The Sweeney Sisters
Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic seaside town of Southport, Connec ...more
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Bill Sweeney was one of the most formative writers of his time; decades after his books were written they continue to be taught in schools, discussed, and revered. Fifteen years ago his poet wife, Maeve, died, leaving him to raise their three daughters in their small seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. Bill did the best he could, although the sisters took care of themselves and became even more inseparable.
One morning ...more
When the family gathers for the funeral, a woman appears claiming to be another Sweeney sister thanks to a DNA test. How did THAT h ...more
DNA testing and the often surprising results it reveals has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion. There used to be a more negative connotation with the ever popular Maury Povich asking women who slept with multiple men while their boyfriends were in jail, “Who’s the Father?” Today though, it seems like everyone has an interest in their family tree, where they come from and ...more
The Sweeney sisters may have seemed perfect growing up, but their lives have not turned out that way. Liza married the next best thing who turns out to be the next worst; Maggie, the middle wild child, the impulsive artist is penniless; and Tricia, t ...more
With a plotline almost ripped from the headlines – a new sibling is in the mix for the Sweeney Sisters. They are mourning their famous author father when they find out that he fathered another daughter. The new sister got the results when she did a DNA screening test. The original three sisters – Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia – are redheads who have a close bond and they aren’t quite sure how this new half-sister will fit in.
The book spends quite a bit of time on the legacy of the ...more
I was very impressed by this book. It is about family ties. This ties are often out in the open and ones that are hidden.
This story is so full of secrets it will make your head spin.
If you can try and finish this magnificent family story in one sitting.
Between the 3 (then 4) sisters, the only one that I had any appreciation for was Tricia. She was the one with the most relatable backstory. The other 3 sisters all grated at my nerves, which probably made me less invested in their outcomes overall. The author had a tendency to be very materialistic in her ...more
When Famous author William Sweeney passes away, the three Sweeney sisters gather back home to Willow Lane to settle his affairs. What will happen when they gain a new sister in the process? Read on and find out more for yourself.
This was a pretty good read. I enjoyed this women's fiction book about sisters, family, and forgiveness. I also thought it was cool that these cha ...more
Sisters! Sisters! There were never such devoted sisters. . . .(are you humming it?)
This book begins with three devoted, yet mourning, sisters. Their parents loom large throughout the tale but happen to be dead (mostly), famous, rich, and the pages are possessed of so many clues you couldn’t be blamed if you thought this was a mystery – well, ok. I think it is. And a little ways through, tag it a romance, and part way through I began to sense someone somewhere in the w ...more
The Sweeney Sisters
By: Lian Dolan
Maggie, Eliza and Tricia are the Sweeney sisters. The death of their mother fifteen years ago caused a drifting apart, but the death of their father pulls them back together. Their father was a well known writer, so the sisters know a proper Irish wake is the thing to do in honor of him. You know how these things go-drama, old grudges, d ...more
I am giving the book a 3 because the author is a good story-teller. The story is well thought out and has a few surprises to keep the reader engaged. There is descriptions to set the story and well-defined backbackgrounds to help you understand from where the story emerges. Sadly, this is part of the problem.
The author spent so much time telling us whe ...more
Three Sweeney sisters (preppy art dealer and mother Liza; hippy, carefree artist Maggie; and lawyer and serious runner Tricia) gather to settle their recently deceased father’s estate and are faced with some surprises: financial discrepancies, a missing memoir…and a surprise half-sister! I’ll admit at first I thought this would be a sugar coated and silly “comedy of errors” story with a whole “the mor ...more
I love a good family saga. I love books about sisters. But this one ...more
I love author characters and although William Sweeney wasn’t alive during the events of the book as the sisters deal with his e ...more
Three sisters gather to bury their famous literary father only to find out there’s a fourth sister.
A lot of time in the book is spent on the fathers legacy and the house while they search for the memoir he wrote before death and hid it for the girls to find.
I enjoyed the look into the life of a famous writer and publishing industry. However, it did feel like the book dragged with detail at times. Some of the sisters I enjoyed more than others. Overall ...more
For me, it is always the characters that make a book sing. The people in this book are appealing and interesting. The sisters see each others' foibles, but are close to each other. Their half-sister grew up as their neighbor and always envied their togetherness. The Sweeney s ...more
Narrator: 4 🌟
Story: 4 🌟
I was a little worried that this would be like a soap opera and too much drama. There was some of the latter but it wasn't unnecessary or over the top, it fit very well into the flow of the story.
This was a wonderful tale of four people getting to know each other more and dealing with the unexpected revelations that follow.
I wanted/want to go to Southport and hang out with the s ...more
William Sweeney is a literary legend and a Southport, Connecticut hero. Unfortunately, what he's gained in fame, he's failed in fatherhood. The Sweeney sisters neve ...more
Although this book was fiction, it did a pretty good job of convincing me otherwise. The characters felt so real and full of life and the story was so fresh and good that I wanted to believe it all to be true. And that is the best way a ...more
Wonderful characters, relevant story theme, secrets, forgiveness, & just so much more! I loved it! And the cover is GORGEOUS! This book just made me want a sister even more! (Sorry, not ...more
This is a good read. It didn't blow me away and at times I felt like the characters were a bit one dimensional, but I really liked the concept and I enjoyed the literary backdrop. I could have done with a bit more flushing out and setting the stage at the beginning up until they found out about the fourth sister (their reaction to this revelation seemed a bit bland and anticlimactic given the level of surprise this would be).
I loved the Little Women vibes I got from the sisters. All so very dif ...more
The Sweeney Sisters is the story of three siblings mourning the death of their father, a famous author whose estate is in disarray and it would appear he had some monumental secrets. As they sort through the fallout they are faced with welcoming another sister into their fold. This is just one of the challenges they must deal with as each sister grapples with personal upheaval at the same time. Set in a tony Connec ...more