True Colors: A Novel

by Kristin Hannah | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0312364105 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 1/31/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 31, 2009
Amazon Editorial Review:

True Colors is New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah’s most provocative, compelling, and heart-wrenching story yet. With the luminous writing and unforgettable characters that are her trademarks, she tells the story of three sisters whose once-solid world is broken apart by jealousy, betrayal, and the kind of passion that rarely comes along.

The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother’s death, the girls banded together, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community.

Winona, the oldest, needs her father’s approval most of all. An overweight bookworm who never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that has been in her family for three generations, she knows that she doesn’t have the qualities her father values. But as the best lawyer in town, she’s determined to someday find a way to prove her worth to him.

Aurora, the middle sister, is the family peacemaker. She brokers every dispute and tries to keep them all happy, even as she hides her own secret pain.

Vivi Ann is the undisputed star of the family. A stunningly beautiful dreamer with a heart as big as the ocean in front of her house, she is adored by all who know her. Everything comes easily for Vivi Ann, until a stranger comes to town. . . .

In a matter of moments, everything will change. The Grey sisters will be pitted against one another in ways that none could have imagined. Loyalties will be tested and secrets revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both their family and their beloved town.

With breathtaking pace and penetrating emotional insight, True Colors is an unforgettable novel about sisters, rivalry, forgiveness, redemption---and ultimately, what it means to be a family.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, February 22, 2009
The Grey sisters are the best of friends. They are very loving and supportive of each other. After their mother died when they were young, they became very close.

Their father, Henry, is so concerned about appearances he shows little regard for his daughters. He cares about his horse ranch and how he will look to others in the community. He is very critical and constantly disapproving.

Winona, the eldest is an overweight intellect. She has become a lawyer and lives in the nearby town. She actually is scared of horses and cares little about the land. She strives for her father's approval and continually tries to show him how worthy she is. She is in love with her high school chum but realizes she is not the 'ideal' woman.

Aurora, the middle child, has the perfect marriage and the perfect husband. She is the mediator of the family. She is always trying to make everyone happy.

Vivi Ann , the youngest, is the star. She is beautiful and vivacious. She loves the ranch and is a rodeo star. For Vivi Ann everything comes easy.

Winona wants to sell some land to save the ranch. Vivi Ann comes up with a way to finally make some money for the ranch but nobody takes her seriously. Luke, Winona's secret love, returns to town only to fall in love with Vivi Ann and become engaged. How can Winona be anything but jealous? And then Dallas, a native American cowboy enters the picture. The Grey sister's loyalty to each other is severely tested as a crime is committed and who knows who is to blame. Everyone in town is more than willing to take sides.

This story is a deep emotional study of sibling relationships. Have a box of tissues close by when you sit down to read it.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, April 17, 2009
taking to Charleston with me to meet up with Bookczuk

Journal Entry 4 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Friday, April 24, 2009
Met with AceofHearts and her birthday boy husband and a few locals at Bear E Patch for lunch. Delightful, company, and delightful lunch (though some of us had breakfast.)

Anyhow, AceofHearts brought this for me, and I look forward to reading it. Thank you!! Come back soon!

Journal Entry 5 by wingbookczukwing from Charleston, South Carolina USA on Friday, October 09, 2009
When I first tried to read this book, it was right at the time my mother had died from cancer, and picking a book up where a mother died from cancer at the get go was just too much for me. But now life has moved on, and ironically, my mother's death has turned out to be one of the easier things in my world these past few months. So today, when I needed to just curl up with a book to escape into, this was the perfect choice.

Sibling relationships, even at their best, are complex. I never had sisters, but know that from personal experience with my brothers how deep, challenging and rewarding sibling relationships can be. This was an interesting glimpse into the lives of three sisters, their loves, worries, and worlds. And yes, when the worlds overlap, they were indeed deep, challenging and rewarding, with a hint of frustration thrown in. I also loved the description of the Pacific Northwest, and Washington State. It's an area I long to see someday.

All in all, a nice way to spend a day -- curled up with a cuppa and a decent book to read. Thanks for the recommendation AceofHearts!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbookczukwing at Curves- James Island (Folly Road) in Charleston, South Carolina USA on Monday, October 12, 2009

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