About the BookFrom the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Daughters of the Bride" comes the charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love, and the unbreakable bond between sisters.
Book SynopsisA New York Times Bestseller! Told with Susan Mallery's trademark heart and humor, this is a charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters. 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 gorgeous prodigal son; 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. Olivia's return isn't as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future, and ever since she was sent 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. But 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?
Review QuotesSusan Mallery never disappoints. -Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author Mallery creates a cute and charming world in Tulpen Crossing, and her three main characters are immensely likable and sympathetic. Romance blossoms in a sweet small-town setting. -Kirkus Reviews Why it's a good vacation book: Whether or not you're reconnecting with family on your trip, you'll relate to this saga full of family complications and sisterly humor. -BookBub Mallery blends the friend-and-family relationships and self-actualization focus common to women's fiction with the racy love scenes and happy ending of a contemporary romance, making this an excellent summer read for fans of both genres. -Booklist Verdict: [a] charming tale of love unrequited (maybe), love ignited, and wild sex with naked cooking. The men here are pretty awesome, while the gals have a lot to learn about facing the truth. For romance fans and admirers of fresh women's fiction. -Library Journal This novel is the perfect balance, digging deep to develop complex, dynamic characters and captivating, interwoven storylines, while maintaining the perfect degree of lightness for a summer read. -RT Book Reviews