Author: Mary Carter
Publisher: Kensington Books
Publish Date: May 25, 2010
Synopsis (from Amazon.com):
A proudly deaf artist in Philadelphia, Lacey Gears is in a relationship with a wonderful man and rarely thinks about her 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 that 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 parents. But the truth is far from simple. And for every one of Lacey's questions that's answered, others are raised, more baffling and profound. "My Sister's Voice" is a beautifully written novel about sisterhood, love, and the stories we cling to until real life comes crashing in.
Mary Carter is an engaging author who can draw you completely into the story. She makes her characters realistic and dimensional and the storyline fascinating. Her grasp of the Deaf community was amazing and made me assumed that she must have been Deaf herself. Instead, I discovered she was a certified American Sign Language Interpreter.
I really enjoyed the story of the twins and their road to discovery. I personally didn't care for their childhood story, though, which made me not like the ending as much as I wanted to. My reasoning lies with the same thoughts as Lacey's mother had - they were just toddlers. However, with that said, this still is a good read.
Parental note: Some offensive language and sexual content.
About the Author: (taken from author's website)
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, andThe 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.
Book was supplied by Pump Up Your book for me to honestly review.