Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

A wonderful story full of romance, forgiveness and the unavoidable ties that bind, SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS is Susan Mallery at her very best.The relationship of sisters Kelly and Olivia Van Gilder has been, well… complicated ever since their mother left them as teens, though it's the secrets they have been keeping from each other as adults that have unwittingly widened the chasm. But one thing they do share is the not-so-secret torch they ...

Details Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

TitleSecrets of the Tulip Sisters
Release DateJul 11th, 2017
PublisherHQN Books
GenreRomance, Fiction, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

  • Suzanne Leopold
    Kelly Murphy and her father Jeff own a tulip farm in Tulpen Crossing, Washington. They have lived alone for over ten years after her mother left the family for Phoenix. Her younger sister Olivia left home around the same time for boarding school to curb her “wild ways”. Olivia sided with her mother after the divorce and they work together in the same estate office. Eager to rekindle her ties with her family, Olivia decides to visit Tulpen Cro...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    **3.5 starsIt has taken the 2017 release of bestselling romance author Susan Mallery’s stand alone novel, Secrets of the Tulip Sisters, for this reader to become acquainted with Mallery’s work. Known for her heart-warming women’s fiction novels focussed on the business of love and relationships, Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is a charming novel, incorporating Mallery’s distinctive style.Secrets, relatio...
  • Kathryn
    4.5 stars. Secrets of the Tulip Sisters was a winning read for me. I really enjoyed the characters, the constant roller coaster ride of relationships between various people, and most of all the sisters themselves, Kelly and Olivia.Both girls hold secrets that the other doesn't know and some of them could push them over the brink of never speaking to each other again! Olivia has just returned home after many years away. Their mother left them when...
  • Susan
    Secrets of the Tulip SistersSusan MalleryReceived from NetgalleyI don't know why I waited so long to read this book. I've always enjoyed reading Susan Mallery and SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS is exactly why. Kelly Murphy owns a tulip farm along with her dad, Jeff in Tulpen Crossing, Washington. Kelly's mom left her and her sister Olivia over ten years ago to live in Phoenix, never looking back. At the same time, Olivia is sent away to boarding sc...
  • Debbie
    I am a huge fan of Susan Mallery but I did not care for this book. Without going into details too many ick factors.
  • Debra
    3.5 starsKelly Murphy has a pretty routine life. She works with her father as a successful tulip farmer. Six months ago her long term relationship ended and she is very aware that her high school crush, Griffith Martin is back in town. What makes things even more interesting is that Kate's younger sister, Olivia, who she has not seen in 6 years has also come back to town. Olivia was sent away to finish school when she was 15 after her parents div...
  • Kari
    If there is one thing that the Susan Mallery does well, and I mean really well. is writing about family and friendships. If you are in the mood for a great story with both of those things, then The Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is the book for you. I adored this story. It's messy, gut-wrenching, funny and awkward. It's also a story about how we perceive ourselves and others. It's about personal growth and feeling comfortable in your own skin. And,...
  • Just Commonly
    Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery have such a great disposition in terms of its title, cover and premise. A story about secrets and the bond between sisters. Add in romance, and this should be a no brainer to go high on my list. Yet it doesn't. Sadly to say, though the premise and even the story line are fairly on par and have some great moments, the overall language and dialogue was rather cringe-worthy. I'm not a reader that only re...
  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:Every year Delja visited her daughter for three weeks. The entire town wept as the supply of cinnamon rolls dried up. Tempers grew short and people counted the days until Delja’s return.She was currently subscribing to the when-then philosophy— distant cousin to the if-then concept. When she lost weight, then she would be brave and throw herself at Jeff.I don’t want to hate her because that means I’m devoting too much ener...
  • Kiersten
    Won an ARC of this and promised to give feedback:I don't normally ready a Susan Mallery book unless it's part of an anthology of short stories with another author (though I do enjoy the ones I have read). Secrets of the Tulip Sisters takes us to Northern Washington, to the heart of Tulip country, and we see how three women work through their mental blocks to grow and thrive. Kelly, Olivia, and Helen all have different secrets, but their secrets a...
  • Fran Soto
    I received an advance copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.This is my first book by Susan Mallery and I'm wondering what took me so long to discover her writing. This is a story involves complicated family relationships, friendship, romance, forgiveness and second chances. I found the characters likeable and real. Easy to read writing style. I was drawn into the story from the beginning through the end. Very enjoyable book!
  • Janine
    This story was nice but did feel slightly incestuous with the incredibly small dating pool.
  • Natalie
    I received an ARC courtesy of NetGalley.I am a fan of the Fool's Gold series. This book features three women and their secrets as they try to find happiness with work, family, and romance.
  • Chantal Ostiguy
    This was another great story from one of my favorite author. I was given an ARC from Netgalley and this is my review. Without giving the plot of the story, I enjoyed this book very much. The story gets to you with laughter and sometimes tears. The book reads itself and time flies when you read it! Loved this book and can't wait to read more from Susan Mallery!
  • Michele
