When tragedy strikes in the lives of two young girls, claiming the life of their father, envy takes hold. Childhood memories fade, and spite replaces the once immovable bond between Matilda and her sister, Charlotte, as the years go by. One settles for a traditional life with her husband and kids, burying the punishment and shame of her past, while the other cultivates a career set in the early days of feminism, pursuing work as a nurse during the birth of World War II.
Both spend their days reveling in a facade of happiness. But after reality strips away their youth and they face the onset of another era, tainted wounds still mark their hearts. Are family ties enough to overcome life's arduous trials?
|Publisher:||Rachelle M. N. Shaw|
|File size:||186 KB|
About the Author
An avid reader who has an incurable need to research everything she comes across, Rachelle is an author of paranormal and horror serials as well as the occasional women's fiction piece. Since scribbling down her first story at the age of eight, her love for language and books has blossomed into a full-time career. She currently works as an independent editor and author while being a stay-at-home mom to her children and two rather persnickety cats. When she’s not baking cupcakes or playing in the snow, you can catch her blogging, tweeting, or plotting her next series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
On first impression, this is a short story where nothing seems to happen, but, in retrospect, this is one of the secrets, and qualities, that makes it work so well. A touching, well-observed exploration of two sisters through the years that says what it does in its brief but affecting manner, ending on a natural, casual note without any unnecessary melodrama.