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If you love Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, then you won’t want to miss this newest novel by New York Times  bestselling author Jennifer Ryan. 

There’s nothing more complicated than the relationship among family…

And the Silva Sisters are no exception. 

For Sierra it means returning home with her two little boys after a devastating Napa wildfire takes her home, her job, an
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 16th 2020 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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    Debbie Oliphant
    May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    This is a sister about three sisters who are bound by their love for one another and are tested by the secrets that can tear them apart.

    Sierra is forced to return to her hometown after a fire has destroyed her home. She and her two young sons are welcomed back by her mother, whose hope is that Sierra will stay. She needs a safe place to restart as she is also grieving the loss of her husband, who died suddenly a year ago. She is reunited with he
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    Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    This was my first book by Ryan. It had one of the best proposals I have ever read about in my life. I loved Mason and everything about him what a man! I have to say after devouring this book I need more books by Ryan. She is going on my top 10 authors to read. She can sure write a romance book to pull you in and have you wishing that was your life, even with all the ugly family drama.
    Pj Ausdenmore
    Man, did this book take me on a ride! One of the things I most enjoy about Jennifer Ryan is her ability to create realistic characters in whose lives I become fully invested then place them into situations that evoke my deepest emotions. She's done it again with her new women's fiction novel, Sisters and Secrets. I finished this book two weeks ago and these characters are still living in my head.

    The women of the Silva family are bound by love, betrayal, heartbreak, strength, devastation, hope,
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    Lisa
    Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2020-books-read
    This is a Netgalley ARC review. All opinions are solely my own.

    WOW!! Sisters and Secrets was my first book by Jennifer Ryan. It definitely won't be my last.

    This is a beautiful story of sisters coming together and apart to support each other and their families. Sierra has been dealt a hard set of events and decides she needs to return to the family home to regroup. Amy is the Pinterest mom who seems to have it all. Heather is the baby sister raising a baby on her own. When their worlds begin int
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    Michele
    Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    See the full review & more at HarlequinJunkie

    The title of Jennifer Ryan’s most recent women’s fiction novel pretty much says it all. Sisters and Secrets explored the complicated relationship between three siblings, the things they were keeping from each other, and the life-changing consequences they faced because of it.

    Oh what a tangled up mess Jennifer Ryan created for sisters Amy, Sierra, and Heather. I’ll warn in advance that there’s a lot I won’t be able to discuss where so much of the story
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    Jennie Fortna
    Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    ARC for honest review with no compensation received from NetGalley

    Sisters and Secrets by Jennifer Ryan is about three sisters and the masks they wear to camouflage what is happening in their lives, the secrets they have, second chance at love, finding forgiveness, family, the realities of life and how we learn to handle what life gives us...
    Bette Hansen
    Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Whoa, talk about some serious family drama! You'll definitely get that and more in this wonderfully crafted story of three sisters dealing with life issues of love, loss, betrayal, and acceptance. I highly recommend this one. ...more
    Heather
    Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: reviewed
    Having thoroughly enjoyed reading all of Jennifer Ryan's romance novels, I was excited to see her newest novel which fits more into the women's fiction category. This was a very enjoyable novel that explored the relationship between three adult sisters as they face the realities and difficulties of life. From the opening paragraph, describing the escape from the wildfires, I was drawn into this story and didn't want to put it down. Perfect for fans of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery. ...more
    Steffany Zimmerman
    Feb 27, 2020 rated it liked it
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. This is the first book I’ve read from this author. I found this book to be an easy read and held my interest from start to finish.
    Paula Pugh
    Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This is a moving novel about the relationships sisters have and how they translate in adulthood causing problems and solving them.
    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
    Tonya Peterson
    Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    3 sisters with deep secrets. How can help each other. One sister cant seem to back off and relax and always having the need to be the best. One sister loses her husband and her house all in a year and then discovers a secret loan. Another sister has a daughter but wont tell anyone who the father is, and she is always in need of what the other sisters have.
    Melissa
    Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I've read several of Jennifer Ryan's books and this is by far the most emotional and saga-ish in that it had complete stories for another of the secondary characters as well. This book kept me riveted and feeling for (most of) the characters in the story. I really engrossing read that kept me in it until the end. ...more
    Kim Vanravenswaay
    Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Wow just wow. I cried, laughed and yelled while reading, Sisters and Secrets. This must have been a very difficult book to write. There were a few very surprising issues that came up that were tastefully written. Well as tastefully as you could get with a couple of the issues.
    Nancy
    Jun 08, 2020 rated it liked it
    Shelves: giveaway-winners
    A kindle Goodreads giveaway. The story started out interestingly, pulling my interest in. The book kept my interest throughout, but the plot was predictable. An enjoyable read but not a five star.
    Becky
    Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc, contemporary
    Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 7/4/2020.

