Book Review and Giveaway Just Like The Brontë Sisters

Title: Just Like The Bronte Sisters
Author: Laurel Osterkamp
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Sisters Skylar and Jo Beth adore skiing and they virtually share the same soul. After an accident, Jo Beth flees to Brazil, leaving Skylar behind in Colorado to obsessively read the Brontë sisters. While abroad, Jo Beth meets Mitch and her life takes some unexpected turns, until tragedy leads free-spirited Mitch right into Skylar’s empty arms. With their Heathcliff/Catherine romance in full swing, Skylar wants to trust Mitch, but did he harm her sister? Loving Mitch could make Skylar lose everything. Just Like the BrontëSisters is an unconventional romantic page-turner inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel, full of magical realism, literary references, a ghost, and some healthy doses of suspense.

Just Like The Brontë Sisters is an amazing book about sisterly love and devotion. Jo Beth is the funny, popular girl while Skylar is the shy bookworm always living in her sister’s shadow. Both of them are ski sensations, but Jo Beth has always been slightly more vibrant, slightly more alive, slightly more passionate than Skylar. When Jo Beth falls in love with Mitch, a free-spirited guy who has a few secrets of his own.

I preferred Skylar as my favorite character for this book. Skylar was definitely the more down-to-earth type, stable, with a good head on her shoulders. Jo Beth was more the “all or nothing” type, but often resulted into some rather drastic actions, and although those fit her personality, I could just connect with Skylar more.

There are a lot of literary references throughout the book, which I really enjoyed. All in all, it’s a compelling read, most prominently about sisters and their relationship, although it features a variety of other themes as well. An entertaining book, perfect for those cold winter nights.

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