The Sometimes Sisters by Carolyn Brown

The Sometimes Sisters

A bittersweet inheritance reunites three estranged sisters in a novel of family, trust, and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown. When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and Tawny thought of themselves as “sometimes sisters.” They connected only during the summer month they’d all spend at their grandmother’s rustic lakeside resort in north Texas. But secrets started building, and ten years have passed since th...

Details The Sometimes Sisters

TitleThe Sometimes Sisters
Release DateFeb 27th, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreFiction, Romance

Reviews The Sometimes Sisters

  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:Granny used to say that the person who stirs the shit pile has to lick the spoon.He made it in eight minutes and would have arrived there sooner if he hadn’t gotten behind a pokey old woman who didn’t have any place to go and a year to get there.Did you think it was all rainbows and unicorn farts after you left? The only thing that changed was that I got all the bitchin’ instead of sharin’ it with you.You can do better… ...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    4.5 StarsI just loved this story so much! I shed tears, both sad and happy, The Sometimes Sisters brought out all the feels! Dana, Harper, and Tawny are the “Sometimes Sisters” who had gathered for a month during each summer at their Granny Annie’s lakeside resort. Dana is the oldest, a bastard child of their father he refused to acknowledge, but Granny Annie wouldn’t stand for her son’s behavior and accepted her as the true granddaught...
  • Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
    I knew this is going to be a doozy of a book after I had only read 2 pages and I was already in tears…Dana, Harper and Tawny are three sisters who are not close. Dana is their half-sister who was rejected by their father. Growing up the girls only spent time together when they were at their grandmother’s lake resort. Granny Annie loved her granddaughters so much but when she knew her time on earth was coming to a close, she hatched a plan wit...
  • Heidi
    Four stars: A touching story that reminds us of the importance of family. Dana, Harper and Tawny are sometimes sisters. They have never gotten along, and they have never seen eye to eye. Dana has trouble relating to her two half sisters, not only because they are younger, but also because she thinks they are spoiled. Harper has not seen her sisters in a long time, ever since she left home at sixteen, she has been lost. Bouncing from job to job, ...
  • Sophia
    A laid-back resort by the lake welcomes back three half-sisters when their grandmother dies. Grandma Annie's last wish is to see these three Sometimes Sisters work past whatever made them all go their separate ways as teens and become a family again. With the help of the resort, old Uncle Zed, memories of Annie, chances at new and old love, the Clancy sisters return to the lake. I enjoyed this touching story that focuses on the lives of three est...
  • Aly
    You can run from the past but you can't hide indefinitely from it. That's one life's lesson that the "sometimes sisters" will learn when they'll be reunited after ten years for their grandmother's will. Harper, Tawny and their half-sister Dana will have to work together to run around Annie's place and each woman will have to face the mistakes they made before and deal with different guilt and feelings they drag with them over the years. But what ...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    **ARC provided for an honest review**The Sometimes Sisters by Carolyn Brown is a touching and heartfelt novel about trust, forgiveness and family.Brought together by the death of their beloved grandmother Dana, Tawny and Harper must learn what family is all about by running a lake resort. Never ones to be super close all three girls bind together to help their Uncle Zed to run the lake resort which was in their grandmothers will as a stipulation ...
  • Cali Jewel
    Heartwarming, homespun, quirky, emotional and entertaining adventure for three sisters with a lot of real life regrets and secrets keeping them apart. Dana, Harper, and Tawny are the “Sometimes Sisters” each with a different yet sad history and only one summer together at their Granny Annie’s lakeside resort (their dad's mom). When Granny Annie passes it is her dying wish they come together to run the resort and make a go of it as a family....
  • Bea Charmed
    "The Sometimes Sisters" is the story of three sisters who have grown part over the years. When their father's mother dies, they all come to gather. They find she's left them her property, divided up amongst the three of them but they will have to work together. Her hope is they will rediscover and rebuild their familial bonds.All three women, Dana, Harper, and Tawny, are having hard times and their grief over their grandmother's death at first pu...
  • Sarah Yee
    DNF - Couldn't bear to finish. The writing was just that cheesy and awful.
  • Suze Lavender
    Dana, Harper and Tawny are sisters, but mostly connected during the summer, when they all spent a month at their grandmother's lakeside resort. Annie loved her granddaughters dearly and was always glad they were coming. However, suddenly it stopped. The sometimes sisters, who were already not seeing much of each other, weren't feeling very sisterly at all anymore. Annie's last wish is to bring them back together and when she dies she leaves her r...
  • Ruthie Taylor
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This is a beautiful book, which has many layers, and is deeply emotional - i.e. expect to need tissues. Even though the reason is clearly signposted, it makes it no easier to bear and big ugly tears were inevitable - for me at least! It was a really clever way of giving us many stories in one and especially that of Annie and Zed. There were lovely little hints, such as th...
  • Lisa
    This book was dull and slow-paced. I really disliked the repetitive dialogue and found myself skimming pages to get to the very predictable ending.
