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The home on the left is occupied by Deanna Phillips and her family. Her husband travels through most of the week and is only home on weekends, leaving Deanna alone to raise five children…..all girls. And for the Phillips family, things are a bit rocky at home.
The home on the right is occupied by Boston King. She is an artist and married to a contractor. A tragedy struck in their home, and since then, it’s been icy, at best.
And the home in the middle is now the new home for Andi Gordon. After being left at the altar, she needed a fresh start. She bought the middle sister and is getting it renovated to open her pediatric practice on the first floor. Andi comes to the tourist town knowing no one, and knowing that she has no desire to find a man. But what Andi doesn’t know is that is that she may be the missing link to bring her neighborhood together and a man may be closer than she thinks.
I am always a fan of destination books. Blackberry Island is definitely a place where I think I could settle if I left my beloved West Virginia. It’s small, it’s a bit secluded and it has a charm about it that is so inviting. There’s a pilates studio and a craft shop that teaches knitting classes. Book me a ticket, find me a Victorian house!
So now that I’m done with the setting, let’s get to the characters. All of the people on this street are very emotionally scarred and a bit broken. They are have serious problems that need worked out and they all need help facing them and getting over them. Andi comes along with her own problems and is like the piece of the puzzle that was needed to complete it. She brings everything together. I loved her for that. There were times I loved the characters and other times I yelled at them and others I cried right along with them.
Three Sisters isn’t necessarily a love story. All the characters are trying to find love, or the love they used to have, but this book is more about growth. It’s about family, finding yourself, healing and moving forward from troubled times.
This book is a very quick read. I read the first 100 pages in one sitting and finished it in a couple of days. The last 100 pages had me glued. Everyone was starting to get to a better place and I had to know what was going to happen. It’s a book you just can’t put down. You are rooting for everyone to end on a happy note, even the ones you aren’t sure you like that much. This book reminds me of Kristen Hannah’s books.
I give Three Sisters 5 out of 5 bookmarks and will definitely be keeping my eyes out for other books.
I did this review as part of a blog tour for Book Trib. Click here to check out some other reviews.
It’s finally holiday time, the time I have been waiting for all year! I love the cool weather, a heated blanket, my books and a cup of hot cocoa. I also love theme reading this time of year. For the first couple years I did my blog, I was BIG into theme reading. Last year, I was a little swamped, so I didn’t get to do as much. But this year, I only have one review due between now and the New Year and I hope to get quite a bit of reading in.
I started my holiday reading this week with a new audio book. I stopped and got two holiday themed books at the library last night. I may not use my library card enough on real books, but I earn my keep with audio books.
So, here’s my list for Holiday Reading for this season:
1. The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark (Audio)
2. Dashing Through the Snow by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark (Audio – Do you see a theme here?)
3. Merry Ex-Mas by Sheila Roberts (NetGalley)
4. When Snow Falls by Brenda Novak (NetGalley)
5. My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr
6. A Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery
7. Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay
8. Hunk for the Holidays by Katie Lane
Soooo…. maybe that’s a little ambitious for a month of reading. But, I’m going to give it my best shot, after I finish the three I am working on now. Realistically, I’ll get the first two done because they are audio books and will read Last Chance Christmas first because I love this series.
Do you have any holiday reads on your TBR list that are getting you ready for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?