Book Review: Letters from My Sister by Valerie Fraser Vuesse

Two Sisters. One Single Event. A Family Changed Forever.

At the turn of the twentieth century, sisters Emmy and Callie Bullock are living a privileged life as the only daughters of a wealthy Alabama cotton farmer when their well-ordered household gets turned upside down by the arrival of Lily McGee. Arrestingly beautiful, Lily quickly—and innocently—draws the wrong kind of attention. Meanwhile, Callie meets a man who offers her the freedom to abandon social constraints and discover her truest self.

After Lily has a baby, Callie witnesses something she was never meant to see—or did she? Her memory is a haze, just an image in her mind of Emmy standing on a darkened riverbank and cradling Lily’s missing baby girl. Only when the sisters are separated does the truth slowly come to light through their letters—including a revelation that will shape the rest of Callie’s life.

This book drew me in from page one. I absolutely loved this family and how they approached life. The relationship between the main character, Callie, and her sister was heartfelt and carried the entire story beautifully. The romance was tender and while not the main focus of the story, it leant itself fully to the ways Callie was able to endure everything that happened. 
This is the type of book you want to curl up and read by the fire, completely immersed, spending hours with the characters. It was filled with faith, mystery, and beautiful writing. This is a new-to-me author and I will definitely be reading her other books.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.