Throwback Thursday: While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky


Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is: 

While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky



Published February 17th 2009 by Doubleday


Goodreads Description:

World class runner Robin Snow is at the top of her game when her heart inexplicably fails and she sinks into a coma.

As hope for her recovery fades, her family is left with a terrible choice, one no-one should ever have to make. Faced with a heartbreaking decision, it is quiet, younger sister Molly who finds herself stepping out of Robin’s shadow and into the heart of the family’s terrible dilemma.

Will they have the courage to do what is right?


My Thoughts:

I read this novel in one sitting on a beautiful day at the cabin a few years ago. It grabbed me within the first few pages.

The Snow family have a very tangled relationship filled with secrets, rivalries, and resentments. Robin Snow is the star athlete of the family and her younger sister, Molly has always felt second best. Even as an adult, Molly struggles with living in Robin’s shadow. But when tragedy strikes and Robin ends up in the hospital, the family must come together and make some tough decisions.

This was a great read that held my interest from start to finish with some twists and turns that I never saw coming. Heart-breaking and bittersweet, this is a well-written novel that I highly recommend.


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