Samantha—the fashionable wife of a successful businessman and doting mother of one—struggles to negotiate the spheres of intimacy between her husband and her family of origin. Samantha loves her husband, Richard, and she loves her sister, Elizabeth. But the two of them can barely exist in the same room, which has caused the entire family years of emotional distress. Yet it’s not until Samantha’s sister is diagnosed at age forty-three with lung cancer that her family and her marriage are tipped into full-blown crisis.
Appearances: A Novel is an incredible book that captivated me from start to finish and had me thinking of it for a long time upon completion. Appearances was a delight to read and an incredibly memorable one that will captivate you with its compelling story and extraordinary characters. The story is heart-wrenching at times thanks to the struggles of some characters, while at other times it is inspiring as well as eye-opening and throughout it, you will undoubtedly feel a host of different emotions that will make you think about your own life, your journey and even relationships with others. That is why I already have to recommend that you lovely readers have a read of Appearances, however if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Appearances is an incredible novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist, Samantha. Samantha is a wife, mother of one and lives a very lavish lifestyle thanks to her husband being a successful businessman. However, nobody’s life is perfect and Samantha’s is far from this. This is because her husband Richard and her sister Elizabeth hate each other, to the point it has caused rifts in Samantha’s marriage as well as with her family.
Soon things only get more complicated when Elizabeth is diagnosed with lung cancer in her early 40’s. This forces all the key characters to embark on a journey like no other that will involve many ups and downs and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Appearances!
Sondra Helene is a remarkable author and a genius; she is a genius because she has expertly weaved numerous themes throughout her book Appearances, in a flawless way in which all subjects blend perfectly together. Appearances is an incredible book that has shocked and amazed me; the gripping nature of this novel combined with themes of healing makes Appearances not only a stellar story but also a poignant one that should be read by everybody. If you do choose to read this book, then you will not be disappointed because it is an exciting, compelling and entertaining book that should not be missed!
The story of Appearances is quite simply sensational as well as heartwarming. Appearances is a book that deals with many poignant themes as well as uplifting themes and all of these topics are weaved perfectly together, and the outcome is a beautiful piece of literature that belongs on every reader’s bookshelf. Sondra Helene’s prose alone engrossed me very quickly thanks to the poignant themes she explores as well as the gripping narrative of the protagonist Samantha but what also gripped me was her sensitivity to subjects explored. The sensitivity and passion in Helene’s words were admirable and kept me turning the pages quickly as I desperately wanted to read more of her exceptional prose.
As I am madly in love with Appearances and think it is a unique novel with a brilliant plot, I have no choice but to award it a dazzling five stars because it deserves this! Appearances indeed is a captivating book, and so I hope you lovely readers take my advice when I write that you should read this excellent book, you will not regret it!
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