Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Folly Cove
by Holly Robinson

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon


Goodreads:  The ties of family bind us forever—no matter how far we may go to escape them...
  
The Bradford sisters are famous in Rockport, Massachusetts: for their beauty, their singing voices, their legendary ancestors, and their elegant mother, Sarah, who has run the historic Folly Cove Inn alone ever since her husband disappeared. 
 
The two youngest sisters, Anne and Elly, fled Folly Cove as soon as they could to pursue their dreams and escape the Bradford name, while Laura stayed and created a seemingly picture perfect life. After a series of bad decisions, Anne has no choice but to come home and face her critical mother and oldest sister, reluctantly followed by Elly, another Bradford woman who’s hiding something.
 
As the three sisters plan a grand celebration for their mother’s birthday, they struggle to maintain the illusions about their lives that they’ve so carefully crafted. But when painful old wounds reopen and startling family secrets are revealed, they soon discover that even the seemingly unbreakable bonds of sisterhood can be tested...


Kritters Thoughts:  Three sisters all have a little bit of drama in their lives.  One sister still lives near where they grew up and has a successful business, but maybe not a successful marriage.  One sister returns home with a baby and no baby daddy and needs to push the restart button.  The other sister returns when one calls her there and doesn't realize how much a step away from her current life may help her move forward from a bad break up.  And their mother!  She is quite a character and I love who she is and how she makes no excuses for who she is.

What a great family drama.  I loved every page of this book.  Don't worry there is drama in this book, but nothing felt over the top or soap operaie!  It was just the right amount of family drama and personal drama and I loved how the sisters could come together and help each other through what they were dealing with.  

I wouldn't mind a sequel of this book.  I would love to check back in with these characters a few years from now and see how the Inn is doing and how they are doing in their current relationships and who is living where.  Do you like sequels or do you like stand alones where the book is fully contained?

I have read a few from Holly Robinson and have loved them all.  I need to continue to read her backlist because she is definitely a reliable author.  


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row


Ebook 2016 Challenge: 30 out of 50


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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