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Author: Mary Carter
ISBN: 0758285507
Language: English
Pages: 327 pages
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Kensington; Reprint edition (June 1, 2012)
Rating: 4.8
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Mary Carter is a freelance writer and novelist. Her books include London From My Windows, Meet Me in Barcelona, Three Months in Florence, The Things I Do for You, The Pub Across the Pond, My Sister's Voice, Sunnyside Blues, She'll Take It, and Accidentally Engaged

Mary Carter is a freelance writer and novelist. Her books include London From My Windows, Meet Me in Barcelona, Three Months in Florence, The Things I Do for You, The Pub Across the Pond, My Sister's Voice, Sunnyside Blues, She'll Take It, and Accidentally Engaged. Readers are welcome to visit her at marycarterbooks.

My Sister's Voice features the old trope of twins who were separated at an early age. Lacey was the one given up to an orphanage, where she grew up wild and hostile.

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HOME WITH MY SISTERS by Mary Carter. Carter’s latest will reach readers’ hearts with its genuine conversations, authentic situations and strong tension. Within a solidly developed plot, Carter expresses the complex relationships between sisters that can be wrought with emotions - both positive and negative.

In Mary Carter's unforgettable new novel, one w. Complex, moving, and beautifully told, My Sister's Voice is a novel about sisterhood, love of every shape, and the stories we cling to until real life comes crashing in. Complex, moving, and beautifully told, My Sister's Voice is a novel about sisterhood, love of every shape, and the stories we cling to until real life comes crashing i. .At once a story about love and loss, family and friends, the world of the hearing and that of the deaf, My Sister's Voice satisfies on many levels. -Holly Chamberlin, author of The Family Beach House Gripping, entertaining and honest. This is a unique, sincere story about the invisible, unbreakable bonds of sisterhood that sustain us no matter how far they're buried.

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Funny, contemporary novels with a heart Pond, My Sister’s Voice, Sunnyside Blues, She’ll Take It, and Accidentally Engaged. In addition to her novels she has written three novellas: A Very Maui Christmas in the New York Times best selling anthology Holiday Magic, The Honeymoon House in the New York Times best selling anthology Almost Home, and A Kiss Before Midnight in the Spring of 2013.

In Mary Carter's unforgettable new novel, one woman is about to find ou.At twenty-eight, Lacey Gears is exactly where she wants to be. An up-and-coming, proudly Deaf artist in Philadelphia, she's in a relationship with a wonderful man and rarely thinks about her difficult childhood in a home for disabled orphans.

Every love leaves an echo. . .What do you do when you discover your whole life was a lie? In Mary Carter's unforgettable new novel, one woman is about to find out. . . At twenty-eight, Lacey Gears is exactly where she wants to be. An up-and-coming, proudly Deaf artist in Philadelphia, she's in a relationship with a wonderful man and rarely thinks about her difficult childhood in a home for disabled orphans. That is, until Lacey receives a letter that begins, "You have a sister. A twin to be exact. . ." Learning that her identical, hearing twin, Monica, experienced the normal childhood she was denied resurrects all of Lacey's grief, and she angrily sets out to find Monica and her biological parents. But the truth about Monica's life, their brief shared past, and the reason for the twins' separation is far from simple. And for every one of Lacey's questions that's answered, others are raised, more baffling and profound.Complex, moving, and beautifully told, My Sister's Voice is a novel about sisterhood, love of every shape, and the stories we cling to until real life comes crashing in. . . "At once a story about love and loss, family and friends, the world of the hearing and that of the deaf, My Sister's Voice satisfies on many levels." --Holly Chamberlin, author of The Family Beach House"Gripping, entertaining and honest. This is a unique, sincere story about the invisible, unbreakable bonds of sisterhood that sustain us no matter how far they're buried." --Cathy Lamb, author of Henry's Sisters
Comments (7)
Getaianne
This is a much-abridged version of the complete review as it appears (http://ianwoodnovellum.blogspot.com/2015/06/my-sisters-voice-by-mary-carter.html) at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV.

This book about a deaf woman was not written by a deaf woman and in my opinion, it shows. She definitely has a better understanding of the problems which deaf people face (and it's not being deaf that's the problem) than most people do, but it seemed to me that she had garnered her knowledge from one or two sources and thereby gained a peculiar perspective on it which she might have modified somewhat had she interviewed or read more widely.

My Sister's Voice features the old trope of twins who were separated at an early age. Lacey was the one given up to an orphanage, where she grew up wild and hostile. Her twin Monica grew up with parents in a wealthy setting, and has become a motivational speaker, holding workshops and promoting her book about self-actualization.

