Thursday, May 27, 2010

BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW OF MY SISTER'S VOICE BY MARY CARTER


What would you do if you found out you had a twin? In the book My Sister's Voiceby Mary Carter, one woman found that out. Meet Lacey, an artist, who has been deaf almost all of her life. She finds an anonymous letter in her mailbox that says You have a twin. At first she is shocked than she goes through denial. The letter tells her to where to see her long lost twin. She goes to a bookstore and sees the poster in the window and sees herself. At first she thinks it is an imposter but as the story progresses she learns more about her sister, Monica, who is supposed to do a book signing that day. The store owner thinks that Lacey is Monica and that is when the fun begins. I do not want to spoil if for you so I will not tell you anymore.


Monica has problems of her own and she is possibly living a lie. When they finally meet, the women's pasts are unfolded and the adventure just begins. Monica can hear and is introduced to the deaf community. She begins to learn American Sign Language (ALS). There are numerous characters in the book that play a crucial role in the story. Does Lacey and Monica stay together or are they drawn apart? That question and many more are answered in the book.

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About the Author-

MARY CARTER is a freelance writer and novelist. My Sister’s Voice is her fourth novel with Kensington. Her other works include: She’ll Take It, Accidentally Engaged, Sunnyside Blues, andThe Honeymoon House in the best selling anthology Almost Home. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, which is part of the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has just completed A Very Maui Christmas, a new novella for Kensington that will be included in a Christmas of 2010 anthology. She is currently working on a new novel, The Pub Across the Pond, about an American woman who swears off all Irish men only to learn she’s won a pub in Ireland.


My Thoughts-


I can relate to the book. I am a twin and we are very close. When we are apart for a long time we feel sad and sometimes we know what the other is thinking with out saying a word. We have a bond that will never be separated. The book was excellent and the way the deaf community was included in the story was great. I am presently taking American Sign Language (ASL) in high school and I love the language. I tried to get my mother to let me drop Spanish but she said "No". I guess she is right and it will be useful in the future. I plan to go to college for ASL and become certified. So when I got the opportunity to read this beautifully written book, I could not wait to get it in the mail. I was not disappointed. The book included passion, deceit, struggles and a bond between two people that cannot be broken. I recommend this book to everyone. Even if you do not have a twin, or a deaf friend, you can learn a lot from this book. I did. Bravo Ms. Carter, you did a great job and I cannot wait to read your other books.


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Disclaimer: I was given a free book(ARC)by the author and I was not compensated for my review

24 comments:

  1. I always wanted to be a twin. This sounds like a really good book.

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  2. The premise of this books sounds awesome.
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  3. +1 I've always wanted to learn ASL but I never did. Since I don't know anyone who's deaf, it would end up being just another way I could talk to myself. I probably don't need that. This sounds like a great book and I'd love to win it. Thanks.

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  4. *comment - My Sister's Voice is actually a book that I have been wanting to read. I am a twin myself and like you I feel that this book has a special message that I can appreciate. My sister and I are extremely close, we have always lived together, went to the same college, and even majored in the same thing. I have a special bond or connection with my twin that is not as strong as with my other sisters. We were known as the "surprise twins" since for all 9 months of my mother's check ups at the doctor, it was never discovered that my mom was having twins. Not until we were actually born because every time the doctor put the heart monitor, he only heard one heartbeat at every check up. He later suspected twins so he used two monitors but still one heartbeat. Our heartbeats were strangely in synch. I am glad I have a twin. The bond in unbreakable. Just wanted to share that story with you. I have never read a story about a twin, so this one caught my eye. I can imagine that finding out you are a twin like in the book would be interesting. I wonder if the strong twin bond is able to be formed even after you discover that you are a twin. I'm curious now. I think it's great the ASL is brought to the forefront of this novel. Deafness is something that doesn't get as much attention like other issues. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. +1 Hope to win this great book.
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  6. +1 Sounds like something I would love to read. I am intrigued by the subject matter of the book.
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  7. +1 I love books about family. This one sounds like a nice, heartwarming read about sisters finding out they are twins and the connection they develop.
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  8. +1 This sounds like such a good book, thank you for the giveaway!
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  9. This book sounds quite interesting.
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  10. I found your review to be intriguing and one that I think I would take pleasure in reading.

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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  11. This sounds like an intriguing book that will not only be a great read but a way to help all of us learn more about the deaf.
    Thank you for the great review/giveaway. I would be thrilled to win this book.

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  12. +1 comment -- Please enter me in this giveaway!

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  13. +1 - I am excited about this book!
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  14. The synopsis and review are great.

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  15. +1 Sounds like a great book.
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  16. Fascination story description and review.

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  17. +1 I am thrilled about this book - a seemingly intriguing story about new found twins and their bonding.

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  18. +1 - comment - This is an interesting twist on a twin story. Sounds nice.
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  19. Glad the story talks about deafness. And twin stories are fun to read. Very heartwarming.

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  20. +1 I would love to read this book!
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