Monday, April 3, 2017

The Promise Girls by Marie Bostwick

  • Publisher: Kensington (March 28, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1496709217
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496709219


Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mother’s narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn’t been easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three “test tube” daughters—gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Avery—were engineered and molded to be geniuses. In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand ambitions. But now, twenty years after the book’s release, she hopes to redeem herself by taking part in a new documentary.

Meg, who hasn’t picked up a paintbrush in years, adamantly refuses to participate, until a car accident leaves her with crushing medical bills. While she recuperates in Seattle, the three sisters reluctantly meet with filmmaker Hal Seeger, another former prodigy. Like them, he’s familiar with the weight of failed potential. But as he digs deeper, he uncovers secrets they’ve hidden from each other—and a revelation that will challenge their beliefs, even as it spurs them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last.

I started reading The Promise Girls and soon found that reading about Joanie, Meg, Avery and their lives, along with Minerva, their Mother just grabbed me emotionally.  I couldn't put it down till I had finished reading it!  

The characters are endearing, engaging and humanly flawed. The plot is rich, captivating and full drama, love, joy, strife, angst and more drama. I was on an emotional roller-coaster ride throughout this whole story; who could ask for more?! 

The Promise Girls is absolutely spellbinding!

5 Stars

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own. Thank you to Kensington Books, Ms. Bostwick and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. 

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