SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS

SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS                    SUSAN MALLERY
Kelly Murphy’s life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine — up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett — Tulpen Crossing’s prodigal son who’s set his sights on Kelly, and her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone.
But Olivia’s return isn’t as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future and, ever since her dad sent her away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. She’s determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family…whether her sister likes it or not. For ten years, she and Kelly have been strangers. Olivia will get by without her approval now.
While Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big, hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. Can they forgive each other — and themselves — and redefine what it means to be sisters?
Told with Mallery’s trademark heart and humor, the Tulip Sisters are in for the most colorful summer of their lives…

MY REVIEW:
     This book had so much going on from the get-go it is unreal.  There were so many secrets you almost needed a scorecard but OMG! That is what made it so suspenseful.  You just didn’t know who or when somebody was going to spill the beans.
     I love those small-town America town stories with family ties and this was not a disappointing one at all.  We had love, betrayal, no bro code or sister code, the first big “OO” ever at almost thirty, a girlfriend who fall for her besties daddy.  So, Yeah Girl!  We got it all in this little gem of a book.  Oh, did I mention the slutty mom that blows into town that you dad divorced years ago for blowing everyone she could among other things after ten plus years and want to play mommy to her two grown daughters?  Well, yeah who doesn’t want that?
     See that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  It’s the relationship between Kelly and Olivia Murphy, two sisters that were dealt a bad hand to have a mom too self-centered to know how to be a mother.  With a father trying to do his best to keep his business running, out run the gossip of her affairs, and keep his girls happy and away from her madness.
      When one day she just walks out leaving Jeff their father with his girls to raise alone.  It was actually his happiest day and he knew though the saddest for his girls.  The decisions that were made were made out of love and in order to protect the girls.  At the same time, more secrets developed engulfing each one.  Until it choked off their voices not allowing the three of them to continue as a family.
     You will laugh and cry but you will find a feeling of understanding of how secrets can destroy.  I give this: 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com. 

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