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The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets

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What drove their family apart just might bring them back together…

It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, raising her daughters and running the family shop in their small Pennsylvania hometo
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Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by Graydon House
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Theresa Alan
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a bit to warm up to this women’s fiction novel, but once I did, I really enjoyed it. Lindy left home abruptly seventeen years ago and has been estranged from her sister Delia, ever since. Which also means she hasn’t gotten to know her niece, Brin. When Lindy gets the call that her mother has had “a brain incident,” she returns to her small Pennsylvania hometown.

She’s quick to bond with Brin, a sixteen-year-old who has been acting out since her brand-new baby sister arrived on the sce
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Jamie Beck
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the privilege of getting my hands on an advance reader copy of this fabulous book, which perfectly blends family drama, mystery, and romance into a page-turning read.

The story is told through four points of view (Meredith, the matriarch; Lindy and Delia, Meredith’s thirty-something-year-old daughters; and Brin, Delia’s teenage daughter). If you’ve followed my reviews for a while, you know I don’t like to spell out the plot or give away any spoilers, but let me quickly share what made this
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Ellen
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was hard to put down this novel about family, missed opportunities, truth and lies. Lindy left town abruptly, as Delia went on creating a life with her husband, teenage daughter, new baby and her Mom. Brin wants to understand why her aunt left so suddenly, but her Mom seems to have secrets that run deep. Lindy returns after her Mom has a stroke and the old hurts, lives and secrets reappear for the McAvoy family, as Lindy and Delia try to repair their relationship. Some surprises await in this ...more
Kendall
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2019
The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is a beautifully written novel about family, unconditional love, loss, grief, growth, and strength.

Molly Fader so elegantly weaves her words beautifully across the pages of this book. What a journey we take between these two sisters. Lindy and Delia both have challenges to overcome, but this foundation is built on such a strong family bond that will get them through anything. The sisters learn about long lost secrets that have been buried and covered up over t
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Erin
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, kindle
Thanks to Netgalley and HARLEQUIN -Graydon House Books for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review.

A great mother and daughter contemporary family drama that will delight fans of Kristin Hannah and Diane Chamberlain.

Set in a small lake town in Ohio, Delia and Lindy McAvoy are forced to face their long held silence as their ailing mother needs more and more care. Once the women were more like friends than just sisters, but wild child Lindy's abrupt departure to the big city left De
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But all those pictures were like secrets her family had kept from her. Tucked away into books that no one looked at. The McAvoy Book of Secrets.
Molly Fader is a consummate weaver of tales. We're treated to the sister's journey to love and family. Each of the sisters have burdens to overcome...but a strong foundation of love enables them to get past the hurts of childhood and meld into a strong family unit. As the chance for old hurts to heal, and new beginnings become reality, the sisters lear
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Lana
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chic-lit, romance
This was a wonderful story about family secrets, growing apart and coming back together. The story is told through four different family members; the mother, Meredith, the two adult daughters, Delia and Lindy, and Brin, Delia’s daughter. I could relate to all of the characters and their beautiful, yet imperfect bonds with each other. It definitely made me wish I had a sister or daughter to share this story with.

After seventeen years of staying away, Lindy comes home after finding out her mother
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Molly O'keefe
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hey for you Molly O'Keefe fans - this is my new women's fiction venture. The McAvoy Sister's Book of Secrets is part romance, part family mystery, all
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Stephanie
I loved every single word of this book.

As a mother to five girls, it should be no surprise that I was drawn to a book that is ultimately about the ties that bind mothers and daughters.

Secrets, lies, fear, regrets, pride, and at the root of all of these things...LOVE. Pure, unadulterated love unmarred by time and mistakes and separations. I'm no stranger to the art of sweeping things under the rug and the fierce determination to do better for your own children. I connected with these women and f
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Molly Fader
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hey!!! The McAvoy Sisters is up on Netgalley - go get your review copy!


https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/boo...
Clara
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good twists, easy to read, good amount of detail! great themes like sisterhood, grief, family, love etc. Plus I had the opportunity to meet this author in person - she's hilarious, approachable, and I'm glad I got to read this book!
Nancy Carty Lepri
I have reviewed this book for New York Journal of Books and it will be posted on their site the evening before the release date.

The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets by Molly Fader
Gradon House
July 16, 2019
10-152583424X

Contemporary Women's Fiction


Sixteen-year-old Brin Collins believes her life is falling apart. It all began when Delia, her mother got pregnant. The two had once been close, but in the four months since her sister Ephie's birth, Delia has no time for Brin, and she also is dealing with
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Nicole Overmoyer
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets will always hold a special place in my bookish heart because it is the first novel set where I live. It felt like home from the get-go (ironically the name of the gas stations run by Giant Eagle, the grocery store where I and the McAvoy sisters shop) and it stayed that way throughout. As a sister, the struggles between Lindy and Delia felt so real and it was somehow comforting to someone else go through the ups and downs. And it was so good!

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Abby
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-books
Completely captivating, enjoyable read! Full review to come!
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We have the McAvoy women, two sisters, their mother and the next generations. All have lead different lives. Some of them not being what they started out wanting. I enjoyed the way we got each woman’s perspective at various points throughout the journey. The characters take the readers back in time to remember what happened in the past. I enjoyed the flow of this book and the way in which things are revealed to the reader. At times,
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Timitra
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romanceopoly
Rated 4.5 Stars

The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is as the title states, about family secrets and the effect it has on relationships. It's also about forging bonds, love, romance and letting go. I loved the way the story was told and thought the author did a great job of balancing all the elements. I definitely recommend this book.


