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Her Sister's Shoes

(Sweeney Sisters #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  8,437 ratings  ·  429 reviews
Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister’s Shoes is the story of three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.

Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support.
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Published June 24th 2015 by Smashwords Edition
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Heena Rathore P.
Note: I received an ARC of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Her Sister’s Shoes is all about family and relationships. I fell in love with this book as soon as I started reading it. The plot is so simple yet interesting. It’s about how family is the only place where a person can really be safe and happy. In this book Ashley has beautifully depicted the importance of family and basic values in ones life.
Inspite of the book covering a relatively intense subject, t
*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Her Sister’s Shoes is a book about the Sweeney sisters named Samantha, Jackie and Faith as they battle against personal wars: family demands and career life. One has a son in a wheelchair, the other fears the truth behind her husband’s infidelity while the other lacks courage to stand up to her abusive husband.

The book explores very dark & serious topics like family dysfunction, abusive relationshi
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a really good book with lots of things going on. I felt like I needed to help Sam tackle that bar while I was reading it. Three sisters. One so married with teenage boys who finds out her husband is having an affair. Another who is unmarried and has a teenage child in a wheelchair from an ATV accident which killed his best friend. He has given up on life and moping around feeling sorry for himself with a lot of anger. And the last sister is married to an unemployed drunk who gambles all ...more
Jul 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-library
I was enjoying this book up until the ending. Not a fan of a book that gets tied up neatly. So unrealistic and kind of cheesy. I did love the dynamics between the three sister, to that I could relate.
DJ Sakata
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quotes:

“She looks like a starving homeless woman digging through a dumpster for a leftover donut.”

“He was a great big man, large in size and spirit.”

“The image of her mother chasing after Curtis with a frying pan brought a smile to her face, even though she knew Lovie was crazy enough to try it.”

My Review:

Her Sister’s Shoes was a delightful surprise to me, it was more serious and drama filled than I had expected, but I adored every turn and moody twist to the story. Written from three d
Feb 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I love books about sisters like this, it’a charming and the warm mood really sink in. But unfortunately this book is predictable and seems very neat. The ending itself is not really exciting, it’s an anticlimax for me.

But overall I like the sweet and warm mood of this book and characters in it.
Trish at Between My Lines
This review was originally posted on [Between My Lines]

**3.5 stars**

Hands up if you love books about sisters!  I do and I gobble them down as there is just so much to explore in this fascinating family dynamic.  I love how different sisters can be but how that strong that bond can be no matter how little you understand each others lives.  And Her Sisters Shoes delves into this complex relationship with aplomb.

 First Line of Her Sister's Shoes by Ashley Farley:

“Lovie and Oscar Sweeney had been
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Coffee dates with Her Sister’s Shoes

First date: The Sweeney sisters Sam, Jackie and Faith are preparing for the grand reopening of their seaside seafood store. Originally opened by their mother Lovie, vacationers make a point of stopping for their fresh seafood. Sam is worried about the new décor even as thoughts turn to her son who is recovering from an ATV accident that has left him in a wheelchair. Faith has her own share of problems and Jackie is too wrapped up in herself to notice her wo
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Whoever did the book-blurb, did a good job attracting readers who enjoy family stories set in the South, and referring to writers like Dottie Frank and Mary Alice Monroe. Personally, I wouldn’t go as far as saying Ashley Farley's yet on the same plane as these two fabulous authors, nevertheless she did a good job telling a compelling story.

Jackie, Samantha and Faith are three sisters, ranging in age from fifty to forty-two. All three have their fair share of struggles; Sam, the middle sister man
Katherine P
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-read, 2015
I wasn't sure what to expect going into this one as while I do like books about sisters there's a lot going on here. While it did take me a chapter or two to fall into the story once I did I was hooked and by the halfway point this earned a 2AM finish as I had to find out how it all ended!

The sisters have real trouble between their personal lives, their business and their mother and they could definitely use a little down time. I really connected with Sam who is trying her hardest especially w
Jalynn Patterson
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
About the Book:
Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister’s Shoes is the story of three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.

Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support. When an ATV accident leaves her teenage son in a wheelchair, she loses her carefully constructed self-control
This is fabulous novel set in Prospect, S.C. on the coast. It's a very close family that were all born and raised in the same little town of Prospect. Which is a great vacation town during the summer. Their father was a fisherman and their mother, lovie started a little business across the docks to sell the fresh sea food he would bring in. The business was doing so well that they bought a prime piece of property right next to some of the best beaches and vacation spots in the area and opened up ...more
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a lovely story. I have stayed up just because I wanted to know what would happen next to each family member. Each chapter is the voice of one sister therefore, I would get all intertwined in their family. I can relate to the characters in some way or another, and I feel that is why this book is enjoyable.

