Don't Wake Up rA beautiful book I would just love to curl up andead it once An excellent Reduced read Read it in one dayWill be buying of her books Sister books fascinate me I guess because I grew up with two older sisters and all the different stages of ourelationships with each otherGood Double Betrayal reading Review also found ateceived an advanced copy of the book from the publisher Kensington via Edelweiss in exchange fore an honest eview 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 eally offer any stand out element to me time for me but didn t The Magistrates' Court: An Introduction (Fifth Edition) really offer any stand out element to me I had to describe this story in its most simplistic terms it is about coming home and discovering yourself 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 yet 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 fromeality for just a little while A special thank you to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest eviewTHE 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 go 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 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 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 eturned 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 go 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 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 a year 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 elative an apple farmer and lifelong bachelor about twice her
Age Was There And was there and 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 esidence 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 The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin regularly to uilt togetherDaphne a single mother of four daughters Rinda a chain smoking Bible touting African American woman and aecovering 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 second chance Lucy is driven in her passion for her job and for advancing Tom s political 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. From New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick comes an emotionally ich 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.
Marie Bostwick ë 3 eviewTmas Lucy No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History 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 years Lucy discovers that sheeally 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 Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 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 catsIeceived a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest Berlayar di Pamor Badik review 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 emotionsunning 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 L. Munatius Plancus rockyelationship during their childhood because of their parents treatment of them Their father seemed to only love Alice for a multitude of Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality reasons and was a very unhappy man living an unfulfilled life Whatever blame could be placed at Lucy s feet for anything that didn t go the way he wanted was No wonder Lucy wanted to get as far away from Nilson s Bay Wisconsin as she possibly could and never wanted toeturn or look back Not that her adult life was great She was a workaholic who was always on the go 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 gave Alice what she wanted her to visit their hometown especially for Christmas but Alice finally got her wish and that s when the story for me eally took off since initially it was a slow ead even with all the political machinations going onOnce I got immersed in their hometown and met the The Pink Pearl 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 finallyealize that there was a lot of good in Nilson s Bay and was a lot of good in Nilson s Bay and always how she Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe remembered it There were a lot ofeminisces by Lucy some told to others and some she just elived 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 get closer to the people she knew growing 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 *the other felt 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 evealed 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 ead 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 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 aised sparking ipples
*on the endless blue gray surface of the water and attled *the endless blue gray surface of the water and Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception rattled leaves of the treeseleasing showers of still brilliant yellow gold orange and ed foliage that floated to the ground 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 gift a chance to move beyond her difficult past and find what she has long been missi.
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 Philosophy in Social Work 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 enjoyedeading 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 Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story read THE SECOND SISTER includes detailed discussion uestions and personaleflection making this an ideal ead for book clubs and further discussions with different perspectives Judith D Collins Must Read Books Love Love LOVE This D Collins Must Read Books Love love LOVE this This is one of those books you ead "that you automatically fall in love with the characters and setting of the "you automatically fall in love with the characters and setting of the 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 Organizing Power roots andemember 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 gives you a sense of hope and happiness 35 stars Bipedal, By Pedal: Confidential Mad Libs 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 hadead all her novels but Lost Treasure recently discovered that I somehow missed this one What brought my attention to it is that Hallmark is making a mov 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 beelatedThings are never Victorian Fashions: A Pictorial Archive, 965 Illustrations really as they seem in families we all know that And no matter how youun or try to bury or forget your past you never Jack and the Beanstalk: Ladybird First Favourite Tales really succeed No one is ever all wrong oright Growth Captain Corellis Mandolin redemption and the strength of family are the themes in this story The characters were well developed and easy toelate to The story line moved Landscapes of the Chinese Soul right along no laggingOverall it was an easy sweetead predictable Sometimes you just want a story you know will turn out okay Lucy Toomey had poured all her energy and every waking moment into the presidential campaign She has avoided her
in Door 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 Landscapes of the Chinese Soul: The Enduring Presence of the Cultural Revolution remained a talented artist uilter and animal lover While Lucy loved her sister she viewed her as an obligation than aelationship When Alice is hospitalized Lucy ushes 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 ediscovers the beauty and peace of her hometown Though not warmly welcomed initally the 3 women fondly Media, Mobilization and the Umbrella Movement referred to as Friends of Alice grow to embrace Lucy and bring her into their fold Lucy alsoeconnects with her high school crush Peter and a few sparks ignite Filled with warmth humor and heartbreak another wonderful novel by Marie Bostwick 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 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 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 Getting a Life with Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood receives a call that her sister is in the hospital and she needs to come home immediatelyLucyushes 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 Chris. 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 esidence in her sister's cottage and begins to see the town and Alice's life anew Alice's diverse gro. ,hometown in door