The Last Chance Matinee by Mariah Stewart #XOXperts 


From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes the first novel in her all-new series, The Hudson Sisters, following a trio of reluctant sisters as they set out to fulfill their father’s dying wish. In the process, they find not only themselves, but the father they only thought they knew.
When celebrated and respected agent Fritz Hudson passes away, he leaves a trail of Hollywood glory in his wake—and two separate families who never knew the other existed. Allie and Des Hudson are products of Fritz’s first marriage to Honora, a beautiful but troubled starlet whose life ended in a tragic overdose. Meanwhile, Fritz was falling in love on the Delaware Bay with New Age hippie Susa Pratt—they had a daughter together, Cara, and while Fritz loved Susa with everything he had, he never quite managed to tell her or Cara about his West Coast family.
Now Fritz is gone, and the three sisters are brought together under strange circumstances: there’s a large inheritance to be had that could save Allie from her ever-deepening debt following a disastrous divorce, allow Des to open a rescue shelter for abused and wounded animals, and give Cara a fresh start after her husband left her for her best friend—but only if the sisters upend their lives and work together to restore an old, decrepit theater that was Fritz’s obsession growing up in his small hometown in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. Guided by Fritz’s closest friend and longtime attorney, Pete Wheeler, the sisters come together—whether they like it or not—to turn their father’s dream into a reality, and might just come away with far more than they bargained for. 


Three sisters…strange circumstances. Two of the sisters which did not know the third existed till the reading of their father’s will. “What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”

I adored Des and Cara. Did not have much for Allie. She is self-centered and just a little mean! These three must renovate an old movie theatre to gain their inheritance.  They learn so much about themselves, their father and their family. 

This tale has a little of everything, romance, mystery, family. Des also rescues dogs…a woman after my own heart. How can you not enjoy a book with dogs.  This story also has some wonderful HOT💋GUYS! Dogs and guys, my favorite combination! 

This is a great palate cleanser book…stolen from Litsy.  There is just something about a good, simple, read that hits the right spot!  Plus…the cover is fabulous!! 

I received this novel from Simon and Schuster and Gallery Books as part of XOXPERTS 

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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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2 Responses to The Last Chance Matinee by Mariah Stewart #XOXperts 

  1. macjam47 says:

    I agree. Sometimes we need a book like this one. Great review, my friend.

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