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The Sweeney Sisters named a Big Book of Spring by GoodReads

 

Spring ushers in blooming flowers, warmer weather, and more daylight hours for reading! We’re here to help you beat any lingering winter blues with a bunch of great new books hitting shelves in the next three months.

To create our list of the season’s biggest books, we focused on releases published between mid-March and early June that Goodreads members can’t wait to read. How do we measure that anticipation? By taking a look at how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves.  Read more…

Kirkus review of The Sweeney Sisters

 

The Sweeney sisters gather in Southport, Connecticut, for the funeral of their father, Bill Sweeney, a brilliant writer. An unexpected guest at his wake, however, will shift the foundations of their lives.

Not yet lucky in love, all three sisters have nonetheless landed on their feet. Liza, the eldest, has lived a safe, comfortable life in her hometown, married to boring Whit Jones after Gray Cunningham broke her heart. But she’s created a successful career with her Sweeney Jones Gallery, selling work by local artisans, including Maggie, the middle Sweeney daughter, who has put years of wild living behind her. Tricia, the youngest, ended up in New York City, working for a prestigious law firm after her graduation from Yale. When their father’s lawyer reveals that a newly discovered half sister may lay claim to part of Bill’s estate, the sisters realize that the woman at the funeral was no stranger. In fact, she was their childhood neighbor Serena Tucker, whose mother turns out to have had an affair with Bill, which Serena learned about after having taken a DNA test. Read more…

Publisher’s Weekly review of The Sweeney Sisters

Dolan (Helen of Pasadena) weaves together in this breezy tale the stories of three sisters whose family is disrupted after the death of their famous father. While Liza, the oldest daughter of acclaimed author William Sweeney, meets with potential clients in her Southport, Conn., gallery, she receives word of William’s fatal heart attack after years of heavy drinking. While the middle sister, Maggie, a talented artist also living in western Connecticut, struggles with depression and making ends meet, youngest Tricia has distinguished herself with a successful law career. Brought together in Southport to hear the will, the sisters learn that William had another daughter two years before Liza, and they close ranks against their half-sister, whom they’ve long known as Serena Tucker, who was raised as an only child next door to the Sweeneys. Read more…

Book Club Girl Afternoon Out!

Readers can enjoy appetizers and engaging conversation with six bestselling authors plus a book club swag bag at this exciting event presented by Book Club Girl. Sponsored by William Morrow. Readers can attend two 40 minute moderated author panels, have tea/refreshments where the authors will mix and mingle with event guests in a movable feast-type rotation and sign your books. Learn more…

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Harper Collins Announcement

An accomplished storyteller returns with her biggest, boldest, most entertaining novel yet—a hilarious, heartfelt story about books, love, sisterhood, and the surprises we discover in our DNA that combines the wit of Jonathan Tropper with the heart of Susan Wiggs… By turns revealing, insightful, and uproarious, The Sweeney Sisters is equal parts cautionary tale and celebration—a festive and heartfelt look at what truly makes a family.  Learn more…

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