The impression I had here was that each of these two girls was incomplete without the other, which was frankly pathetic given how much effort the author had put into trying to establish how fiercely independent Lacey was, and how proud she was of her deafness and the culture which she had adopted and which she viewed as her real family. It just didn't ring true to me

Naturally, the twins actually meet, and this is written in such a weird way that it really spoiled the story for me. Lacey initially plans on angrily confronting this 'identity thief', never once considering that she might actually have a look-alike out there. In a world of seven billion people, most of us do have a look-alike somewhere, and that person has no dishonest intent towards us. It's because of things like this that Lacey repeatedly comes across as juvenile, and not very smart.

After they meet, Monica begins emulating Lacey just as she did as a young child, and not in a very nice or complimentary way. She's downright creepy and scary, and the 'reason' for this, which was revealed in a flashback, doesn't excuse her stalker-ish behavior. It's like she hasn't grown up at all. Plus, the premise that each would have forgotten the other, given their close three year history together, is frankly just not credible. In the end, this pervasive lack of credibility was the biggest problem with the whole story.

The ending let down the rest of the story, which by this point wasn't much of a let-down as it happened, but it was poor and predictable. The 'revelation' about Aunt Grace was not a revelation to me, and I'm the kind of reader who doesn't usually figure these things out. The ending was too sugary and the reason for mom giving up one of the kids was also absurd. "It was very shameful in those days"? Seriously? The kids are under thirty years old. Single moms have been around for decades longer than that and have long been accepted by everyone except the church. This was one more thing in a long line of things which didn't ring true in this story and which taken together, constitute the reason why I am rating this negatively. It was far too unrealistic to be taken seriously.
Malanim
I have really enjoyed this novel. It made me laugh a couple times and it also made me sad at others. I love the heroine, Lacey. She's deaf, rides a motorcycle, has a puggle and a major attitude. She's very likable. When trying to read people's lips, she would sometimes run down a multiple choice in her head like this: He either called her a: a cyclone b: a silo or c: a psycho. I LOVED this feature cause really, that is what it is like, reading people's lips. It's half a guessing game.

The author also really understands what it's like to be Deaf. I was amazed at this spot on, wonderful quote from Lacey, "It was draining to constantly be looked at as deficient, handicapped, in need of fixing. Other people's opinions - that was the handicap she faced, not her hearing loss!"

Anyway, Lacey grew up in a home for orphans so when she discovers she may have a twin running around out there, she is really surprised. When she finds out that her twin is hearing and raised by their parents, she is shocked and hurt. Was she just thrown away like garbage? If so, why?

So... a bunch of stuff happens and she meets her twin sister, Monica and the truth is slowly revealed. BUT Lacey has gained a lot more than a sister.. she has gained a stalker. Monica is not satisfied being Lacey's sister and friend, she wants to BE Lacey. There are some psychological issues here..

The ending had a lot of surprises that I didn't see coming. I thought it was too pit pat considering the seriousness of the situation and the lies that were told, but I enjoyed the book enough not to take away a star.

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the part when Lacey goes to church to be "healed." Laughed my rear end off.

Highly recommend this one!
Tuliancel
This book confused me greatly. I liked parts of the book. I wanted it to be so much more. My Sister's Voice is both heartfelt and over the top silly at the same time- not in a good way. The main character Lacey is mean spirited, selfcentered, brat who never grew up. Her boyfriend comes behind the dog, she berates one of the few people, Kelly, who actually wants to be her friend (I have no idea why this woman even trys) Lacey acts like a spoiled child-lying, yelling and screaming, giving people the finger- and then comes up with stupid childish scemes like stealing dogs, and dressing in costumes, she has constant hissyfits she has about how the deaf are treated - she expects everyrone to know how to deal with it instantly- and when they don't she puts them down or embarresses them. Lacey ended up being so completely unlikable.

The sister on the other hand I liked- she has issues herself but is much more realistic. The book lost complete control after the sisters meet- it varies from one page to another- serious and heartfelt to outragious and downright stupid. I don't know if the auther was going for light chic lit kind of writing- maybe trying to breakup what could have been a heavy book- but she failed miserably. This book would have been good if ahe had kept it a tearjerker. I gave it three stars because I liked the story idea and the possibility of what it could have been.
RED
Though I felt it ended too soon-- an abrupt, convenient length for a novel-- I read this ebook with special interest as I am an identical twin. The details, twists, relationships etc, we're imaginative but the most interesting part of the book was strange and foreign to me. My twin and I were never obsessed with one another, never fought for each other's attention. Nor were we ever particularly jealous of one another's relationships, property, or accomplishments. So, for me this plot begs a question for the Ages. Is the pathological relationship or psychopathology pre-wired, or a function of environment?
Enjoyed the book enough to read it twice, but not so much that I'd call my twin to discuss or recommend with great excitement....