Title: Rainy Day Sisters
Author: Kate Hewitt
Publisher: NAL Trade
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Number of Pages: 359
How I Got It: direct from publisher
The USA Today bestselling author presents a heartfelt novel about two sisters struggling toward new lives and loves. Welcome to Hartley-by-the-Sea in England’s beautiful Lake District, where two sisters who meet as strangers find small miracles tucked into the corners of every day....
When Lucy Bagshaw’s life in Boston falls apart, thanks to a scathing editorial written by her famous artist mother, she accepts her half sister Juliet’s invitation to stay with her in a charming seaside village in northern England. Lucy is expecting quaint cottages and cream teas, but instead finds that her sister is an aloof host, the weather is wet, windy, and cold, and her new boss, Alex Kincaid, is a disapproving widower who only hired her as a favor to Juliet.
Despite the invitation she offered, Juliet is startled by the way Lucy catapults into her orderly life. As Juliet faces her own struggles with both her distant mother and her desire for a child, her sister’s irrepressible optimism begins to take hold. With the help of quirky villagers, these hesitant rainy day sisters begin to forge a new understanding…and find in each other the love of family that makes all the difference.
Just like being drawn to book covers, I'm also drawn to certain titles. Rainy Day Sisters piqued my interest. I love rain and love rainy days, so this sounded like a cozy read. I was interested in trying to figure out the relationship between cold Juliet and messy Lucy. I enjoyed my time in the little village with its cast of characters: teachers, neighbors, and children all with endearing qualities and not-so-lovely human traits of their own. I've also come to like unlikeable characters in my novels and the girls' mother ranks up there. I enjoyed this read and will read future Hartley-by-the-Sea novels.
***Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**