Relationships are at the heart of women's fiction, and Herron could teach a master class on creating them. Chicklit Central
Rachael Herron seamlessly blends romance, friendship, and laughter. – Barbara Bretton, USA Today Bestselling Author
From international bestseller Rachael Herron, comes a book too delightful to put down:
Once Adele, Molly and Lana were The Darling Songbirds, a world-famous country band. Now they're just three sisters who barely speak. But that’s about to change.
Middle sister Molly arrives in town, and is immediately drawn to the neglected little café where she worked as a teenager. Could she dare to bring it back to life? As lead singer, Molly had always been the voice of the band. But caught between controlling big sister Adele and demanding baby sister Lana, she never felt heard. If she's going to reopen the café, she'll do it on her own terms, no more being bossed. So the last person she should fall for is the handsome Sheriff Colin McMurty – the man whose job it is to tell people exactly what to do . . .
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I received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.
What can I say, I love Rachael Herron's romances. They are light, easy reads that are meticulously written. Herron writes male characters that are human and relatable, unlike many romance authors. They love, hate, laugh and make mistakes all while treating women with respect. This shouldn't be as difficult to find in romance as it often is. Her female characters are similarly human and dimensional. There are no one note people in Darling Bay.
For me the highlight of this particular book is the way Herron writes about a woman's struggle with being "curvy". Collin loves Molly for her curves, but all Molly can hear are he voices of people who told he for years she needed to loose weight or was prettiest when her body was unhealthily slim. This is familiar territory for me. Molly's struggles could have been my own. And, the way those struggles affect her relationship are totally authentic. I loved this book because it was a pleasure to read and because it reminded me that my curves are beautiful too.
I paid $6.00 for this, and regret every penny. The heroine is portrayed as immature and needy, and I will not be reading any more from this author.
The Songbird’s Call
Absolutely loved this book.
Molly Darling returns to her only real home ,"Darling Bay“after 6 years working on cruise ships to visit her eldest sister Adele, whom she has not seen since their famous family band,"The Darling Sisters' split up.
Having hit rock bottom with her job and her love life Molly decides to extend her stay in Darling Bay and fix up the Golden Spike Cafe that she was left as an inheritance from her late Uncle Hugh.
(Adele was left the saloon and the hotel went to Lana)
A midnight run in at the cafe with the local hunky heartthrob Sheriff Colin, sets off a chain of events that leads Molly to re-evaluate her life choices ,past and present.
Although part of a mini series, (this is book 2) this book can be read independently, (which I did) and still flow.
Previous characters stories such as Adele and Nate,are picked up easily and intertwine with current character’s.
Having read all of the Cypress Hollow novels by Rachel I was delighted to discover the Darling Bay series, and I can’t wait for the 3rd installment to come out.