Three sisters. Three ships. One heartbreaking story.
As Emma packs her trunk to join the ocean liner Olympic as a stewardess, she dreams of earning enough to provide a better life for both her sisters. With their photograph tucked away in her luggage, she promises to be back soon – hoping that sickly Lily will keep healthy, and wild Ruby will behave. But neither life at sea nor on land is predictable, and soon the three sisters’ lives are all changed irrevocably…
Now. When Harriet finds her late grandmother’s travelling trunk in the attic, she’s shocked to discover a photo of three sisters inside – her grandmother only ever mentioned one sister, who died tragically young. Who is the other sister, and what happened to her? Harriet’s questions lead her to the story of three sister ships, Olympic, Titanic and Britannic, and a shattering revelation about three sisters torn apart…
The Lost Sister is another compelling read from author Kathleen McGurl. This is a dual-timeline novel that is so expertly written. I think this author knows how to explore the dynamics of family through many years.
The Lost Sister alternates between 1911 and 3019. I really enjoy the fact that the characters are dealing with similar issues in both timelines. This story explores the struggles of finding purpose and experiencing love, and I love how the two characters connected.
The Lost Sister is powerful. The writing was captivating and the characters were realistic. I enjoyed this so much. I really enjoy Kathleen McGurl’s writing and I look forward to the next novel she writes!
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources For allowing me to join this blog tour. I recieved a free copy of this book to review honestly. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Kathleen McGurl lives in Bournemouth with her husband. She has two sons who have both now left home. She always wanted to write, and for many years was waiting until she had the time. Eventually she came to the bitter realisation that no one would pay her for a year off work to write a book, so she sat down and started to write one anyway. Since then she has published several novels with HQ and self-published another. She has also sold dozens of short stories to women’s magazines, and written three How To books for writers. After a long career in the IT industry she became a full time writer in 2019.
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