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Told with Susan Mallery’s trademark heart and humor, this is a charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters.
Kelly Murphy’s life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine—up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett, Tulpen Crossing’s prodigal son who’s set his sights on Kelly; and Olivia, her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone.
Olivia’s return isn’t as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future, and ever since she was sent away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. She’s determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family…whether her sister likes it or not. For ten years, she and Kelly have been strangers. Olivia will get by without her approval now.
But while Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. Can they forgive each other—and themselves—and redefine what it means to be sisters?
Don’t miss The Sister Effect, an emotional, witty, and heartfelt story of a broken family’s complex emotions and uplifting journey as they strive to become whole by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery!
A heartwarming read
This is a great heartwarming read to entertain you while you are lazing around on a summer day. The book focuses on the reunion of two sisters separated by family strife and how they deal with that and new relationships in their lives. Kelly seems to be thrown more for a loop by the secrets while Olivia definitely has learned the art of "faking it" in her interactions with others. I really enjoyed this story and recommend it to others.
This story was great from start to finish.
Secrets, lies, and deceptions
The title of this wonderful book could not be more fitting. I loved it. Everyone has secrets, but when they aren’t told to people who matter the most and to those that could end up having life-altering affects, things could be catastrophic. Twists and turns and unexpected surprises happen throughout this book between sisters, best friends, parents, and friends. It was great fun, even though the circumstances were serious. I highly recommend this book, which has romance, lies, secrets, deceptions, and a happy ever after. To me, it is fiction and romance rolled into one.