Since I don’t have a sister and never longed for one (sour grapes?) I was curious to read Sisters Behaving Badly.
Sisters Kitty and Jenny haven’t spoken since a very disappointing Carvery lunch. Kitty, sixty-two, thinks Jenny is turning grey. Jenny, sixty-six, thinks Kitty needs to grow up!
So when both sisters inherit a farmhouse in rural France, it gives them the perfect chance to heal the rift between them. Except the farmhouse is a wreck, the garden is terrorized by a flock of chickens, not to mention a donkey with a serious flatulence problem!
Kitty is determined to enjoy herself, especially when she meets gorgeous French builder, Leo. Ooh la – la! And Jenny finds the fully stocked wine cellar helps enormously with missing horrible husband Paul – hic!
And as the two sisters begin to repair their fragile friendship, they discover that being bad is actually very good for the soul.
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My Review of Sisters Behaving Badly
When Jenny and Kitty, two sisters in their sixties, are left their aunt’s house in the French countryside, they have to travel there together and decide what to do about the place. The sisters haven’t been talking to each other and no having to renovate the house before they sell proves to be a difficult task. They do try to broker some peace to make things work, but the hurt runs deep. Also they have two very different personalities. While Jenny is very by the book, Kitty is more carefree and adventurous. Jenny also has a very demanding and judgmental husband, who has gone to the extent of cutting their son off from them.
The story is essentially about these two sisters finding their way back to each other and in many ways rebuilding their own self-esteem while they renovate.
I loved all the characters and with a flatulent donkey, some crazy chickens and some very charming French builders thrown in to the mix, this is a hilarious read. Yet, it also underlines that it’s never too late to change or forgive and move forward.
Meet the Author
Maddie Please is the author of four bestselling romantic comedies, having had a career as a dentist and now lives in rural Devon where she enjoys box sets, red wine and Christmas. She will be taking a new direction in her writing for Boldwood with joyous tales of older women – the first of which The Old Ducks’ Club was published in May 2021.