The Sisters MontClair by Cathy Holton is a story of the secrets that a woman, motivated by love, sadness and her own failures, can hide from the ones she loves. Alice is a 94-year-old woman who has achieved many successes, but has few people living who truly give her love, attention and caring. Stella is a hard-working college student who struggles to survive. When Alice needs a new caregiver, Stella steps in to fill the role. As they spend time together, Stella learns more and more about her new employer, not all of it good. Stella quickly becomes Alice’s favorite caregiver and trusted friend, but even with that trust, Alice holds the truth of her story from her.

The Sisters MontClair could have been a story of redemption, but it felt like a drawn out version of what the reader suspects early in the book. There are few twists in the plot and the dynamic character is Stella, though I felt that she was written in a stale manner that could have been explored fully with the background she was given.

Overall, not my favorite book and not one I would read again; however, in terms of historical fiction, it has lovely descriptions of Tennessee (one of my favorite places in the world).

Note: I received this book for free in return for my honest opinion and review.