I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tips for Tuesday: Books: The Two Family House and The Wartime Sisters

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Books: The Two-Family House and The Wartime Sisters 

Mom - Today I am recommending two books by Lynda Cohen Loigman.

The first book I am recommending is Lynda Cohen Loigman's first book, The Two-Family House. This book is about a pair of sister-in-laws raising their familes in the same house. Rose has a family of girls, and Helen has a family of boys and the two families are as close as can be. Then, when Rose gives birth to her fourth child and Helen gives birth to her fifth child on the same blizzard filled night, everything changes. Even though you may be able to see the twist in this novel long before it is revealed, you still will not be able to put this book down. Cohen Loigman really does a great job of capturing the dynamics of family relationships in this book. Her characters are very recognizable and very relatable. It is also a very touching book and may even bring a tear to your eye once or twice or maybe even more  as you read it.

The second book is Lynda Cohen Loigman's most recent book, The Wartime Sisters. This is also a book about family relationships. Ruth and Millie are sisters. However, they were never close. Millie was the pretty one,  the special one,  that everyone loved, and Ruth was always the afterthought even to their mother. When Millie's husband goes missing during the war, she and her young son go to live with Ruth and her family at the Springfield Armory. However, Ruth is not really happy about her sister coming to live with her nor is Millie happy about having nowhere else to go, and they are both keeping secrets that can deteroriate their relationship even further. Lynda Cohen Loigman's does such a good job of building her characters' backstories that even when they are behaving in ways that are not particular admirable, you can understand where there are coming from. This book shows how the seeds of sibling rivilary are built and how forces can conspire to keep that rivilary going even into adulthood. Anyone who has ever had a sibling can relate and if you have a have a good relationship with your sibling, it will make you grateful. If you don't have a good relationship with your sibling, it will make you hopeful. 

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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