Becoming the Talbot Sisters is a great character drama. I’m pretty busy with work and moving right now, but I found myself completely engrossed in this story. Waverly and Charlie Talbot are twin sisters, but they have drifted apart as life as taken them down different paths. Waverly is a successful chef with her own cooking show on The Food Network, Simply Perfect. Her husband Andrew is her soul mate, but she longs for the children she is unable to have.
Charlotte “Charlie” Talbot is a world traveler who has spent her life helping others in need. She is currently working in Budapest, Hungary as an international aid worker. She flies back to the United States when she learns of the death of their beloved Aunt Mae, who raised them after their parents’ tragic death.
The two sisters reconnect and Charlie finds she can help her sister. The best laid plans never go as intended and soon the Talbot sisters find themselves in a world of trouble.
I don’t want to go off too much further into the plot as I found it very exciting and quite unpredicted. I didn’t know what to expect for this book and I really liked the surprises. This novel had everything I like: great characters, sister relationships, cooking, and international intrigue. It was very interesting. I also loved the characters growth throughout the story where they both realize problems they are having and how they can solve them and strengthen their relationship. All of the storylines through the novel tied together by the end and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked also learning the backstory of why the girls lived with Aunt Mae and what happened to Charlie as she started her world travels.
“That was the turning point, the place where their relationship had stalled. Without honesty, there had been no capacity for growth.”
Overall, Becoming the Talbot Sisters is a great story with a plot that kept me from putting it down and wonderful characters. I highly recommend it. I will be looking for my Rachel Linden books in the future!
Book Source: Review Copy for being a part of the TLC Book Tour. For more stops on this tour, check out this great link.