|The Kicking the Bucket List - Cathy Hopkins|
This book was one I read whilst away in Switzerland; I managed to find quite a bit of time to crack on with some of my to-reads, which was very good indeed.
Iris Parker leaves her three daughters a message in her will which they weren't expecting. They can have their inheritance, provided that they agree to spend several weekends together over the course of the next twelve months and partake in the activities which Iris and her friends have arranged for them.
Creative Dee, uptight Rose and impulsive Fleur haven't had a close relationship for as long as they can remember, so their mother's wishes fill them with unease.
Reluctantly, coerced by the charismatic and spiritual Daniel, the sisters try to overcome the decades of fallings out and misunderstandings and begin to find one another once again.
I found this book particularly poignant as one of three sisters who aren't particularly close and found myself subconsciously comparing us to the three characters, and frankly wondering how we'd cope with these challenges.
Then, one evening as I was nearing the end of this book, I suddenly came to the twist I was *not* expecting, and woke the next morning wondering if I'd dreamt it. I hadn't, and it was a brilliant ending.