Rose has always been The Good Sister, covering up the difficulties caused by her twin sister, Fern. Fern is grateful. So, Fern decides to give her sister the one thing she can’t make herself—a baby.
Fern is not “neuronormal”. She is upset by loud noises, colorful environments, and strong smells. Fern has the perfect job for her. She is a librarian in a small Australian town. Escaping into books is how Fern has learned to deal with social situations. To achieve her baby gift, Fern researches rom-coms. Then, she asks out the first free male she sees. Wally lives out of his van and showers in the library’s public showers. But he seems kind enough. However, as the romance continues, Fern is increasingly drawn into Wally’s world.
As an only child with an only child, sisterhood has always seemed mysterious to me. The Good Sister is about both the sisterly relationship and family dynamics in general. And it is so delicious! Like the Kardashians if their life wasn’t so scripted. Rose and Fern have an unusual bond.
I admit I am tired as I write this review. I started this book before bed last night intending to read only a couple of chapters. Instead, I read the entire book in one sitting. It is that good! 5 stars and a favorite!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.