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Names My Sisters Call Me [Paperback]

Megan Crane
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April 11 2008
Courtney, Norah, and Raine Cassel are as different as three sisters can be. Norah, the oldest, is a type A obsessive who hasn't forgiven Raine, the middle sister, for ruining her wedding day six years ago. Raine is Norah's opposite, a wild child/performance artist/follow-your-bliss hippie chick who ran off to California. The only thing the two have in common is their ability to drive Courtney, their youngest sister, crazy.

When her longtime boyfriend proposes, Courtney decides it's finally time to call a truce and bring the three sisters together. After all, they're grown-ups now, right? But it turns out that family ghosts aren't easily defeated--and neither are first loves. Soon Courtney finds herself reexamining every choice she has made in the past six years--including the man she's about to marry--and the value of reconnecting with the sisters she knows she needs, in spite of everything.

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In this witty novel by the author of Frenemies, Philadelphia cellist Courtney Cassel decides the occasion of her engagement is the perfect time to heal family wounds. Six years ago, wild-child middle sister Raine ruined oldest sister Norah's wedding and ran off with longtime friend Matt Cheney, with whom Courtney was having a secret affair. Accompanying her supportive fiancé, Lucas, on a business trip to San Francisco, Courtney drops in on Raine unannounced and discovers Raine is still with the smoldering, charismatic Matt, whose mere presence can still reduce Courtney to the emotional state of an adolescent. Soon, Courtney's questioning every choice she's made. When Matt and Raine show up for the engagement party, scores are settled, lives are examined and a few secrets about strait-laced Norah come to light. Crane's brisk voice and knack for finding the humor in Courtney's angst keep the mood upbeat all the way to the rosy resolution. (Apr.)
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Crane's brisk voice and knack for finding the humour in Courtney's angst keep the mood upbeat all the way to the rosy resolution' Publishers Weekly. Funny, charming, and ultimately touching... Using humor, warmth, and a great eye for the intricacies of life, Crane draws you into this story of being lost in the midst of family confusions, then finding oneself' Heather Swain, author of Luscious Lemon. Crane's newest book is just plain fun... a funny, smart rendering of the exquisite tenderness that sets in once the engagement is announced... For all of us looking back and for the legions of young women who've not yet had the pleasure of full-throttle wedding jitters' Sheila Curran, author of Diana Lively Is Falling Down. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Lydia - Novel Escapes TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Unfortunately Names My Sisters Call Me fell short for me, unlike some of Megan Crane's previous works which I've enjoyed. I don't have any sisters, only brothers and family conflict is virtually unheard of in my family, so worried it was because of this that I was unable to relate, but sadly, my review partner felt the same way and she has a sister although also has no family drama. We're both quite lucky in this regard, but have read many a novel in which family qualms and conflict become relatable or at the very least, enjoyable to read, but unfortunately this was not the case with this novel.

I could not relate to the story line or characters, nor did I really like any of the characters other than her fiancé, and couldn't see for the life of me why she starting questioning her relationship. The plot, although it wrapped up for me in the end and explained the main Courtney's motivations, also fell short for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid chicklit whether or not you have sisters April 12 2008
By Armchair Interviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Growing up with two sisters, I felt a connection to this wonderful novel. Names My Sisters Call Me is about three sisters, about family, and about unconditional love.

Courtney, the youngest sister, was recently engaged to her long-time boyfriend Lucas. She plays the cello and is very insecure. Nora, the oldest sister, is very bossy and control-oriented. Since the girls' father passed away when they were young, she helped "raise them" as she puts it, since their mother was buried beneath her grief for years. Raine, the middle sister. is very artsy and free-spirited, and she is always looking for a fight with Nora, or so it seems.

Then there is Matt. Matt is Raine's best friend since kindergarten, and they are inseperable. Courtney has had a crush on Matt all through her teenage years, and eventually she and Matt hook up. Until Nora gets married. Raine ruins the reception, and shortly after, Raine and Matt leave for California. No one hears from them for six years. Raines name is avoided at all "family dinners" to keep peace in the family, and it's taken Courtney years to recover from her broken heart.

Then, Courtney decides she doesn't want to get married to Lucas without both of her sisters. So, she and Lucas fly to California, much to Nora's disapproval, to look up her long-lost sister. She didn't expect to find Matt still living with Raine, or the feelings she thought long buried to surface.

