Author: Mariah Stewart
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: Mariah Stewart’s second novel in 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.
Ope’s Opinion: I enjoyed this second book in the series even more then the first one. This book picked up right where the first one left off. Since the first one set up the series it had a lot of detail and back story. This one moved faster since you already know everyone. It has more about the relationships and less renovating.
This was a nice escape from life for me. The sisters were enjoyable to follow through the next part of their lives.
Reading the first book is not necessary, but very helpful. And now I can’t wait to read the third one!