Oh, Sister

The powerful new novel from the author of Another Life

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Pub Date 13 Apr 2023 | Archive Date Not set

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The story of three women breaking free and finding their voices

Three women. Three lives. One chance to find themselves...


My body is not my own. Others make life and death decisions on my behalf.


My place is to be secondary to the man in my life.


If I break the rules I will be sorry.

But this is not a dystopia. This is not the future or the past or a fantasy. It is real and it is happening now. Can we break free?

Praise for Jodie Chapman:

'Beautifully written...I couldn't put it down' EMMA GANNON
'An astounding debut about sibling grief, religion and sliding doors love' PANDORA SYKES
'Deep, rich, thoughtful' Gillian McAllister
'This beautiful tale of love, loss and sacrifice will break your heart...With echoes of David Nicholls' One Day and Sally Rooney's novels, it perfectly captures the agony of falling in love and the razor-sharp reality of pain and loss' DAILY MAIL

The story of three women breaking free and finding their voices

Three women. Three lives. One chance to find themselves...


My body is not my own. Others make life and death decisions on my behalf.


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***ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.co.uk in return for an honest review***

Three women with lives intertwined by religious subservience have very different stories.

If I could read this book again for the first time, I would. I found myself despairing, frustrated, elated and heartbroken for all three women, whilst reading.

It was an absolutely fantastic read. The hypocrisy of religion, Christianity in this case, when it comes to women had me furious with the women who accept it and the men who are more than happy to dole out "punishments".

This is, without a doubt, a 5 star read, and I will be recommending it to anyone that will listen.

Thank you for inviting me to read the advanced copy.

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This book fulfilled every expectation
The story of three women differently damaged by their upbringing and connection to an extreme religious organisation.
A little bit terrifying but well told

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With huge thanks to the author and publishers for granting me access to this book. All the female characters were well written and likeable and seeing how their stories unfolded was an eye opener.
Jodie Chapman has done it again, another fantastic heart wrenching and warming read.

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Goodness me! I know organised religion is a thing, but this was something else.
Chapman depicts a fictional cult where Christianity is at the root of the beliefs, but the followers/disciples are brainwashed into thinking that all that is preached by their ministers is the gospel truth.
Oh, Sister follows the story of three women. All three have been disfellowed from the cult because they are judged as having gone against the religion's beliefs.
All it did was highlight the inequality between men and women in this particular one.
One woman is punished for being the one who suffers SA, yet, because she cannot provide two witnesses to the accusation, she is the one not believed.
One grieving a deep loss is punished for choosing to have a blood transfusion.
One is cast aside because her husband left her for a younger model, and she realises her life does not have to revolve around that man.
Not one of these women deserved to be treated the way they were. And yet, where is the sisterhood when the rest of the women in the cult sneer and ignore them?
It hit a nerve.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Pen

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