    Sisters and Secrets is a family-driven women's fiction (ugh! that label--but until they give us another one...) with a strong romance subplot. It follows a shortish period of time (several weeks, I think? Though the last chapter takes us into the "months" category) in the lives of the three Silva sisters, Amy, Sierra, and Heather; though all three of them are POV characters, Sierra by far has the lion's share of the storyline. Other POV characters
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    Kathy
    Sisters and Secrets by Jennifer Ryan is a family-centric, second chance at love novel.

    Sierra Silva is still grieving the loss of her husband, David, when she and her sons, seven year old Danny and 5 year old Oliver lose everything in a fire.  She decides to return to her hometown to start over and she and her boys move in temporarily with her mom, Dede.  She is welcomed by her older sister Amy but younger sister Heather is a little taken aback by Sierra's decision.  Sierra is also delighted by t
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    Jane
    Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Emotional and thought provoking are only two words to try and describe Sisters and Secrets by Jennifer Ryan. Sierra has just lived through the worst year of her life. Her husband was killed in a car accident and then on top of that the wild fires in the Napa Valley took her house and everything in it. She was thankful for her two sons who are now her world. With no good memories left here she moved to her mothers house in Carmel Valley where she had grown up. She needed some time to figure out w ...more
    Madoka Kamimura Mason
    Jennifer Ryan brings us the story of three very different sisters: Sierra, who loses her husband and home within a year leaving her sons fatherless and homeless; Heather, a single mother of Hallee who refuses to name the father; and Amy, who needs to showcase her perfect family to the rest of the world. These three women come together when Sierra decides to go home and stay with their mother as she figures out what to do with the rest of their lives. Then there is Mason, the neighbor who grew up ...more
    Living My Best Book Life
    Sisters and Secrets is a book about the impact secrets can have on you, your family, and your relationships. Jennifer Ryan introduced us to three sisters who are all different but are the same in their hope to have love and a meaningful relationship. They have always helped each other pick up the pieces and have to figure out if their sisterhood can make it through even the toughest of secrets.

    The story begins with readers meeting Sierra. She has had a rough year as she lost her husband almost a
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    Natasha Marie
    I apologize for how long it has taken me to read this. I'm not really use to reading uncorrected proofs so I won't be comment on anything with regard to grammar, structure or flow.

    The title of the book, Sisters and Secrets, is quite apt. The story centers around three sisters (Amy, Sierra and Heather) and the, you guessed it, secrets they keep from one another though some secrets are much bigger than others.

    I gave the book three stars because it is a good book but in my opinion failed to take th
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    Cara Ross
    Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: favorites, arc
    Jennifer Ryan is back with another stand-alone story and OH BOY is it a doozy! It is the tale of the three Silva sisters and their lives as adults and the secrets they keep.

