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Getting It Right by Karen E. Osborne

Getting It Right

by Karen E. Osborne

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This novel is a great read about two half-sisters, Alex and Kara, kept apart by an imperfect father who creates a very different life for both of them – foster care for one and a privileged but dysfunctional family for the other. A death eventually brings the two half-sisters together and reveals the family drama Alex dealt with, along with Kara’s complicated relationship with a married man Kara has developed. The novel is well written from the points of view of the two half-sisters. The characters are well developed, and become real for the reader.

I would recommend the novel to anyone looking for a great read, full of drama, mystery, growth, and overcoming obstacles. ( )
  Kiera_loves_books | Jun 17, 2017 |
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This is the story of two half-sisters who grow up separately despite having a living father in common. Alex is the chosen one who finds herself struggling to keep her family and business intact. Her father suffers a major heart attack, and fearing death, asks Alex to find his other daughter, Kara. Kara was raised in an abusive foster care environment and has a history of poor choices, including men. Her latest is wanted by the FBI for insider trading. Kara is not sure that she wants a "family" despite a lifetime of yearning for one. This is a story about family and obligations with lots of drams making it an entertaining read. ( )
  Susan.Macura | Jun 12, 2017 |
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Well written book. This novel did a splendid job highlighting how severe childhood abuse can have long-term consequences on one’s life. It also sheds light on how race can impact life. Kara spent years in an abusive foster home, hoping her father would come for her. She works hard to complete college after she ages out of the system, but the effects on her childhood on her sense of self-worth leads her o some poor decision making as she looks for love. Thanks to Librarything and publisher for free book in exchange for honest review. ( )
  ebrahmstadt | May 29, 2017 |
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Will a dying man's hospital confession bring two sisters back together? What happens when a family is divided by race, affluence, marital transgressions, abandonment, abuse and more? What is forgiveness? Is it ever too late for redemption?

All these questions and more make up the story in this book. Enjoyable reading. Writing a bit weak. ( )
  texanne | May 20, 2017 |
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I received this book through Librarything's giveaways. This author sure knows how to get you emotionally sucked in. I really felt for both Alex and Kara. The alternating chapters really help you see inside each of their minds, and it really pulls all aspects of the story together. It's a good look at just how much damage secrets can do to a family. It's definitely worth a read if you enjoy family dramas. ( )
  BrandiLynne | May 15, 2017 |
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