Who better to mend a broken heart than your sister?
When Daisy’s dad married Sage’s mum, Daisy was thrilled to get a new sister. Except Sage was beautiful and popular, everything Daisy was not, and she made sure Daisy knew it.
Sage found herself living in a palatial home where she felt she didn’t belong. She didn’t have her new sister’s intelligence so she used her popularity as a weapon, putting Daisy down at every opportunity. After the divorce, the stepsisters’ rivalry continued until the final straw: Daisy married Sage’s first love, and Sage fled to Europe.
Eighteen years later, Daisy never expects—or wants—to see Sage again. But brought together by an accident involving the little sister they have in common they must learn to put aside their differences. Slowly, the stepsisters begin to view the past through one another’s eyes and long buried feelings are revealed. Until their fragile truce is threatened by one careless act that could have devastating consequences….
This was just the book I needed to sit in the sunshine with. A nice easy read about children in a blended family that falls apart and what happens when they are adults. The rivalry and jealousy and will they finally pull together when their younger sister needs them.
I instantly liked Daisy and connected with her over the car vomit incident and how you are always at your worst when you bump into that one particular person at the exact moment you don’t want to. Daisy may have the big house and the housekeeper to help but her husband has just left her by text message and her car has broken down with her sick covered daughter in it.
That one person is stepsister Sage international glamour puss who was always the popular one but she’s now home with her tail between her legs, no money and back living with her mum.
So when they are brought together after younger sister Cassidy has an incident, they slowly start to see that the grass isn’t necessarily greener in the other sister’s gardens. All three are having problems and they really could use a sister or two to lean on.
An emotional family drama this has moments of both heartache and joy. Every single character stands out with all their different personalities and flaws and even the smaller characters blend in nicely and create what is best described as family.
About the author
#1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women’s lives―romance, friendship, family. With compassion and humour, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in stories that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny and always uplifting, Susan’s books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA TODAY bestseller list, thanks to her ever-growing legions of fans.
Susan lives in Seattle with her husband, two ragdoll cats and a tattletale toy poodle. Animals play a big role in her books, as well, as she believes they’re an integral component to a happy life.
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