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I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Her Sister s Shoes is a book about the Sweeney sisters named Samantha, Jackie and Faith as they battle against personal wars family demands and career life One has a son in a wheelchair, the other fears the truth behind her husband s infidelity while the other lacks courage to stand up to her abusive husband.The book explores very dark serious topics like family dysfunction, abusive relationship, profound effect of parental separation, alcoholism, infidelity, disabilities and about how the family copes with early signs of Alzheimer s disease.This book accentuates the increasing marriage breakdown that is prevalent in today s society the detrimental effect of dissolution of parent s marriage and the invisible victims of diseases that some are unaware of The rest of the family.In adult life, it s not really about if you made the right or the best decision therein but often than not what matters the most is how you deal with the ramifications of those decisions.EXTENSIVE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENTEach character in this book was well though out The author described and differentiated each character meticulously The delicate themes and realistic issues had been successfully delivered and each character undergone extensive character development They had distinct appearances, distinct ambitions, distinct attitudes and most importantly, each of them had a character defect making them real As you finish this book, you ll witness how Jackie, Sam and Faith developed as a character.Me hating Jackie s character for insisting to put their mother in a retirement home is actually a good sign which means the author successfully brought the character in a realistic manner I was absolutely cheesed off with Jackie s character How could you put your mother in a retirement home She s not going to spend any time trying to get close to you, she wasn t asking for something so big, she only wanted to stay with her family FAITH IN HUMANITY RESTORED Despite all the overwhelming odds faced by each character, in the story, you ll notice there s always someone lending a hand Underneath the issues about family relationships, this book also subconsciously highlights the resurrection of humanity. In the apparent proliferation of injustices, abuse, mean spiritedness and physical violence there s always someone willing to help whether it s a police officer willing to guarantee your safety without expecting anything in return or your own sister willing to fight for you when you can t even fight for yourself Hence, faith in humanity has been clearly restored in this book.THE WRITING STYLEAshley Farley s writing style was flawless and very easy to follow Farley definitely knows what type of dialogue to enter for a particular situation Through the full use of multiple narratives, readers can gaze upon the story in a three dimensional manner You can relate to each character so well, you can fully understand their frustrations, their desperation, heartaches, disapointments, their longing and their hope for something good to happen I commend the author for making each central character distinct Since the story was told from three POVs, as a reader, I was able to connect with each of them like putting myself in someone else s shoes as the title implies It allows oneself to experience something from someone else s point of view Each person lives a different life You cannot judge the other without putting yourself in someone else s shoes.THE ENDINGI wasn t that fond of how the story ended, the part that I didn t like was very minimal though The ending was like a lucky streak, it wasn t that realistic for me I could have like it if the secret behind the key was something other than a monetary reward They struck it rich THE SUBJECTIVE REALITYIn psychology, Carl Rogers a humanistic theorist , based on his PHENOMENOLOGICAL THEORY, has a term calledphenomenal fieldwherein he states that a person s behavior depends upon his her subjective reality The three characters in this book respond to their situation based on how they perceive it Each one of them acts in accordance to how they perceive and how they interpret their own version of reality We cannot judge them because it is how they view the situation Observing the same situation may lead into two different outcomes My point is that this book portrays realistic stories by producing characters that undergo same real life issues but they respond in a different way or how they subjectively interpret these adult realities or own phenomenal field There s no standard way for how we live our lives, we only respond to our circumstances the way we understand it Thus, nobody can tell how you suppose to live your life.THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMPATHY SYMPATHYThis book also explores the big difference between SYMPATHY EMPATHY The former is an understanding of the situation of the other person while the latter goes beyond the term sympathy Empathy is a shared feeling Her Sister s Shoes demonstrates the true meaning of empathy Each sibling experienced a painful personal tragedy Both of them suffers the pain of witnessing a parent as she battles against early signs of Alzheimer s disease They shared the pain of their sister as she suffers from the emotional pain and trauma caused by domestic violence They shared the heartache of their sister as she suffers from the reality that her husband will never be home again They shared the pain of their sister as she battles against self blame for seeing her own son who might never live a normal life again the pain of witnessing his own son as he fights against his own inner torture They cried, they laughed and they fight while holding each other s hand.When the world turns its back on you, who do you think will pick up your broken pieces Is it your friend Your boyfriend Your coworker Your advisor It s none other than your FAMILY No matter how fucked up your life is, your family will certainly stand by your side Even if you run away from them