The Hudson Sisters

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 127 ratings

The Last Chance Matinee Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Mariah Stewart comes the first novel in her all-new series, The Hudson Sisters, following a trio of reluctant sisters as they set out to fulfill their father's dying wish. In the process they find not only themselves but the father they only thought they knew.

When celebrated and respected agent Fritz Hudson passes away, he leaves a trail of Hollywood glory in his wake - and two separate families who never knew the other existed. Allie and Des Hudson are products of Fritz's first marriage to Honora, a beautiful but troubled starlet whose life ended in a tragic overdose. Meanwhile, Fritz was falling in love on the Delaware Bay with New Age hippie Susa Pratt - they had a daughter together, Cara, and while Fritz loved Susa with everything he had, he never quite managed to tell her or Cara about his West Coast family.

Now Fritz is gone, and the three sisters are brought together under strange circumstances: There's a large inheritance to be had that could save Allie from her ever-deepening debt following a disastrous divorce, allow Des to open a rescue shelter for abused and wounded animals, and give Cara a fresh start after her husband left her for her best friend - but only if the sisters upend their lives and work together to restore an old, decrepit theater that was Fritz's obsession growing up in his small hometown in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Guided by Fritz's closest friend and longtime attorney, Pete Wheeler, the sisters come together - whether they like it or not - to turn their father's dream into a reality, and might just come away with far more than they bargained for.

©2017 Marti Robb (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Last Chance Matinee

    • The Hudson Sisters, Book 1
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    When celebrated and respected agent Fritz Hudson passes away, he leaves a trail of Hollywood glory in his wake - and two separate families who never knew the other existed. Allie and Des Hudson are products of Fritz's first marriage to Honora, a beautiful but troubled starlet whose life ended in a tragic overdose. Meanwhile, Fritz was falling in love on the Delaware Bay with New Age hippie Susa Pratt - they had a daughter together, Cara, and while Fritz loved Susa with everything he had, he never quite managed to tell her or Cara about his West Coast family.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing was resolved

    • By Pam Ediger on 05-21-19

    Regular price: $22.67

  • Book 2

    • The Sugarhouse Blues

    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet

    • By Anne Obermark on 02-22-19

    Regular price: $18.89

  • Book 3

    • Goodbye Café

    • The Hudson Sisters Series, Book 3
    • By: Mariah Stewart
    • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can’t wait for the day when the renovations on the Sugarhouse Theater are complete so she can finally collect the inheritance from her father and leave Pennsylvania. After all, her life and her 14-year-old daughter are in Los Angeles. But Allie’s divorce left her tottering on the edge of bankruptcy, so to keep up on payments for her house and her daughter’s private-school tuition, Allie packed up and flew out east. But fate has a curveball or two to toss in Allie’s direction - she just doesn’t know it yet.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cozy Read

    • By Lethea J. Garrett on 04-24-19

    Regular price: $22.67