By Megan Crane
Courtney, Norah, and Raine Cassel are as varied as 3 sisters could be. Norah, the oldest, is a kind A obsessive who hasn't forgiven Raine, the center sister, for ruining her marriage ceremony day six years in the past. Raine is Norah's contrary, a wild child/performance artist/follow-your-bliss hippie chick who ran off to California. the one factor the 2 have in universal is their skill to force Courtney, their youngest sister, crazy.When her longtime boyfriend proposes, Courtney comes to a decision it is ultimately time to name a truce and convey the 3 sisters jointly. in the end, they are grown-ups now, correct? however it seems that relations ghosts are usually not simply defeated--and neither are first loves. quickly Courtney unearths herself reexamining each selection she has made long ago six years--including the guy she's approximately to marry--and the price of reconnecting with the sisters she understands she wishes, in the end.
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Be very careful if you use the bathroom, or you might end up with an eyeful. ” Pure delight bloomed across Lucas’s face. “I don’t know if I want to run over there and look right now, or run out the door,” he told me, putting a hand over his heart as if overstimulated. ” He gazed across the room in the direction of the photographs. “I thought the dude with the ukulele was going to be the headline story from this place. I had a whole impression planned. ” He sighed blissfully. ” I tilted my head up to search his face.
Enough so that she’d completely cut herself off from me. There had been a time when I’d shared everything with Raine. I’d valued her opinion above all others. I might not understand exactly what she got out of photographing parts of her body I, for one, preferred to keep private, but it was hard to ignore everything that had gone before. She thought my life was tiny, constrained. She hadn’t said so directly, but it had been implied. After all, the life she’d felt she had to escape had been the one with me in it.
Even after a whole day’s reflection, I still felt that it had gone much better than I could have reasonably expected. Everyone had been polite enough. No one had yelled. Or cried. Or really even referred to actual past events. All things considered, I’d decided, it was the best uncomfortable estranged family/ex-boyfriend reunion I’d ever heard of. “You’ve convinced me,” Lucas said. I watched him as he shrugged out of his clothes, and then eased his way into the tub to face me. I let my eyes fall and play over him while he settled in the steaming water.