because you are so full of yourself, believing you can live on your own accord, one day, you will just find yourself going back to your home.I highly recommended this book with its own Southern charm for readers who enjoy realistic and contemporary women s fiction Also great for fans of Elin Hildebrand and Liane Moriarty.Review also posted here HARDWORK BOULEVARD Favorite Quotes She looks like a starving homeless woman digging through a dumpster for a leftover donut He was a great big man, large in size and spirit The image of her mother chasing after Curtis with a frying pan brought a smile to her face, even though she knew Lovie was crazy enough to try it My Review Her Sister s Shoes was a delightful surprise to me, it was serious and drama filled than I had expected, but I adored every turn and moody twist to the story Written from three different POVs of challenged and vastly different sisters, the narrative was easy to follow and far interesting and entertaining than a first person perspective ever could have been I enjoyed living in each of their heads in turn, and although I initially had a difficult time appreciating the eldest sister as she was a petty, angry, shallow, vile, snide, and selfish harpy come now we all have at least one in our families I found I also savored being in her head as well and reveled in her brief glints of insight that seemed to prick her conscience and cause her discomfort The plot was interesting and involving, and the writing had a good flow with likable characters and realistic issues Ms Farley is one to watch. This was a really good book with lots of things going on I felt like I needed to help Sam tackle that bar while I was reading it Three sisters One so married with teenage boys who finds out her husband is having an affair Another who is unmarried and has a teenage child in a wheelchair from an ATV accident which killed his best friend He has given up on life and moping around feeling sorry for himself with a lot of anger And the last sister is married to an unemployed drunk who gambles all the time and thinks the whole world owes him and he owns his wife Then there s the mother who for the most part realizes what s going on, but then she has her moments where the daughters are very unsure if she should be left alone And, to top it off the family owns a seafood restaurant market that has been in the family for years and is now being restored I really, really liked the character development and the way the author handled the story It wasn t all sad, there were some light moments and yes, tears of happiness at the end This is one of those big family stories where everybody s in everybody s business because they care so much For me, it was suspenseful and left me with a nice feel good feeling I highly recommend it Thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for providing me with this free e galley in exchange for an honest review. I was enjoying this book up until the ending Not a fan of a book that gets tied up neatly So unrealistic and kind of cheesy I did love the dynamics between the three sister, to that I could relate. This review was originally posted on Between My Lines 3.5 stars Hands up if you love books about sisters I do and I gobble them down as there is just so much to explore in this fascinating family dynamic I love how different sisters can be but how that strong that bond can be no matter how little you understand each others lives And Her Sisters Shoes delves into this complex relationship with aplomb First Line of Her Sister s Shoes by Ashley Farley Lovie and Oscar Sweeney had been providing vacationers to the South Carolina coast with fresh from the ocean seafood since opening their doors in May of 1959 and little had changed since then What I loved about Her Sister s Shoes by Ashley Farley It s a lovely tangled family saga about three very different sisters who are all at a crisis point in their lives Their lives are all poles apart and all are likeable characters with touches of vulnerability about them which makes them engaging There is a strong sense of small town setting which is a setting I love reading about Their family relationships are tricky which just came across as very realistic I love that it includes the extended family from their aging mother to all their children Multi generation characters always appeal to me as I love to see various generations all learning from each other I really enjoyed that it showed the struggles of trying to run a family business in the current harsh economic climate Again that is just so relatable It has a heart warming and romantic vibe to it What I didn t love so much about Her Sister s Shoes by Ashley Farley I felt it was very predictable and I didn t feel any huge sense of anticipation of what would happen next That isn t to say I didn t enjoy it, I did but I would have loved unpredictability about itOverall though Her Sister s Shoes is a charming character driven read, just perfect for a light read in the sun The overall mood is romantic and uplifting and full of family protectiveness feel good feels Who should read Her Sister s Shoes by Ashley Farley I d recommend this to fans of books about contemporary family sagas especially if you love books about sisters like I do Fans of authors such as Elin Hildebrand, Diane Chamberlain and Maeve Binchy should also enjoy.Thanks to Ashley Farley and Caffeinated Virtual Assistant for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. I love books about sisters like this, it a charming and the warm mood really sink in But unfortunately this book is predictable and seems very neat The ending itself is not really exciting, it s an anticlimax for me But overall I like the sweet and warm mood of this book and characters in it. Coffee dates with Her Sister s Shoes First date The Sweeney sisters Sam, Jackie and Faith are preparing for the grand reopening of their seaside seafood store Originally opened by their mother Lovie, vacationers make a point of stopping for their fresh seafood Sam is worried about the new d cor even as thoughts turn to her son who is recovering from