Her Sister's Shoes (Sweeney Sisters #1) by Ashley Farley

Her Sister's Shoes (Sweeney Sisters #1)

Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister’s Shoes is the story of three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support. When an ATV accident leaves her teenage son in a wheelchair, she los...

Details Her Sister's Shoes (Sweeney Sisters #1)

TitleHer Sister's Shoes (Sweeney Sisters #1)
Release DateJun 24th, 2015
PublisherSmashwords Edition
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews Her Sister's Shoes (Sweeney Sisters #1)

  • Heena Rathore P.
    Note: I received an ARC of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.Plot/Story:Her Sister’s Shoes is all about family and relationships. I fell in love with this book as soon as I started reading it. The plot is so simple yet interesting. It’s about how family is the only place where a person can really be safe and happy. In this book Ashley has beautifully depicted the importance of family and basic values in ones life.Inspit...
  • Giselle
    *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Her Sister’s Shoes is a book about the Sweeney sisters named Samantha, Jackie and Faith as they battle against personal wars: family demands and career life. One has a son in a wheelchair, the other fears the truth behind her husband’s infidelity while the other lacks courage to stand up to her abusive husband.The book explores very dark & serio...
  • Debbie
    This was a really good book with lots of things going on. I felt like I needed to help Sam tackle that bar while I was reading it. Three sisters. One so married with teenage boys who finds out her husband is having an affair. Another who is unmarried and has a teenage child in a wheelchair from an ATV accident which killed his best friend. He has given up on life and moping around feeling sorry for himself with a lot of anger. And the last sister...
  • Marcia
    I was enjoying this book up until the ending. Not a fan of a book that gets tied up neatly. So unrealistic and kind of cheesy. I did love the dynamics between the three sister, to that I could relate.
  • Anindyta
    I love books about sisters like this, it’a charming and the warm mood really sink in. But unfortunately this book is predictable and seems very neat. The ending itself is not really exciting, it’s an anticlimax for me. But overall I like the sweet and warm mood of this book and characters in it.
  • Trish at Between My Lines
    This review was originally posted on [Between My Lines]**3.5 stars**Hands up if you love books about sisters!  I do and I gobble them down as there is just so much to explore in this fascinating family dynamic.  I love how different sisters can be but how that strong that bond can be no matter how little you understand each others lives.  And Her Sisters Shoes delves into this complex relationship with aplomb.  First Line of Her Sister's Shoe...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Coffee dates with Her Sister’s ShoesFirst date: The Sweeney sisters Sam, Jackie and Faith are preparing for the grand reopening of their seaside seafood store. Originally opened by their mother Lovie, vacationers make a point of stopping for their fresh seafood. Sam is worried about the new décor even as thoughts turn to her son who is recovering from an ATV accident that has left him in a wheelchair. Faith has her own share of problems and Ja...
  • Marleen
    Whoever did the book-blurb, did a good job attracting readers who enjoy family stories set in the South, and referring to writers like Dottie Frank and Mary Alice Monroe. Personally, I wouldn’t go as far as saying Ashley Farley's yet on the same plane as these two fabulous authors, nevertheless she did a good job telling a compelling story.Jackie, Samantha and Faith are three sisters, ranging in age from fifty to forty-two. All three have their...
  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:“She looks like a starving homeless woman digging through a dumpster for a leftover donut.”“He was a great big man, large in size and spirit.”“The image of her mother chasing after Curtis with a frying pan brought a smile to her face, even though she knew Lovie was crazy enough to try it.”My Review:Her Sister’s Shoes was a delightful surprise to me, it was more serious and drama filled than I had expected, but I ador...
  • Jalynn Patterson
    About the Book:Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister’s Shoes is the story of three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support. When an ATV accident leaves her teenage son in a whee...
  • Sheryl
    This is fabulous novel set in Prospect, S.C. on the coast. It's a very close family that were all born and raised in the same little town of Prospect. Which is a great vacation town during the summer. Their father was a fisherman and their mother, lovie started a little business across the docks to sell the fresh sea food he would bring in. The business was doing so well that they bought a prime piece of property right next to some of the best be...
  • Katherine P
    I wasn't sure what to expect going into this one as while I do like books about sisters there's a lot going on here. While it did take me a chapter or two to fall into the story once I did I was hooked and by the halfway point this earned a 2AM finish as I had to find out how it all ended! The sisters have real trouble between their personal lives, their business and their mother and they could definitely use a little down time. I really connecte...
  • Bee
    What a lovely story. I have stayed up just because I wanted to know what would happen next to each family member. Each chapter is the voice of one sister therefore, I would get all intertwined in their family. I can relate to the characters in some way or another, and I feel that is why this book is enjoyable.I laughed, cried, and got angry at the sisters because I wanted to shout to them "DON'T YOU SEE WHAT IS GOING ON?!" Their mother "Lovie" is...
  • Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder
    Publication Date 6/24/15I received an ARC digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Her Sister’s Shoes is a wonderfully written tale about a trio of sisters each going through a horrible experience one summer. While it was a little predictable in some places, it was still a great tale about a family in Prospect, SC and how family does help during tough and unpredictable times. Each sister was a well developed character who had ...
  • Margaret Tidwell
    Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley was a great book & a great story. I loved getting to know the sisters and their backgrounds as well as seeing them change throughout the book. I felt so bad for Faith throughout most of the book because of what her husband has done to her. I wasn’t a huge fan of Sam’s son Jamie but I know that is just because he is a teenager and I dislike teenagers in really life as well. I did feel bad for him because o...
  • Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
    Wasn't sure this was my type of book. But I am always open to new authors. Farley's books were recommended by another author friend, Bette Lee Crosby so I decided to give it a chance. Well. I love the Sweeney family, their trials and tribulations but mostly their love for one another and the way they stick together as a family. Sam, Jackie and Faith are sisters who are so different from one another; but that makes them unique. Along with Lovie, t...
  • Sue
    This book really showed how families stuck together. All 3 siblings having their own troubles to deal with but stuck together through bad times. Put a smile on my face.
  • Pam
    I fell in love with this book and the Sweeney sisters. A really good story of family- I have already ordered Bk 2 in the series.
  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    Her Sister’s Shoes has three sisters, lots of drama and a dreamy coastal setting. Jackie, Sam and Faith all still live in their coastal Carolina town, two of them working for the family fish market business and the other in high-end design.The matriarch of the family, Lovey, is still working hard although we see the sisters have some concerns about their aging mother. On top of this each sister is dealing with their own set of issues. Jackie th...
  • Maria
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher as a part of a book tour for a fair and honest review and rated it 5 out of 5 Stars and a Recommended Read.A fan of books set in South Carolina’s Low Country, I looked forward to reading Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley and was thrilled to discover what I consider to be a literary treasure. What begins as a book about three sisters, their family business and their very differe...
  • Lelia Taylor
    Southern fiction is one of my very favorite genres and I was delighted to have the opportunity to read and review Her Sister's Shoes which can also be considered women's fiction although I really dislike that term. What could be called "men's fiction" is more likely to be known as action-adventure or the like. Back in 2012, David Granger, the editor of Esquire described men's fiction as:“...plot-driven and exciting, where one thing happens afte...
  • Cheryl
    This was one of those "can't put it down" books". I started it at 10pm last night, I had to put it down at midnight to get some sleep since I am recuperating from pneumonia. I was up again a 4:30 for a breathing treatment and finished the book at 8am. Yeah, that's 7 1/2 hours of a wild ride. Sounds wrong to be thankful for being sick enough to have the time to read. But I am on the mend. Being the oldest of three sisters may have helped me get in...
  • Laura
    I was anxious to dig into a good Southern women's fiction novel and reading Her Sister's Shoes did not disappoint. It transported me to a coastal South Carolina town and into the lives of the Sweeney Sisters. I come from a family where we are three sisters, so I was able to appreciate the nuances and the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship of these sisters.The Sweeney sisters are three very different women, each with their own set of iss...
  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    I LOVED this book! It was hard for me to put down because I wanted to know what happened next with any of the sisters or their mother. The sisters had a lot to deal with in their lives from abuse to a mid-life crisis to alcoholism to dementia. I thought that each sister found her strength in different ways and sometimes it took intervention from the rest of the family to make sure they didn't totally fall apart. Plus there was their mother, Lovie...
  • Jen La Duca
    Beautifully written, Her Sister’s Shoes is an intensely powerful book that will stay with me for quite some time. Sister’s Jackie, Faith and Sam have each been through their fair share of problems and crisis throughout their lives; one is being abused by her husband, one has a husband who’s cheating on her and the last sister is dealing with the aftermath of her son’s tragic accident which left him in a wheelchair. As if all that weren't ...
  • Susan Peterson
    Her Sister's Shoes tells the story of the Sweeney sisters, each of whom is dealing with turmoil and changes in their lives. Jackie, the oldest, is seeing her marriage crumble around her; Sam is about to reopen the family business while dealing with a teenager who is angry about being in a wheelchair after a tragic accident; and Faith is suffering at the hands of an abusive husband. This is a realistic look at how each of the sisters desks with th...
  • Vickie
    Her Sister's Shoes is the first book I have read by Ashley Farley, and it was a charmer. The three Sweeney sisters have much going on in their lives, and Farley does a wonderful job drawing the reader into each sister's life. The southern charm was definitely there but didn't go into stereotype behavior and adages. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.Go Cards! L1C4!!
  • Ann
    Great book... Page turner with good characters. Had a touch of MK Andrews with the SC low country setting. The three sisters were each battling their own family crises while juggling the evolving relationship between each other. At times this book ventured into going a little too far into how many bad things can happen to one family at the same time territory, but overall, I really enjoyed it a lot. Good read. Thumbs up.
  • Dorilyn
    Everyone should try to place themselves in someone else's shoesEveryone should try to place themselves in someone else's shoes. This story does a good job at reminding us of just that. When your life seems difficult think of how you can help someone less fortunate than you.
  • Pam
    Her Sister’s Shoes is by Ashley Farley. It is book one in the Sweeney Sisters series. Lovie and Oscar Sweeney had a seafood restaurant and store in South Carolina. They had been in the same location since 1959. Their three daughters grew up there and had a lovely childhood. Of course, the sisters disagreed on what a lovely childhood was. Samantha, the middle daughter, decided Sweeney’s needed a renovation and it was nearing completion and Sam...