Book Review: Sister Surrendered by Darla M. Grese

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Sister Surrendered

Darla M. Grese

Publication Date: April 10, 2014

3 Stars=Okay Page Turner

What do you do when you’ve lost your best friend? When this happens tell her story so she is never forgotten. Darla M. Grese does just that in Sister Surrendered. Darla shares her twin sister, Kelli’s story in hopes of helping another person going through the same struggle. Sister Surrendered tells the story of the bond between two sisters that was broken because of mental illness.

This book explains how Kelli reached out for help only to be turned away and her healthcare benefits fail her. Kelli’s health and mental state start to diminish and Darla tries to convince her sister to get help but after all is said and done it ends up being too late. Kelli is gone.

This book tugged at my heart strings but also gave me a level of frustration because I realized as I was reading that Kelli and Darla’s situation could have been avoided. I applaud this author for sharing her sister’s story because I know it caused her distress. It is a story that needed to be told and I hope it opens the eyes of healthcare providers as to the improving their management of veteran’s benefits and patient care.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

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