“Reading Marie Bostwick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm, hand-crafted quilt.”
–Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times
In an emotionally rich and captivating new novel, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick reunites three sisters whose deep bond is rooted in an unconventional past.
Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mother’s narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn’t been easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three “test tube” daughters—gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Avery—were engineered and molded to be geniuses. In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand ambitions. But now, twenty years after the book’s release, she hopes to redeem herself by taking part in a new documentary.
Meg, who hasn’t picked up a paintbrush in years, adamantly refuses to participate, until a car accident leaves her with crushing medical bills. While she recuperates in Seattle, the three sisters reluctantly meet with filmmaker Hal Seeger, another former prodigy. Like them, he’s familiar with the weight of failed potential. But as he digs deeper, he uncovers secrets they’ve hidden from each other—and a revelation that will challenge their beliefs, even as it spurs them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last.
Praise for Marie Bostwick and Her Novels
“A beautiful story about the ties that bind . . . Marie Bostwick exquisitely tells the tale.”
--Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue
“Marie Bostwick is my go-to author . . . always powerful, inspiring, and uplifting.”
–Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic and redeeming, The Second Sister is a feel-good goldmine.”
“Fans of Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr will enjoy this warm, witty novel of rediscovery and personal growth.” --Booklist on The Second Sister