The Second Sister (Paperback)

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From New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick comes an emotionally rich, inspiring new novel about family, second chances—and the connections that bring women together in hope and healing…

Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey’s boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson’s Bay, her small, close-knit Wisconsin hometown.

An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson’s Bay. Lucy, meanwhile, got out and never looked back. But now, to meet the terms of Alice’s eccentric will, Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister’s cottage—and begins to see the town, and Alice’s life, anew. Alice’s diverse group of friends appears to have little in common besides an interest in quilting. Yet deep affection for Alice united them and soon Lucy, too, is brought into the fold as they share problems and stories. And as she finds warmth and support in this new circle, Lucy begins to understand this will be her sister’s enduring gift—a chance to move beyond her difficult past, and find what she has long been missing…

Now a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie:“Christmas Everlasting”
Praise for Marie Bostwick and Her Novels
“Bostwick handles serious issues with care. . . . Fans of inspirational and feel-good women’s fiction will enjoy Bostwick’s latest and the entire series.”
Booklist on Apart at the Seams

“A story that touches women on many levels and yet is filled with humor and a bit of pathos.”
—Kirkus on Between Heaven and Texas
“A brilliant storyteller.”
Las Vegas Review-Journal on Threading the Needle

About the Author

Marie Bostwick was born and raised in the northwest. In the three decades since her marriage, Marie and her family have moved frequently, living in eight different states at eighteen different addresses. These experiences have given Marie a unique perspective that enables her to write about people from all walks of life and corners of the country with insight and authenticity. Marie currently resides in Portland, where she enjoys writing, spending time with family, gardening, collecting fabric, and stitching quilts. Visit her at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781496729996
ISBN-10: 1496729994
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: March 31st, 2015
Pages: 352