Keepsake Author:Kristina Riggle Trish isn't perfect. She's divorced and raising two kids -- so of course her house isn't pristine. But she's got all the important things right and she's convinced herself that she has it all under control. That is, until the day her youngest son gets hurt and Child Protective Services comes calling. It's at that moment w... more »hen Trish is forced to consider the one thing she's always hoped wasn't true: that she's living out her mother's life as a compulsive hoarder.
The last person Trish ever wanted to turn to for help is her sister, Mary -- meticulous, perfect Mary, whose house is always spotless... and who moved away from their mother to live somewhere else, just like Trish's oldest child has. But now, working together to get Trish's disaster of a home into livable shape, two very different sisters are about to uncover more than just piles of junk, as years of secrets, resentments, obsessions, and pain are finally brought into the light.« less
I really enjoyed this book for a couple of reasons. One, it did not follow a predictable Lifetime Movie story line of troubled characters and strained relationships, contrived plot lines that push the story in an unrealistic direction and then the corny relationship breakthroughs with a happy ending. Two, the main characters annoyed the heck out of me at times but I still cared enough about them to want to see them succeed (just like most of my relatives LOL). Not a perfect story but I was intrigued, engaged and entertained all the way through.
A heartwrenching look at a disease that has become coming up more and more through tv shows and the media - hoarding. The reader immediately meets Trish a hoarder who has CPS on her front door due to an accident in her home with her youngest son. Soon after we meet her sister Mary, who has the exact opposite problem an OCD cleanliness thing.