Synopses & Reviews
The national bestselling author of The Accidental Book Club shares a novel of four ordinary women rediscovering themselves and their futures at the most unexpected time
Karen Freeman, Melinda Crocker, and Joanna Chambers have never metbut every morning they get their coffee at the Tea Rose Diner. Karen stops in on her way to the office job shes held for more than twenty years, wondering how her sweet-faced boy turned into a misguided young man. EMT Melinda fuels up for her days helping others, after nights spent worrying her fear of having children could drive her husband away. And Joanna, with her long blonde hair and bohemian flair, digs into the Boston cream pie and hidesfrom her friends, from her family, and most importantly, from herself.
Their paths may have never crossed. But one morning, on the lawn of the Tea Rose, the three women collide during a searing event in the life of twenty-something Maddie Routh. In the nine months that follow, they return to the spot over and over. To discover what it means to be a mother, a wife, a lover, a friend. To find Maddie Routh. And to find themselves. Despite the challenges theyve faced, these four women unite to show us second chances do exist, if only we have the courage to see them.
Praise for the novels of Jennifer Scott
“A really wonderful book and a pleasure to read.”—Jen Lancaster, New York Times Bestselling Author of Best of Enemies and I Regret Nothing
“An uplifting story about the pull of the past, the need for forgiveness, and the redemptive power of familial love.”—Liza Gyllenhaal, Author of A Place for Us
“Jennifer Scott deserves accolades.”—The Best Reviews
“A powerful voice in womens fiction.”—Silvers Review
"Will have you laughing and crying at the same time."--Fresh Fiction
"A fantastic story about the (often dysfunctional) ties of family."--Examiner.com
Praise for The Sister Season
“Emotionally honest and psychologically astute, The Sister Season is ultimately an uplifting story about the pull of the past, the need for forgiveness, and the redemptive power of familial love.”—Liza Gyllenhaal, author of A Place for Us
“The Sister Season is a powerful, honest look at the harm that ripples out from every unkindness, and the strength inherent in the sisterly bond.”—Heidi Jon Schmidt, author of The Harbormasters Daughter
“A wonderful story about sisters, family, and the things that matter most. I loved this beautifully written journey of self-discovery.”—Wendy Wax
Praise for the Novels of Jennifer Scott
“A really wonderful book.”—Jen Lancaster, New York Times Bestselling Author
"An uplifting story about...the redemptive power of familial love."—Liza Gyllenhaal, author of A Place for Us
"A fantastic story."—Examiner.com
"The perfect book to curl up with on a nice snowy day!"—Open Book Society
The national bestselling author of The Sister Season shares a novel of four ordinary women at one extraordinary crossroads....
Karen, Melinda, and Joanna have never met until the morning they witness an accident outside a local diner and rush to help.
As a single mom whose sweet-faced boy has become a misguided young man, Karen immediately sets aside her own concerns and moves into action. Emergency first responder Melinda also calmly steps up to the plate, as she does every day; no one would ever suspect the insecurity that threatens her marriage to the man she loves. And blond, beautiful, bohemian Joanna is hiding from her friends, her family, and, most important, herself. Yet she s first on the scene.
The accident leaves another, mother to be, Maddie, crushed by grief. But rather than retreat, Karen, Melinda, and Joanna open their arms and hearts. During the next nine months they ll return to the diner over and over.They ll come to find Maddie.They ll end up finding themselves learning what it means to be a mother, lover, wife, and friend.By reaching out and holding on, these four women will unite to show us life can be transformed at the most surprising moments.
Writing a new future takes a little timeand a lot of love.
Jean Vison never expected to run a book club, until her life took an unexpected turn. Now, with Jeans husband gone, what began as an off-the-cuff idea has grown into a group of six women who meet the second Tuesday of every month for a potluck supper, for wine and laughterand for books.
Theres Loretta, who deals with the lack of intimacy in her marriage by diving into erotic novels. Dorothy, whose ruffian sons are a never-ending source of stress. May entertains the group with her outrageous dating stories, while Mitzi finds something political to rant about in every bookincluding Lorettas trashy romances. Even Janet, with her mousy shyness and constant blush, has helped Jean rediscover the joy in life.
So when Jeans family starts unraveling againher daughter forced into rehab and her troubled teen granddaughter, Bailey, coming to live with her in the interimshe turns to the book club for comfort and support. And, together, they all, even Bailey, discover that family is what you make of it, especially the family you choose
Life can turn on a dime. It’s a common cliché, and I’d heard it often enough. People die or move away. Investments go south. Affairs end. Loved ones betray us...Stuff happens.
Daisy McCrae’s life is in tatters. She’s lost her job, broken up with her boyfriend, and has been reduced to living in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. Unfortunately, the bakery is in serious hardship. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a “real” McCrae since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters.
Then a long-standing elderly customer passes away, and for some reason bequeaths Daisy a journal dating back to the 1850s, written by a slave girl named Susie. As she reads, Daisy learns more about her family—and her own heritage—than she ever dreamed. Haunted by dreams of the young Susie, who beckons Daisy to “find her,” she is compelled to look further into the past of the town and her family.
What she finds are the answers she has longed for her entire life, and a chance to begin again with the courage and desire she thought she lost for good.
About the Author
made her adult fiction debut with The Sister Season
. She also writes young adult fiction as Jennifer Brown, including Hate List
, which was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA
"Perfect Ten," and a School Library Journal
Best Book of the Year. She has written three other YA novels, including Bitter End
, Perfect Escape
, and Thousand Words
. Jennifer writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area, with her husband and three children.