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From New York Times best-selling author Mariah Stewart comes more "catnip for women's fiction fans" (Booklist) in the second novel of the Hudson Sisters series.

Allie, Des, and Cara, each having her own reasons for wanting a share of their father's estate, meet in the grand Victorian home in which he grew up, only to be greeted by another secret he purposely hid from them: his sister Bonnie. The women reluctantly band together to take on Fritz's challenge, working with a local contractor to begin the renovations financed by an account Fritz had set up for the task. While the restoration appears to go smoothly at first, it soon becomes apparent that the work will be more extensive than originally thought, and Des, elected to handle the money, needs to find ways to stretch out the remaining savings while searching for new sources of funding.

As strangers linked only by their DNA try to become a family, the Hudson sisters also try to come to terms with the father they only thought they knew. In the process, each woman discovers her own capacity for understanding, forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family.

©2018 Mariah Stewart (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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absolutely the best story

This is such a beautiful story. Life, love, family and beauty of the soul. I think many of our younger generation should read this as it tells the story of what beauty life is.

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worth the money

Mariah Stewart never fails. i didn't even know this was book #2 in a series. very well written but now i will go back and get #1 (last chance matinee).

eagerly waiting for book #3 to who finds the hidden emeralds. and waiting for ally and Ben to fall in love!