The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets by Molly Fader

ebook, 384 pages
Expected publication: July 16th 2019 by HARLEQUIN - Graydon House Books
About the Book:
It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, raising her daughters and running the family shop in their small Pennsylvania hometown on the shores of Lake Erie. But now, with their mother’s ailing health and a rebellious teenager to rein in, Delia has no choice but to welcome Lindy home. As the two sisters try to put their family back in order, they finally have the chance to reclaim what’s been lost over the years: for Delia, professional dreams and a happy marriage, and for Lindy, a sense of home and an old flame—and best of all, each other. But when one turbulent night leads to a shocking revelation, the women must face the past they’ve avoided for a decade. And there’s nothing like an old secret to bring the McAvoy women back together and stronger than ever.

But all those pictures were like secrets her family had kept from her. Tucked away into books that no one looked at. The McAvoy Book of Secrets.
Molly Fader is a consummate weaver of tales. We're treated to the sister's journey to love and family. Each of the sisters have burdens to overcome...but a strong foundation of love enables them to get past the hurts of childhood and meld into a strong family unit. As the chance for old hurts to heal, and new beginnings become reality, the sisters learn about family ties that bind tighter than they believe. Even when those same ties are stretched thin for many years they never totally break apart as the sisters and reader find out to mutual satisfaction.

They put away the bad stuff. The pain they’d do anything to forget. And they only talked about the good.
The story-line in this book was easy to follow and compelling. The conflict was well defined and the resolution more than satisfying. The characters are very realistic and it was easy to love them and root for their happiness. The author's humor, engaging characters, and charming nostalgic setting were all there, but it was paired with the touching family issues of these women, all of whom have had bitter pain and disappointment to deal with. Now, they are slowly learning to count on themselves and each other.

The mean people, who are cruel out one side of their mouth and smile out the other side
Molly Fader's wonderful, warm writing makes The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets an absolute joy to read. It's a special book filled with many precious moments, unexpected twists and complex secrets and relationships. I loved the story from beginning to end and couldn't put it down. The novel is a brilliant touching story about unconditional love, family, friendship and forgiveness. I highly recommend this delightful book as it brings tears, smiles, laughs and sighs. It's the work of a master storyteller.

Thank you NetGalley, HARLEQUIN - Graydon House Books and Molly Fader for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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