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Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Daughters of the Bride comes the 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.

But Olivia’s return isn’t as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future, and ever since her dad sent her 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.

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?

Told with Mallery’s trademark heart and humor, the Tulip Sisters are in for the most colorful summer of their lives…

* from Netgalley

Hott Review:

What I liked: I devoured Secrets of the Tulip Sisters on the way home from a conference. It was the perfect diversion and absolutely enthralling — I SO did not want to catch my connections because I’d have to put it down.

Kelly, Olivia, and Helen are great people. I respected how they were accountable for the choices they’d made and actually apologized or them. They were honest and forthright. This could have been a heart-wrenching series and would have played well, but I’m glad it was a stand-alone read with glimpses into the girls’ lives. That made it less romantic and more personal-growth oriented.

What I didn’t like: The only thing I didn’t love about Secrets of the Tulip Sisters was the detailed intimacy info. It was really a bit much for me. ;(

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Author: Susan Mallery
Source: I requested to borrow an electronic copy of Secrets of the Tulip Sisters from Harlequin Books through NetGalley because it looked like a fun read.
Publisher & Date: July 11th 2017 by Harlequin Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Womens Fiction 2 users
ISBN: 0373802765 (ISBN13: 9780373802760)
Pages: 416
Grade: A
Ages: 18+
Steam: SCCORCHING
Setting: New Holland, Washington

Author Bio:

Susan MalleryNew York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has won the hearts of millions of readers around the world with books described as “immensely entertaining, intensely emotional” (RT Book Reviews), “hilarious” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram), and “heartwarming” (Publishers Weekly). One major retailer recently described her as “the queen of romantic fiction.” While she deeply appreciates the accolades of critics and booksellers, Mallery is even more honored by the enthusiasm of her readers and the word-of-mouth that catapults her toward the top of the bestsellers lists time and again.

Mallery lives in not-so-sunny Seattle with her husband, plus a toy poodle and two ragdoll cats who are not at all impressed by her growing fame.

Visit Susan online at: author's website twitter facebook

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