The Christmas Sisters
It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree, but who’s around it that matters most.
All Suzanne McBride wants for Christmas is her three daughters happy and at home. But when sisters Posy, Hannah and Beth return to their family home in the Scottish Highlands, old tensions and buried secrets start bubbling to the surface.
Suzanne is determined to create the perfect family Ch...more
Beautifully written, this work of women’s fiction will have you yearning for the Christmas season to begin.
The cover alone is so welcoming, as are the engaging, well developed characters in this storyline which warms the heart.
Survivor’s guilt is a crushing burden to bear, and nobody knows that more than Suzanne. She is the adoptive mother of three daughters, Hannah, Beth and Posy. They lost their biological parents twenty-five years ago due to a tragic accident which still haunts Suzanne and he ...more
Sarah Morgan is fast becoming a favorite author... she does an amazing job of developing wonderful realistic characters... breathing life into them with her words... along with a beautiful storyline her books are quite the treat... this festive story is the perfect bow on top of any Christmas present!🎁
The McBride sisters are coming home to Scotland for Christmas... Suzanne is deli ...more
The Christmas Sisters is a Heartwarming, Poignant and Touching story of Family, Relationships, Secrets, New Beginnings and a sprinkle or Romance and Festive Magic.
Beth, Hannah and Posy are all sisters.
But their relationships are far from rosy. They barely speak, or get together, their relationship is strained and somewhat Taut.
Suzanne their Mother, is desperate to bring the family back together this Christmas.
But with a tragic accident in the p ...more
This was the perfect book to escape to the mountain village in Scotland. Suzanne is looking forward to Christmas this year with three adopted daughters coming home to Scotland. Two of her daughters- Beth and Hannah are travelling from the United States and they both could use a holiday break! They each have very different lives and are trying to make sense of where they are at the moment. The younger sist ...more
I have bought a slew of holiday reads this year, but so far, this is one of the only ones I’ve read.
Everyone has high expectations for the holidays, right? You definitely hope your family members will get along?
Suzanne wishes for her three daughters to have a perfect Christmas with she and her husband in the snowy Scottish Highlands. What a destination!
What ends up testing the sisters’ bond is not what they would have expected...
This is a lovely es ...more
Although it's that weird in between time between Christmas and New Year, i love spending time in the run up to, and around Christmas, indulging in some christmassy themed books. They really help me get into the Christmas spirit, and start becoming all excited at the prospect of the Christmas season and all it encompasses. I'm always reluctant at taking down the Christmas decs.
"The Christmas Sisters" ticked every box in my perfect Christmas book. Gorgeous setting - tick - i ...more
“You did what you could to bury the past, and then something happened and you realized it was right there under the surface just waiting to be exposed.”★★★½
Set in Scotland, three sisters come home to their adoptive parents' for Christmas. All adults now, and with their own lives and personal sets of issues, the magic of the holidays has been replaced by stressed relationships, self-doubt, and shocking secrets. It doesn't help that their adoptive mother is sick with the flu and confi ...more
If her sister had been a laptop, Posy would have run antivirus software because there were times when she was convinced Hannah had been taken over by malware.
If parenting was a meal then Jason came straight in at dessert, bypassing all other courses including vegetables.
She smiled. “I’m so glad I married you.” “Of course you are. I’m irresistible. You couldn’t resist my practiced seduction.” Stewart swaggered across the room, ruining the effect by tripping over one of her slipper ...more
The Christmas Sisters is an engaging, beguiling story that sweeps you away to the beautiful ruggedness of the Scottish Highlands in winter and immerses you into the lives of the McBride family as they confront the past, accept the things they cannot change, forgive, accept, repair fractured relationships, take chances, and embrace the future.
The writing is expressive, effortless, and polished. The characterization is spo ...more
The three sisters were orphaned as children after their parents were killed in a climbing accident and came to live with their mother’s best friend. They bear differen ...more
Three sisters who are very different, one from another - Posy “…was like a little ball. She bounced.” Beth, on the other hand…”was a delicate little thing.” Hannah seemed to be from a different family, altogether.
Posy lives in the village of Glensay, a village in Scotland, along with their parents, Suzann ...more
I don't know how I managed to read a 410 pages book when my back hurt so much I couldn't stay sitting down for long. But I did, because it was a warm-hearted story about three orphan sisters who have different traumas and different ways of dealing with them, and two parents who step up when they were needed in order to raise these three very different girls into very different women.
The story flows fast and easy, ...more
The book is set in Bonnie Scotland of which the author describes beautifully. The chapters alternate between the women. The message behind this story is to love, trust, accept yourself and the ot ...more
This follows a mom and her three daughters and you hear from each of ...more
Suzanne and husband Stewart are looking forward to spending the perfect Christmas with their three daughters, Beth is married to Jason and has two daughters. Hannah is the distant one always putting her career first, Posy the baby of the family works with her mother in the cafe and has stayed in the Scottish Highlands. Family are expecting her to take over the cafe but is that what sh ...more
An emotionally taut tale of crisis, confusion, secrets and avoidance, THE CHRIS ...more
This might only be my second time reading a book by Sarah Morgan, but she is already the queen of the Highlands of Scotland to me. I recently read One More for Christmas which had a similar setting and location and loved it, and now I loved The Christmas Sisters as well! This book starts in New York and Scotland, but then moves to just the setting in Scotland and I felt like I was right there. Is it weird that I really want to visit a loch there now?
Although the setting is gorgeous, I woul ...more
First reviewed on Tea Party Princess.
In the past, Sarah Morgan has been one of my go-to seasonal romance authors and especially Sleigh Bells in the Snow has me coming back year after year. The Christmas sisters is quite different in that the focus is fully on family from the start, and any romance is incidental. And I actually loved it.
The narrative jumps between different characters so that you get to see multiple perspectives. I conn ...more
I absolutely adore the way Sarah Morgan tells a story; there are deep emotions and angst but not so much that it overshadows the story hope and love. There are conflicts, passion, humor, warmth, sweetness, and everything else that are part of the relationships and life, yet when I get to ...more
Morgan writes a story about a three sisters coming together for the Holiday at their family home. Set in Scotland, sisters Posy, Beth and Hannah are finally home together for the holidays and dealing with their own issues as well as ones that have kept them apart for the past few years. Their mother is hoping for the perfect Christmas, but with all the issues that plague her daughters, she cannot pretend that everything is pe ...more
What a heart-warming read! The characters are diverse, endearing, and troubled; while the plot is a festive tale overflowing with Christmas magic, family, and the importance of moving on. Full of sisterly love and drama, this delightful novel will fill you from head to toe with holiday cheer. This was another brilliant story by Sarah Morgan, and I will definitely be reading more or this author!
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USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes romance and contemporary women's fiction and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors.
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