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Rainy Day Sisters: A Hartley-by-the-Sea Novel Paperback – August 4, 2015
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“Pulled me in and never let me go…”—New York Times Bestselling Author Marie Bostwick
“Poignant and satisfying.”—USA Today Bestselling Author Wendy Wax
“Charming, funny…”—New York Times Bestselling Author Cathy Lamb
“As deeply satisfying as a fragrant kitchen, a warm cup of tea, and a heart to heart chat.”—National Bestselling Author Emilie Richards
About the Author
Kate Hewitt is a USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty books, including This Fragile Life, Far Horizons, and The Other Side of The Bridge (writing as Katharine Swartz). An American ex-pat, she lives in England's Lake District with her husband and five children.
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But after a humiliating experience because of her mother, Lucy has fled to Cumbria in the Lake District, and to the small village of Hartley-by-the-Sea. Home to Juliet, who owns a Bed and Breakfast.
Juliet had invited her and even arranged for a short-term job for Lucy in the primary school.
Juliet is somewhat abrasive, while Lucy is friendly, open, and wears her heart on her sleeve.
Immersing myself in the world of Rainy Day Sisters: A Hartley-by-the-Sea Novel was a cozy and delightful experience. I felt like I was a part of their world, and loved discovering why the sisters (half-sisters, as Juliet often pointed out) had been separated, and what would need to happen before they connected completely.
I rooted for each of the sisters as they struggled to overcome the rejections their mother had handed out, and I hoped, for their sake, that Fiona would somehow make amends and help them heal. But could that even happen at this late date? And even if Fiona made overtures, would the sisters accept them? Would Juliet and Lucy find romance, despite their history?
I loved this book and recommend it for all who enjoy family stories, especially families fraught with dysfunction. 4.5 stars.
So now we have two sisters who dislike and resent each other but they still need each other. They both need family and need to learn to be each other's family despite their earlier feelings. Their struggle to learn whether they can depend on each other is the major theme of the novel.
The novel is very good. There were times that I didn't like either one of the sisters but once I understood their backgrounds, they became more likable. I enjoyed this book for the story and for the wonderful scenery in small town England.
I thought that there was a real lack of character development within the story, for one thing. It was sort of like, "PLOP! Here's a new character - deal with him or her!" Another issue I have is that everyone had complex histories that were coming into play, but no real details were given about these complex histories. What happened?? When did it happen?? Why did it happen?? Who did it involve?? I, as the audience, am not a mind reader and having all of these unanswered questions was highly annoying. THEN, when the big question about Juliet was finally answered, it was handled (written) in a terrible way.
I don't know...it's almost like Rainy Day Sisters is a boat being tossed about in the ocean that desperately needs to be anchored down. This all is just my take on it, though
It's the story of two sisters and how they figure out their relationships with each other and with the other inhabitants of the village in which they find themselves. It is well written and manages somehow to avoid being saccharine, mostly because it is willing to leave some important issues unresolved at the end. I enjoyed getting to know the sisters and was engrossed in the book in my eagerness to find out what would happen to them and to the other relationships they start to have. I could have done with a little less of the explanations of the character's emotions, but it wasn't too overwhelming.
Now, the source of my surprise. I almost did not read this book, even though I had been eagerly awaiting its delivery from Amazon, because when I opened it I discovered that Kate Hewitt and Katharine Swartz are one and the same person, something undisclosed elsewhere. A few days ago, I finished and posted a very negative review of The Vicar's Wife, which was written by Ms Swartz., and which was awful. I am very glad that I read Rainy Day Sisters anyway, as I liked it a lot and am hoping that it is the start of a series about the village. Although now that I think about it, some of the negative views of career women appear in this book too. I hope that the heroines can continue their careers and have families, too, in future novels in this series. . . .
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