Summary: What drove their family apart just might bring them back together…It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, raising her daughters and running the family shop in their small Pennsylvania hometown on the shores of Lake Erie. But now, with their mother’s ailing health and a rebellious teenager to rein in, Delia has no choice but to welcome Lindy home. As the two sisters try to put their family back in order, they finally have the chance to reclaim what’s been lost over the years: for Delia, professional dreams and a happy marriage, and for Lindy, a sense of home and an old flame–and best of all, each other. But when one turbulent night leads to a shocking revelation, the women must face the past they’ve avoided for a decade. And there’s nothing like an old secret to bring the McAvoy women back together and stronger than ever. With warm affection and wry wit, Molly Fader’s The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is about the ties that bind family and the power of secrets to hold us back or set us free.
*I received a copy of this book from Harlequin- Graydon House Books through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Release Date July 16th, 2019
My Thoughts: This book is the epitome of a perfect, well written, summer beach read. The plot was paced so well and I could not put it down until I figured out all of the secrets. It was easy to read and had some really poignant metaphors and descriptions, along with some well developed and loveable characters. We get to read from the four perspectives of the McAvoy women and they all had a distinctive, yet cohesive, voice. Each woman had their own struggles that were relatable, intriguing, and helped to build a complex and wonderful set of characters. I loved watching their relationships with each other evolve and discovering what had happened to wreck their former closeness. The mystery was handled so well, and it ended up being a lot more exciting and dark than I had originally expected. It dealt with a lot of difficult topics like dementia, abuse, grief, and depression, but was overall a story about family and connection. I became so emotionally invested in these characters and their experiences that I was moved to tears more than once. The afterword really wrapped it all up in a great dramatic way that had my jaw on the floor. Overall, this was a super quick and easily investable story that I highly recommend for anyone looking for a great and fast-paced summer read.
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