Miss Pearly’s Girls: A Captivating Tale of Family Healing is stunningly intense multicultural fiction by ReShonda Tate Billingsley.
The four Bell sisters are called home by their ailing mother, Pearly Bell. Ever obedient to their beloved Mama Pearly, they arrive, bringing their deepest secrets with them. Can this fractured family piece together the fragments of their tattered relationships?
ReShonda Tate Billingsley reveals the story through the alternating viewpoints of the four sisters. This oftentimes confusing technique is handled nicely with appropriate chapter headers. The characters are well-developed and interesting. The author knows how to keep the reader’s attention. I was immediately captivated and stayed that way until the final word. Even the parts I correctly guessed were good. Ms. Billingsley incorporates multiple sensitive topics into one heartfelt tale. Miss Pearly’s Girls is a definite 5 out of 5 star read. I highly recommend it to all readers of multicultural interest and/or women’s fiction.
My thanks to Kensington Books, Dafina, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: February 22, 2022