True Colors was one of those books that I could not wait to get my hands on; I thought the cover was gorgeous. Unfortunately once I finished listening to the audio version I felt a little disappointed. In my opinion, this was not Kristin Hannah at her best.
The story begins in 1979 and takes place in Washington State. It is about three very different sisters, Winona, Aurora, and Vivi Ann whose mother dies of cancer when they are at an impressionable age. Their father is strict and seems to care more about his image, and less about the emotional needs of his daughters. To fill the void in their lives, the sisters though very different, form strong bonds, but as adults normal jealousy and sister rifts come into play.
The story seemed to focus more on the oldest and the youngest sister. While the descriptions of Oyster Shores, Puget Sound and the ranch were beautiful, I found that this was just another one of those so so stories that left me feeling like I've "been there and read that" so many times before. I also found the the reader's voice got to me after a while. If you are looking for a vacation or beach read, generally you can't go wrong with Kristin Hannah, but if you are looking for a memorable story that will stick with you long after the final page, this book is not the one I would recommend.
RATING - 2.5/5 - COMPLETED - 3/1/09
WHERE FROM: Library