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(Factoid Books) you know turn out okay A beautiful book I would just love to curl up and read it once Love love LOVE this book This is one of those booksou read that The Thing About Alice you automatically fall in love with the characters and setting of the story The Second Sister is a very inspiring powerful story of two sisters one who is loving caring and a bit odd the other a workaholic who lives life in the fast lane and just wants to forget the past and focus on the future An unexpected tragedy occurs with Alice the eldest that forces herounger sister Lucy to come back to her roots and remember her past and the meaning it has for her future Definitely one of those stories that has Un lieu incertain you at the edge ofour seat wondering what comes next as well as gives Starman The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin you a sense of hope and happiness The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick is the story about living life change taking chances and love Lucy Toomy has been working with Tom Ryland for over thirteenears Working to get him elected to various positions including governor She is now working to get him elected President of the United States Her parents of been deceased for several ears but she has her sister Alice Alice Toomey was hurt in an accident when she was eighteen and has been left mentally challenged Alice still lives in her their hometown of Nilson s Bay in Wisconsin Lucy has not been home in ears Unfortunately Lucy s memories of Nilson s Bay are not happy ones On Election Day Lucy receives a call that her sister is in the hospital and she needs to come home immediatelyLucy rushes to Nilson s Bay but she is too late Alice is gone from an accidental overdose Lucy is hoping to have the funeral clean out Alice s house sell it and get back to work However Alice has other plans for Lucy Peter Swenson went to school with Lucy who had a crush on him and Alice He is the newest member of Nilson s Bay town council and Alice s lawyer Peter informs Lucy that in order to inherit the house she must live in it for eight weeks and part of that has to be over Christmas Lucy received a further blow when Tom Ryland President elect Ryland offers Lucy a position in the West Wing of the White House but wants her to take some time off before joining him in WashingtonLucy is not sure how she is going to spend her time in Nilson s Bay without work She has not taken time off in thirteen Edge of Chaos Sons of Chaos MC years Lucy discovers that she really did not know her sister very well She learns about Alice from her friends FOA Friends of Alice the house her beautiful drawings and Alice s uilts Lucy learns about herself and has to decide what she wants Peter is glad that Lucy will be staying around for a little while Romance is in the airI give The Second Sister 4 out of 5 stars It is a good story but I found it a little rambling and did not find it as good her Marie Bostwick s Cobbled Court series When I finish one of the Cobbled Court books I always want but I did not feel that way with The Second Sister The Second Sister has a lot of twists and turns as Lucy learns about her sister s life and discovers that there may be to life than work There is some uilting in the book Alice s stash sounds marvelous as well as two cute catsI received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Review also found at received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher Kensington via Edelweiss in exchange fore an honest review The expected publication date is March 31st 2015 This is one of those stories that I have a hard time sharing my thoughts on because it did not excite nor bore me It was simply a book that past the time for me but didn t really offer any stand out element to me If I had to describe this story in its most simplistic terms it is about coming home and discoveringourself I enjoyed the close knit small town backdrop tot he story Since it took place in the winter I could identify to the cold and snowy climate The highlight of this story is the misfit group of friends that Alice was a part of Each somewhat odd et truly endearing people Lucy on the other hand I had a hard time warming up to I think it simply took too long to get to see the demons she was fighting and it made it difficult to be in her corner At the end of the day this story provided me with some entertainment that while predictable was enough to take me away from reality for just a little while. Up of friends appears to have little in common besides an interest in uilting Yet deep affection for Alice united them and soon Lucy too is brought into the fold as they share problems and stories And as she finds warmth and support in this new circle Lucy begins to understand this will be her sister's enduring gift a chance to move beyond her difficult past and find what she has long been missi.
