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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery

Setting: Tulpen Crossing, Washington
Genre: Women's Fiction/Romance
Publisher: HQN Books
Release Date: July 11, 2017

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters revolves around Kelly and Olivia Murphy. Their mom walked away from the family when they were young, and it has shaped the non-existent relationship. Kelly works hard at her father's tulip farm, while Olivia hasn't been back in 15 years.

Olivia suddenly returns with the goal of proving her place in Tulpen Crossing. She's not the only person returning. The boy who broke Kelly's heart is back, too, and he's all man. He only has eyes for Kelly, and she's not sure she trusts him.

Within the pages of Secrets of the Tulip Sisters, readers get to meet the Murphy family and experience a family reunion, along with three developing romances, that warm the heart.

Part of me thinks there was so much thrown into Susan Mallery's latest novel that I almost would have preferred it as a trilogy. You have Kelly and Griffith's relationship. Then, Olivia returns and has her own relationship, on top of her trying to get back into her sister's good graces. Finally, there's the patriarch of the whole family who's trying to keep everyone from fighting, while also exploring if it's time to move on.

I found myself enjoying each romance equally. That's why I think I would have almost preferred a trilogy. There were times I felt a little gypped as the focus bounced back and forth. Yet, I also couldn't stop reading. I had to know how everything played out!

If you like Susan Mallery's novels, this one is another inviting romance that tugs at the heart. Once again, she creates a community that I simply want to become part of.

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