Tuesday, June 26, 2012

REVIEW: KEEPSAKE by Kristina Riggle

Keepsake: A Novel

MY REVIEW:

This is the first novel I have read by Riggle and all I can say is WOW.  Riggle captured the true psychology of the mind and environment of a hoarder and the dynamic within the family and extended family.  Trauma affects people differently and Riggle takes the story down uncharted territory into the minds and lives of two very different sisters who grew up in the same dysfunctional home.  Both sisters have their share of issues from growing up in the environment in which they did, both dealing with it in quite different ways.  Through the pages of the novel both the sisters deal with loss, disappointment, fear and the fight to move forward despite how hard it may be.  Can the sisters really move past their trauma or will the past continue to repeat itself?  Grab a copy of this 4.5 star novel to find out for yourself!   RELEASED TODAY!!!  

Book Description

June 26, 2012
From the critically acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars and Things We Didn't Say comes a timely and provocative novel that asks: What happens when the things we own become more important than the people we love?
Trish isn't perfect. She's divorced and raising two kids—so of course her house isn't pristine. But she's got all the important things right and she's convinced herself that she has it all under control. That is, until the day her youngest son gets hurt and Child Protective Services comes calling. It's at that moment when Trish is forced to consider the one thing she's always hoped wasn't true: that she's living out her mother's life as a compulsive hoarder.
The last person Trish ever wanted to turn to for help is her sister, Mary—meticulous, perfect Mary, whose house is always spotless . . . and who moved away from their mother to live somewhere else, just like Trish's oldest child has. But now, working together to get Trish's disaster of a home into livable shape, two very different sisters are about to uncover more than just piles of junk, as years of secrets, resentments, obsessions, and pain are finally brought into the light.
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