The Sunshine Sisters
The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life.

Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters.

As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother s criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her.

But now the Sunshine Girls are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy are all going through crises of their own, their mother s illness draws them together to confront old jealousies and secret fears and they discover that blood might be thicker than water after all.

The Sunshine Sisters Details

Book TitleThe Sunshine Sisters
Book Author
ISBN9780399583315
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages384
Rating
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The Sunshine Sisters Reviews

  • Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
    Jun 19, 2017

    Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?

    Ronni Sunshine was not a very good mother. Her career as an actress was always most important to her. But when life throws her a curve ball she isn't expecting, she will call her three daughters home together to try to make up for lost time. Each daughter dealt with their mother's self...

  • Robyn
    Jun 18, 2017

    Robyn

    Entertaining 'beach' read. Thee sisters, one dysfunctional family, and some lovely resolutions. 3.5 stars. ...

  • Hilary Grossman
    Jun 14, 2017

    Hilary Grossman

    By far, one of the best books I have read all year!Seriously, from the first page until the last, I was captivated by the story and the way that it was told. I loved the characters and all their flaws. I loved how all the women's perspectives were shared, and how you really understood ...

  • Lindsay Detwiler
    Jun 14, 2017

    Lindsay Detwiler

    I read The Beach House years ago and fell in love with Jane Green's writing charm and witty humor. I loved how she delved into deep issues fearlessly but with a sense of lightheartedness that made for great reading.Jane Green's The Sunshine Sisters did not disappoint. It had that same ...

  • Sherri Thacker
    Jun 12, 2017

    Sherri Thacker

    Took me a few chapters to really get into this book but I'm so glad I stuck with it!!! I really enjoyed the second half of the book and it was a great read!! Highly recommend. ...

  • Lori Palmer (Palmer's Page Turners)
    Jun 11, 2017

    Lori Palmer (Palmer's Page Turners)

    After being extremely disappointed with Jane Green's last release, Falling, I admit I was somewhat nervous to pick up this book. I am happy to report that I was NOT disappointed with this book--in fact, it's now on my list of favorite Jane Green novels!Usually in novels with multiple c...

  • Dana
    Jun 10, 2017

    Dana

    "The Sunshine Sisters" is not what you might think from first glance at the cover. It is not a book about sisters at the beach (typical summer reading). Jane Green has written a moving story of three very different sisters whose last name is Sunshine, and who have been summoned home to...

  • Jeannie
    Jun 9, 2017

    Jeannie

    Entertaining and enjoyable! I really like Jane Green's books.Ronni Sunshine was an actress and is the mother of three daughters. She wasn't around much when her daughters were growing up, as a result the girls are not close. When Ronni discovers she is sick she wants to change this. Ro...

  • Terry ~ Huntress of Erudition
    Jun 8, 2017

    Terry ~ Huntress of Erudition

    I loved this book! I don't have much patience for sappy romance or Chick Lit which seems as if it follows a formula, and this one is neither. This author takes her time and draws her characters with feeling and depth. The first part of the book is a set up for the second part and it re...

  • Sandra
    Jun 8, 2017

    Sandra

    I personally would have preferred a tad more substance to the plot and character development and found the romantic relationships a little too contrived and convenient. However, if you are looking for something light and wanting to give your brain a rest, this is the perfect light summ...