From the publisher:
It’s Jill Shalvis meets Susan Mallery in this gorgeous novel by New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde about three sisters, one small town, a wedding, and the summer that changes everything.
Welcome to Moonglow Cove, Texas, a place where your neighbors know your name and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico lap lazily against the sands. It’s a magical spot, especially in the summertime…
Once the town was the home of the Clark sisters—brought up by their grandmother at the Moonglow Inn. Nicknamed “The Moonglow Sisters”, as children they were inseparable. Then, a wedding-day betrayal tore them apart and they scattered across the globe and away from each other. But the sisters have at last come home…
There’s Maddie: smart, sensible, and stubborn. Shelley, who ran off to find her bliss. And Gia, a free-spirit determined to keep the peace. It’s her impending wedding that keeps them together…but Gia has a secret, and when her sisters find out all heck is going to break loose!
The Moonglow Sisters continues Lori Wilde’s trademark storytelling to create an unforgettable novel of family, betrayal, love, and second chances.
Lori Wilde writes some of my favorite romances, but I don’t think I’ve read anything like this book from her before. There is an underlying romance for sure, but the story really is about the sisters and their relationship.
The mystery is what happened at the wedding that caused the rift between the sisters, but you can probably guess what happened in general, if not the details, and it doesn’t really matter. I enjoyed getting to know all the sisters and I learned a lot about quilting – I literally knew nothing except that it involves sewing and takes way more talent & patience than I have. So now I know some of the terminology and a bit more of the work that goes into quilting. It is not a book about quilting by any means, it’s just that I know two people who make amazing quilts (shout out to Laurie Jacker & Heidi Reed!) and I always like learning something new so bonus points for that.
If you are looking for an escape, and who isn’t these days, this is a good one. I really enjoyed it.
3/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
THE MOONGLOW SISTERS by Lori Wilde. William Morrow Paperbacks (March 3, 2020). ISBN 978-0062953094. 400p.