Brighton releases "Two Sisters' Secret" from novelist Diane T. Holmes
"Weaving a tapestry of Love and tenderness, the author excels at humanizing the women in her plot"
It is now available in eBook formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other leading eBook retailers nationwide. The print format is scheduled for an early-summer 2020 release, and will be distributed by Ingram, the world's largest wholesale book distributor, in addition to being available worldwide through the Espresso Book Machine Network.
Synopsis: From author, Diane Holmes, comes a story inspired by the life of her grandmother, Bernadine. In this work of historical fiction, the relationship between Bernadine and her older sister Elizabeth is complicated. Bitterness between them develops when Elizabeth asks Bernadine to keep a deep dark secret about her past. The author shows throughout the novel how the impact of keeping that secret is far greater for the one sister than it is for the other.
Two Sisters' Secret is not just the personal story of Bernadine and Elizabeth but the story of rural America at the turn of the century and beyond – the sadness, fear, and loneliness of an immigrant in the United States, and the very real hardship of The Great Depression.
Holmes takes you into the heart and soul of Bernadine as she struggles on the Midwest plains of Iowa, suffering heartbreaking losses of farmland, an infant son, a daughter so needlessly, and husband before his time. The reader senses how Bernadine meets the challenges she faces with strength and faith in God, all the while keeping the secret. They see the sorrow she feels when learning her best friend, Judith, is killed in the Holocaust.
The poignant revelation of the secret is inevitable, but the real story is in the life of Bernadine and the legacy she leaves.