Book Review of ‘The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters’

The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters,the-gifted-gabaldon-sisters
Written By: Lorraine López
Published By: Grand Central Publishing, A division of Hachette Book Group USA Inc., 2008, First Edition, 327 pages, softcover
ISBN 978-0-446-69921-1

The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters is a multicultural, vibrant and multi-layered story about four sisters as they grow up and search for answers to a hidden family secret.”

Loretta, Bette, Rita and Sophia Gabaldón are Mexican-American girls who grow up, mainly without a mother in their lives.
The girls are raised in a bungalow in Los Angeles with their brother Cary and their father.
Though promising each of the girls a gift upon her death, their housekeeper and caretaker Fermina only leaves questions, confusion and loss after her passing.
As the Gabaldón sisters grow up, each of their distinct personality’s flourish and steadily shape their futures.
The girls keep searching for meaning in their lives and wonder if they have already been given the divine, magical gifts from Fermina. Each of the sisters already seems to have a gift; the ability to heal, to harm, to spin tales or the ability to make others laugh.
Are all these ‘gifts’ just coincidences?
Or has their beloved caretaker left them something much more valuable?

The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters is an entertaining book.
I found that the four different viewpoints were quite distracting.
The story was interesting and unique.
The storyline itself was not very smooth because the story was told by four different people, but it should be noted that it is not easy to write in such a way, so the author should be commended on her skill.
The story became easier to follow and more interesting as the girls grew up.
The sisters made some bad decisions and choices, but haven’t we all to some extent?
Each of the characters is rich and well detailed.
I looked forward to finding out what each of the sisters were thinking and waited expectantly for what they would come out with next. The witty banter, acerbic remarks and the sarcastic undertones are all over-shadowed by the love they have for one another and their unity to overcome all obstacles.
*There is a fair amount of swearing in this book.

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (7 out of 10 Diamonds) – I really enjoyed it

 

Some information about the Author:
http://www.curbstone.org/authdetail.cfm?AuthID=117
Link to the Publisher’s Website:
http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/

A special thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group for sending me a copy.

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8 thoughts on “Book Review of ‘The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters’

  1. I absolutely LOVE sister books. What you mentioned about the sisters behavior/banter towards each other being overshadowed by their love for each other. That is just so awesome. Sisters and Twin books.. that is my thing! Thanks for the review.

  2. Toni,

    I really enjoyed the relationships between each of the sisters. They are sometimes ‘catty’ and mean but there never is a doubt that they love one another.
    You’re welcome for the review; I’m glad you enjoyed it and that it has increased your interest in The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters. :-)

    -Bobbie

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