The Sisters of Glass Ferry
Spanning several decades and written in an authentic voice both lyrical and wise, The Sisters of Glass Ferry is a haunting novel about small-town Southern secrets, loss and atonement, and the unbreakable bond between siblings.Glass Ferry, Kentucky, is bourbon country. Whiskey has been a way of life for generations, enabling families to provide and survive even in the darkest times. Flannery Butler's daddy, Beauregard "Honey Bee" Butler, was known for making some of the best whiskey in the state, aged in barrels he'd take by boat up and down the Kentucky River until the rocking waters turned the spirits smooth and golden. Flannery is the only person Honey Bee ever entrusted with his recipes before he passed on, swearing her to secrecy as he did so. But Flannery is harboring other secrets too, about her twin sister Patsy, older by eight minutes and pretty in a way Flannery knows she'll never be. Then comes the prom night when Patsy--wearing a yellow chiffon dress and the family pearls--disappears along with her date. Every succeeding year on the twins' birthday, Flannery's mother bakes a strawberry cake, convinced that this is the day Patsy will finally come home. But it will be two tumultuous decades until the muddy river yields a clue about what happened that night, compelling Flannery to confront the truth about her sleepy town, her family's past, and the choices she and those closest to her have made in the name of love and retribution . . .

The Sisters of Glass Ferry Details

TitleThe Sisters of Glass Ferry
Author
ReleaseNov 28th, 2017
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
ISBN-139781496709554
Rating
GenreAmerican, Southern, Fiction

