The Sweeney Sisters

The Sweeney Sisters The Sweeney Sisters This is what my friends and I call a real book It is a wonderful story about human emotions and actionsgood, bad, embarrassing, uplifting When renowned writer William Sweeney unexpectedly dies he leaves a mess for his daughtersthe three that grew up in his house and the other child he didn t acknowledge while he lived Told from the perspective of the four girls, with insight from their father s published writings, the three Sweeney sisters come to see a different side of the man who was such a big presence, and of each other The other daughter, blindsided by a DNA test, struggles to find if there might be a place for her in the family she d always envied The author has created characters that come alive within the book s pages Readers experience each emotion, as the four very different sisters struggle to come to terms with each other and the fact that their father has written an often unflattering memoir that is contracted for publication I couldn t stop reading I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book from NetGalley Most highly recommend. 3.5William Kennedy is a literary giant, whose sudden death stuns his three adult daughters They are further shocked to learn that he also fathered a fourth daughter, Serena, who is now a part of their already complicated lives both individually and collectively They react to her presence in ways that define their personalities The knowledge from his postmortem memoir reveals that he was a very flawed human being with extraordinary talent This knowledge and their memories of him as an imperfect father and husband bring the sisters, including Serena, to a deeper understanding of their bond.My thanks to the publisher and LibraryThing for the opportunity to read this book as an early reviewer. William Sweeney, a famous author, has died The Sweeney Sisters is a novel covering the period following his death William Sweeney was an imperfect man who left behind several secrets and problems that his daughters must deal with while grieving The sisters are very different but share a strong love for each other As they uncover secrets from their past they also make choices and changes that define their future This was a sweet book focusing on a loving family.I received an advanced copy of The Sweeney Sisters courtesy of Library Thing and Harper Collins. This was the first novel that I ve read by Liam Dolan and it was a delightful surprise It s a lovely story of three Sweeney Sisters who suffer through both the death of their literary giant father and the discovery of the existence of a fourth sister The author uses a timely way to discover previously unknown relatives and truths, a DNA kit, is the vehicle for the women learn about their relationship The author draws all the characters very well, but her greatest gift is her ability to create such graphic descriptions that a visual reader such as myself was able to picture each character and setting I found it very engaging, loved the way the epilogue tied up so many endings as well as the portrayal of a grieving family forced to regroup and establish a new dynamic I really enjoyed this book and look forward to discussing it in reading groups So much to talk about, sibling relationships, the tricks of memory and the handling of the death of a parent Of course, it also questions the rights of great artists in treating their own families Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this novel. The three Sweeney sisters have just lost their famous father, author Bill Sweeney Their mother died several years ago The secrets and craziness come out Things they never knew and are left stunned The estate is a mess, and they have to go through house, looking for a novel to be published upon his death, that reveals things about them and through the years.I loved each Sweeney sister They were nothing alike but stuck through it all together I laughed, cried and jumped for joy for those fiesty fun girls Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the eARC I m so happy that I took a chance on reading this book when I was unfamiliar with the author I thoroughly enjoyed the book and couldn t put it down once I started There are wonderful characters, both living and dead, suspenseful scenarios, and unusual and compelling family dynamics Although I flew through the book, there was plenty of substance to it and I think it would make a great choice for book discussion groups I will read the author s previous books and look forward to her next one. An Accomplished Storyteller Returns With Her Biggest, Boldest, Most Entertaining Novel Yet A Hilarious, Heartfelt Story About Books, Love, Sisterhood, And The Surprises We Discover In Our DNA That Combines The Wit Of Jonathan Tropper With The Heart Of Susan WiggsMaggie, Eliza, And Tricia Sweeney Grew Up As A Happy Threesome In The Idyllic Seaside Town Of Southport, Connecticut But Their Mother S Death From Cancer Fifteen Years Ago Tarnished Their Golden Hued Memories, And The Sisters Drifted Apart Their One Touchstone Is Their Father, Bill Sweeney, An Internationally Famous Literary Lion And College Professor Universally Adored By Critics, Publishers, And Book Lovers When Bill Dies Unexpectedly One Cool June Night, His Shell Shocked Daughters Return To Their Childhood Home They Aren T Quite Sure What The Future Holds Without Their Larger Than Life Father, But They Do Know How To Throw An Irish Wake To Honor A Man Of His StatureBut As Guests Pay Their Respects And Reminisce, One Stranger, Emboldened By Whiskey, Has Crashed The Party It Turns Out That She Too Is A Sweeney SisterWhen Washington, DC Based Journalist Serena Tucker Had Her DNA Tested On A Whim A Few Weeks Earlier, She Learned She Had A % Genetic Match With A Childhood Neighbor Maggie Sweeney Of Southport, Connecticut It Seems Serena S Chilly WASP Mother, Birdie, Had A History With Bill Sweeney One That Has Remained Totally Secret Until NowOnce The Shock Wears Off, Questions Abound What Does This Mean For William S Literary Legacy Where Is The Unfinished Memoir He S Stashed Away, And What Will It Reveal And How Will A Fourth Sweeney Sister A Blond Among Redheads Fit Into Their Story By Turns Revealing, Insightful, And Uproarious, The Sweeney Sisters Is Equal Parts Cautionary Tale And Celebration A Festive And Heartfelt Look At What Truly Makes A Family Oh the twists and turns life, and death throw at us.Throw in the secret of a recently deceased parent, and a surprise sibling, and you ve got The Sweeney Sisters.This book takes us through grief, surprise,acceptance, and eventuallyfamily to love.Very well written.This was my 2 ND book by this Author, and I m sure it won t be my last. I received an ARC of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.An impromptu DNA kit reveals an previously unknown sister to an already complicated threesome There are many revelations, lots of healing, and plenty of forgiveness to their parents, each other, and themselves I love this novel. What a beautiful story about FamilySisterhoodSecretsCourageForgivenessI received this early copy from the editor of this book What a gift Grateful for the rich storytelling of author Lian DolanAn excellent choice for book clubs The Sweeney Sisters releases April 2020Add this to your book list you will not be disappointed

Lian Dolan is a writer, producer and broadcaster She is the author of two bestselling novels, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife Both are romantic comedies with a touch of history She currently writes and produces the weekly podcast and blog The Chaos Chronicles, a humorous look at modern motherhood, that was developed for TV A decade ago, Lian created Satellite Sisters, an

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Sweeney Sisters
  • Lian Dolan
  • English
  • 20 September 2019
  • 9780062909046

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