The Sugarhouse Blues (The Hudson Sisters #2) by Mariah Stewart

The Sugarhouse Blues (The Hudson Sisters #2)

Mariah Stewart's second novel in the Hudson Sisters series...Allie, Des, and Cara, each having her own reasons for wanting a share of their father's estate, meet in the grand Victorian home in which he grew up, only to be greeted by another secret he purposely hid from them: his sister Bonnie. The women reluctantly band together to take on Fritz's challenge, working with a local contractor to begin the renovations financed by an account Fritz had...

Details The Sugarhouse Blues (The Hudson Sisters #2)

TitleThe Sugarhouse Blues (The Hudson Sisters #2)
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Fiction, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews The Sugarhouse Blues (The Hudson Sisters #2)

  • Suzanne Leopold
    The Hudson sisters want to collect their share of their father’s estate. To collect their inheritance, Allie, Des, and Cara are obligated to work together and renovate the family’s theatre. They have all combined forces and are living temporarily at their aunt’s home in Hidden Falls, Pennsylvania. Unforeseen problems have put them over budget and recent storm damage has pushed back the completion.Des is responsible for all the finances surr...
  • Jonetta
    The three Hudson sisters are well into the restoration of their family’s old theater, the Sugarhouse, a condition of their father’s will in order for them to receive the inheritance. A freak storm has damaged the ceiling, which is an art form in itself, creating new challenges, financial and creative. Des Hudson, the sister charged with managing the project funding, must look for ways to cost effectively resolve the dilemma and, in her pursui...
  • Chris Carroll
    Charming story. Part of a series but easily followed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sometimes we need a break from all the stress and craziness of the day. Picking up a new women’s fiction story is a perfect way to set the mood.Mariah Stewart has written so many books that you almost don’t know where to start. However, she is bringing us a brand new series called The Hudson Sisters and it is a interesting delightful look at an estranged family...
  • Amy
    Last year I read The Last Chance Matinee and was totally captivated by the Hudson sisters and the authors inspiration for the books. The first time around you meet all three of the sisters but it was really Cara’s story and this time around it’s Des turn. It’s not completely necessary to read the first book, but you would be more familiar with the characters and their histories if you started at the beginning.Des is a character that I warme...
  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    THE SUGARHOUSE BLUES (The Hudson Sisters: #2) Written by Mariah StewartMAY 15, 2018; 400 Pages (Gallery Books)Genre: contemporary, small towns, family drama, romance(I received an ARC from the PUBLISHER via NETGALLEY)RATING: 4 STARSI have been waiting for over a year for the second book in the Hudson Sisters series. The Sugarhouse Blues did not disappoint. One thing I really enjoyed about this novel was that it had characters in the past and futu...
  • Chris Conley
    I love this series. No easy fixes, no quick resolutions...just people who feel real figuring out how to solve problems. I like these women. The community feels real and welcoming.
  • ☕ Kimberly
    I am enjoying time with these sisters and secondary characters. RTC.
  • The Blonde Bookworm
    The Sugarhouse Blues is the second novel in The Hudson Sisters series and I have been looking forward to this novel all year! I read the first book (The Last Chance Matinee) last year and absolutely loved it, so I was really excited to read book two and pick back up with the Hudson sisters. The Sugarhouse Blues did not disappoint! It was told mostly by Des, but there was still a lot of input from Cara and Allie as well. I love this group of girls...
  • Debbie
    The Hudson sisters are back still trying to renovate the old movie theater that was left to them by their father in his will which included several very strange surprises. And in this book, the surprises about their father just keep on coming.The sisters have had a setback occur regarding the fresco ceiling of their beautiful theater. A major setback which has them trying to figure out how they are going to handle this new problem.Allie and Des a...
  • Kristen
    In Mariah Stewart's The Sugarhouse Blues, the 2nd installment in the Hudson Sisters woman's fiction series, this novel is about family and the ties that bind them together and finding a new start somewhere. For Desdemona "Des" Hudson, she joined her sister Allie and her half-sister Cara on a monstrous project to restore the Sugarhouse theater. It was reported on their late father's will. That theater have been in their family for centuries and no...
  • Jess
    And another one that I read as part of my book slump! I liked this a little better, but I didn't especially like Des in this book and her romance struck me as underdeveloped. I'm most interested in Allie and the Sheriff, but I don't know how they make that work given what happened in this one. Could have used more renovation porn.
  • Ann
    The Hudson Sisters are back, restoring the historic movie house in the Pocono's in order to inherit their father's estate. This is book two in the series but is easily read without book 1, The Last Chance Matinee. This story has a romance for Des and we also catch up with Cara and Joe. Allie is still uptight and stressed but is certainly starting to fit into this developing family. All the ladies are growing and starting to appreciate their lives...
  • Diane Perry
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not read the first book in this series, but it didn't take me long to catch on to the story. These three sisters are trying to restore the family theater. I quickly learn there are many secrets in this family. The relationships among the sisters turns out to be very fragile, but there are trying hard to make it work. It was a good story and I am interested enough to stay ...
  • Linda Zagon
    My Review of “The Sugarhouse Blues” by Mariah Stewart Gallery Books. Publishing Date May 15, 2018I would like to thank NetGalley and Gallery Books for an ARC of “The Sugarhouse Blues” by Mariah Stewart for my honest review. The genres for this book are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. This is the second book in “A Hudson Series Novel”, but it can be read as a standalone. The timeline of the story is mostly in the present but goes to the...
  • Diane Saul
