The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets

The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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“The talented Molly Fader will keep you turning the pages right down to the oh-so-satisfying final twist.” —Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author 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 Ohio 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.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Graydon House Books, 2019.
ISBN: 9781488036606
Characteristics: 384 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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TLCMom582
May 10, 2020

I loved this book! I loved the characters, the way the chapters were broken up into the different points of view, I loved the unexpected turns in the plot and the relationships between the characters. I believe this was Ms. Fader's first Women's Fiction book and she did an incredible job!

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AnneCarolineDrake
Oct 21, 2019

If you like Hallmark movies, you'll probably like this book. It is a quick read.

Lindy and Delia are estranged sisters. Their parents married late in life, and their father drowned in Lake Erie trying to rescue a fellow fisherman during a storm. Their mother Meredith took over the family's fishing, charter boat, diner business.

Delia is married to her high school sweetheart Dan. They took over the family business when Meredith retired. Lindy had been destined to run the diner, but she decamped after Delia was raped by a privileged boy whose family summered near the McAvoy's home. The reason for a 17-year estrangement remains as murky as the waters of Lake Erie during a storm. Whatever.

Meredith has a stroke which leaves her with symptoms of dementia. One day the police chief finds her wandering and calls Lydia who had just been summarily dumped by her boyfriend who is also the chef at the restaurant where she works. Her clothes which he's tossed from their apartment litter the street. Lydia returns home to care for her mother and reconnects with her niece Brin who looks and acts like a younger version of Lydia.

Delia has post-partum depression and an infant Lydia didn't know existed. Lydia also didn't know about the stroke. She is shocked to discover the diner is a long-neglected wreck.

Yes, the police chief is still sexy, handsome, and single. He keeps dropping in to check on Meredith.

The last several chapters were worth wading through the plot inconsistencies and less than credible premise of the book. It's hard to fathom that anyone would want to eat fish caught in Lake Erie. And, it is highly unlikely that anyone would build a mansion on a spit of land which was frequently inaccessible by car.

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