I have had a book hangover for a few days. I absolutely adored The Judge’s Girls by Sharina Harris. She has crafted a masterpiece about members of a blended family trying to overcome the death of the patriarch Judge Donaldson. This book is told through three narrators. The first is Judge’s daughter, Maya, who is a lawyer and her mother died when she was five. The judge left her the house. The second is the Judge’s second wife, Jeanie, who has a teenage daughter, Ryder, and is given the rights to live in the house. The third narrator is Ryder, who loves and is loved by Maya and Jeanie. Themes explored in Judge’s Girls are race in the Deep South (Georgia), alcoholism, teenage angst, death, step-mother issues, job discrimination.
You owe it to yourself to read this beautifully written book. You will be glad you did. I plan on recommending Judge’s Girls to my bookclub. Thank you Bookishfirst and Kensington Books for an ARC. The opinions in this review are my own.