Rosalyn McMillan is a dedicated wife and devoted mother of four. Her first novel, Knowing, sold over 70,000 hardcover copies and 400,000 paperbacks. She followed that success with One Better, then Blue Collar Blues, and The Flip Side of Sin. This Side of Eternity was Rosalyn's fifth novel. Rosalyn remains a loyal student of her profession by reading two to three hundred books a year. She feels that it's imperative for an author to keep abreast of the New York Times bestsellers as well as fresh voices of fiction. Currently, she lives in Memphis, TN, with her husband, John.
We Ain't the Brontesby Rosalyn McMillan
The relationship between Charity Evans and her sister Lynzee Lavender brings new meaning to the term "sibling rivalry." Lynzee writes science fiction, and her New York Times bestseller status gets her into A-list parties and fattens her bank account. She can't stand the fact that Charity is a published author too, though she swears that Charity is nowhere/i>
The relationship between Charity Evans and her sister Lynzee Lavender brings new meaning to the term "sibling rivalry." Lynzee writes science fiction, and her New York Times bestseller status gets her into A-list parties and fattens her bank account. She can't stand the fact that Charity is a published author too, though she swears that Charity is nowhere near as good.
It seems like the publishing industry might agree, because Charity is having trouble getting her contract renewed. Is it possible that Lynzee has had her blacklisted? With her savings dwindling, Charity struggles to pay her bills, and the pressure is putting incredible strain on her marriage. Things only get worse when Lynzee drops a bomb: she reveals that Charity's husband is the father of a child she gave up for adoption years ago.
Charity's life goes into a tailspin as she struggles with the shocking news. Should she tell her husband about the child he never knew he had, or would that be more drama than their already fragile marriage can handle? Charity chooses to fight back against her sister in a very creative way, but the fallout from all this drama might leave plenty of casualties in its wake.
Bestselling author Rosalyn McMillan narrates the tale of two literary sisters that will make readers ask: How much of this is based on actual events?
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I enjoyed this book not as exciting as blue collar blues or rosalyns other book but still a good read. Looking forward to her next book
I thought this was right on point! How family has it's ups and downs but..........family will always love you!
This book jump around too much. I expected a better read from Mrs McMillian. I know it is fiction but she needs to get her fact right Denzel Washington's wife name is Paulette not Juanita as stated in chapeter one.
We Ain't The Brontes is about two sisters, Charity Evans and Lynzee Lavender, who ironically, both happen to be authors. Lynzee thinks of herself as a far superior writer than her sister Charity and they both become embroiled in a heated competition over who's a better writer, who's love life is better, and family secrets. While the concept of the story was good, I expected the flow of the story to be a little more like "Danielle Steele" or "Jackie Collins", with twists and turns and surprises all along the way. Quite the contrary, it was more like Pookie Collins. The dialogue is not smooth, it's very choppy, and it doesn't flow very well, plus the book lacks description and has holes as well as certain unexplained parts of the storyline. The book, very simply written, is also very simply edited. There are typos everywhere, so many that it gave me a headache. Lastly, I don't understand the cover photo. I recently read a comment on Twitter that stated that the book covers authors choose should "match" or "reflect" their story inside the covers in some way. I agree. When I received We Ain't The Brontes for review, I assumed that since there were two young women on the cover, dressed in early 1990s attire, that the story was going to be about, well, two young women. This was not the case. In fact, the two sisters in the book, Lynzee and Charity are actually in their early fifties. This left me very confused. Was the cover photo supposed to be the sisters in their younger years? If so, they were dressed very, very wrong. I'm not sure, but it wasn't a good cover and didn't reflect the story in any way. Overall, on a scale of 1-5, I give We Ain't The Brontes a strong 2. I would have appreciated it, if the author had taken the time to shape the characters a little more, would have chosen a better title or at least talked about the Bronte' reference, would have hired an editor, and I wish she would have created better dialogue between the characters. Kellea Tibbs AAMBC Reviewer