The Never Never Sisters by L. Alison Heller


Title: The Never Never Sisters
Author: L. Alison Heller
Publisher: NAL trade 
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
ISBN: 9780451416247
Number of Pages: 352
How I Got It: Danielle Caravella at Wunderkind PR
Format: Kindle


NetGalley Description: 

An absorbing, highly entertaining novel about family secrets, The Never Never Sisters introduces you to the strong-willed and big-hearted Reinhardt women, as they reunite one summer in New York. Gifted storyteller L. Alison Heller has written another witty and moving page-turner that will captivate readers and keep them guessing right up until the satisfying end.

Sometimes you just need to get away….
 Marriage counselor Paige Reinhardt is counting down the days to summer, eager to reconnect with her workaholic husband at their cozy rental cottage in the Hamptons. But soon a mysterious crisis at Dave’s work ruins their getaway plans. Paige is still figuring out how to handle the unexplained chill in her marriage when her troubled sister suddenly returns after a two-decade silence. Now, instead of enjoying the lazy summer days along the ocean, Paige is navigating the rocky waters of a forgotten bond with her sister in the sweltering city heat.
 As she attempts to dig deeper into Dave’s work troubles and some long-held family secrets, Paige is shocked to discover how little she knows about the people closest to her. This summer, the self-proclaimed relationship expert will grapple with her biggest challenge yet: Is it worth risking your most precious relationships in order to find yourself?

My Review:
Let me preface my review with a possible format warning. The formatting for my ARC had neon pink numbers throughout the entire text. I suggest getting the sample chapter when this release becomes available to verify that this formatting issue was corrected when the ARC was updated for release to the general public or you may have trouble concentrating on the text. 
Marriage counselor Paige Reinhardt was hoping to spend her summer in the Hamptons but her husband Dave's work has kept them in the city. Now her estranged sister Sloane has contacted her mother and is coming to visit. This novel has enough suspense between what is really going on at Dave's work and what Sloane is really like after all these years to keep the pages flipping. I think this is another good "beach read" in that the banter is funny, the settings are transportive, and book is broken down into lots of chapters (ideal for the ups and downs of getting in the water, reapplying sunscreen, etc.) Author L Alison Heller is a marriage counselor and probably has great stories from her practice, but I liked that she described Paige and Dave's marriage in daily details rather than intense analysis.

** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ** 

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