    This is book 2 in the Hudson sister series. The 3 sisters learns of their Father’s two families at the reading of his will. Sisters Des and Allie haven’t been close for years and now they find they have a half sister Cara. Their Fathers will requires that all 3 of them live together and restore a family theatre. If one leaves they all lose their inheritance. Each has their own reason for needing the inheritance. There is enough of the back st...
  • Heather
    This is a great follow up novel to the Last Chance Matinee. This one focuses more on the middle sister, Des, but still manages to further the story of all three sisters. Difficult issues are addressed in the story without dwelling too heavily on those issues. While there are romantic elements to the story, the focus is not truly a romance. Instead it is more of a novel concerning sisters. as they come to grip with some family secrets and discover...
  • Thelma Fountain
    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. This is a book about family relationships. Three sisters staying with their aunt working on a family project. The family dynamic was kind of interesting. One of the sisters did not know the others until they were adults. That is a little unique. It is a nice story but it was not a book that I felt like I could not wait to get back to every time I walked away. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great it was o...
  • Virginia Winfield
    This is a wonderful romance. This is book two in the series and they you just keep getting better. It would be hard to move to a new town to earn an inheritance and even harder to find out you have a half sister you knew nothing about. This book was leaning towards Des but you get to know more about each sister and Barney, the aunt. I didn’t want to put this book down. I received a copy of this book fromGallery books for a fair and honest opini...
  • Samantha
    I've been waiting for this book since the 1st one ended, and it didn't disappoint!It's not every series you read, or even every book, where you just so wholeheartedly connect. You connect to the characters, you connect to the place, you connect to how it feels, how it wants you to feel. This book did all that for me.It picks up where the last one left off. Long story short, 3 women discovered they shared the same father, but only discovered this ...
  • Cheri
    **I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**If you read the first book in this series, The Last Chance Matinee, you may know already that this book isn’t going to end with a neat bow tied around it and everything resolved. The Hudson Sisters series is almost like a saga. The first book was mostly about Cara, but the reader gets a lot of back story ...
  • Kathy
    I received this book from NetGalley to read and review. It is the second book in the Hudson Sisters series. I had requested the first book last year but was not lucky enough to get it. Thus, I sort of came into the story “in medias res”. After trying to read and understand this book, I can only say that you need to have read the first one to really understand and enjoy this one. It really is not a good stand-alone book, though, for some, I gu...
  • Lovey Dovey Books
    Published on Lovey Dovey BooksMariah Stewart returns to the Sugarhouse Theater restoration in Hidden Falls with Allie, Des, and Cara. The three sisters have been working together to restore a piece of their family's history while also getting to know each other and the truth about their father's past. The Sugarhouse Blues dives deeper into their family history while also expanding the connection the sisters have with the community.The story picks...
  • Jennifer Ritter
    The Sugarhouse Blues is the second novel in Mariah Stewart’s Hudson Sisters series. The first book, The Last Chance Matinee, brought the three sisters to the bucolic town of Hidden Falls, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Poconos. We learned some of the girls’ backstory, met their dear Aunt Barney and many of the local residents, and began the incredible task of restoring the historic Sugarland Theater. The first book also put a greater focus...
  • Mary
    The Hudson sisters were annoyed at the terms of their father’s will, requiring them to come to his hometown and restore the grand old movie theatre originally purchased and operated by his father. Allie, Des, and their half-sister Cara moved in with their aunt Barney, who was delighted to have her long-lost nieces with her. The women had a budget of one million dollars to complete their restoration, and after the roof leak that caused damage to...
  • Jeanne Grace
    I received an Advanced Reader Copy from NetGalley for my unbiased opinion of the book. As Cara, Allie and Des work harder at becoming a family with Aunt Barney as referee, things start getting done. After a few setbacks in the reconstruction of the theater things slowly start inching forward. Now starting to realize the million dollars their father left them to kickstart the renovations is disappearing at a fast rate. When they find some abandone...
  • Linniegayl
    If you're looking for a story that's all neatly wrapped up at the end, this isn't the case here. However, I enjoyed this second in the Hudson Sisters series, featuring Des, the former child actress. The other two sisters (Cara from book one and Allie to be the lead in book 3) feature prominently, as does their Aunt Barney.As the book opens, the theater the sisters are tasked with restoring through their father's will has sustained major damage du...
  • Joann
    Okay this is the 2nd book in The Hudson sister series, and I really do want to read the first one, however you get to know the main characters very well in this book.Fritz Hudson left a will in which his 3 daughters must return to Hidden Falls,PA to restore the family theater-Sugarhouse. Cara, Allie and Desdemona all meet at the family house with their Aunt Barney-who happens to drive a terrific classic caddy-Lucille!! The girls all become involv...
  • MAB LongBeach
    Fritz Hudson left his three daughters a fortune, on condition that they return to his hometown and refurbish the family theater, the Sugarhouse. Allie and Des were never close, and half-sister Cara comes as a complete surprise to them, so they have relationships to renovate as well. In the few months since his death, they have made good progress, both on the theater and on becoming true sisters. But the money he set aside for the theater is not e...
  • Danielle Thompson
    Wow! I really enjoyed reading this book! It is my first book by this author and I loved it! The Sugarhouse Blues is charming and well written and the characters feel like good friends. There were a few times I just wanted to dive into the conversations. Definitely pick this book up! The Sugarhouse Blues is a sweet small town romance that will leave you wanting more of the sisters the story is about!After meeting an aunt that was kept secret from ...