISTER’S VOICE is an exceptionally heartfelt story that tests the bond that sisters share no matter what the circumstances. Can the mysterious, as well as resilient, bonds of sisterhood remain no matter how deep they're buried? One woman, Lacey, an artist living in Philadelphia who just happens to be deaf, has a bright future ahead of her, and is about to find out.

You see, Lacey accidentally finds out, at the age of 28, that she has a twin sister, Monica. The twins were separated when they were infants when Lacey was placed in a home for disabled orphans. Lacey grew up and fought hard to make something of herself as she became a respectable and well-known local artist and yet, she was bewildered and shocked to find that her biological parents raised Monica but gave her away. She decides she must know what happened and why. Meanwhile, Monica knew nothing of this either and she is on the other side where she is so happy to just have a sister that she wants to celebrate this miracle. She is ready to enjoy her sister and wants to become close friends right away. However, Lacey wants answers, not friendship. As the questions start to be answered, however, the painful reality of the reason for their separation, as well as the life Monica lived growing up, is one that for every answer it reveals, another question comes up, each one more mysterious and intense than the last.

The twists and turns in the story are poignant and painful at times. The honesty with which Mary Carter writes this touching story makes it a can’t put down type book. The intriguing discovery of the similarities as well as often parallel lives the girls shared is quite interesting and supports the research about this kind of connection. I think that MY SISTER’S VOICE is a one that you will want to hear for it speaks volumes about relationships and family.

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59 comments:

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Anonymous said...

I think it is interesting that two people can be related, and yet live completely different lives.
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ccqdesigns said...

I would find it very interesting to have had a twin and have always wondered what it would be like. My son had a twin that died before birth. I guess that loss has always been there even though we never met him. There is just something so special about twins, even when they have been separated.

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Kristin said...

I find it interesting that Mary Carter has experience with the deaf population and then wrote about a deaf character - I cannot wait to get my hands on this book - it sounds great.

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Renee said...

I found it interesting that the author graduated from National Technical Institute for the Deaf,

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Tore said...

I love that the author is writing about twin sisters. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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Colleen Turner said...

Thank you for the review! What a terrible concept to have twins and then give one away because they are disabled! As a mother I find this appalling, but I have a feeling there is more to this story then meets the eye. I can't wait to read it!
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Colleen Turner said...

I really liked the Pump up your Promotion website! How interesting to have one place for blog reviewers to go and find book to review for your blog fans. I, unfortunately, am not a blogger myself so cannot participate :( I might have to start a blog though, I am having so much fun following them!
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Anonymous said...

I'm interested in this book. I think it is interesting to see how different their lives were and how much may be the same.

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Linda Kish said...

I think it is interesting that the two were brought back together

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Thumbing Through Thoreau sounds like a good book with 300 quotes and beautiful illustrations

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enyl said...

I find it intresting that researcg indicates that eventhough twins may be raised apart,they will still share some personality traits.
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Pamela Keener said...

They say you have a twin somewhere in the world but this takes the premise to a new and interesting level. Thanks for the review.
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Debbie said...

How fascinating to think that someone would find out about the twin living such a different life! This sounds great.
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Debbie said...

I had never heard of that site to request books to review! Thanks. I will be doing that!
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Donna M. McDine said...

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Donna M. McDine said...

I found you through Pump Up Your Book Promotion and was immediately intrigued by the story of twins being separated at birth. I'm a twin myself and we grew up together and are very close. Can't wait to read it!

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bison61 said...

I find it interesting that the parents gave one twin away

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Isi and Jas' mom said...

I think it would be interesting to read about why the parents gave up one twin,just because she was deaf.
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JHS. said...

As a woman with one sibling -- a sister -- I find the book's premise fascinating & would love to read it.

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Debbie F said...

I don't have a sister but I have always wanted one. This sounds like a really good book and I love reading about relations between sisters!

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amweeks said...

Your review definitely makes me want to read this book...the bond between twins is fascinating!

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At Pump Up Your Promotion, I saw a reference to Thumbing Through Thoreau: A Book of Quotations by Henry David Thoreau. Looks like a neat book!

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Lora1967 said...

I like te concept of the book. I didnt know what the book was about until i read your review. I would love to read this book.
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