on July 11th 2017
Reading Challenges: Coyer Summer Reading List, Literary Escape
A wonderful story full of romance, forgiveness and the unavoidable ties that bind, SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS is Susan Mallery at her very best.
The relationship of sisters Kelly and Olivia Murphy has been, well… complicated ever since their mother left them as teens, though it's the secrets they have been keeping from each other as adults that have unwittingly widened the chasm. But one thing they do share is the not-so-secret torch they carry for the Martin brothers.
In the small enclave of New Holland, Washington, Griffith and Ryan Martin were demigods. While Griffith was the object of Kelly's high school crush and witness to her mortal teenage humiliation, Ryan was for Olivia the boy who got away-something she's never forgiven Kelly for-and the only person since her mother who appreciated her wild streak.
Now, ten years later, both brothers are newly returned to town. Believing they're destined to be together, Olivia's determined to get Ryan back, until she discovers that she's not the only one keeping secrets…and that perhaps he's not the handsome prince she remembered. And even though Griffith has grown up to be more irresistible than ever, Kelly's impulse is to avoid him and the painful memory he represents, despite his resolve to right the wrong he caused her long ago-and her desire to let him.
I absolutely love Susan Mallery and all of her books. She always writes such good romance stories. This was no exception.
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters was a bit different than what I am use to while reading Mallery’s books, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I like how it was essentially a love story between best friends and family.
I loved meeting the Murphy’s – Kelly, Olivia and their father Jeff. Each were interesting in all their own ways and each would be a pivotal part in each others life – more so than before. I enjoyed meeting most of the supporting characters, especially Helen and Griffith, oh and Sven – who doesn’t enjoy Sven?
I would, as always, recommend any book by Mallery, and this one mostly because it’s a little different from previous ones. Please take the time to read it. You will not regret it.