What drove their family apart just might bring them back together…
It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, raising her daughters and running the family shop in their small Pennsylvania hometown on the shores of Lake Erie.
But now, with their mother’s ailing health and a rebellious teenager to rein in, Delia has no choice but to welcome Lindy home. As the two sisters try to put their family back in order, they finally have the chance to reclaim what’s been lost over the years: for Delia, professional dreams and a happy marriage, and for Lindy, a sense of home and an old flame–and best of all, each other.
But when one turbulent night leads to a shocking revelation, the women must face the past they’ve avoided for a decade. And there’s nothing like an old secret to bring the McAvoy women back together and stronger than ever.
With warm affection and wry wit, Molly Fader’s The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is about the ties that bind family and the power of secrets to hold us back or set us free.
Oh goodness, THIS BOOK.
I absolutely loved Delia, Lindy, Brin, and Meredith’s story. It was at turns heartwarming, heartbreaking, upsetting, and inspiring–sometimes all on the same chapter! We go through so much of the book knowing that the three older women have secrets–so many secrets, and we have a feeling that some of them are pretty major–but we don’t find out the truth (especially one BIG truth) until almost the very end. To be honest, most of the guesses that I had never seemed quite right until the big reveal; at which point everything snapped into place like the pieces of a puzzle.
I managed not to gasp out loud–not even once!–but it was a close thing.
I’ve loved Molly Fader‘s writing as Molly O’Keefe and M. O’Keefe, but this book pretty much blew me away. All of the different POVs, all of their different stories, all of the secrets–she wove all four women’s stories together just so beautifully that it has become clear I will sign up to read just about anything she has to offer, and do so with a smile…and probably a few tears. But a smile at the end for sure.
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.