Reviewsday: Love Your Sister by Samuel & Connie Johnson

Love Your Sister

Love Your Sister is not your typical cancer memoir. Yes, you will cry while reading it, but this book is filled with more love and happiness than you could ever hope for. You will cry from happiness more than you will from sadness.

By the age of 33, Connie had already beaten cancer twice. Now, owning her own online book store, and living with her husband and children, Connie is once again diagnosed with cancer. This time it's terminal. Determined to make the most of her life and fill her children's memories with laughter and joy, Connie makes each day an adventure. Lacking the energy to do this herself, she sends her brother on an unforgettable journey. This journey was to send her brother around Australia on a unicycle.

Samuel does not need to prove to any of us that he is a loving brother, who wishes he could cure his sister's illness – he rode a unicycle around Australia to raise money for the cause. If that's not love, then I don't know what is! With a simple message for all women out there – “Don't fall into the booby trap” - Sam and Connie are determined that no other family should have to live through the hell that cancer brings with it.

Laugh along with Connie and Sam as they live each day as it comes; as they try to find a cure; as they cycle around the country; and as they create their own charity – Love Your Sister. They will truly remind you what is important in life – having the opportunity to love your family.

~ Jacqueline, QBD Epping