Children Of The Waters by Carleen Brice- 336 pages
Trish Taylor’s white ancestry never got in the way of her love for her black ex-husband, or their mixed race son, Will. But when Trish’s marriage ends, she returns to her family’s Denver, Colorado home to find a sense of identity and connect to her past.
What she finds there shocks her to the very core: her mother and newborn sister were not killed in a car crash as she was told. In fact, her baby sister, Billie Cousins, is now a grown woman; her grandparents had put her up for adoption, unwilling to raise the child of a black man.
Billie, who had no idea she was adopted, wants nothing to do with Trish until a tragedy in Billie’s own family forces her to lean on her surprisingly supportive and sympathetic sister. Together they unravel age-old layers of secrets and resentments and navigate a path toward love, healing, and true reconciliation.
My Review: 4 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had an interesting and very believable plot line as well as flawed, real characters. I was in Denver and made it to a mission to go to the Tattered Cover Book Store as it is such a reader’s icon. I had to buy something and there were featuring this book as it was written by a local author. I’m so glad I picked this up because it was a real winner. Race, religion, sisters, love, chronic illness and forgiveness are central themes throughout this beautiful story.
Tags: 2010, Sisters, Fiction
Labels: 2010, Fiction, Sisters