Every April, fields in Washington burst into bloom with mile after mile of tulips. The world is saturated with color, as far as the eye can see. It's breathtaking.
Here's the problem with being a writer: I can't enjoy beauty on the surface without wanting—needing—to dig deeper. While my husband and I visited the tulip fields a couple years ago, I admired the scenery, but I also wondered about the sheer amount of work that must go into harvesting the tulips and getting them into the hands of women around the country…and the men who love them.
That's when the Tulip Sisters were born. Kelly and Olivia Murphy are the daughters of a tulip farmer. Their mother abandoned the family, throwing Kelly into the role of mothering her wild younger sister. Overwhelmed and out of ideas, she did something devastating that left Olivia feeling abandoned all over again.
Now Olivia has finally returned to the family farm with a big chip on her shoulder, and the women will have to find their way back to being sisters. . . during the same summer that they meet the loves of their lives. Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is a romance-plus with strong, confident men who are sure to win your heart, and a story about the joy and messiness of sisters becoming friends.
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is available now in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook!
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A captivating new novel about the problem with secrets, the power of love, and the unbreakable bond between sisters from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery
Kelly Murphy isn't used to chaos. Her life as a tulip farmer is routine, after all—up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sunwashed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett—Tulpen Crossing’s prodigal son who’s set his sights on Kelly, and her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone.
But Olivia's return isn't as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future and, ever since her dad sent her away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. She's determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family…whether her sister likes it or not. For ten years, she and Kelly have been strangers. Olivia will get by without her approval now.
While Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big, hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. Can they forgive each other—and themselves—and redefine what it means to be sisters?
The Tulip Sisters are in for the most colorful summer of their lives . . .
Three Pieces of Exciting News
Harlequin has teamed up with some premiere indie bookstores all around the country to bring you a very special offer! The first ten customers who buy Secrets of the Tulip Sisters at each participating store will receive a Kate Spade wallet absolutely free—a $188 value! There are participating stores in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington. See if your favorite indie store is participating at www.SusanMallery.com/KateSpadeOffer.
TARGET and BOOKS-A-MILLION
Earlier this year, I had to wear a wrist brace because of a “sports” injury only a writer can get—because I autographed more than 6,000 copies of Secrets of the Tulip Sisters for Target and Books a Million! (Target will have the autographed copies online and in stores. Books a Million will sell them online only.) The cover should be marked “Signed by Author.” In the past, the signed editions have sold out very quickly, so if you want one, please get it right away. 6,000 sounds like a lot until you realize that there are about 2,000 Target stores in the U.S.
Amazon is offering a coupon for $1.50 off the already reduced price of the hardcover edition of Secrets of the Tulip Sisters. Get it quick because I don’t know how long the coupon will last. Scroll about halfway down the page on the Amazon listing for my book and look for a section called Special Offers.