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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 they’ve all been together—in fact, they’ve rarely spoken, and it broke their grandmother’s heart.

Now she’s gone, leaving Annie’s Place to her granddaughters—twelve cabins, a small house, a café, a convenience store, and a lot of family memories. It’s where Dana, Harper, and Tawny once shared so many good times. They’ve returned, sharing only hidden regrets, a guarded mistrust, and haunting guilt. But now, in this healing summer place, the secrets that once drove them apart could bring them back together—especially when they discover that their grandmother may have been hiding something, too…

To overcome the past and find future happiness, these “sometimes sisters” have one more chance to realize they are always family.

©2018 Carolyn Brown (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Dee taylor
  • 04-03-18

Amazing Story and excellent narrator.

I was so drawn into the book from Chapter one and cried like a baby through the last chapter. It so refreshing .

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  • Annelda Crawford
  • 07-03-18

Your Best

Although a slow start a wonderful story. A great blend of generational and cultural concerns. The inclusion of resolution of family problems that can plague siblings brings sadness and laughter. This book leaves me with great hope for a time when nothing but Love matters. I look forward to reading the book again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-18

Loved it!!!

It was great!! The characters we very well written and I loved the story line.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-18

Amazing from beginning to end

This book brought tears to my eyes multiple times. I cried tears of joy, celebration, and sadness. The characters were brought to life in such a beautiful way. Highly recommend this book!

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  • Sean
  • 04-04-18

Great story

I enjoyed this book. The characters were really brought alive by the narrator, she was excellent, and whilst I wouldn’t rave about it, I think that’s a personal thing, the story just didn’t speak to me as much as some others. But it’s well worth a read/listen!

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  • Mrs.K
  • 01-04-18

More than 5 Star book

Carolyn Brown has become one the few writers that I will anything that they write.....she didn’t let me down with this book for sure! 5 plus stars for sure ❤️

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  • Donna McGuinness
  • 27-03-18

Wow...I cried, got angered, and cried more

I didn’t review this book for 2 days because of the impression it had on me and, again, how the book hit so close to home. As a note on that: I have 2 sisters, we don’t hate each other, but disagree on everything from sugar in tea to life in general. So in the beginning of this book I was thinking about my “sometimes sisters”, which is sad. Yes I cried with that thought too..

As far as this great book by Carolyn Brown, whom I adore. She knows how to touch your heart strings in all situations. She brings out your thoughts about your past life experiences, good and bad. She makes fiction completely non-fiction in your own life, that’s why I love her books. In “Sometimes Sisters” 3 sisters were brought together by the death of their grandmother. The Will was read and the girls were forced to stay together in their grandmothers ‘resort’ to me it sounded more like a beautiful bunch of cabins in the Southern part of Texas. Surrounded by a lake that her grandmother and “Uncle Zed” who was not their real uncle, had lived there for their entire lives. It was their grandmothers wishes that the ‘sometime sisters’ became sisters forever in all they did, through hard times and especially to lean on each other, instead of push each other away and fight about it.

Each girl had issues from their past that were so disgusted by them, they couldn’t even tell their ‘Granny Annie’ any of them for fear of retribution, which in fact ‘Granny Annie’ would have embraced them, loved them and taken each one in without a question.

One by one the girls learned the love they never knew they had. Got rid of their demons and basically...knew the love they craved was right there forever. I want to go on but the hero in this story was the morals from their “Uncle Zed” who showed them without words how a family gives to one another. I’d love to say more but if you don’t read/listen you’ll miss out on a true life lesson and a great book.

As far as narration Brittany Pressley is fabulous! She can make 3 women and a 14 year old sound completely different. If you listen to Uncle Zed, who is a black old man set in his ways, is amazing. As far as the guys, they sometimes run together, but one can over look that.

I highly, highly, recommend 5 plus ⭐️ and I will listen to this when those moments of feeling down, angry, and just frustrated with life.. I needed this book..Bravo

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  • Janette
  • 24-03-18

good heart touching story.

loved it, good heart touching story,. characters are eady to relate too. reminds us to love those around us.

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  • Anna
  • 23-03-18

Carolyn Brown did it again!

This maybe my favorite Carolyn Brown story. I can relate to the “Sometimes Sisters” with my own 4 sisters. Loved each character and how they grew despite past mistakes. Great book will listen to it again this summer while at a lake house resort.

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  • Ted Hillman
  • 23-03-18

just too sappy

I really did think this was thebsappiest book ever. I really enjoyed this author before but this one was not same.