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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Daughters of the Bride comes the charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love, and the unbreakable bond between sisters.

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 Olivia, 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 10 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....

©2017 Susan Mallery, Inc (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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Didn't Finish the Book

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Take out the sexually explicit content and it would have been a great story.

Would you be willing to try another book from Susan Mallery? Why or why not?

Probably won't buy another. May get one from the library and give it a chance but when authors include unnecessary sexual content it takes away from good writing.

Have you listened to any of Tanya Eby’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Great narrator!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Secrets of the Tulip Sisters?

All sexual details. They're not necessary, especially when you have a good story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

Susan Mallery just keeps getting better and better. She has a way of bringing you into her world and making you forget all about life for a little while. The narrator, Tanya Eby does a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. All in all, this was a very enjoyable listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Excellent book

Loved this book. Captured my attention from the beginning to the end. Characters were people taken from real life - flawed, funny, sad - real. Liked how women were portrayed as real - different sizes and shapes but all loved by their men. They weren’t a perfect size 2 and drop dead beautiful. Loved the book!

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Loved this new storyline

Very refreshing, I know anyone looking for some light listening and romance will like this book. Another Great one thank you Susan

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Good story, keeps you listening

Light reading, not a heavy story. Very contemporary girl book. Easy to listen to. Deals with today's family issues.

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Stupid!

Embarrassed that it was a book club choice! So don't waste your time and money.

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I love all things Susan Mallery

I could not make it out of my house until I finished this book .I loved the surprise in the end . I love how Susan puts a story together.
My daughter's and I are hooked on Susan.

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Should be called "Sex with the tulip sisters"

What disappointed you about Secrets of the Tulip Sisters?

Terrible story line!<br/>

Would you ever listen to anything by Susan Mallery again?

No

Any additional comments?

I have never ever written a review.<br/>Did not like this book at all.<br/><br/>

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Enjoyable Listen

I enjoyed listening to this book but have a couple of minor issues: the mom was I redeemable and really had no place in the book except that she caused problems for otherwise likable characters and smooth relationships. The ending also seemed a bit abrupt. I would have preferred it to have been a bit more satisfying.

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Dysfunctional & So Funny!

Susan Mallery successfully mixes dysfunctional family drama with super funny dialogue to create a fun listen. Sisters Kelly and Olivia Murphy are abandoned by their mom which results in the girls having very different teen lives. Kelly stays in Tulpen Crossing, and after being sent away to boarding school, Olivia goes to Phoenix with their mom. When a grown Olivia moves back home with Kelly and their dad, the girls fight, laugh and try to figure out how to be sisters. When their mother follows Olivia back to Tulpen Crossing, the girls are determined to keep her out of their new relationship and away from their dad's new love.

Filled with old boyfriends, new loves, Mallery somehow entwines funny situations, difficult conversations and family drama into a great listen.