A great read, and not just for chicks!
The spinster sisters is a totally engaging, entertaining, provocative novel that will keep you turning pages right up until the inside of the back cover. stacey ballis has created characters who are filled with life and good humor. the central characters, sisters jodi and jill, are smart, independent, feisty, and complex. their aunts, ruth and shirley, are equally compelling and interesting, and the men in the lives of these women are no cardboard cutouts. these characters feel like human beings, and like people you'd really like to know. they laugh, cry, make mistakes, and celebrate like you wish everyone would. there are no two-dimensional personalities in spinster sisters--no heros without flaws or villians who are unredeemable. (okay--the ex-husband's new wife isn't anyone you'd want to be stuck on an island with, but, hey, don't we all know a few people like that?) i was completely charmed by the spinster sisters, and i enjoyed every page.