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
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
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
So many things happened in these two first Sweeney Sisters books. But, it all kept the reader engaged and made for a fast read. Very entertaining with a lot of seriousness mixed in. Sam was a hard character to love, her personality and choices are frustrating. But, both books are worth it...
The third-person narrative switches between the sisters, allowing readers to really get ...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 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.
Go Cards! L1C4!!
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 muc...more
The lush lowcountry marshland of South Carolina is the setting for the wedding of Faith and Mike, much anticipated by all includi ...more
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
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 enjoyed this book as much as I did the first story of the Sweeney family. Rather than totally focusing on one family member to the next, Ms. Farley brings each sister into the forefront as we go through the events in the lives of Sweeney clan and those who share it impact their world. It is done in a very smooth manner that highlights emotions and circumstances from the three sisters perspective. It really helps paint the picture of the whole st ...more
What a wonderful addition to this speciAl series. Sisters Jackie, Samantha, and Faith are back.just as enchanting and engaging and true to life as ever. This time there is a wedding, two funerals, a lot of healing and self searching, growth, change and enough drama to overwhelm any one person. But with the support, lpve, and understanding from one sister too another, one significant other to another, and the love of their mother and children, life turns ...more
Couldn’t finish it. Barely got started. I could not be interested in these beautiful people or relate to their issues or problems. It seemed superficial to me. Like a Danielle Steele novel. I know they were best sellers, but not my cup of coffee. I realize there is a market for this type of fiction. I count on honest reviews to make reading decisions, so I leave reviews to let people know the kind of book they are considering. This is sparkly romance fiction.
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 ...more