  • Jamie Holzberg / Fluff Smut & Murder
    Thank you to for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.Carolyn Brown writes sweet stories. I like to think she’s the Debbie Macomber of the South. When you pick up The Sometimes Sisters, you know you’re going to get a sweet tale with a little sadness along the way that will end with everyone meeting their true love match and knowing that they’re all going to be okay. Pur...
  • Kim
    I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCHOmg Carolyn. For some reason I knew this book would become my favorite! Lord what a story. My heart hurts but is happy for the girls. It's a shame that our world can be so cruel but in the end love prevails. Trying not to say to much but it's hard not to. Happy reading and can't wait for the next book!
  • Carrie Williams
    I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. I love books about sisters and I loved the Southern setting. I never really connected with any of the main sister characters. I did however, love the character of Zed.Thanks to NetGalley for this book to review.
  • books are love
    Received in exchange for a honest review.This is such a beautiful journey and Zed takes your heart from the beginning. From his moments with Annie to how he is with Harper, Dana, Brook and Tawny he captures you and has you smile. He shows us how timeless love is. He also shows us what patience, understanding, kindness and family is. when Annie dies, Zed brings the sisters back to the cabin to run them. they are not exactly a loving group of siste...
  • Jackie
    Book Info Paperback, 320 pagesExpected publication: February 27th 2018 by Montlake Romance (first published February 6th 2018)ISBN 1503949206 (ISBN13: 9781503949201)Other Editions (3)Source:Netgalley EARCBuy book from Amazon B&N BOOK BLURB A bittersweet inheritance reunites three estranged sisters in a novel of family, trust, and forgiveness from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and T...
  • Lisa
    Sorry- I listened to this and perhaps it was the overzealous accent of each character or the voice? I don’t know but I found this book to contain every cliche imaginable (all of the guys are gorgeous, all of the girls are gorgeous) you could see the Nick set up the second he was introduced- in my mind when Johnny introduced him I thought “bet he’ll be young enough for Tawny”... and of course he was. And although she LOVES blue eyes- she i...
  • Vikki Vaught
    My MusingsWhY a wonderful, heartwarming story of three estranged sisters and their journey back to one another. I'll admit that I shed a few tears in more than one occasion. While I loved Zed, it's difficult to think of 72 as old. In my mind, it's the new 50. My husband will be 71 in June and still works out everyday. It's a bit uncomfortable to see someone close to your age dying but it is a reality that I must face. This is the first book I hav...
  • Patty
    The Sometimes Sister by Carolyn Brown is a delightful book about three sisters. Dana, Harper, and Tawny who use to spend their summers at their Granny Annie rustic lakeside resort, located in Texas. When Granny dies the three girls are brought together to help run the resort. All three girls are caring secrets that the others don't know about. Can their grandmother’s death bring them together or tear them more apart? I really like this book, an...
  • Ann
    I enjoyed reading this story about family reconciliation. Three sisters return to Texas to attend their Grandmother's funeral. In order to keep their inheritance they must all stay and run the lakeside fishing camp and learn to work together along with their "uncle" Zed. Annie’s Place consists of twelve cabins, a small house, a café, a convenience store, and a lot of family memories. All three of the sisters have secrets to hide and are surpri...
  • Diane
    This was a nice book, full of love and good feelings. It is not the type of book I usually read, but it was a pleasant read.
  • Holli Davila
    It's a cute story, predictable. Like a feel good movie. I was rootin' for the characters and curious about how we'd get to the end. Enjoyable.
  • Barbara
    A very good read about sisters and second chances. I loved the setting and the characters.
  • Karen Trosterud
    I really enjoyed my first book by Carolyn Brown! I love reading about sisters and this was no exception. It’s a story about forgiveness and love and loss. Highly recommend
  • Kelly Hedges
    I just don’t get it. None of the sisters had much of a personality. Uncle Zed was the only redeeming character. And apparently handsome men looking for serious relationships are lurking in small Texas towns.
  • Kathy
    This is a fantastic story about three sometimes sisters. Dana is the oldest. Dana was born when her father was still in high school, and he never did claim her as his own. However, her Granny Annie, his mother, welcomed her with wide open arms. Harper came next, ten years later. She had a good life until she was about sixteen, when the worst possible thing happened, and she has lived with it ever since. Tawney came last, and she also led a challe...
  • Mary
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This book was as emotional as you can get. You share the tears of grief as Zed watches his beloved Annie breath her last. You see the resilience that Zed has to make sure that Annie's last wishes are carried out and to bring her girls home.Dana, Harper and Tawny each have a lot of baggage that they have carried by themselves for years. Having been betrayed by the people who ...
  • Claire Mc Partlin
    This was a really lovely book, it was one of those 'just one more page' books for me. It just flowed from one sister to the other and all their issues, which slowly resolved themselves.The three sisters are Dana, Harper and Tawny, and they share the same father. Dana is the oldest and has a 14 year old daughter Brooke, then Harper and Tawny, who are sisters. They only used to see each other for the summer at Annie's Place, a lakeside cabin resort...