A riveting review for a book centered in the 1950s around Irish siblings. The review greats the details of the story with care and admiration. Not only for the author but also, the characters. Giving the reader an understanding of the tone element of the story line. Their story covers a fifty-year time span for the sisters in which they mature, raise families, and grow closer together. This reviewer draws you in for a must-read story.
- Predictably, their experiences in Boston diverge as soon as they take up residence in a Dorchester boardinghouse
- While Nora settles into her traces as a seamstress, Theresa falls for the black-haired, Clark Gable-ish Lothario she meets at a dance
- What is surprising (and surprisingly revealed both on the book jacket and early in the novel) is that brash and beautiful Theresa goes on to become a nun. And not just any nun
“J. Courtney Sullivan’s fourth novel, “Saints for All Occasions,” covers five decades in the lives of a pair of Irish sisters, Nora and Theresa Flynn.”