Kaylie Snow has always been the fun, flirty, pretty sister. Now her burgeoning baby bump, hormone-infused emotions, and faltering singing career are sending her into an unexpected identity crisis. Watching her older sister, Danica, glide through a major career change and a new relationship with the grace of a ballerina, Kaylie's insecurities rise to the forefront - and her relationship with fiancé Chaz Crew is caught in the crossfire.
Chaz Crew has everything he's ever wanted: a lovely fiancée, a baby on the way, and soon the film festival he owns will host its biggest event ever. When he's called away to woo the festival's largest sponsor - and the lover he's never admitted to having - secrets from his past turn his new life upside down.
With her baby shower around the corner and her fiancé's big event looming, the pressure is on for Kaylie to pull herself together - and for Chaz to right his wrongs. In a few short weeks, the couple who had it all figured out will learn things about life and love that may change their minds - and their hearts.
Sisters in Bloom is part of the Love in Bloom series. While Sisters in Bloom can be listened to as a standalone novel, for even more listening enjoyment you may want to listen to the entire Love in Bloom series in order.
©2014 Melissa Foster (P)2015 Melissa Foster
I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!
This Series is so good!! I love it so much!! The characters are Great the book flows SO WELL & the Narrator B.J. HARRISON BRINGS THE BOOK TO LIFE!! Melissa Foster is AN AMAZING AUTHOR!! I CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE OF HER BOOKS!!!
This is book 2 and I do have to say it is even better then book if that is possible. Kaylie and Chaz are an amazing couple, they will make you laugh and cry and in the end you will route for them to have a happy ever after. Danica and Blake also make this book perfection I love the advice they both give to the new couple.
This is the second book I ever read of Melissa Fosters, while I loved Sisters in Love book 1, this one well I loved it but I didn't like Kaylie for most of the book, she was so self centered, but thankfully the rest of the characters in this book make it worth reading. I love Chaz and god he so deserves a medal for dealing with Kaylie. Melissa I don't know how you came up with her, but that sure shows you can write a fantastic book. Thank god it turns out good. Was so worth reading and I'm so thankful that I read Sisters in Love first, and you should read it first then move on to this one. I recommend reading them in order. I did like this one too, I liked it so much I listened to it on Audio and BJ Harrison did a fantastic job narrating Sisters in Bloom(he made me like the book that much more) he was awesome at reading the females just as the males, I wonder if it would have been different had a women narrarated the female voices and kept B.J. for the males? Just a thought, even though he did a phenomenal job and I so hope he is the narrator for the rest of the series and I can't wait to hear them. Thank you Melissa you picked a fantastic voice when you picked BJ Harrison to read your book. I look forward to many many more. Go get this book and the audio version too. Both are worth it.
Yes! I absolutely love the characters and the interlocking story lines. It was awesome to watch Kaylie literally learn how to be a grown up and care about more than herself and her looks in this one. Her relationship with Chaz and then becoming a mom was so wonderful and special. I also loved getting more of Danica and Blake who I just love together! So many awesome things happened in this book!
I could really only compare it to Sisters in Love and that is because it is basically a continuation of Sisters in Love as we also get more of Danica and Blake's story in addition to Kaylie and Chaz's story. And as a bonus we get more of everyone we have met so far: Gage, Sally, Michelle and many more.
The birth, which I don't want to really explain further because I do not want to spoil anything.
Let's just say it was a wonderfully awesome scene!
Yes if I had time to I would have liked to, but life doesn't really allow that. I was able to listen in around 3 days here and there so that was good too sort of like the time spent reading a book.
I liked the first book in this series too but I liked this one even more. Even though the narrator was the same, for some reason I liked him better this time and didn't seem to mind so much that a female did not read for Kaylie's part.
