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Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publication Date: 3/8/2016
My Rating: 4 Stars
A special thank you to St Martin's Press and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. (cover love)
Lynda Cohen Loigman delivers an impressive debut THE TWO-FAMILY HOUSE, a multi-generational exploration of two complex Brooklyn families, in a lovely Brownstone--rich in history, character, and love.
Two brothers, Mort and Abe buy a quaint Brooklyn brownstone. Abe and his family are upstairs and Mort’s downstairs. Busy running their father’s company, their lives are intertwined in many ways.
Rose and Mort have three daughters; however, he desires a son. Helen and Abe have four sons. She longs for a daughter.
The two wives bond, getting pregnant around the same time, and on one winter stormy night, the two go into labor.This night will change the course of their lives.
Choices, family secrets, mystery, intrigue, and strong emotions. From 1947 to 1970, we hear from different perspectives of individual family members, giving readers an inside view to the character's thoughts and actions.
From tragedy and heartbreak to love and forgiveness. The author takes you on a journey. It is not so much the destination, but the memorable journey, captured in this character-driven debut, brilliantly crafted.
I enjoyed the author’s note, the setting, and the inspiration behind the book. A tragedy resulting from a single misguided choice. Have pre-ordered the audio, narrated by Barrie Kreinik--should be fun!
Fans of Lisa Jewell, will enjoy the complex family and domestic suspense. Looking forward to more from this talented new author --a winner out of the gate.