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Publisher's Summary

Two estranged sisters reunite in an emotional novel of family, forgiveness, lost hope, and new beginnings.

They had a forever bond, until a sudden tragedy thrust them apart. Now, each at a crossroad in her own life, two sisters’ paths are about to intersect.

Broadcast journalist Julia Frank has it all: a career, an ambitious fiancé, and the hard-won respect of her peers. Until a ruinous decision destroys her reputation, puts her job at risk, and sends her reeling toward the only soul left to turn to: her estranged sister, Ginny.

The owner of a clandestine supper club hidden in the Arizona desert, Ginny Frank has a lot on her plate. The last thing she wants is more drama - or the burden of nursing her younger sister’s wounded ego. But family is family. Besides, Ginny can use the help in more ways than one, and she’s going to make sure Julia pulls her weight.

As a tenuous reunion reopens old wounds, Julia and Ginny have no choice but to confront the pain and betrayals of the past. Will working to keep the secret supper club running be just what they need to find common ground and a path toward forgiveness, or will the increasing stress push them even further apart?

©2019 Nicole Meier (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“This heartwarming story of two headstrong women who relearn how to listen to one another will delight fans of Mary Simses and Nina George.” --Booklist

“In Nicole Meier’s third novel, the scent of sagebrush and mesquite leaps off the page, as does a complex, rich relationship between two sisters. This is a devour-in-one-sitting read that is as atmospheric as it is emotionally resonant.” --Michelle Gable, New York Times best-selling author of A Paris Apartment and The Summer I Met Jack

“Sisterhood is rewarding, but intricate, and second chances don’t come easily. In this moving tale, Meier brings these ambitious, complex characters to life and sets them on an emotional journey toward honesty and acceptance.” --Sonja Yoerg, Washington Post best-selling author of True Places

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Much needed listen!

An absolutely wonderful book about family, sisters, reconnecting, getting out of your own way you can finding your way back to who you truly are and truly want to be. Sisters Ginny and Julia at heart truly love each other yet have been estranged since the unexpected and tragic deaths of their parents. Ginny stepped back from her high powered career as a celebrity chef to take care of all of the things left to deal with for her parents where as Julia acted as if it were just another day and went back to work in her career as the host of a national news show leaving it all for Ginny to handle. She left a mess in her wake with nary a thought and also walked away from her beloved niece. They hadn’t spoken in three years when Julia makes a colossal faux pas on the air he career goes into a tail spin. She packs up a suitcase and lands on her sisters doorstop. Lots of emotions, difficult conversations and trying to decide what is next for each of them. Toss in a talented yet snarky young woman (Ginnys daughter, who is just a bit angry at the world) and a backdrop of some amazing food and you’ve got a fantastic book about following your dreams though they may be very different than you originally thought they would be.

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Narration ruins another book

I really tried to get past Amy McFadden’s (my LEAST fav narrator)OVERLY perfect pronunciations and mispronunciations but alas,was just too irritating. All her words that have the second letter of “e” are pronounced with an “a”. Text is,”taxt, bed is “bad”, ahead,”ahad”. WHY does she do this?! Every.single.word. NO ONE speaks this precise. It completely takes my away from the story. Along with this she has a gravelly over-tone. I was enjoying the story line,although both sisters(even the daughter) were not very likable,i could have pushed thru but,nope Amy just made me dislike the one even more. Maybe I’ll just read it.

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The narrator left the characters unlikable

The story is as expected- all works out in the end. The narration leaves something to be desired.

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Maybe I'm too old for this book but I found myself getting annoyed at the constant references to the sister's long term estrangement and the narrator feeling guilty for feeling she had abandoned her young niece. It turns out they hadn't seen each other in three years and the niece is 21. Not a big deal when folks live at opposite ends of the country. Good thing I only used this as background while sewing since it really didn't require much attention