The Sisters of Glass Ferry Review

  • Linda Zagon
    January 1, 1970
    MY REVIEW OF “THE SISTERS OF GLASS FERRY” by Kim Michele Richardson“The Sisters of Glass Ferry” by Kim Michele Richardson is an emotional and captivating novel. “The Sisters of Glass Ferry” is published by Kensington Publishing Corporation and will be out November 28,2017. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Mystery. The timeline of the story is mostly 1952 through 1972, and though the present.There are some parts of the story that are before 1952 to explain the histo MY REVIEW OF “THE SISTERS OF GLASS FERRY” by Kim Michele Richardson“The Sisters of Glass Ferry” by Kim Michele Richardson is an emotional and captivating novel. “The Sisters of Glass Ferry” is published by Kensington Publishing Corporation and will be out November 28,2017. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Mystery. The timeline of the story is mostly 1952 through 1972, and though the present.There are some parts of the story that are before 1952 to explain the history and the characters. The author depicts the setting in rural Kentucky in the town of Glass Ferry, which is known as “Bourbon Town”.The characters are describes as complex and complicated. The author describes many secrets and lies that affect the small town and characters. In this small community everyone knows each other, and there is a lot of gossip.During the time of bourbon production there was corruption and some criminal activity. It was not unusual for children to learn to shoot guns to protect themselves.Flannery and Patsy are twins, separated by 8 minutes. Patsy is the elder of the twins, and the girls are close, but there is jealousy. Patsy being the older twin is given the family pearl necklace. Patsy is invited to the Junior Prom, and Flannery has to take her shift at work. The sheriff”s two sons come to drive Patsy to the prom. One is her boyfriend, and the other is his older brother who drives the car. Unfortunately, Patsy and her boyfriend never come home.Every year on the twins’ birthday, Flannery’s Mom makes a special birthday cake for Patsy hoping she will be coming home. After two decades of Patsy being gone, Flannery is still looking for answers.This is a story of heartbreak, grief, revenge, retribution and redemption. What are the secrets and lies in this town? What happened the night of the Prom? This is a story of coming of age, pressure and jealousy. I like that the author describes the problems of bullying, alcohol abuse, emotional and physical abuse, and superstitions. I also appreciate how the author discusses the importance of family, love, hope and faith.This is an intriguing and thought-provoking story, and I would recommend it highly.I look forward to reading more of Kim Michele Richardson’s novels. I received an Advanced Reading Edition for my honest review.
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  • Judy Collins
    January 1, 1970
    The author's best yet! Review to follow.
  • Tonya
    January 1, 1970
    Let me just say, any time Kim has a book come out, I don't even need to know what it is about. Just yes please! The best writing ever! Pure pleasure!Twin sisters. Flannery and Pasty, one went missing the night of prom and so the story begins. We go back and forth between 1972 and 1952 in this magical southern tale woven for us by Richardson. Bits and pieces come together much like the pearl necklace. I can't say much more but I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Such a wonderful heartbreaking tale. T Let me just say, any time Kim has a book come out, I don't even need to know what it is about. Just yes please! The best writing ever! Pure pleasure!Twin sisters. Flannery and Pasty, one went missing the night of prom and so the story begins. We go back and forth between 1972 and 1952 in this magical southern tale woven for us by Richardson. Bits and pieces come together much like the pearl necklace. I can't say much more but I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Such a wonderful heartbreaking tale. Thank you Kim for another great read from a thankful fan!
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  • G.J.
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advance copy of this wonderful story and am pleased to review it here. From the opening chapter, "Sisters" grabs and does not let go until long after the reader closes the back cover. Twin sisters, born eight minutes apart, live as might any other two girls competing for their parent's attention, for boys, for good grades, for a grand life out of a small Kentucky town (Glass Ferry) in the 1950s. On the night of their high school prom, their futures are forever changed. The older tw I received an advance copy of this wonderful story and am pleased to review it here. From the opening chapter, "Sisters" grabs and does not let go until long after the reader closes the back cover. Twin sisters, born eight minutes apart, live as might any other two girls competing for their parent's attention, for boys, for good grades, for a grand life out of a small Kentucky town (Glass Ferry) in the 1950s. On the night of their high school prom, their futures are forever changed. The older twin and her date do not come home and remain missing without a trace for the next two decades.In that opening chapter, their widowed mother bakes yet one more annual birthday cake, sure this will be the birthday the missing sister returns. And, as in years past, the younger twin, now an adult, comes home to help momma through the day and through one more lovely cake tossed into the garbage. But on this particular birthday the rest of the compelling mystery unfolds in themes of heartache, revenge, madness and redemption.Richardson knows the time and place, the ways of small town folk, their meanness and goodness, their closeness to the earth, to their river. Richardson's prose and dialogue always ring true, fit the story, and are a pleasure to read. The combination of characters, story lines, and writing make this more than a mere page turner.
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    This book was immediately captivating. Twin sisters, prom night. 20 years later, one is still missing. Taking place in the whiskey country of Kentucky, Richards weaves an amazing tale of secrets, betrayal, and mystery that spans decades. From the 50s on that tragic night, all the way to present day. This was a book I could not put down. Even at the end, I was left wanting more.
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  • Susan Peterson
    January 1, 1970
    The Sisters of Glass Ferry is a beautifully written, haunting book about sisters, sins, and secrets. Kim Michele Richardson has such a unique voice, putting the reader right into the middle of this story, its characters, and rural Kentucky. Spanning decades, this book tackles social issues such as rape and domestic abuse as it explores such intricate relationships as those between twins, mothers and daughters, brothers, and fathers and daughters. These relationships were the heart of the story t The Sisters of Glass Ferry is a beautifully written, haunting book about sisters, sins, and secrets. Kim Michele Richardson has such a unique voice, putting the reader right into the middle of this story, its characters, and rural Kentucky. Spanning decades, this book tackles social issues such as rape and domestic abuse as it explores such intricate relationships as those between twins, mothers and daughters, brothers, and fathers and daughters. These relationships were the heart of the story to me, each relationship complicated, genuine, and oftentimes heart-breaking. The plot is riveting and emotional, unearthing long-hidden mysteries and crimes, some of them so shocking that I gasped! I received a copy of this book from the author, and I'm reviewing this novel on behalf of "A Novel Bee." All opinions are my own.
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    A tale woven between darkness and light, longing and revenge, The Sisters of Glass Ferry is a novel not to be missed.Richardson’s ability to make you care about a character is unsurpassed. Two twins, Flannery and Patsy, born eight minutes apart, their closeness cannot be denied. When Patsy disappears the night of the twins’ senior prom, the world is tilted and turned upside down.When the mystery is fully exposed, the years of heartbreak of one family come crashing down. Don’t miss this one if yo A tale woven between darkness and light, longing and revenge, The Sisters of Glass Ferry is a novel not to be missed.Richardson’s ability to make you care about a character is unsurpassed. Two twins, Flannery and Patsy, born eight minutes apart, their closeness cannot be denied. When Patsy disappears the night of the twins’ senior prom, the world is tilted and turned upside down.When the mystery is fully exposed, the years of heartbreak of one family come crashing down. Don’t miss this one if you love stories of small town life and tragedy.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    Beautifully written portrait of life, love, and tragedy on the banks of the Kentucky River.
  • Jenny Day
    January 1, 1970
    This story about two Kentucky sisters is a rich multi-generation tale that is soaked in bourbon, lies and loss. The ending was perfectly haunting.
  • Margie Shaw
    January 1, 1970
    I won an ARC of The Sisters Of Glass Ferry on a Facebook giveaway in exchange for an honest review. Because of my own personal reasons, I had a stronger desire to read this. It takes place in the backwoods of Kentucky, back when people had their own distilleries and made their own whiskey. The story is about the Butler family, Honey Bee, Jean, and twin daughters Patsy and Flannery. I found it to be a very sad, haunting read, but one that I enjoyed very much. I liked the fact that the author, Kim I won an ARC of The Sisters Of Glass Ferry on a Facebook giveaway in exchange for an honest review. Because of my own personal reasons, I had a stronger desire to read this. It takes place in the backwoods of Kentucky, back when people had their own distilleries and made their own whiskey. The story is about the Butler family, Honey Bee, Jean, and twin daughters Patsy and Flannery. I found it to be a very sad, haunting read, but one that I enjoyed very much. I liked the fact that the author, Kim Michele Richardson, could cover so many different topics and emotions in just one story. Things such as jealousy, revenge, small town gossip, rape, diabetes and depression , are just to name a few. This is the first book that I've read by this author, but I was so taken with this story that I'm already looking into reading her others. It's the type of novel that stays with you long after you've read the last page. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and will definitely be recommending it to all my other reader friends.
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