This Bright Beauty

Franci and Lottie may be identical twins, but that s where the similarities end Franci has always been the stable one, while Lottie has bipolar disorder, constantly battling depression and mania After years of taking care of her sister, Franci moves across the country to build a life for herself Now, all the two share is distance.But when Lottie gets in an accident, FraFranci and Lottie may be identical twins, but that s where the similarities end Franci has always been the stable one, while Lottie has bipolar disorder, constantly battling depression and mania After years of taking care of her sister, Franci moves across the country to build a life for herself Now, all the two share is distance.But when Lottie gets in an accident, Franci reluctantly steps back into her familiar role as protector She returns to find her sister s life in complete disarray and makes a shocking discovery Lottie has an infant daughter she never told Franci about Although Franci swore she wouldn t get sucked back in, she can t leave the baby alone in Lottie s care.As Lottie further unravels, a secret is revealed that she has kept since childhood one that has the power to reframe the sisters entire relationship, forcing Franci to ask herself if the secret was too much for Lottie to bear Was the accident really an accident, and who has been protecting whom all these years
This Bright Beauty Franci and Lottie may be identical twins but that s where the similarities end Franci has always been the stable one while Lottie has bipolar disorder constantly battling depression and mania After

  • Title: This Bright Beauty
  • Author: Emily Maine Cavanagh
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “This Bright Beauty”

    1. My Review of “This Bright Beauty” by Emily CavanaghKudos to Emily Cavanagh, Author of “This Bright Beauty” for her weaving her vivid descriptions of her characters, their relationships, and the storylines into a sensitive unique, and emotional novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction and Contemporary Fiction.The Author describes her characters as flawed, complicated and complex. Franci and Lottie (Charlotte) are identical twins. The twins may be identical but after [...]

    2. This book really didn't work for me. Twin sisters, with the narrative split between the two, though I found it difficult to remember who was speaking because their voices were pretty much identical (not a pun!). The story was about how they coped with the bi-polar disease suffered by one of them, and the front story was about her having a baby, and the back story was about how they dealt with the death of their mother. It was a very worthy book (sorry, but I'm afraid that's how it read to me) an [...]

    3. Almost everyone agrees that there's no more complicated relationship than the one that exists between sisters. Unless we're talking about twin sisters. And one of those twins suffers from bipolar disorder. That's the premise behind Emily Cavanagh's wonderful novel, This Bright Beauty. Two sisters, one illness, and a long-buried secret at the root of it all. Through the deftly woven perspectives of both sisters, Cavanagh gives us glimpses into the sisters' early history; the gradual decent of one [...]

    4. Good characterisation, good insight into bipolarity, considerable depthThis is a novel about contrasts - black or white, head or heart, health or sickness, even life or death,and about priorities - putting your sister first or you children, protect yourself or others, do what is expected or what you feel is right for you - all with a mental health theme, since one of the identical twin protagonists is bipolar. The twins, Franci and Lottie, act as narrators, allowing the reader to get to know the [...]

    5. This story is about family, mental health and the ties that not only bind us to each other but ensnare those around us in our perceptions of the world. It's quite easy reading - I had a little over four hours on a return train journey yesterday so I finished it in a day - yet the story has a depth I didn't expect. Cavanagh writes vividly from the perspectives of both Franci and her bipolar twin Lottie, illustrating the complete ineptness of 'black and white' answers when dealing with mental heal [...]

    6. I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book through the author on Facebook. What a wonderful book. So happy that I got to read this. What a lovely story about twins, bipolar disorder, family and how everyone's lives are affected. I absolutely loved this book and it was so well written. Actually, beautifully written. I found it to be very touching, intertwined with sadness & laughter, but above all. hope. I enjoyed this book so much, you will too !!!

    7. Brilliant bookThis book is 5 stars it had me gripped from start to finish. The plot was easy to follow and took some twists and turns along the way. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good family drama or is interested in mental health.

    8. This felt much more like I was experiencing the lives of Franci and Lottie rather than reading about them. The emotions are so raw and the story is so impactful.

    9. An easy read, but so sad. Explored the depth of sibling relationships and the dips and dives of an unstable mental health, and all the shifting dynamics that comes with it.

    10. I found the relationship between the twins fascinating, although Franci was a little irritating. Also, it showed how very sensible, caring and reasonable decisions can have negative consequences.

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