I laughed, cried, and got angry at the sisters because I wanted to shout to them "DON'T YOU SEE WHAT IS GOING ON?!" Their mother "Lovie" is also forgetting things here and there -- and anyo
Fluff Smut & Murder
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Publication Date 6/24/15

I received an ARC digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Her Sister’s Shoes is a wonderfully written tale about a trio of sisters each going through a horrible experience one summer. While it was a little predictable in some places, it was still a great tale about a family in Prospect, SC and how family does help during tough and unpredictable times. Each sister was a well developed character who had flaws and yet still loved for their mistakes and imp
Agnes (BookBubbe)
Wasn't sure this was my type of book. But I am always open to new authors. Farley's books were recommended by another author friend, Bette Lee Crosby so I decided to give it a chance. Well. I love the Sweeney family, their trials and tribulations but mostly their love for one another and the way they stick together as a family. Sam, Jackie and Faith are sisters who are so different from one another; but that makes them unique. Along with Lovie, their mom, they each take part in running the famil ...more
Margaret Tidwell
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-books
Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley was a great book & a great story. I loved getting to know the sisters and their backgrounds as well as seeing them change throughout the book. I felt so bad for Faith throughout most of the book because of what her husband has done to her. I wasn’t a huge fan of Sam’s son Jamie but I know that is just because he is a teenager and I dislike teenagers in really life as well. I did feel bad for him because of what he must have been through and he must feel becaus ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book really showed how families stuck together. All 3 siblings having their own troubles to deal with but stuck together through bad times. Put a smile on my face.
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this book and the Sweeney sisters. A really good story of family- I have already ordered Bk 2 in the series.
Melissa Allen
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love love love

I can't wait to start the next book!!! Found a new favorite author for sure! Sweet living family books!! Good for the heart and soul!!!
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
Her Sister’s Shoes has three sisters, lots of drama and a dreamy coastal setting. Jackie, Sam and Faith all still live in their coastal Carolina town, two of them working for the family fish market business and the other in high-end design.The matriarch of the family, Lovey, is still working hard although we see the sisters have some concerns about their aging mother. On top of this each sister is dealing with their own set of issues. Jackie the oldest is having marriage issues. Sam is working w ...more
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher as a part of a book tour for a fair and honest review and rated it 5 out of 5 Stars and a Recommended Read.

A fan of books set in South Carolina’s Low Country, I looked forward to reading Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley and was thrilled to discover what I consider to be a literary treasure. What begins as a book about three sisters, their family business and their very different lives turns into a raw, honest look at what makes,
Lelia Taylor
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Southern fiction is one of my very favorite genres and I was delighted to have the opportunity to read and review Her Sister's Shoes which can also be considered women's fiction although I really dislike that term. What could be called "men's fiction" is more likely to be known as action-adventure or the like. Back in 2012, David Granger, the editor of Esquire described men's fiction as:

“...plot-driven and exciting, where one thing happens after another...and also at the same time, dealing with
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those "can't put it down" books". I started it at 10pm last night, I had to put it down at midnight to get some sleep since I am recuperating from pneumonia. I was up again a 4:30 for a breathing treatment and finished the book at 8am. Yeah, that's 7 1/2 hours of a wild ride. Sounds wrong to be thankful for being sick enough to have the time to read. But I am on the mend.
Being the oldest of three sisters may have helped me get into this book but the dynamics were so strong that
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I LOVED this book! It was hard for me to put down because I wanted to know what happened next with any of the sisters or their mother. The sisters had a lot to deal with in their lives from abuse to a mid-life crisis to alcoholism to dementia. I thought that each sister found her strength in different ways and sometimes it took intervention from the rest of the family to make sure they didn't totally fall apart. Plus there was their mother, Lovie, who is showing the early signs of dementia/Alzhe ...more
Jen La Duca
Beautifully written, Her Sister’s Shoes is an intensely powerful book that will stay with me for quite some time. Sister’s Jackie, Faith and Sam have each been through their fair share of problems and crisis throughout their lives; one is being abused by her husband, one has a husband who’s cheating on her and the last sister is dealing with the aftermath of her son’s tragic accident which left him in a wheelchair. As if all that weren't enough, their mother seems to be suffering some form of ea ...more
Susan Peterson
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Her Sister's Shoes tells the story of the Sweeney sisters, each of whom is dealing with turmoil and changes in their lives. Jackie, the oldest, is seeing her marriage crumble around her; Sam is about to reopen the family business while dealing with a teenager who is angry about being in a wheelchair after a tragic accident; and Faith is suffering at the hands of an abusive husband. This is a realistic look at how each of the sisters desks with their pain and struggles. The sisters and their fami ...more
Her Sister's Shoes is the first book I have read by Ashley Farley, and it was a charmer. The three Sweeney sisters have much going on in their lives, and Farley does a wonderful job drawing the reader into each sister's life. The southern charm was definitely there but didn't go into stereotype behavior and adages. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Go Cards! L1C4!!
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Great book... Page turner with good characters. Had a touch of MK Andrews with the SC low country setting. The three sisters were each battling their own family crises while juggling the evolving relationship between each other. At times this book ventured into going a little too far into how many bad things can happen to one family at the same time territory, but overall, I really enjoyed it a lot. Good read. Thumbs up.
Everyone should try to place themselves in someone else's shoes

Everyone should try to place themselves in someone else's shoes. This story does a good job at reminding us of just that. When your life seems difficult think of how you can help someone less fortunate than you.
May 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this novel for free in exchange for an honest review.

Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley tells the story of three very different sisters. Their only similarities are their workplace: their family seafood market, and their birthdays all land in the same week but in different years. Each live completely different lives, each envying the lives of the other two. It’s not until they each learn to walk in her sister’s shoes are they able to fully appreciate the bond of sisterhood and their
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Ashley Farley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her bestselling Sweeney Sisters series has touched the lives of many.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she's lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, a piece of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the

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