Friday, June 25, 2021

The Stepsisters Review

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery pens a love story of a different sort…a heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.

Once upon a time, when her dad married Sage’s mom, Daisy was thrilled to get a bright and shiny new sister. But Sage was beautiful and popular, everything Daisy was not, and she made sure Daisy knew it.

Sage didn’t have Daisy’s smarts—she had to go back a grade to enroll in the fancy rich-kid school. So she used her popularity as a weapon, putting Daisy down to elevate herself. After the divorce, the stepsisters’ rivalry continued until the final, improbable straw: Daisy married Sage’s first love, and Sage fled California.

Eighteen years, two kids and one troubled marriage later, Daisy never expects—or wants—to see Sage again. But when the little sister they have in common needs them both, they put aside their differences to care for Cassidy. As long-buried truths are revealed, no one is more surprised than they when friendship blossoms.

Their fragile truce is threatened by one careless act that could have devastating consequences. They could turn their backs on each other again…or they could learn to forgive once and for all and finally become true sisters of the heart.


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One (or more) Sentence Summary:  The Stepsisters is a good read.  Three women who never got along come together when each of them going through their own troubled times.  Sage and Cassidy are half sisters.  Daisy and Cassidy are half sisters. Sage and Daisy are (were) step sisters.  All three end up back in their home town.  Daisy who didn't move away from their hometown but lives in her families mansion has hit a rocky patch in marriage.  Her husband, who has a history with all three women walks out and let's her know through text.  She is left to manage their two kids, the home, her job and now her sisters.

Sage is back home and broke.  Moving into her mother's cramped house she goes to work as in upscale dress shop she is forced to look back over her life.  A few failed marriages, college and career she wants, mistakes with Daisy's husband and her neighbor Adam cause her to do some soul searching.

Cassidy who seemed to be closer to Sage, due to their mother, falls off the side of a mountain and needs a place to heal.  She is sent to Daisy's house where there is plenty of room and people to take care of her. All three realize that they are not the sisters they thought each one to be, but much more.  By resolving issues in the past, they become stronger together….as sisters.

Photo credit: Annie Brady

#1 NYT bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming, humorous novels about the relationships that define our lives―family, friendship, romance. She's known for putting nuanced characters in emotional situations that surprise readers to laughter. Beloved by millions, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Susan lives in Washington with her husband, two cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur. Visit her at

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