The Summer Sisters, Jen and Lynn, could not be more different. Where Lynn has beauty Jen has brains. Where Jen is happily married with children Lynn is secretly divorced with one child. Jen stayed in their hometown where her husband works for their father, and Lynn is in California trying to make it as an actress. When their father dies out of the blue, Lynn comes home but Jen does not welcome her with open arms. To make things worse their dad left them in charge of the company to be shared three ways. The three people being Jen, Lynn and half-sister Courtney they never knew about.
I enjoyed this one. It’s always fun to get everyone’s points of view, and in this case the secret half-sister was the most interesting to read about. I felt for Lynn because she is keeping her divorce a secret from everyone, and her ex is turning their son against her. Therefore she is being judged harshly by Jen and her husband because they are assuming the worst when they see Lynn with another man. This was quite the page turner because you just didn’t know what was going to happen next. If you love a good family drama then look no further!
This one is out now! Thank you Kate Rock Book Tours and Author Rachel Cullen for my #copy.
Book Rating: 4/5
Wine Pairing: Shannon Reserve Chardonnay 2016
The Summer sisters don’t have much in common other than shared DNA. But when their father’s untimely death reveals an earth-shattering secret, everything they thought they knew about their family — and their future — changes overnight.
Jen spent her childhood feeling like the ugly duckling, while Lynn longed to be appreciated for something other than her looks. Consequently, both sisters competed for their father’s affections but were never satisfied. Jen still hasn’t forgiven Lynn for fleeing to California to follow her dreams, leaving Jen to tend to their father and the family insurance business in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs. Meanwhile, Lynn is living in exile in Los Angeles, forced to endure the pain of her humiliating divorce in silence because she is too ashamed to reveal her mistakes to her perfect older sister.
As the youngest member of the trio, Courtney’s life is also turned upside down due to her father’s death, only for an entirely different reason; Courtney didn’t even know he existed until after he was gone. Now she has to figure out what life looks like with two older sisters who can’t stand each other while attempting to piece together her fractured youth.
Although this tragedy should bring the sisters together, the depth of their father’s betrayal coupled with their tumultuous past makes reconciliation nearly impossible. Only time will tell if the bonds of sisterhood are strong enough to mend past transgressions or if the sisters, and their secrets, will destroy the Summer family forever.