The Second Sister (Compact Disc)
From the author of the much-loved Cobbled Court Quilts series comes her first stand-alone novel in several years a deep and touching story that retains the themes of sisterhood and female friendship that her fans cherish but centers on weightier, real-life issues that will draw a new audience of women's fiction readers.
When her estranged sister dies, political campaign advisor Lucy Toomey returns to their small hometown. Lucy's sister Alice, who suffered from a mental disability, lived a quiet but rich life in Nilson's Bay. Part of her eccentric will stipulates that Lucy must take up temporary residence in the house before she can inherit it. Soon Lucy meets her late sister's friends, a lively group of women who meet regularly to quilt together.
Daphne Olsen is a single mother of four daughters. Rinda Charles is a chain-smoking, Bible-touting African American woman and a recovering alcoholic. And finally, there's Celia Van Damm, a gay art teacher who's unlucky in love. Lucy is drawn into their lives and begins to confront her own past, as well as the guilt that kept her estranged from her sister for so long.