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Hannah Mary McKinnon
Heartwarming and filled with mysteries plus and ending I didn’t see coming made for a delicious weekend read. A winning combination!
Viviana Varona
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was wonderful. I loved to discover all of the secrets and how they were revealed was even better. I definitely recommend this book and this author. A must read.
Chasidy Kaye Jones
Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin-Graydon House Books for the ARC in exchange of an honest review.
What can I say to do this book justice? I have added another name to my list of must read authors that's for sure.
I feel like I got to know the characters in the book. I loved that the author gave the mom dementia from her stroke. I used to work with dementia and Alzheimer patients and I absolutely loved them.
This book is an absolute 5 stars!!
Janet
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.

What drove their family apart just might bring them back together…

It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, r
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Amy A
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seventeen years ago Lindy McAvoy left Port Lorraine without so much as saying goodbye to her sister and mother. Now, after learning of her mother suffering a stroke a few months back as well as just ending another relationship that already wasn't going anywhere, Lindy finds herself back to the town and family she left.

Meanwhile, Lindy's sister Delia has remained in Port Lorraine starting a family and running the McAvoy family fish shop. With a teenager and four-month old baby at home, plus her
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Amy A
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seventeen years ago Lindy McAvoy left Port Lorraine without so much as saying goodbye to her sister and mother. Now, after learning of her mother suffering a stroke a few months back as well as just ending another relationship that already wasn't going anywhere, Lindy finds herself back to the town and family she left.

Meanwhile, Lindy's sister Delia has remained in Port Lorraine starting a family and running the McAvoy family fish shop. With a teenager and four-month old baby at home, plus her
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Sandy S
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 16, 2019

What drove their family apart just might bring them back together...

It's been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, raising her daughters and running the family shop in their small Pennsylvania hometown on the shores of Lake Erie. But now, with their mother's ailing healt
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Donna
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019, netgalley
Thank you to Netgalley and Graydon House Publishing for my advanced reader's copy of The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets.  This book is set to be released next week and if you pre-order a copy now you'll have it on release day!  Spoiler alert: it was a 5 star read for me.

Family secrets are the main event in this book.  We have two sisters who used to be close and now never speak to each other.  A mother who keeps walking off to a house and yelling at everyone around her and a young teenage girl w
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Girl Well Read
A special thank you to NetGalley, Edelweiss, Harlequin, Graydon House, and HarperCollins for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is a narrative of four of the McAvoy women: Lindy, the wild sister, left home for a fresh start in the city and never looked back; Delia, the other sister, is run off her feet because she is juggling a moody teenager, a baby, the family business, and her mother's ailing health; Brin is the rebellious teenage daughter that's been f
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Angela (AMCbooknerd)
Wow...This book was so good! Don't be fooled by the "chick lit" cover, there is some real heft to this beautiful novel. Two sisters, Delia and Lindy, have been estranged for years. Delia, the oldest sister, has stayed in their hometown, and continued the family business. Delia is married to her high school sweetheart Dan, and they have two daughters, a 17 year old, and an infant. Since the birth of the infant, Delia has struggled to feel like herself. She feels burdened by continuing the legacy ...more
Eileen
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author, netgalley
The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is not just a story about two sisters, Lindy and Delia. We are also exposed to the relationship of an aging mother, Meredith, with her daughters as Meredith the after-effects of a stoke being that she’s confused whether she is living in the past or today. There’s also the relationship between Delia and her two daughters, teen Brin and baby Ephie, as well as her relationship with her husband Dan. Meredith grew up in a time when people did not talk about bad thin ...more
Olivia Farr
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other-reviews
THE MCAVOY SISTERS BOOK OF SECRETS follows the McAvoy women in alternating third person limited points-of-view. The main two are the sisters, Lindy and Delia, who had once been so close but after something happened (which we don't find out more about until the end of the book), they had stopped talking. Lindy has not really been back home in years as a result. She is now returning because her mother, Meredith (another featured character), has had a stroke and needs help.

The other McAvoy woman th
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Sascha
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 stars

Have you ever finished a really good, satisfying novel and then thought, well, it’s going to be very hard for the next book to live up to that one? When I picked up The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets by Molly Fader, I had just that thought. While it took about a chapter or so for me to get into the groove of the novel, I soon swishing pages, wanting to know what was going to happen next.

The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is not only about the McAvoy sisters, Lindy and Delia, but also
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The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets by Molly Fader
Source: NetGalley and Graydon House
Rating: 3/5 stars

**MINI-REVIEW**

The Bottom Line: From the moment I stepped into the world of the McAvoy sisters, I felt on edge, as if some huge, world-altering event or long-buried secret was just around the corner. In many ways, that edginess, that tension heightens the intensity of the read and kept me turning pages. While this is predominately an in the now read, there are trips to the past which very much in
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Brittany
I was given an ARC of this book from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.

First off, the copy I received was a VERY rough copy. The text was super choppy and the title would randomly appear in the middle of the page, which was a bit annoying, but since I'm assuming that will be fixed before the final copy goes out (in three days!) that doesn't deter from my overall opinion of the book.

The story starts with an older woman walking down the street holding a flare gun. She is stopped by a cop, and s
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Molly Fader is the author of The McAvoy Sister’s Book Of Secrets. As Molly O’Keefe she is the USA Today Bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances. She lives in Toronto Ontario with her husband, two kids and rescue dog.

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