The Christmas Sisters

The Christmas Sisters

eBook - 2018
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"In the snowy Highlands of Scotland, Suzanne McBride is dreaming of the perfect cozy Christmas. Her three adopted daughters are coming home for the holidays and she can't wait to see them. But tensions are running high ... Workaholic Hannah knows she can't avoid spending the holidays with her family two years in a row. But it's not the weight of their expectations that's panicking her--it's the life-changing secret she's hiding. Stay-at-home mom Beth is having a personal crisis. All she wants for Christmas is time to decide if she's ready to return to work--seeing everyone was supposed to help her stress levels, not increase them! Posy isn't sure she's living her best life, but with her parents depending on her, making a change seems risky. But not as risky as falling for gorgeous new neighbor Luke ... As Suzanne's dreams of the perfect McBride Christmas unravel, she must rely on the magic of the season to bring her daughters together."--Provided by Publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HQN, [2018]
Copyright Date: © 2018
ISBN: 9781488096488
1488096481
Characteristics: 1 online resource (410 pages)
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737knox
Jun 14, 2019

Wow if this is her best book definitely wouldn't read another. Was completely bored throughout . Git to over 200 pages but never got better
Too mushy. I didn't like it at all.

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Patricia_T
May 01, 2019

A great story how family relationships can be perceived differently and how they can be resolved.

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1_Great_Book
Mar 04, 2019

A good read at Christmas - despite life struggles and earlier tragedy, family comes together and strengthens its bonds as a result.

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1C00lgrannie
Dec 18, 2018

I throughly enjoyed this contemporary novel about three sisters and their take on life that was unfortunately dealt to them at a very young age!!! The conversation and dynamics were real and engaging between members of the family and others, making the reader want to continue to see what happens next. Happy ending, but maybe a future sequel? I will definitely be reading more by this author!!

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AnneCarolineDrake
Oct 15, 2018

This is one of Sarah Morgan's best books. A few days before Christmas, five people climbed Mt. Rainier. Only one survived. Yes, the plot twist was a shocker.

I loved how the author acknowledged that Christmas isn't a happy time for people who have experienced tragedy during the holidays. The Christmas sisters are all having a reckoning about their life paths. Each thinks the others have the world by the tail. Each is struggling with life-altering choices.

It is a beautiful tale about sisterhood, taking risks, and unconditional love.

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AConsolver
Sep 27, 2018

4 Stars - I recommend if you enjoy contemporary Christmas fiction and stories of family dynamics and drama.

When Posy, Hannah, and Beth's parents die in a tragic avalanche they are taken in by their mom's best friend Suzanne. Every Christmas they are haunted by the tragedy, so Suzanne tries to make it the best Christmas ever each year. This year Posy is wishing she didn't feel obligated to stay in Scotland with Suzanne and her husband, Beth is wanting to go back to work while her husband wants her to have another baby, and Hannah is pregnant and not happy about it. Will they be able to have a happy Christmas amidst the chaos?

Isn't this cover pretty?! Le swoon!

Due to the subject matter, at times this book was heavier than I wanted a Christmas book to be. There was a lot of PTSD for the characters, and a lot of insecurities due to their upbringing, etc. I had to take some breaks in between, but eventually it got more toward the current family drama and the holidays which was better. I could identify with each of the people in the book which was nice, and at times a little too close to home. Once they all got together for Christmas the warm fuzzy, and less isolating drama occurred and that was better for me. I loved the family dynamics and their struggles. About 3/4 the way through a little twist happened that stirred things up and I loved it. I also loved how the sisters opened up to one another and talked about their deep rooted fears and issues. It made me really emotional from time to time. While this had romance in it, it was much more of a family drama. I was surprised by how much I ended up liking it. It won't be my last Sarah Morgan book!

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