I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The USA Today bestselling author presents a heartfelt novel about two sisters struggling toward new lives and loves.
Welcome to Hartley-by-the-Sea in England’s beautiful Lake District, where two sisters who meet as strangers find small miracles tucked into the corners of every day….
When Lucy Bagshaw’s life in Boston falls apart, thanks to a scathing editorial written by her famous artist mother, she accepts her half sister Juliet’s invitation to stay with her in a charming seaside village in northern England. Lucy is expecting quaint cottages and cream teas, but instead finds that her sister is an aloof host, the weather is wet, windy, and cold, and her new boss, Alex Kincaid, is a disapproving widower who only hired her as a favor to Juliet.
Despite the invitation she offered, Juliet is startled by the way Lucy catapults into her orderly life. As Juliet faces her own struggles with both her distant mother and her desire for a child, her sister’s irrepressible optimism begins to take hold. With the help of quirky villagers, these hesitant rainy day sisters begin to forge a new understanding…and find in each other the love of family that makes all the difference.
Rainy day sister’s is a story about two sister’s connecting after a lifetime of feeling disconnected from each other for very similar yet very different reasons, the biggest being the disconnect their mother taught them through what one can only consider selfish intention, although I would guess probably not intentional.
Lucy fled her home of Boston after a terrible public shaming from her mother and a bad breakup from her long time boyfriend in the midst of the public fallout. Her sister offered her a temporary place to live in her very small, very quaint little England town. What neither expected was how much this move would affect emotional affect both of them. Lucy fragile from her broken life in Boston, and her sister Juliet fragile from a lifetime of not feeling wanted and totally alone don’t instantly find comfort in each other-more like resentment.
Throughout the story Lucy and Juliet truly grow from their experiences with each other and serve as what I can only call a strange sort of sibling therapy. But what I loved the most is that almost everyone in this sweet little town seems to have something they are recovering from, hurts that often seem invisible to those that live in the city and can avoid being “seen” by those around them. It’s a truly unique thing to small towns-you can’t escape the prying eyes of those that see you every single day. The book portrayed the very best, and some of the not so good parts of living in a small town and the people you would find there.
If you are looking for a feel good-bring your emotions out and make you feel them kind of story, then you simply must read this book!