My sister - the glue that held our family together and the gatekeeper to the memories of our shared childhood.
The girl I made a pact with - to protect each other for life.
The woman who destroyed my family, my future.
And the only one who can save my daughter.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of India, A Sister's Promise is a powerful, emotional tale of family secrets, love and the ties that bind sisters together.
'Renita D'Silva is a genius at evoking the sounds, sights and aromas of India. A major new talent - I can't wait for her next novel.' Linda Kavanagh
'Renita D'Silva is a wonderful author who has a natural gift at storytelling that truly impressed and awed me.' Novel Escapes
'Renita paints the most beautiful images with a few, perfectly chosen words'. KimTalksBooks.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Sister’s promise is a beautiful and emotional tale of the bond between two sisters. I knew I was going to love this book as soon as I read the second paragraph of the prologue and realised I had a smile on my face: “Touch-me-nots, their blooms, the soft, sugar-embroidered pink of a happy ending, shrink from the kiss of grumbling yellow bees. Butterflies coyly flutter their emerald-tipped silver wings as if dispersing benedictions from a benevolent god. High up in the coconut trees, the crows squabble and gossip.” This story is so beautifully descriptive, that the sights, scents and sounds came to life around me as I read it. The colours in my mind were so vivid, and I can still smell the rich aroma of spices. Renita D’Silva certainly has a talent for using words in a truly beautiful way. The structure of this story flows really well, moving back and forth between the past and present. All chapter titles make it clear who the chapter is about, so there is no confusion. I loved the way part of the story is told through letters. This is one of those stories that really digs deep at our human emotions. It covers love, loss, grief, jealousy, anger, betrayal, forgiveness, compassion and hope. I really don’t want to give too much detail about the story, so all I’ll say is that if you enjoy stories about human determination through tough times and the bond between family members, then this is definitely a book for you. This is the first book I’ve read by Renita D'Silva, but I’m certain it won’t be the last! I would like to thank the publisher, Bookouture for allowing me a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.