The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan
Many years ago, Suzanne became a guardian to three young girls. She's wanted nothing more than to keep those girls from experiencing heartbreak again. With the help of her Scottish beau, they raised three smart women, but the past has a way of staying on the mind. This Christmas, Suzanne wants to get the family together for a Scottish Highlands Christmas no one will forget.
Beth is a devoted mom, but she longs for something more. Her two daughters wear her out. When an old boss offers her the job of a lifetime, she expects her husband to be thrilled. He's not. Upset and uncertain she and her husband have the same dreams, she takes off for Scotland to have time to herself before the family gathers for Christmas.
Hannah is a successful businesswoman who has no time for love. Her boyfriend of six months seems perfect, but Hannah doesn't believe in happily ever after. She can't handle a surprising revelation, so she flees to Scotland to attend a family Christmas. She hasn't been to one in a couple years, and she knows she can't avoid this one.
Posy never left the family's lodge. She helps her mom run the cafe and assists in mountain rescues. Their current guest, a bestselling author, has Posy wondering if she's missing out.
The three sisters are bonded by tragedy, but it's that same tragedy that's shaped them into the women they are today. If Suzanne's wishes come true, this will be a holiday gathering that will help them form the bond that's been missing.
The Christmas Sisters was a little slow to start. Beth and Hannah's characters were hard for me to like at first. They couldn't see the things that were good in their lives and focused only on the negative. Once they were all in Scotland together, I was completely hooked. I fell in love with the family and couldn't put the story down.
I laughed and cried with this one. I wouldn't mind seeing them return in future novels just to see how things are going!