Back of the book :
The Devlin Sisters rely on each other – but some things are just too painful to share, even when your sisters are your best friends …
Mum of four, Julie thought that if her family had more money life would be easier. But now that they’ve inherited a fortune, her problems are only starting.
Lawyer Louise is used to having her life go exactly as she wants it to. So accepting that she cannot control everything in her world is beyond her.
And former model Sophie can just about cope with getting older – that’s until her ex-husband finds a younger model.
All three women think that some battles are best fought alone. Maybe they need to think again …
What I think :
The three Devlin sisters are back !
This is a follow on from Sinead’s previous book ‘Me and my Sisters’, however if you haven’t already read that book its fine, because this book does very well as a ‘stand alone’ book.
It follows the lives of Julie, her husband Harry and their 4 children (triplets and a single boy !) who have just come into a large sum of money left to them by Harry’s Aunt. Whilst Harry is enjoying having the extra money, Julie is having trouble fitting in with all the mothers at the boys new posh school and feels she doesn’t belong.
Then there is Sophie who has one daughter with her ex husband Jack. Jack has a new girlfriend who is much younger and who Jess, Sophie’s daughter thinks is the greatest thing since sliced bread ! However Sophie just feels old and frumpy.
And lastly is Louise, who works in the corporate law world. She likes everything to be perfect and expects one hundred percent from everybody. She has a daughter, Clara who has her funny little ‘querks’ and is not quite like her cousins.
Sinead is excellent at writing about family life, and boy do these sisters have hectic family lives ! Its very much a feel-good book, that make you feel warm inside. It has some wonderfully comical moments as well as covering some quite serious issues, such as special needs and step families. Sinead has certainly done some excellent research, especially in the case of the character Clara. I really liked the way that each chapter is dedicated to a different sister, so you could really find out what they thought and felt.
I really liked all Sinead’s other books and this one is no exception. This book is a laugh out loud, warm and sentimental book about sisters and their families. a brilliant beach read.
I give it 9/10.
Published on 31 July 2014 by Penguin Ireland.
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Ireland for the digital copy of the book to read and review.