The Sixth of September
by Callista Bowright
AuthorHouse UK

"This was the evening of September 6. And the blackness that had chased Sophie for the last five long years filled up her soul and almost drowned her."

Sophie and Olivia were strangers, having led very different lives. Sophie grew up in the lap of luxury, winding her way through life in Catholic school, her disastrous marriages, her love affair with a younger man, and eventually into the arms of a suave Jamaican named Ty. Olivia, on the other hand, came from nothing. Growing up in an abusive household, Olivia had her fair share of disastrous marriages, eventually finding herself also in the arms of Ty. Bad childhoods and abusive men were seemingly the only things these women had in common, until the sixth of September, when their worlds collided. But when the two of them found out that they were both in a relationship with the same man, instead of turning against one another, they decided to work together to make things right.

The strongest and most developed aspect of this book is found in the characters of Sophie and Olivia. Readers are given a very in-depth look into the lives of each one, from the start of their lives until they meet. Each section of the book is dedicated to a particular period in each woman’s life, allowing readers to get to know these two women in spectacular detail. This book is 904 pages long, and it isn’t until page 269 that the connection between Sophie and Olivia is made. However, the author makes the protagonists’ lives interesting enough that readers will feel as if they know these characters personally and will root for them when life gets them down.

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