Lowcountry Stranger (Sweeney Sisters #2)
There's a stranger in town. And it’s no coincidence when she shows up uninvited at a Sweeney family wedding. All eyes are drawn to this urchin who seems to have washed in with the tide. Before the night is over, the doe-eyed waif charms young and old with her street smarts and spunky personality. For better or worse, Annie Dawn is here to stay ...more
The story opens with one of the sister's getting married and I was delighted. Farley updates us on goings on since we last visited in Her Sister’s Shoes. About a year has passed ...more
Anyways, I was pretty engrossed into the story early, was on the verge of slapping Sam a couple of times, but I liked it ...more
The third-person narrative switches between the sisters, allowing readers to really get ...more
Whatever you do, don’t suggest he give up the bourbon and cigars unless you want it to be his first and last visit to the doctor.
I’m a fifty-one-year-old woman, not a disobedient child caught with her hand in the cookie jar five minutes before dinner. Why is it my mother can zap my self-confidence with one cock of her penciled-on eyebrow?
I adored this book start to finish and find myself with an unabiding yen for more, as well a strong appetite for shrimp. My Sister’s S ...more
I didn't find the characters compelling. I didn't find the plot worth mentioning. It was a below average read and, in this genre, there are so much better books out there. Believe me.
What disappointed me, were the sisters, Sam, Faith a ...more
As the book opens, Faith is celebrating her marriage to Dr. Mike in her hometown of Prospect, South Carolina. This is Faith's second marriage, her first was to an abu ...more
I was so happy to get back to the Sweeney sisters in the second book of the series. Jackie, Sam and Faith are back with even more family drama than before. But now there is new, young stranger who shows up in their lives. But how much of a stranger is she really?
The Lowcountry Highs
Sweeney Family. I love this family so much. The three sisters, their children and significant others and of course their mother Lovie are all relatable on some level and have gone through so much that I want...more
The lush lowcountry marshland of South Carolina is the setting for the wedding of Faith and Mike, much anticipated by all includi ...more
As with the first book, this one was well written. One BIG problem is the portrail of Bitsy. She is six, seven or eight, depending on where you are in the book but the description of how she is treated and acts is more like a three or four year old. It detracted greatly from the rest of the story.
All of the sisters have come a long ways from the first book. They had worked through issues but don't think that everything is dandy. There are still some problems that need to be addressed for each sister, but it makes them better women for it by the end of the book.
All three sisters have thei ...more
Samantha (Sam), Jackie, Faith and their mother, "Lovie" are a "close knit"family. Eli (Sam's boyfriend), Mike (Faith's new husband) and Bill ( Jackie's husband) and the four children all get along well, care for and look out for each other.
Annie Dawn, a stranger, crashes Faith and Mike's wedding setting the drama, surprises, suspense an ...more
Samantha, Jackie, and Faith are back at it in this second installment of the Sweeney Sisters series. I would encourage reading "Her Sister's Shoes," but it is not necessary to have read it before this one. Pertinent details are explained to give new readers a general background, without over-explaining for returning f ...more
Faith was getting married to a doctor. When Faith’s first husband beat her up, Mark was the doctor who tended her. Faith had the resolve to leave her abusive situation and Mark became more than her doctor. Now they were getting married . The o ...more
I like the characters in this series but there were things that got on my nerves. The unrealistic temperament of Sam toward Eli. It was taken to far. Then there is the geographical faux pas. When discussing colleges, Tulane and SMU, they were referred to as being in NOLA & Houston - SMU is in Dallas. How did that get past everyone involved in publishing a book? Not sure if I will read the next in series.
One of the best books. Could not put it down! The characterization of each family member is so wonderful! I especially enjoyed reading of the love of each couple without smut!! Keep up the great writing, am a fan forever.
I rate this book as a 5 star because it shocks how this family goes through different episodes in their lives. There's no dull moment at any given time.
I enjoyed how the Sweeney Sisters and family members support one another
Ashley Farley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you've read the last word, then she's done her job.
After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of re ...more