me I guess because I grew up with two older sisters and all the different stages ofI guess because I grew up with two older sisters and all the different stages of relationships with each otherGood reading 35 stars rounded up to 4 as I love this author I m an ardent Bostwick fan She can t write a bad book I thought I had read all her novels but recently discovered that I somehow missed this one What brought my attention to it is that Hallmark is making a movie of itI enjoyed meeting Lucy the ounger sister of Alice although it took awhile to like her She was a campaign manager to the new President elect when this opens Her job has been her main priority She is good at what she does but doesn t have much of a life other than work in politics Alice her older sister still lives at home alone in Nilson s Bay Wisconsin where they were raised Their parents had been killed in an accident ears before Alice suffered a brain injury at age 18 which left her mentally impaired slow She loves animals and works amongst them often finding them homes She is on the phone with her sister Lucy constantly wanting her to come home and visit her especially for Christmas Lucy spends Christmas s with Alice but never goes home to Wisconsin to do so I hated it when she referred to Alice as her crazy sister Later on in the novel we ll realize that Alice was smarter than given credit forFuture events will have Lucy regretting that she didn t take the time to give her sister the love and attention she craved Lucy is summoned home by her cousin for an emergency right after the Presidential candidate she was working for was elected She had never wanted to return but circumstances and fate had a different path for Lucy to follow which includes an unexpected surprise about her sister Pull up a chair and sit a spell with the people of the fictional town of Nilson s Bay in Door County which is real Author Bostwick lays it out so invitingly based upon her experiences while living in that county and being familiar with these little nook and crannies of the peninsula You ll love meeting its inhabitants and getting vested in all their stories not just Lucy and Alice s but those of her closest friends and neighbors as well I m happy to recommend it to fans of contemporary fiction women s fiction and romance Reviewed by JoAnneBook provided by NetgalleyReview originally posted at Romancing the Book While this book is women s contemporary fiction The Second Sister had a lot of depth to not only the storyline but also the characters who were multifaceted and kept me on my toes There were many emotions running throughout sadness despair anger frustration fighting for causes and second chances finding oneself happiness friendship peace and acceptance Alice and Luc Lucy and Alice sisters with secrets One with a high powered job always on the move the other living uietly in their home town Sisters so diametrically opposed in values and priorities one wonders how they could be relatedThings are never really as they seem in families we all know that And no matter how Khaiye Aur Vajan Ghataiye you run or try to bury or forgetour past ou never really succeed No one is ever all wrong or right Growth redemption and the strength of family are the themes in this story The ch. Cy is drawn back to Nilson's Bay her small close knit Wisconsin hometown An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired and she was content to stay in Nilson's Bay Lucy meanwhile got out and never looked back But now to meet the terms of Alice's eccentric will Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister's cottage and begins to see the town and Alice's life anew Alice's diverse gro. A special thank ou to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewTHE SECOND SISTER by Marie Bostwick is an emotional and powerful story of second chances and with the author s background she is uite at home with her storylines as she brings all her characters together for an inspiring and uplifting story of family hope and healingAs the book opens
It Is Nov 2016 And Alice Is Calling Lucy Heris Nov 2016 and Alice is calling Lucy her asking her to come home for Christmas and Lucy explains they will go somewhere warm for Christmas like Disney and Lucy explains they will go somewhere warm for Christmas like Disney which Alice loves or of course Washington since this is where Lucy may be with her political campaign as her boss gets closer to the White House her life A near drowning accident at the age of eighteen had permanently altered Lucy s sister Alice s intellect abilities and personality Alice of course wants to have Christmas in Nilson Bay and informed Lucy she has not been home in eight في الانفصال years since her parents died in a freak single car accident and when her boss lost his job and she lost hers and they had returned to Colorado Eighty hour work weeks and freuent flyer miles is what Lucy is accustomed to and she could even spring for a trip around the world for Christmas with all the miles she had accumulatedLucy spent the first eighteenears of her life in Door County and she does not want to make the trip back to Wisconsin ever again On the other hand Alice loves Nilson Bay At age thirty seven Alice is seventeen months older than herself however Alice still has the mind of a teenager and wishes her happy birthday What was her sister thinking if her boss won the election she would need to go to Washington and if he lost she would need to start looking for a job Maybe next Natural Cat Care year she could visit Things drastically change when her cousin calls from Wisconsin notifying her of an accident involving Lucy and pills She has to go to her Alice was frightened of hospitals Now Lucy is feeling guilty as she left the phone off the hook the night before and wonders if Alice took the pills on purpose as she had a tendency toward depression since her early twenties after aear at college However through plane connections and winter storms by the time she arrives in Wisconsin she learns the horrible news her sister did not make it Barney was the last living relative an apple farmer and lifelong bachelor about twice her age was there and he was an emotional wreck Now she has arrangements to make in the middle of a campaign electionSoon thereafter she finds Alice s eccentric will stipulates that Lucy must take up temporary residence in the house before she can inherit it Then Lucy meets her late sister s friends a close knit lively group of women who meet regularly to uilt togetherDaphne a single mother of four daughters Rinda a chain smoking Bible touting African American woman and a recovering alcoholic And finally there s Celia a gay art teacher who s unlucky in love Lucy is drawn into their lives and comes to find out how much they cared for her sister She begins to confront her own past as well as the guilt that kept her estranged from her sister for so long Lucy is accustomed to being independent and not sharing her world with a group of women What about all the time she missed with her sister Lucy soon learns we have no guarantees in life and has to forgive herself and the past in order to move on for a second chance Lucy is driven in her passion for her job and for advancing Tom s political career and puts her own life on hold and she has only one friend Joe On the other hand Alice mentally challenged and childlike in many ways has friends and a life And now Lucy goes from a busy career to being back in her home town away from work and all she has known having to decide to sell her home and plan a different future Then there is Peter the lawyer My first book by Bostwick and am strongly reminded of fellow authors Debbie Macomber Sherryl Woods Emilie Richards and Mariah Stewart with the warm hearted stories uilting strong women circles friendships sisters family inspirational and small town charm You come to feel And the Ass Saw the Angel you know the characters as friends and the author s passion definitely shines through her vivid settings and characters I enjoyed reading the author s notes and hearing about the time she and her family spent in Wisconsin and weekend trips to Door County makingou want to visit and enjoy a stroll through the lovely uaint town An enjoyable read THE SECOND SISTER includes detailed discussion uestions and personal reflection ma. From New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick comes an emotionally rich inspiring new novel about family second chances and the connections that bring women together in hope and healingYears of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey's boss is entering the White House But when her estranged older sister Alice unexpectedly dies Lu.