Title: The Blossom Sisters
Author: Fern Michaels
Rating: 4 stars
A light-hearted, it made me smile kind of read.
Gus Hollister owes his success to his grandmother. Rose and her two sisters, Iris and Violet, raised Gus. However, Gus now stands to lose everything. He’s alienated his beloved grandma, who tried to warn him about his wife, Elaine’s, greedy, gold-digging ways. Gus refused to listen and now Elaine is after a divorce and his money. Gus returns to Rose’s Virginia farmhouse seeking shelter but it won’t be easy to make amends after ignoring his family for months. Gus doesn’t know Rose has been running a very lucrative business from home and her and her sisters don’t want interference.
From the first page I was really curious about the kind of business they were running. I was intrigued by what the sisters were up to. Why couldn’t Gus know what they were doing? Ultimately, it wasn’t that big of a deal but it was still fun to read about. The fact that the Blossom Sisters were trying to help the elderly in their town by providing them jobs made me smile. This whole story really made me smile. Gus and his friend Barney. I really liked their friendship. Could I picture men today actually acting like them? No! But they were still a fun couple of guys. Seeing Gus find love again with a woman who needed to see her true beauty made me feel good.
I didn’t like way Rose and her sisters treated Gus at the beginning. I understand where they were coming from but I think families should be there no matter what. I couldn’t understand their lack of forgiveness. I also didn’t like that some parts of the story felt drawn out too much and others left me wanting. I would’ve liked more details on what really happened to Elaine. It’s obvious that Elaine is ordering from the business but this is never explored. A great secondary story could have come from this.
I almost gave this book 3 stars instead of 4, but it made me feel good so I went with 4. If you’re after a light, quick afternoon read, grab a copy of The Blossom Sisters. I think it will brighten your day.
This book is a re-release. It was originally published in 2013. I was provided a copy by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.