I read the print version on this book but just recently listened to the audio version. I enjoyed this book just as much this time around as I did the first time that I read it. I liked how the story picks up a little further ahead than where it left off with the return of the characters from the first book. The couple that was mainly focused on in this book was Kaylee and Chas. I at first did not really like Kaylee's character as I felt that she was a bit shallow and self centered but as the book progressed I enjoyed watching her 'grow up'. I liked how Chas' character centered Kaylee even when she was a bit unreasonable. I also liked seeing where Danika and Blake were going with their new relationship. The plot moved along well and did not feel rushed as the characters worked through their relationship issues as well as their career trials and tribulations.
With the narration of this book in the audio format, I thought that the narrator made the story flow. I did feel that with the addition of more characters (Gage, Max, Kaylee's mother, etc.) that at times it was a little difficult to differentiate between the characters but overall, I enjoyed the audio version. I would listen to more of her books in this format and defiantly recommend them to others.
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Worth the purchase or credit. Narration and storyline will reel you in.
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4 "Life Changes" Stars for the story and narration.
In the continuation of the Snow sisters story about navigating love and their careers, in Sisters in Bloom, Ms. Foster delivers another book that is sure to entice women's fiction lovers. Please note though, that this title builds on the story of the Snow sisters that Ms. Foster shared with us in Book 1, Sisters in Love, and therefore should only be listened to after that title in order to understand the entire background.
Whereas Sisters in Love focused on therapist, Danica Snow's and Blake Carter's love life, the primary heroine and hero in Book 2, Sisters in Bloom, is Danica's singer, sister, Kaylie Snow, and her fiance, Chaz Crew. However, for those of you that loved Danica and Blake, do not fret, as they still play a crucial role, and their relationship and the conflicts they must navigate along the way, continue to play a strong secondary role in this book.
Kaylie Snow is used to enjoying life and being the life of the party. Having become comfortable in her role as the more carefree sister and her career as a singer, the impending birth of her first (unplanned) child is causing her to reevaluate her priorities and what she expects from her life. The fact that the clubs who used to book her singing gigs, now also refuse to hire her (both now while pregnant and even more alarming after the baby's arrival) is further complicating Kaylie's ability to process just what her next stage in life will look like. Additionally, having a serious relationship for the first time in her life--one which was precipitated or at least sped along by her unplanned pregnancy--is causing its own strain as Kaylie and Chaz try to settle into a different stage of their relationship.
Further complicating matters is a rather determined ex-hook up of Chaz's who also happens to have a tie-in to his career. As a film festival producer, Chaz has to entertain the festival's sponsors. Unfortunately for Chaz, his old flame is used to getting her way and is determined to have Chaz back in her bed. Furthermore the fact that the old flame also happens to be one of his upcoming film festival's largest sponsors makes her impossible to ignore. Therefore although Chaz is equally committed to seeing her gone, her ability to influence his business is making this a rather delicate situation that requires that he interact with her without falling into her web.
Meanwhile Danica in an effort to support her sister has big news of her own, but doesn't feel like she can move on with her life while her sister is going through such a difficult time.
Will Kaylie be able to sleuth the mystery of her current profession and personal identity crisis? Just what direction will her future career and relationship take? Moreover, will Chaz be able to steer the murky waters created by his former lover and current business partner and remain faithful to Kaylie? Lastly, will Danica be able to comfortably pursue her HEA when her sister's life is in such turmoil?
Surprisingly, for a story based on the lives of sisters, male narrator BJ Harrison manages to render a compelling narration of Sisters in Bloom. Mr. Harrison has a smooth, melodic voice that entrances the listener. Although he doesn't provide a lot of differentiation between his male and female characters, I generally had no trouble following this story, and felt that Mr. Harrison did a good job of maintaining consistency of voices across the two books.
All in all, if you're looking for a story about the quandaries of motherhood, and identity crisis that many of us inevitably go through when we face life changing events in our lives--like the birth of a first child, career changes or struggles, and marriage--Sisters in Bloom is sure to be a story that women fiction lovers can identify with.
Source: Review copy provided for review purposes.
