March 5, 2024

Sisters with a Side of Greens

"Life is like a roll of toilet paper. You think you have so much left until you get down to the last few squares." ~ 4%

What do you get when you mix two strong-willed sisters, a grudge, a misunderstanding, a dream deferred and perfectly seasoned fried chicken? Sisters with a Side of Greens. In this new novel, sisters Rose and Marvina haven't spoken in years—not since Rose sent Marvina $40 to register their business and Marvina spent it on something else. 

Fast forward; Rose is retiring from the post office and Marvina's services of cooking fried chicken dinners for the church fundraiser is no longer needed. Still wanting the dream of opening a restaurant, Rose shows up on her sister's doorstep unannounced for their mama's special spice mix recipe and hopefully a way to turn their mama's legacy into a profitable future.

"Though the spice ingredients had not all come together yet, their scents intermingled in the air. A prelude to glory." ~ 52%

Sisters with a Side of Greens is recommended for fans of Terry McMillan, Kimberla Lawson Roby and Southern fiction. It is a family drama with the right amount of conflict and hope. At times, the story was slow with unnecessary dialogue that I was tempted to gloss over but not enough to quit reading. 

Author Michelle Stimpson provided enough backstory that led to a plot that actually made sense. I understood the character's actions better. I stayed invested in the relationship between sisters Rose and Marvina. I rooted for them and hoped for a happy ending. Without giving the story away, Sisters with a Side of Greens has a satisfying end!

Happy Pub Day, Michelle Stimpson! Sisters with a Side of Greens is now available.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins. ~LiteraryMarie

Title: Sisters with a Side of Greens
Author: Michelle Stimpson
Published: March 2024
Pages: 367
Edition: Galley
Genre: Grown Chick Lit
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤

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