Season of Sisters by Emily March – Review

In SEASON OF SISTERS, New York Times bestselling author Emily March weaves a compelling and thoroughly charming tale of three Southern women whose chance meeting at a charity bridal gown sale will change their lives forever.

Holly Weeks loves her boyfriend, but he miscalculated when he dragged her to a wedding gown sale. Marriage isn’t one of her life goals, and a pretty dress won’t change her mind. Nothing can change it – to her secret despair.

After her husband forgets their 25th wedding anniversary, Maggie Prescott finds herself lonely and abandoned in her empty nest. So she decides to donate her wedding gown to a good cause. Why would she hold on to either the man or the dress?

Grace Hardeman, a volunteer at the sale, has only one wish – to be enveloped in the warmth of her family as she celebrates her Golden Anniversary. But soon she unwittingly adopts a new goal: survival.These three women find themselves at turning points in their lives, and their unlikely friendship forges a bond of sisterhood – the last defense against a broken heart.SEASON OF SISTERS is a full-length, contemporary women’s fiction novel, originally published by Pocket Books with the title THE PINK MAGNOLIA CLUB written by Geralyn Dawson, a pseudonym for Emily March.

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From the Author

Every author has a “book of her heart,”  that one novel they know they were meant to write. SEASON OF SISTERS is mine.

When I attended my first charity wedding gown sale, I was struck by the symbolism of the event.  In that room filled with wedding gowns, brides with their mothers, sisters, and friends searched for the perfect thing to wear on the most special day of their lives.  They shopped racks of gowns donated by women willing to give up one of their most prized possessions to benefit another woman, one fighting the battle against the disease that every woman fears–breast cancer.  It was a circle of life, a season of life, moments that touched me deeply.  Because I am a writer and this is what writers do, I knew I wanted to explore those themes in a book, and SEASON OF SISTERS is that story.
I’ve volunteered at many gown sales since, and more than once I met a bride who had lost her mother to breast cancer.  This story is my salute to all those moms who can’t be with their daughters on her wedding day.  As mothers, daughters, and friends, we remember and we support.  It’s a sisterhood thing.

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emily March, aka Geralyn Dawson, lives in Texas with her husband and their beloved boxer, Doc, who tolerates a revolving doggie door of rescue foster dogs who share his kingdom until they find their forever home.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapeno relish has made her a tailgating legend.

Emily invites you visit her website at emilymarch.com

 

My Review –

Season of Sisters by Emily March is a book with lessons to impart and take to heart. That old adage, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” remind us that each event, good or bad, is there to make us stronger, ready for even bigger events, good or bad. You can either hold your head up and charge forward or you can stand there and let the wind blow you over.

We see this over and over throughout the book as each of the three women share their stories and triumphs and help each other live the day-to-day with laughter and tears and support.

Although fiction, this book could be a time in each of our lives and it touched my heart deeply. Women can be petty at times, but there is nothing stronger than a woman who loves ferociously. I recommend this book to every woman and girl out there. Even a few men might enjoy it.

I am giving Season of Sisters five stars because that is the most that can be given. It is definitely a book worth reading.

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ORGANIZING TIP OF THE DAY!

I was hanging my “outfit” for the next day on the edge of a shelf in my closet, and yes, it tended to get knocked off. I knew there had to be a better solution so I began digging around in a little cast-off box I have and found a few over-the-door hooks! That was all it took to make me a happy – and unwrinkled – camper!