Monday, April 3, 2023

Book Review for The Secret Sister by @LizTrenow

This was quite an enjoyable story and shows the power of love and raises the question: how far would we go to protect a loved one? Lizzie's twin brother is traumatized and affected firsthand by the war just months before his fourteenth birthday. That time had stayed with him and by the time of his eighteenth birthday, he can't contemplate being conscripted for the military. He is terrified of dying and killing and runs away. What follows is quite a fast-paced journey told from the alternating perspectives of brother and sister. 

In order to protect her brother from prison or death, she gets the idea to pretend she's her brother. She takes his place in helping the war efforts and ends up finding love in the most unlikely of places. 

The end of the book was touching and satisfying. I highly recommend this book for those who just want to get swept away. 

Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy. 

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Read and reviewed by CAROLYN ARNOLD. Expressions and opinions are her own. She is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has several continuing fiction series and has many published books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy mysteries, police procedurals, and thrillers to action adventures.