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Coral´s Story: The Sisters at War Trilogy

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Length: 333 pages5 hours

Summary

War defined the three Beardsley sisters. War between the nations, and even more, war between themselves. Conflict shaped them. Defined what they were; what they were to become.
Coral´s tale reflects the darkest side of family life; hers is a story of the ultimate conflict between sisters. A story where nothing is taboo. Nothing is forbidden. Even the unthinkable becomes reality in Coral´s life.
Coral was the second sister. Born without her siblings´ beauty, and with the added burden of dyslexia, Coral was stubborn. When she saw what she wanted, she went for it.
And made sure she got it, one way or another.
When she saw her future husband, she knew she had to have him. Even if it did mean stealing him from her elder sister to do it. And it was hardly her fault if she was attractive to other men; she might not have her sister´s beauty, but Coral soon realised that she had the sort of body that men would always want; and she quickly learned to use it for her own advantage. Even to attract the one man who - above all others - should have been immune to her charms.
If she had to lie and cheat and manipulate to get what she wanted in life, then she was willing and able to do it. And war appeared not to touch Cora, the lucky one. Instead, it seemed to those who knew her best that war bought nothing but good fortune to Cora.
And yet, there was a side to the hard-bitten Coral that she hid from the world. She was the one who was always there to look after her alcoholic mother. The one who cared enough to put aside her own successful business empire to work in the local hospital, nursing war casualties. The one who nearly died herself, saving the traumatized doctor who would have welcomed death.
Coral´s story is her story, but it is also the intense and intimate family story of her never ending rivalry with her elder sister, Ruby, and her intense hatred of her beautiful younger sister, Pearl.
The Sisters at War Trilogy is family life; the kind of family life that makes you grateful it is not your own story. Not your family.

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