Reviewer: Serena Soape
Two little girls, holding hands and singing in the back seat of a car. There for each other, unafraid. Life for the Stone girls is a life lived on the edge. Singing for a living, Marley and Andi find their way through a childhood of upheaval marked by their mother Donna’s dark, unpredictable flights. Today, Marley writes the songs her twin, country diva Andi Stone, makes famous, and the girls’ connection struggles to survive the cuts and devastations of fame. “You girls,” laments their manager. “One of you marries indiscriminately, the other not at all.” When without warning Donna Stone takes her own life, alone at the family cabin, danger stalks Marley back to Lost Prince Lake, back into the loves and betrayals of the past. Hidden truths threaten to take the Stone sisters down, singly and together. A powerful, intimate portrait of love, ambition, and survival, So Long As We’re Together takes the reader into the lives of three women who give song to broken hearts, and for whom music is the language of family.
When I first started this book, I thought I knew what was going to happen but boy was I wrong. I was taken on an emotional roller coaster ride where I learned many things I could not ever imagine would happen. I found myself chuckling occasionally, but; mostly I was truly sympathetic to everything this family had endured and how they handled what was handed to them was truly amazing.
Glenda Burgess weaves this story about 2 sisters whom were connected with music but connected in so many more ways. I loved the characters personalities throughout.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
It was my first read by Glenda Burgess, but I will be exploring more of her books.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.