Giveaway: Her Sister’s Shadow by Katharine Britton

Her Sister’s Shadow by Katharine Britton, published this month, combines two of my favorite things in a story:  Massachusetts and relationships between sisters.  And it’s from a debut author.  According to the synopsis for the book:

“Renowned painter Lilli Niles is at home in her North London flat when she receives an unexpected call from her elder sister, Bea, who’s at the family homestead in Whitehead, Massachusetts. Bea’s husband has just died, and she’d like Lilli to fly home to attend the funeral. There are reasons Lilli moved all the way to England to escape her older sister, reasons that have kept them estranged for decades. But something in Bea’s voice makes Lilli think it’s time to return to the stately house in New England she loved as a child, to the memory of the beloved younger sister they both lost. With Bea more fragile than Lilli remembered, maybe she can finally forgive Bea for a long-ago betrayal that has simmered between them for nearly forty years.”

Why did Lilli Niles move to London away from her childhood home and her older sister?  What was the nature of the betrayal that separated these sisters for forty years?

Publisher’s weekly says, “Britton seamless alternates between the two eras to unravel a tale of rivalry, tragedy, love and the corruptibility of truth.”

If you are as interested in this book as I am, I have a US/Canada giveaway in which 1 lucky reader will receive a copy of this novel to read.  To enter:

1.  Leave a comment here on what story about sisters you enjoyed most.

2.  Spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Etc. about the giveaway for a second entry.

Deadline is at July 7, 2011, at 11:59PM EST.


  1. My favorite story about sisters? Why, Little Women, of course! One of my favorite books of all time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. i enjoyed ‘my sister’s keeper’ by jodi picoult.

    thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel 🙂

  3. I enjoyed My Sister’s Keeper. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Although I don’t have a sister, I always enjoy these relationship stories.

  4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Piccoult was one of my faves.

  5. Winter Garden was very good! I enjoy all of Kristin Hannah’s books. This one sounds really good, too!
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  6. Allison Gardner says

    I always wanted a sister, but only got a brother

  7. amandasue says

    I like the book Emma and I

  8. Thanks for this great giveaway. Books about sisters and their relationships are special and memorable. One that I treasured is Shanghai Girls.

  9. For some reason, the first one that comes to mind is The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares. So sad!

    I’ve added the giveaway to my sidebar.

  10. I would have to say In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
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  11. I have to say my favorite is the classic Little Women. It brings me back to how my sisters and I used to play. Innocent fun how it should be! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Beth Hoffman says

    I’ve always enjoyed stories about sisters. There are so many I’ve read, but The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice is one of my favorites.

  13. Thinking about a book about sisters, the first thing that pops into my mind is from my childhood. My mother read all the Laura Ingals Wilder books to me and my brothers, and I feel like I literally ‘grew up’ with Laura and Mary. Subsequently I bought the series for my daughter, and I read the books to my fifth graders when I started teaching. Such great family stories.
    And thanks for this giveaway. The novel sounds intriguing.

  14. I have always enjoyed stories about sisters. The bond that is shared between sisters can be both a curse and a blessing and this theme lends itself to many emotional stories. Too often, issues such as sacrifice, betrayal and jealousy become the source of conflict and the test in which the bond is tested. Overcoming them also means a stronger bond. I find Kristin Hannah is a great writer on relationships, particularly motherly and sisterly kinds. Her stories Winter Garden and Between Sisters were great.