Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Review: The Sugarhouse Blues by: Mariah Stewart

Title: The Sugarhouse Blues
Author: Mariah Stewart
Publisher: Gallery Books
Series: A Hudson Sisters #2
Pages: 373
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library & NetGalley


Mariah Stewart's second novel in the Hudson Sisters series...

Allie, Des, and Cara, each having her own reasons for wanting a share of their father's estate, meet in the grand Victorian home in which he grew up, only to be greeted by another secret he purposely hid from them: his sister Bonnie. The women reluctantly band together to take on Fritz's challenge, working with a local contractor to begin the renovations financed by an account Fritz had set up for the task. While the restoration appears to go smoothly at first, it soon becomes apparent that the work will be more extensive than originally thought, and Des, elected to handle the money, needs to find ways to stretch out the remaining savings while searching for new sources of funding.

As strangers linked only by their DNA try to become a family, the Hudson sisters also try to come to terms with the father they only thought they knew. In the process, each woman discovers her own capacity for understanding, forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family.

My Thoughts:

This book follows the Hudson sisters who are working on fixing up the theater which has been in her families for years.  When a storm comes through and damages the roof of the theater it's up to the girls to figure out solutions to the latest issue in the Hudson family.

Des the famous child star who wanted nothing to do with stardom and was shoved into her own show Des does it all.  Well Des had to deal with an alcoholic mother, and a sister who resented her lime light.  Des finally ends up confronting her sister with some shocking truths and bonds are fixed.  Now hopefully they can fix the theater before they are completely broke!

I love this book series the characters are real and deal with real problems that anyone can deal with.  In this one Allie's drinking is becoming an issue as is the damaged sisterly relationship.  With Allie and Des mend their fences is anyone's guess.  Then there are conflicting en in Des's life will she pick on and will it be the right one?  With Des finally do it all?  
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