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Summer at my Sister’s by Emily Harvale #Romance #FamilyDrama #SmallCommunity

Twin sisters. One scorching summer.

A bucketful of secrets.

Diana’s life is perfect. Her twin sister, Josie’s – not so much.

Diana has a rich and successful husband, two talented youngsters and an adorable dog. She always looks as if she’s stepped from the cover of a magazine. Her immaculate second home by the sea, for idyllic summers with her perfect family, was actually featured in one.

Josie has a messy, compact flat, dates, but not relationships, and she can’t even keep a houseplant alive. She moves from job to job, goes clubbing with her friends and often looks as if she’s fallen through a hedge.

Although Josie loves Diana deeply, each year she declines the invitation to spend the summer with her sister. Or any other family holiday. Because Josie has a secret.

But is Diana’s life so perfect? Or is she also hiding something? When secrets are revealed this summer, everything will change. Josie could finally have the life she’s always wanted … if she’s brave enough to take a chance.

My Review:

This is a contemporary family drama with several romances and is a delightful read.

Diana and Josie may well be twins, have the same parents and upbringing but they have very different personalities and lives. Diana is the one who is seen as having the perfect life with a rich, successful surgeon as her husband, two lovely children, three homes and always appears to be immaculate. Josie is her antithesis. She’s single, lives well away from her family, doesn’t stick at one job, enjoys clubbing and rarely looks anywhere near immaculate. However, these thirty-four year old sisters are there for each other, though both have kept secrets from their teenage years . . . . shocking secrets that are revealed in this story . . .

Whenever their Mum calls, Josie knows she’ll be berated and castigated as usual. Doesn’t matter what she does, it will never be as great as anything Diana does. However, when Josie discovers that something is wrong with her twin, she invites herself to spend the summer with the family at their seaside home – the first time that Josie will have been there since she was a teenager who had her heart broken. Will she be able to help Diana? Just what is wrong? You’ll have to read it for yourself to find out!

I really enjoyed reading this story and getting to know the members of Josie’s family, the seaside community and finding out about the secrets from their past. Get ready for a life changing thirty-fifth birthday party, it is certainly one to be remembered for a variety of reasons. I can’t wait to revisit them all again in the next book in this series to find out just how everything works out after the dramatic revelations from this story!

Purchase Link – mybook.to/SummeratmySisters

 

Author Bio –

Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn’t always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers’ group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at www.emilyharvale.com.

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.

Social Media Links –  https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale

https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale

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One comment on “Summer at my Sister’s by Emily Harvale #Romance #FamilyDrama #SmallCommunity

  1. carhicks
    September 4, 2020

    Lovely review Elaine.

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