"Friends can become sisters from shared experiences"
Reviewed by Sharon Salituro
Posted August 23, 2016
Women's Fiction | Contemporary
Cecilia and Robin both grew up in foster care and had
terrible upbringing. Robin was raised by her
grandmother, Cecilia doesn't remember much except foster
homes. They met when Cecilia was around fourteen and
Robin around ten.
They both have, in a way, overcome being foster kids.
Cecilia is now a singer with a great career, but still
has secrets. Robin is married to Kris and they have two
kids. Everything changed when Robin was involved in a
terrible car accident where she almost lost her life, and
one of her good friends was not so lucky.
Cecilia has one of the greatest things to happen in her
life. A famous producer wants to do documentary on her
life as a foster kid. Cecilia wants to do this, but only
Robin can do the photography on it. Robin has a long
talk with her husband Kris and even though he doesn't
want her to do this, Robin says she is going to.
Though this documentary, Cecilia and Robin have to face
some of the worst times of their lives, they both know
that they can only do this together. Many secrets are
revealed. They now realize that it doesn't take blood to
make someone your sister.
I loved this story by Emilie Richards. Two young
girls having to go through such painful times in their
lives but Richards shows how much love can bind
two people. Richards also tells how both girls were
jealous of each other's lives and how when one
person feels you have the best marriage there are times
when things just don't go the way you expected.
Ms. Richards also displays the up and down sides of
marriage. When you feel that your marriage is not what
is cracked up to be, a change is needed. She also
shows how being a big star might not always be what you
think or actually want. I have a friend that I have known
at time, I might be jealous of her life, I can really sit
back and know mine is not that bad. WHEN WE WERE
SISTERS, makes me wish that my two sisters who have
passed away was still here with me.
From USA TODAY bestselling author Emilie
Richards comes an emotional story about love, loyalty and
the deep bonds of sisterhood.
Love and loyalty made them sisters. Secrets could still
As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they
would be the sisters each had never had. Now superstar
singer-songwriter Cecilia lives life on the edge, but when
Robin is nearly killed in an accident, Cecilia drops
everything to be with her.
Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist
to create the loving family she always yearned for. But
gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future,
she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney
husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris's
love and attention, but does Kris need them?
When Cecilia asks Robin to be the still photographer for a
documentary on foster care, Robin agrees, even though Kris
will be forced to take charge for the months she's away. She
gambles that he'll prove to them both that their
children—and their marriage—are a priority in his life.
Cecilia herself needs more than time with her sister. A
lifetime of lies has finally caught up with her. She wants a
chance to tell the real story of their childhood and free
herself from the nightmares that still haunt her.
As the documentary unfolds, memories will be tested and the
meaning of family redefined, but the love two young girls
forged into bonds of sisterhood will help them move forward
as the women they were always meant to be.
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