The Sweeney Sisters

The Sweeney Sisters is a story of secrets and family – who doesn’t love one of those? Follow along as the sisters navigate new relationships and grow stronger together.

 

Synopsis:

Three sisters – Liza, Maggie, and Tricia – grow apart after their mother dies from cancer. They are brought back together for their father’s funeral, after he passes away unexpectedly. But as the family gathers for the funeral of this famous author, the sisters must face some serious fallouts…including a new sister they never knew they had. What secrets was their beloved father keeping?

 

Review:

This book had some beautiful writing, and developed each character really well. But something about the story just didn’t dazzle me.

It raises an interesting question about the DNA tests that are all the rage right now – would you risk taking a DNA test if you knew you could discover new family? I enjoyed the emotional journey the three Sweeney sisters must undergo to process not only their father’s death, but how he thought about fatherhood (in his never-before-seen memoir), as well as deciding on how close they want to get to another (new!) sister.

Watching their relationships grow and change together with each other and the half sister they didn’t know existed is well written and heartfelt. There are a few romantic relationships that left me dissatisfied, but there are so many others that feel vulnerable and real.

The Sweeney Sisters is full of heart. It has a nice pace and covered some interesting topics. I loved the quaint New England setting, and the ending was pretty satisfying. I recommend it for your summer reading!

 
Thank you to William Morrow Books for a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and all opinions expressed are my own.
 

Book Details

The Sweeney Sisters
by Lian Dolan
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by William Morrow

Summary

The Sweeney Sisters is a story of secrets and family - who doesn’t love one of those? Follow along as the sisters navigate new relationships and grow stronger together. This book had some beautiful writing, and developed each character really well. Although the story didn't dazzle me, I'd still recommend it for your summer reading!

— Cassie
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