We read to know, we are not alone ~ C.S. Lewis
Stars: Overall 4 Naration 4 Story 4
Fast forward a bit, and we have Kylie’s story as she navigates through pregnancy hormones, a slowdown in her own career and a bit of a rough patch with her fiancé, Chaz. Not a particularly introspective character, all of these changes have Kylie worried about EVERYTHING, and the doubts are creeping in.
Chaz has a big film festival coming up, and he thinks his life is going along beautifully. Nothing is better than his fiancée and new baby on the way, and this film could mean big things for them all. But the one regret in his life has suddenly reappeared, and the existence of this woman isn’t something he ever shared with her.
Now with Kylie at a low point, a past fling that won’t stay that way and the stress and nerves around the film festival and things are just heating up.
Foster uses a combination of character development, communication and fears that are very real, if sometimes groundless, to build the story and give it teeth. Chaz is a wonderful and steady influence for Kylie, and while their love is obvious they both cling to insecurities and issues from their pasts. Insets from Danica (Kylie’s sister) and her relationship trials in her own life, and the visit from her mother all play to the issues both of the sisters have in their own lives. Issues that their mother’s influence (and some actual common sense) allow them to move forward in their own lives, allowing the past to settle.
Narration is provided by B.J. Harrison, and as I thought with the first in this series, a clever choice of narrator. There is a bit more angst and tension in this story, and Harrison’s ability to present the emotional overtones in the story without overreach or overacting. While character voices are distinct, they do not tip over the line to caricature or overly emoted, and the story is richer for that.
A great installment in the Snow Sisters series, I’m curious to get to the weddings..
I received an audiobook copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions and expectations are my own responsibility.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
This is the second book in Melissa Foster’s Love in Bloom series. Sisters Kaylie and Danica Snow are both moving forward with their lives, both of them more confident than ever, and eager to see what their futures hold for them.
Kaylie and her fiancé, Chaz, have reconciled and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first child. The baby is due in the next few weeks and they have decided to put their wedding off until after the baby has arrived. Kaylie is experiencing some disappointments in her musical career but has decided that any decisions on that front can also wait until the baby has arrived. She still has moments plagued by doubts but is working with a therapist (not her sister) to get through them and try to understand their origins.
Danica is loving her new career and is very pleased with the growth of the youth center and its acceptance into the community of Allure. She and Blake have grown closer and Blake has found a new therapist to help him deal with the loss of his best friend and partner, as well as the issue of his former lifestyle choices. Together, they are doing everything they can to help Sally and Rusty cope with their loss, and things appear to be going well there, too. Life seems perfect.
Appearances can be deceiving and we all know that life is rarely smooth, and hardly ever plays out perfectly. There are always steep hills to climb and deep valleys to traverse. Sisters in Bloom takes us to the tops of the hills and skillfully navigates us through the deepest of valleys. With her writing, Melissa Foster manages to breathe life into these characters, their hopes, and fears, sorrow, and joy are all palpable and make you feel as though they are your friends and family. A well-crafted story line pulls you in immediately and keeps you completely intrigued; and surprises? Oh boy! I absolutely got lost in this story and B.J. Harrison’s narration is spot-on, once again.
This Book 2 in the Snow Sisters series by Melissa Foster is delightful! Her characters are complex, the dialogue witty and the love is very satisfying.
One of the main characters is very pregnant in this story, so we all get to relive the glories of pregnancy again through Kaylie--the awkwardness, the not liking the clothes, but most of all the insecurities that it can bring. If only every one of us had a mate like Chaz! Ms. Foster has written such a sexy, supportive hero in Chaz that it makes even the non-pregnant want to weep!
We also get to catch up and see what is going on in the lives of Kaylie's sister, Danica, and her fiance, Blake.Just like in real life, everyone in the book has issues, but Ms. Foster never fails to deliver the happily-ever-after that we all so deserve! This was a fantastic story with a super narration job done by B.J. Harrison!
I was given this audiobook free by the author in exchange for an honest review.
"The second Snow sister"
This is a standalone book but follows on from Danicas story. It explores lots of emotions and Kaylie is just as flawed as the rest of us. The same can be said of her other half Chas. Definitely one to listen to.
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