PUBLICATION DATE: May 25th, 2021
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Thank you to MIRA for inviting me along on the Blog Tour for The Stepsisters by Sarah Mallery, and for the eARC via NetGalley.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery pens a love story of a different sort…a heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.
Once upon a time, when her dad married Sage’s mom, Daisy was thrilled to get a bright and shiny new sister. But Sage was beautiful and popular, everything Daisy was not, and she made sure Daisy knew it.
Sage didn’t have Daisy’s smarts—she had to go back a grade to enroll in the fancy rich-kid school. So she used her popularity as a weapon, putting Daisy down to elevate herself. After the divorce, the stepsisters’ rivalry continued until the final, improbable straw: Daisy married Sage’s first love, and Sage fled California.
Eighteen years, two kids and one troubled marriage later, Daisy never expects—or wants—to see Sage again. But when the little sister they have in common needs them both, they put aside their differences to care for Cassidy. As long-buried truths are revealed, no one is more surprised than they when friendship blossoms.
Their fragile truce is threatened by one careless act that could have devastating consequences. They could turn their backs on each other again…or they could learn to forgive once and for all and finally become true sisters of the heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
#1 NYT bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming, humorous novels about the relationships that define our lives―family, friendship, romance. She’s known for putting nuanced characters in emotional situations that surprise readers to laughter. Beloved by millions, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Susan lives in Washington with her husband, two cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur. Visit her at SusanMallery.com.
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BUY THE BOOK:
I enjoyed reading about this family’s dynamics, and the relationships and friendships (or lack thereof) between each of the sisters. There are power struggles, hurt, and resentment that has built throughout the years and they are now faced with having to overcome these, as one of the sisters now needs help from the other two sisters. Daisy and Sage are the two oldest sisters, becoming a family when Daisy’s dad married Sage’s mom. Together they then had their youngest sister Cassidy. Sides are taken within the family amongst the sisters, and they can never seem to get along.
I enjoyed Daisy’s character and couldn’t help feeling sorry for her as I read from her point of view and seeing things from her perspective. She had a lot to deal with not only from her step-sister Sage but also from youngest half-sister Cassidy, who always seemed to take her mom’s side, as well as Sage’s side, leaving Daisy the odd one out. Not to mention the fact that Daisy never did get along with her step-mother.
A great book that I recommend you read!