“Richards exceptionally delves into a delicate social issue in this poignant, insightful morality tale. With an incredibly intuitive storytelling voice, she delivers an engaging, empathic, chilling page-turner, highlighting the good and evil of foster care — and especially the fragility of the children placed there. Her two extraordinary protagonists and the explosive revelations are unforgettable.” RT Book Reviews, Top Pick.
“Readers will feel redeemed by the surprises revealed.” Booklist
“Richards has a way of both exposing social problems and entertaining readers with her engrossing storytelling.” Heroes and Heartbreakers, May Women’s Fiction Best Bets
“I’ve read many Emilie Richards books over the years, but this one quickly became a favorite. It’s not an overly fast-paced novel, but it’s so emotionally gripping and woven intricately. I felt like I was part of When We Were Sisters.” Roundtable Reviews
“If you’re looking for a good story about the bonds of sisterhood, I definitely recommend When We Were Sisters. It’s a book that is likely to remain with you long after you turn the final page.” Shannon Dyer for All About Romance. (A Desert Island Keeper.)
“When We Were Sisters was a poignant, oftentimes heartbreaking story that was so moving it brought me to tears a few times. With honest, raw emotions playing out on each page, this was one book I simply couldn’t put down. Cecilia and Robin’s trip to the past will be difficult to observe at times, but the moments of joy and hope will make it well worth it.” Harlequin Junkie Top Pick