Thursday, May 24, 2018

Becoming The Talbot Sisters - TLC Book Tours

Becoming the Talbot Sisters by Rachel Linden

  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 1, 2018)
  • Paperback: 336 pages

Purchase Links

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Amazon Summary 

Twin sisters, Waverly and Charlie Talbot, have drifted far apart as they pursue opposite dreams of stardom and service to the poor. On an astonishing journey across Central Europe, they must come together to face their fears, find their courage, and fight for what they love.
Celebrity chef Waverly Ross has built a successful career with her home-entertaining show Simply Perfect. Yet she and her husband, Andrew, have never been able to realize the true desire of Waverly’s heart: to become a mother. Meanwhile Waverly’s twin sister, Charlie Talbot, buries her bitter disappointment and shattered idealism beneath a life spent serving others as an international aid worked in Budapest, Hungary.
 When the beloved aunt who raised them passes away, Waverly and Charlie come together in their grief after living years on separate continents. Struck by a fierce desire to bridge the distance between them, Charlie offers Waverly and her husband the selfless gift of surrogacy.
But soon the sisters find they are each in danger of losing their jobs, seemingly putting their dreams on hold once again. When Waverly shows up unannounced in Budapest with a plan to rescue Simply Perfect, the sisters embark on an adventure across Central Europe that could save them both from occupational hazards. Though the twins haven’t had to rely on each other since childhood, an unforeseen dangerous turn in their journey across Europe forces them to stand together to save their careers, the baby, and each other.

My Perspective

I have a soft spot for sister relationships and narratives about those relationships...I'm raising three sisters who are all very different people despite the fact that they have the same mother and father and grew up together.  Waverly and Charlie's lives are like night and day, but over miles and years, their connection is unbreakable.  Their story ends a little "sunnier" and happier than I normally like, but I truly enjoyed this adventure with the sisters...even though there were a few things about their "detainment" that were a little unbelievable...I still believed it. 
A fun read for sure...that left me with a smile and a warm heart.

The Author 

Rachel Linden is a novelist and international aid worker whose adventures living and traveling in fifty countries around the world provide excellent grist for her stories. She holds an MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College and a BA in Literature from Huntington University, and she studied creative writing at Oxford University during college. Currently, Rachel lives in beautiful Seattle, Washington with her husband and two young children. Rachel enjoys creating stories about hope and courage with a hint of romance and a touch of whimsy. 

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Other Stops on the Tour

Tuesday, May 1st: Blooming with Books

Wednesday, May 2nd: Openly Bookish
Thursday, May 3rd: Patricia’s Wisdom
Friday, May 4th: A Bookish Way of Life
Monday, May 7th: Write Read Life
Tuesday, May 8th: Laura’s Reviews
Wednesday, May 9th: Books a la Mode – guest post
Thursday, May 10th: Midwest Ladies Who Lit
Friday, May 11th: View from the Birdhouse
Friday, May 11th: Fiction Aficionado – guest post
Monday, May 14th: Fiction Aficionado
Tuesday, May 15th: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, May 16th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Thursday, May 17th: Girl Who Reads
Friday, May 18th: Broken Teepee
Monday, May 21st: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Monday, May 21st: Time 2 Read
Tuesday, May 22nd: Kritter’s Ramblings
Wednesday, May 23rd: A Holland Reads
Thursday, May 24th: Peppermint Ph.D.
Friday, May 25thThe Book Diva’s Reads


  1. I'm glad this left you with a with a smile and a warm heart.
    Lovely review, Patti! I have three sisters and would probably enjoy this book as well.

    1. Honestly, Suko, when I first started reading, I second guessed my decision to accept the book for review...I was afraid it would be too fluffy...but I loved it. And I definitely think someone with a sister or sisters would LOVE it.!