Thank you to Harlequin Books (Graydon House) for gifting me an advanced copy of The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets.
“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.” -Goodreads
I’m being completely honest when I say this (and don’t laugh at me) but when I first saw this book, the name is what drew me to it and it gave me some serious Divine Secrets of the YA-YA Sisterhood vibes. I absolutely adored that movie and could watch it on repeat every day and because of that, I had high expectations for this book. I am NOT disappointed in the McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets. I loved every single minute of this book.
This storyline had everything that I was looking for in a summer read; it was full of family drama, unresolved conflicts, family secrets, a small-town community, and a love story. I knew I would enjoy reading this story just by reading the synopsis but I didn’t realize how much I would love it.
Author, Molly Fader, did a fantastic job telling the story of what happened the summer that the McAvoy sisters fell apart and did an even better job of depicting the emotions that each character experiences throughout the storyline. The book flips back and forth between the perspectives of Delia, Lindy, Meredith, and Brin as they each grapple with the history of their family and the secrets that they are trying to keep hidden.
And that ending.. I did not see it coming. It knocked my socks off.
Thank you to Harlequin Books and to Molly Fader for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book prior to it’s July 16th publishing date.