an ATV accident that has left him in a wheelchair Faith has her own share of problems and Jackie is too wrapped up in herself to notice her world is crumbling around her They are all worried about their mother who has been behaving oddly Farley easily allows the reader to slip in as we get to know this realistic family Second date I love that these sisters are far from perfect and Farley begins peeling back their layers and exposing their secrets Sam s marriage is far from a fairytale story her husband is out of work and drinking As things spiral out of control, she must lean on her siblings for help Jackie s world begins to crumble and she is ready to place all the blame on her husband Sam is barely holding it together She is the glue of the family, the strong one and the stress is beginning to show Meanwhile Lovie is franticly trying to discover what the old key around her neck unlocks There is a lot happening with the sisters and Farley does a good job of allowing us to view events as they unfold At times, each of the sisters made me angry and I cringed at their interactions Why is it that we sometimes treat the ones we love the worst Tension begins to build as Faith s problems place them all in danger and Jackie discovers what really matters Secondary characters offer support, shed light and added interest to the story We see the begins of romance, but this novel focuses on the siblings themselves, Third date My last date had me flipping the pages, revelations personal discovery and danger have me caught up All of the threads come together and we see resolution to many of their problems including the mystery with Lovie It all wrapped up neatly and readers will either be thrilled or feel it was too convenient Nevertheless, I was happy to see closure and appreciate the growth each character experienced and the strengthening of family Copy provided by author This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer Whoever did the book blurb, did a good job attracting readers who enjoy family stories set in the South, and referring to writers like Dottie Frank and Mary Alice Monroe Personally, I wouldn t go as far as saying Ashley Farley s yet on the same plane as these two fabulous authors, nevertheless she did a good job telling a compelling story.Jackie, Samantha and Faith are three sisters, ranging in age from fifty to forty two All three have their fair share of struggles Sam, the middle sister manages Captain Sweeney, a seafood market her parents started in 1959 Her eighteen year old son, Jamie, is in a wheelchair after an ATV accident and has lost the will to live Faith the younger sister, finally decides to leave her abusive no good biker unemployed husband, not willing to risk her young daughter s life Faith also works at the now renovated seafood market as the bookkeeper Finally, there s Jackie, the oldest she s a high maintenance woman, used to certain lifestyle and married to Bill, a heart surgeon, who apparently has no qualms cheating on his wife Jackie is definitely the most selfish one while Samantha and Faith try to care for their elderly mother, who seems to go a bit demented from time to time, Jackie only thinks about her own little crumbling world.I thoroughly enjoyed the authentic family dynamics The dialogues rang fairly true And while not everything was all rosy and resolved, the book ends on a positive note for all the sisters, being able to move on with their lives, professionally and personally I will surely pick up the next Sweeney sisters book Low country Stranger 3,75 (FREE PDF) Ã Her sister's shoes Î Set In The South Carolina Lowcountry And Packed With Southern Charm And Memorable Characters, Her Sister S Shoes Is The Story Of Three Sisters Samantha, Jackie, And Faith Who Struggle To Balance The Demands Of Career And Family While Remaining True To ThemselvesSamantha Sweeney Has Always Been The Glue That Holds Her Family Together, Their Go To Girl For Love And Support When An ATV Accident Leaves Her Teenage Son In A Wheelchair, She Loses Her Carefully Constructed Self ControlIn The After Gloom Of Her Dreaded Fiftieth Birthday And The Discovery Of Her Husband S Infidelity, Jackie Realizes She Must Reconnect With Her Former Self To Find The Happiness She Needs To Move ForwardFaith Lacks The Courage To Stand Up To Her Abusive Husband She Turns To Her Sisters For Help, Placing All Their Lives At RiskIn The Midst Of Their Individual Challenges, The Sweeney Sisters Must Cope With Their Mother S Mental Decline Is Lovie In The Early Stages Of Alzheimer S, Or Is Her Odd Behavior Normal For A Woman Her Age No One, Including Lovie, Understands Her Obsession With A Rusty Key She Wears Around Her NeckFor Fans Of Elin Hildebrand, Her Sister S Shoes Is A Contemporary Women S Novel That Explores And Proves The Healing Power Of Family I wasn t sure what to expect going into this one as while I do like books about sisters there s a lot going on here While it did take me a chapter or two to fall into the story once I did I was hooked and by the halfway point this earned a 2AM finish as I had to find out how it all ended The sisters have real trouble between their personal lives, their business and their mother and they could definitely use a little down time I really connected with Sam who is trying her hardest especially when it comes to her son and just doesn t know what to do any I also really liked Faith and Bitsy though I did want to just reach in and make her go on tell Sam the truth Jackie is a little harder to like but every once in awhile just as I was about to write her off I d get a glimmer of hope and not give up on her quite yet.While this book is a light read it does tackle some very serious issues domestic violence, infidelity, disabilities, depression, addiction, and dealing with a parent who may be developing Alzheimers None of these topics felt trivialized but at the same time it kept the summer reading feel If you re being picky you could say that the end wrapped up a bit too fast or was contrived but I loved the ending and thought it worked And at the end I even made my peace with Jackie Full Review