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Della and Darby by Susannah B. Lewis March 2, 2023

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 5:59 pm
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In this small Mississippi town, everyone has long memories and loud opinions.

Twins Della and Darby Redd may be identical in appearance, but they couldn’t be more different. Della is outspoken, obsessed with purple, and desperate to be accepted by her peers. Darby is introverted, creative, and sees no need to speak to anyone besides her sister and grandmother, Birdie. Due to a tragedy from their past, all three women’s lives have been blanketed in judgment, scandal, and rumor, preventing them from experiencing true peace and contentment in their small town of Clay Station, Mississippi.

When the sisters enter the final year of their twenties, Birdie and Della begin planning an elaborate thirtieth birthday bash. Della believes the party will finally win her acceptance with the in-crowd and dreams of bringing her boss, Dr. Brian Faulkner, as her date. But when Darby begins to form an unexpected friendship with her goofy coworker, Cliff, she learns through him about a scandalous secret involving Dr. Faulkner that is sure to end in disaster. Telling her sister the truth will force them both to face the reality of who they have become—and whether they still have a place in each other’s future.

In her latest novel, beloved Southern author Susannah B. Lewis explores the burden and blessing of family legacies and the moments along the way for which to give thanks and celebrate.

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed another book by Susannah so I was excited to read this book.

Overall, this was an interesting story with a good message but I definitely didn’t like it as much as the other book I read.

The twins kind of annoyed me at first. But I honestly wondered if it was because I saw my weaknesses in them and I didn’t like what I saw. By the end they both had redeeming qualities and had grown a bit more mature.

I liked too, how the twins found men that aren’t perfect but perfect for them.

By the end I did enjoy the book but it was a little slow.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.


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