    Sierra, the eldest sister who is widowed with 2 boys and has just lost everything they owned in a fire that destroyed their little town, taking with it all of the answers to her deceased husband's secrets. Sierra is the giver of the sisters, and even when she returned home after all of the horrors she had been through, she t
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    Leslie
    Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: netgalley
    Another very well written family drama by Jennifer Ryan. If you are very lucky family is who you go to when you need love, support and a safe place to lay your head even if only for a short time. Sierra, the loving mother of two becomes a widow way too young. A short while later the home she and her boys live in and mourn their husband/dad in burns to the ground. Feeling overwhelmed she decides to head home for a time. Home is her mother, 2 sisters, their families and community that that is fami ...more
    Linda
    May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This is the first book by Jennifer Ryan I have read. The story is a good one about three sisters who each keep their own secrets in the hopes of protecting people they love. But ultimately, those secrets can cause great harm. Even to the ones you love the most. The story follows Sierra, the middle sister. She's a widowed mother of two and has found her way back home after a devastating fire that leaves her with nothing. In piecing her life back together, she's finding out things she'd rather not ...more
    Penny Leidecker
    Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This is the first book I’ve read by Jennifer Ryan and I absolutely loved it. This book has some wonderful characters and the story itself will pull you in. Sierra has been living in Napa Valley, but when her house burns down, she returns home to live with her mom, until she gets back on her feet. Sierra lost her husband eleven months ago, in a tragic car accident, so she’s a single parent to her two sons, Danny and Oliver. Besides her mom living in Carmel, her two sisters, Amy and Heather, live ...more
    Courtney
    Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

    I have never read Jennifer Ryan before, but I was intrigued by the premise of this book, since it involved sisters and their complex dynamic with one another. While the relationships are intricate and a bit complex at first glance, as soon as I got the gist of it, I found myself becoming invested in the complex lives of these characters and how they interact with one another.

    I really li
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    Helen Williams
    Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This is a powerful story involving the three Silva sisters and their complicated relationships with some devastating secrets.

    Sierra makes the decision to return home with her two little boys after a Napa wildfire takes everything they own, including the only mementos of her late husband, David. She is determined to start over and make a new life for her and her boys, even possibly revealing the double life that her late husband may have led. In the middle of devastation she finds new love and ho
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    Karen Hackett
    Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Jennifer Ryan’s Sisters And Secrets starts with Sierra, a widow struggling to raise two boys on her own after the death of her husband but loses her home to a devastating Napa wildfire. Homeless and jobless, she goes back to her hometown to figure out what to do next. Amy, Sierra’s older sister, has a perfect life, perfect husband, perfect children except it is all lies. Heather, the youngest Silva sister, will not reveal the identity of daughter’s father. Sierra’s homecoming brings their secret ...more
    Leanna Hiner
    Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Loved this book. I hardly ever read stand alone books but since Jennifer Ryan is one of my favorite authors I knew I had to read this book. Sisters and Secrets is about three sisters but Sierra has the primary storyline. In the last year Sierra has suffered two great losses her husband died in a car accident and her home burned down in the California wildfires. After the fire she returns †o †he †own where her family lives (her sisters Amy and Hea†her and †heir mother). When she returns home she ...more
    Vera Blaz
    Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc, 2020, netgalley
    Oh, boy! The drama that can surround a bunch of sisters! Makes me thankful in this case that I am an only child! There was A LOT going on in this book, my first by the author. She did not disappoint! Hit with a double whammy of losing her husband in a fatal car crash and her house in a fire, Sierra moves home with her two little boys. Amy is happy that Sierra will be close by, but Heather gives off the feeling of apprehension and fear. There's a reason why secrets are never a good idea, moreso i ...more
    Negar Arvanaghi
    Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Scary opening. So sad.

    Why is she suspicious of her husband?

    Why would having her sister back raise questions about Heather's daughter?

    I'm with Amy on this one.

    Tell me David is not Heather's baby daddy.

    I'm tired just hearing about Amy's life. Her poor kids need a vacation.

    You snooze, you lose, Mason. But you would make a good dad.

    Her sons are so cute. She should have taken a picture.

    Oh, Oliver!

    Heather is a little crazy.

    Argh, I really want to know about the loan!

    You promised you wouldn't kill
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    Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted and McBrides Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances.

    Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. Wh
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