The Sister Effect by Susan Mallery @harlequinbooks #booktwitter #bookreview


Mallery beautifully illustrates the power of female friendship and the importance of reaching for one’s dreams.”—Publishers Weekly

Beloved bestselling author Susan Mallery brings readers an emotional, witty, and heartfelt story that explores the nuances of a broken family’s complex emotions as they strive to become whole in this uplifting story of human frailty and resilience.

Finley McGowan is determined that the niece she’s raising will always feel loved and wanted. Unlike how she felt after her mom left to pursue a dream of stardom, and when the grandfather who was left to raise them abandoned her and her sister, Sloane, when they needed him most. Finley reacted to her chaotic childhood by walking the straight and narrow—nose down, work hard, follow the rules.

Sloane went the other way.

Now Sloane is back, as beautiful and as damaged as ever…and she wants a relationship with her daughter. She says she’s changed, but Finley’s heart has been burned once too often for her to trust easily. But is her reluctance to forgive really about Sloane or worry over losing what she loves the most? With the help of a man who knows all too well how messy families can be, Finley will learn there’s joy in surrendering and peace in letting go.

Don’t miss The Happiness Plan, a new novel coming from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery where three women experience hope, heartache, and the power of friendship as they search for true happiness!


Finley is raising her niece because her sister, Sloane, is an alcoholic. Sloane stole some expensive items from Finley and ruined her reputation. So, Finley is not very receptive to Sloane and her attempts to get sober. However, Sloane has been sober almost a year but then she slips and Finley may never forgive her for her mistake.

I love both of these sisters. Finley has a heart of gold but tends to be a bit rigid in her life. And her total opposite is Sloane. She is more fly by night until she has to toughen up and get the job done and get sober.

This is a sweet story which will have you rooting for all involved. There are quite a few story lines going on at once but Susan Mallery is the master of manipulating all these stories to create a wonderful tale of love, acceptance and forgiveness.

Need good story about sisterly love and acceptance…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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