The Canterbury Sisters - Kim Wright
This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & More


I adored this book.  It was a quick and pretty light read.

Che is definitely a character that has a few things she needs to work out.  She doesn't even realize this until she goes on this pilgrimage to the Canterbury Cathedral.  Che spends so much time alone and is hardly around other people.  She feels awkward in this group of women that she doesn't know.  She also feels like everyone hates her since she just gives off that vibe.  Each woman tells a story along the way, and these stories are personal and some are fictional.  But each story holds a bit of truth about the person telling it.  I love the way these stories are included.  It definitely gave the book a Canterbury Tales feel.

I think the thing I love the most is along the journey each woman is able to open up, and they somehow find friends among a group of strangers.  Everyone has something to offer, even if it's just a few words to let them know they care.  Another thing is this group figure out things about themselves that they've never been able to really confront before.

While some of the topics that the characters share are heavy, they don't weigh the story down.  Sometimes you need to take a break from the hustle and bustle in order to really enjoy life, and take a chance on new things.