Soon after, they fly home, and not far behind is Raine and Matt. They decided to come visit for a month to attend Courtney and Lucas's engagement party. But throwing the three sisters in close proximity has its drawbacks and fireworks!

The characters are so full of depth and emotion, you will cry and laugh with them. As much as there is a lot of sisterly rivalry, there's also a lot of sisterly love and motherly love. Unconditional love. The storyline is solid and kept me turning the pages, craving more of the dysfunctional Cassel family.

I will be lending this one to my sisters, and they better give it back! Best chicklit book I've read in a long time and one I'm sure you will enjoy!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Names My Sisters Call Me Aug. 28 2008
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Megan Crane really does a fantastic job at making you love and hate Matt Cheney and really feel for Courtney the main character! I loved the book
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Megan Crane Continues to Delight Readers May 20 2008
By Kristine White - Published on Amazon.com
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As an avid fan of Megan Crane's, I look forward to each book she writes. This was no exception -- and as with her other three books, I was not disappointed. The characters were well-written and developed. You both loathed and loved the characters as the story unfolded. A true depiction of family life when tragedy has struck. A great read from start to finish. I highly recommend!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her Best Yet!! May 5 2008
By A. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read all of Megan Cranes books and this is my favorite. Anyone with sisters can identify, and anyone with illogical infatuations with the wrong guy can definetley identify. I definetley recommend!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I know this book is about Courtney, but that NoRAH gave me Fits!!! Aug. 1 2008
By N. Barnes - Published on Amazon.com
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I know this may sound silly, but I almost didn't read this book because one of the character's names is spelled Norah. I really dislike my name being spelled that way. What is the extra "h" for? Huh? Every time I read this name, I heard "Nor-RAH! Like a little cheer at the end of the "Nor" - I know, you probably can't understand where I'm coming from with this, but reading your own names spelled WRONG can be a bit disheartening, okay?

So I finally decided to forge ahead despite the name-spelling travesty and... Oh, there's one other thing - you already know my name and I also have two sisters, but our birth order is different - I'm the middle sister (that's probably my real problem, right?)... I decided to read this book to see If I could get an "insider's" view on the subject of sisterhood - I wondered if I could get a better understanding of what it's like to be the "oldest" and the "youngest" and Megan Crane delved a bit into the psychology behind sisterhood and gave some rare glimpses into what it's like to perceive yourself in one of these roles.

This story begins on the day that the youngest sister, Courtney, gets engaged. Her and her intended are on their way to a regular family Sunday dinner at big sister (wait for it!) Norah's house - when Lucas drops to his knees in the snow (how romantic!) and proposes to Courtney. After she gives her consent and they stumble inside to her family, somehow the subject of conversation goes from the up-coming nuptials to the disgraceful way that middle sister Raine conducted herself at Norah's (sigh) wedding six years before. Megan Crane is gifted at telling the story not only from Courtney's perspective, but she is adept at giving the other sisters perspectives as well, flawed though they might be.

The reason for all the hub-bub at the family dinner concerns Courtney's decision to invite Raine to her wedding. Norah (see, you can get used to it after a while) is decidedly upset at the prospect. She just can't understand what she sees as Courtney's betrayal at reaching out to Raine. The story gets thicker when we discover that Courtney's old boy-friend Matt is also Raine's best friend and accompanied her when she fled from the wedding and no one has heard from her since. Well, we find out that someone has in fact been keeping in touch with Raine and that discovery leaves both Norah and Courtney feeling slighted. Courtney decides to accompany Luke on a business trip to San Francisco - this is the city that Raine escaped to following that fateful day at Norah's wedding. Not only does Courtney see her sister Raine, but it seems that Matt is living with her! Just seeing him brings back a whole lot of Courtney's insecurities about the past and Raine is treating her like, well, like a little sister. As Courtney is about to leave the legendary city, questions abound - will Raine attend her wedding? If she does, will Raine & Norah go for each other's throats? And what about Matt, are Courtney's feelings for him starting to resurface? What will that mean for her and Luke? Will there even be a wedding??

Megan Crane delivers the answers and gives readers an in-depth look at sisterhood and their different perspectives. This was a great read (despite the name thing) and a well thought out story - I look forward to reading more from this author.
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