by Mitzi: The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson is a wonderful, quirky novel. The author uses humorous drama to explore race, family, and long kept secrets. Set in a small Alabama town, we get a glimpse of the complexity and layers that still exist in the south. I loved the church gatherings and authentic southern food that made me feel right at home in Birchville.

Chosen as the January pick for our local book club, this was my first Jackson novel. I look forward to reading more from this author! This book is perfect for fans of Southern Fiction and Southern Gothic Fiction. If you enjoyed Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera and Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, check out The Almost Sisters!