Secrets of the Tulip Sisters - Susan Mallery

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

By Susan Mallery

  • Release Date: 2017-08-01
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 20 Ratings

Description

Don't miss this heart-warming tale about family, and the unbreakable bond between sisters. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Daughters of the Bride comes the feel-good novel of the year!

Praise for Susan Mallery:

“[Mallery] will appeal to fans of women's fiction, especially such friendship books as Karen Joy Fowler's The Jane Austen Book Club.”—Booklist

“Reading a Mallery book is like catching up with old friends.”—BookPage

“Susan Mallery never disappoints and with Daughters of the Bride she is at her storytelling best.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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…

Reviews

  • Wonderful heartwarming story!

    5
    By Sarah tobin
    Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is Susan Mallery's latest novel. Set in the tulip fields of Washington state Secrets tells the story of Kelly Murphy and her sister Olivia. This is the story of two estranged sisters and how they find them selves and and their way back to each other. I loved this story and Mallery's wonderfully drawn characters, you feel like you really know these people. If you are looking for a heartwarming story with great characters and a wonderful premise you'll love this book!
  • Susan Mallery hits it out of the ballpark again!

    5
    By chell u
    Family dynamics, secrets, love, and humor... Susan Mallery combines all of these attributes into a wonderful read. Hard to put down and sad when finished.
  • Another Great Read

    5
    By cthill_1978
    I love Susan Mallery's books and this one is no exception. The romance and the relationship between the sisters kept me reading on. One more book to add to my favorite S. Mallery books!!
  • A heartwarming read

    4
    By Rybecbensmom
    This is a great heartwarming read to entertain you while you are lazing around on a summer day. The book focuses on the reunion of two sisters separated by family strife and how they deal with that and new relationships in their lives. Kelly seems to be thrown more for a loop by the secrets while Olivia definitely has learned the art of "faking it" in her interactions with others. I really enjoyed this story and recommend it to others.
  • Susan Mallery never disappoints!

    4
    By Karen'sKorner
    The Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is her latest book showing the strength of family and friendship. She moves through three love stories flawlessly and makes you care about each person involved. A great feel good summer read. Take it to the beach or curl up in your favorite chair and enjoy! I loved it and highly recommend it!!
  • SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS

    4
    By Lynn B888
    A heartwarming story about love, loss, and picking up the pieces afterwards. Susan Mallery brings family dynamics to the forefront in her latest release. We meet two sisters who have been estranged for years and are all of a sudden thrust together again … and have to learn how to co-exist without pulling each other’s hair out! The characters are well developed, there’s love, loss, humor and sex all rolled up into an entertaining read. It didn’t take my breath away, but it was a really fun read. Kelly Murphy’s life in small town Tulpen Crossing, Washington was just getting interesting when she’s blindsided by her estranged sister returning to town! Sexy Griffith Burnett had recently returned to town and was making his interest in her more than obvious, but how can she concentrate on starting something up with him when her life all of a sudden feels like Public Enemy Number One has invaded? Olivia Murphy sashays back into town looking for trouble and planning to wrangle in the man that got away, but when she gets met with disappointment as soon as she arrives, she decides to sit back and see what other damage she can do. She’s not expecting the friendliness and hospitality that is showered on her in town. She never felt like she belonged here in the past … but could she have been jinxing herself with her attitude? Secrets are the norm around this town, and as they come out little by little, lives will be unraveled and they’ll be left picking up the pieces of the after math!
  • Very satisfying!!!

    5
    By Cheryl SDS
    This fantastic book features many main characters such as moms, dads, sisters, friends and brothers. It touches on many issues such as divorce, separation of families, mistrust, plenty of secrets and ultimately love. I don't know how this author fit all the above in this book. She not only did but did it in a way that didn't seem rushed or crowded. I was so involved in everything happening in this tiny little town that as I was reading I felt like I was watching it all happen. I love feeling satisfied after turning the last page. As always, I look forward to whatever comes next for this fabulous author.
  • Secrets

    4
    By TR / Blonde Betty
    In a sense I always know what to expect from a Susan Mallery novel, and in a sense I don’t. The Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is one where it was exactly what I expected, but at the same time it totally surprised me. It has all the hallmarks of classic Susan Mallery: a variety of fun characters, unexpected situations, and a beautiful setting. There is conflict and resolution and some fun sexy times along the way. Somehow Mallery waves her magic wand and puts all these elements together in new and exciting ways every single time. I always look forward to summer and Mallery’s latest, this is no exception. I don’t like that this book ends on a big secret, after all the entire book is about getting secrets out into the open. But otherwise, this is the perfect summer book and definitely one that I will be picking up again. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
  • Susan Mallery has done it again.

    5
    By YN2Chris
    You will love this book. The characters, and the way the stories intertwine.
  • Sister's Love

    4
    By Kathleen Nichols
    I always love how Ms. Mallery pulls together a story. She can paint a beautiful and vibrant world for her characters to live in. The sister's contentious relationship is the main focus of the book. This story around the two sisters and the secrets, misunderstandings, and issues with their individual lives and with their relationship with each other. Some misunterstandings are part and parcel of the relationship between the sisters and the absentee mother and the weak ineffectual father who can't be bothered clearing the air on certain issues. There's also some romantic drama thrown in for good measure. Ms. Mallery is an excellent story teller and her stories about friendships, love, family, understanding, and forgiveness. She develops and helps her characters to grow and expand themselves and shows how people can change. I could become a Tulip sister's covert although I'm still a Mischief Bay kind of girl. Get a copy and prepare to settle in for a long and satisfactory reading session.