(The Second Sister) [EBOOK/PDF] Õ Marie Bostwick
Lucy and Alice sisters with
secrets One with a high powered job always on the move the other living uietly One with a high powered job always on the move the other living uietly 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 you run or try to bury or forget your past you 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 characters were well developed and easy to relate to The story line moved right along no laggingOverall it was an easy sweet read predictable Sometimes you just want a story you know will 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 books you read that 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 her younger 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 you at the edge of your seat wondering what comes next as well as ives 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 thirteen years Working to et him elected to various positions including overnor She is now working to Ratscalibur get him elected President of the United States Her parents of been deceased for several years 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 years 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 isone from an accidental overdose Lucy is hoping to have the funeral clean out Alice s house sell it and et back to work However Alice has other plans for Lucy Peter Swenson went to 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 is one of those stories I have a hard time sharing my thoughts on because it did not excite nor bore me It was simply a A special thank you 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 her sister asking her to come home for Christmas and Lucy explains they will o somewhere warm for Christmas like Disney World which Alice loves or of course Washington since this is where Lucy may be with her political campaign as her boss ets 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 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 eighteen years 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 o to Washington and if he lost she would need to start looking for a job Maybe next 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 A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent go to her Alice was frightened of hospitals Now Lucy is feelinguilty 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 a year at college Ho. 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.
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Do So I Hated It I hated it she referred to Alice as her crazy sister Later on in the novel we ll realize Alice was smarter than My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA given credit forFuture events will have Lucy regretting that she didn t take the time toive 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 andcrannies of theof the You ll love meeting its inhabitants and The Book of Leviathan 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 Lucy as sisters had a rocky relationship during their childhood because of their parents treatment of them Their father seemed to only love Alice for a multitude of reasons and was a very unhappy man living an unfulfilled life Whatever blame could be placed at Lucy s feet for anything that didn to the way he wanted was No wonder Lucy wanted to Nine Ghosts get as far away from Nilson s Bay Wisconsin as she possibly could and never wanted to return or look back Not that her adult life wasreat She was a workaholic who was always on the o in Washington working 247 without any friends or love in her life Although she and Alice kept in touch after the death of their parents Lucy never ave Alice what she wanted her to visit their hometown especially for Christmas but Alice finally شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى got her wish and that s when the story for me really took off since initially it was a slow read even with all the political machinationsoing onOnce I The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) got immersed in their hometown and met the residents and Alice s friends it was like a different book I loved the descriptions of the businesses the lake and the waterfront the homes but especially the cottage with the cats the food the uilts and the uilting along with the landscape the ice fishing and the shanty Everything was so detailed and vivid that I felt I was there The small town feel was welcoming and it was nice to see Lucy finally realize that there was a lot ofood in Nilson s Bay and not always how she remembered it There were a lot of reminisces by Lucy some told to others and some she just relived in her mind but when she finally could talk about her childhood and the eventful day that changed everything in her life she finally found some peace The three uirky women who were known by the townspeople as the Friends of Alice or FOA also eventually became Lucy s friends Watching her Riding Hard get closer to the people she knewrowing up and the new friends she made was heartwarming She and her childhood friend Peter had a history but could they also have a future There was chemistry but they also fought like cats and dogs and never knew how the other felt back in high school or even now There were a lot of twists and turns to the story as well as many surprises along the way There were many secrets revealed which just added another layer to the story There was some closure with most of the loose ends tied up but there were that needed to be addressed Bostwick was able to intertwine many lives effortlessly even when they seemed to have nothing in common When I turned the last page I was sorry to see the story end and an epilogue would have been a nice treatMarie Bostwick is an author that I ve read many times before Her Cobbled Court uilts series is among my favorites even though I don t uilt I loved the way she brought uilting into this book as well although it was totally unexpected Her books are always added to my always Arabian Challenge growing TBR pile as soon as I know she has a new one outFavorite uote It was breathtaking especially on such a crisply cold but bright and sunny day in an autumn that was lingering long Every breath of wind raised sparking ripples on the endless blueray surface of the water and rattled the leaves of the trees releasing showers of still brilliant yellow old orange and red foliage that floated to the round like little flags of welcome. 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 Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students gift a chance to move beyond her difficult past and find what she has long been missi. Wever 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 livelyroup of women who meet regularly to uilt togetherDaphne a single mother of four daughters Rinda a chainsmoking Bible touting African American woman and a recovering alcoholic And there s CeliaBible touting American woman and a recovering alcoholic And finally there s Celia ay art teacher who s unlucky in love lucy is drawn s unlucky in love Lucy is drawn 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 uilt that kept her estranged from her sister for so long Lucy is accustomed to being independent and not sharing her world with a American Literature Student Text group of women What about all the time she missed with her sister Lucy soon learns we have nouarantees 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 Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance 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 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 making you 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 making this an ideal read for book clubs and further discussions with different perspectives Judith D Collins Must Read Books Lucy Toomey had poured all her energy and every waking moment into the presidential campaign She has avoided her hometown in Door County Wisconsin using work as an excuse to not spend time with her sister Alice Alice was never the same after a drowning accident yet she remained a talented artist uilter and animal lover While Lucy loved her sister she viewed her as an obligation than a relationship When Alice is hospitalized Lucy rushes home to be by her side but she is too late Alice had stipulated in her will that in order to inherit the family cottage she must live there for 8 weeks With the presidential inauguration weeks away Lucy decides to stay through the holidays What she discovers at the cottage are some beautiful drawings and uilts for a person no one can identify She also rediscovers the beauty and peace of her hometown Though not warmly welcomed initally the 3 women fondly referred to as Friends of Alicerow to embrace Lucy and bring her into their fold Lucy also reconnects with her high school crush Peter and a few sparks ignite Filled with warmth humor and heartbreak another wonderful novel by Marie Bostwick An excellent read Read it in one dayWill be buying of her books Sister books fascinate me I The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems guess because Irew up with two older sisters and all the different stages of our 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 younger 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 ood 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 years 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 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 ot 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 Black Wings of Cthulhu gro.