    See full review at HarlequinJunkie.comTalk about a family with some issues. Secrets of the Tulip Sisters was a tangled web of decade old hurt feelings, lies of omission, and strained relationships. But true to Susan Mallery’s other work, the heartfelt emotions and awkward, real life–oftentimes funny–moments smoothed the way, making this a joy to read.You know you’re going to get a solid story when you pick up a book by Susan Mallery. That...
  • Susan Crowe
    Wow. Where do I start? I am a huge Susan Mallery fan. Huge. But I did not like this book. One of the reasons I love her books so much is because I can always count on her to keep it clean. No F-words, no vile, crude language. This had no f-words that i remember but i wish i had known the word "dick" was going to appear so many times, i could have kept count. Plus, i didn't cry not one time. I always cry reading a SM book!
  • Marlene
    Originally published at Reading RealityI want to say that the Murphy family puts the fun back in dysfunctional – but too many of the relationships within this family are all dysfunction and damn little fun. Of course, those dysfunctions add to the drama of the story – and there is plenty of fun outside these very messy family dynamics.This is a story about three women, Kelly Murphy, her sister Olivia, and her best friend Helen, in their littl...
  • Mary
    Kelly lives a routine life as a tulip farmer. Her life exploded when her spectacularly, embarassingly promiscuous mother walked out when she was a teen. Then her sister and essential ally, Olivia, was sent away to school. That was pretty much the last Kelly saw of either of them and she has lived with her father ever since. She is totally unprepared for the return to town of the gorgeous Griffith Burnett who makes it clear that he wants a relatio...
  • Bonnie Eldridge-labaff
    Book reviewI absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put the book down. Susan Mallery you have out did yourself with this book
  • Janga
    4.5 StarsSusan Mallery’s latest women’s fiction novel is a winner. The three main female characters are likable and sympathetic with enough flaws to make them believable. Olivia’s journey of self-discovery is the most complex and best developed, but Kelly and Helen also learn things about themselves. Both sisterhood and female friendship are integral to the story. However, since this is a Mallery book, it will come as no surprise to readers...
  • Patti Hughes
    This was a guilty pleasure! Is it fun? Yes. Is it entertaining? Yes! Will it make you smile, laugh, cry? Probably. But it is brain candy. Not a deep book. More sex than I normally expect from Susan Mallery, A great book for the beach, or perhaps a rainy day. The themes of love, forgiveness, and growth are good. I loved all the characters except Merrilee. Who really is the wicked witch, so that was just fine. I wasn't supposed to like her. The end...
  • Marianne
    I'm a big Susan Mallery fan, but this book did not cut it for me ... how many times do we have to be reminded that Mom was the town slut and left her family high and dry only to return 13 years later "'cause she wanted to know her girls" and definitely sleep with the old man. Nope, didn't live up to the author's usual high standards of storytelling ...
  • Trish
    Secrets of the Tulip Sisters takes place in a little town called Tulpen Crossing, Washington. In this book you will meet tulip farmer Kelly Murphy and her prodigal sister Olivia. As the sisters sort out their differences and secrets kept and shared, they also are looking for love, connection, and happiness. Let me admit this first -- this book has both tulips and tiny houses, which predisposed me to love it. Tulips are my favorite flowers and I t...
  • Lynn Brooks
    A heartwarming story about love, loss, and picking up the pieces afterwards. Susan Mallery brings family dynamics to the forefront in her latest release. We meet two sisters who have been estranged for years and are all of a sudden thrust together again ... and have to learn how to co-exist without pulling each other's hair out! The characters are well developed, there's love, loss, humor and sex all rolled up into an entertaining read. It didn't...
  • Cheryl
    I have seen this book advertised all over the internet. Every time that I saw this book I wanted to read it that much more. Well, I am happy to report that this book is every bit as good as I had hoped for. Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is a wondrous read that is filled with engaging characters that confirms you are reading a Susan Mallery book. Sisters, Kelly and Olivia could not be that more different than oil and water. Yet, I loved them both. ...
  • Jennifer
    Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is my first Susan Mallery novel, and I really enjoyed it! This story weaves together themes of love, family, friendship, hurt feelings, divorce, trust, and the ties that bind us all together.I enjoyed the playful and fun writing, the love story (stories!), and I was quickly engaged in this book. I especially loved Griffith, how direct he was, and how much he secretly loved Kelly even though he kept saying he didn't "d...
  • Barb
    Kelly Murphy's life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine—up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett—Tulpen Crossing's prodigal son, who's set his sights on Kelly—and Olivia, her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to ...
  • Dianne
    Okay so I know that I complained...a lot, about the over abundance of sex in this book and not necessarily the active kind -I mean come on how many times a day can your thoughts turn to sex (when you are not a 14 year old boy at least???)? I found that women of this age that put so much time into thinking of sex was a little unrealistic (then again I'm not of this age!) But the book did get better once they got laid.There was a lot of intrigue, e...
  • Becky
    I may have cooled on Mallery's Fool's Gold books (too much same old, same old + creepy senior citizens = nope) but boy, does she know how to bring it with her longer, more women's fiction romance hybrids? Yes. Yes, she does.I really enjoyed Secrets of the Tulip Sisters. There were a lot of interconnected threads and stories to keep track of here--four POVs (Kelly's the main one, and Griffith the only male)--and they are not kidding with the use o...