Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters
by Susan Mallery

Publisher: HQN Books
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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?

Kritters Thoughts:  Two sisters and a best friend are the main characters of this book.  Kelly and Olivia Murphy are back living in their childhood home and as they try to live together with their father in the house also drama and secrets unfold and it will take a lot of work to heal this family.  

Kelly Murphy grows tulips and her family has been doing it for generations and it was such a fun profession to read about.  I loved the moments in the book where I was getting to know how she did it and the ins and outs of it all.  Olivia Murphy wants to leave the real estate company she was working for and has many talents that this small town can take advantage of.  I liked reading her bits because it was fun to see a young woman try to create many different jobs to support herself and her talents seemed similar to the things that I think I am good at.  Helen owns the town diner and how she comes into it is such a story that I loved her for being resilient and a survivor.  Because there were three strong, unique female characters this book was just a joy to read.  

Just to set a warning, there were definitely some sexy times in this book and a few times I blushed!  I will say that there is plenty of plot to enjoy the book even if you aren't a sexy times reader.  

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

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.

1 comment :

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one (even if the sexy times made you blush!) - thanks for being a part of the tour!


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