Secrets of the Tulip Sisters is out today in paperback! The book came out last year in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook, and I was truly honored by all the amazing reviews, especially from regular readers like you—over 400 reviews on Amazon alone, with an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
"A charming tale of love unrequited (maybe), love ignited, and wild sex with naked cooking…" – Library Journal
"An excellent summer read." – Booklist
"Characters are immensely likable and sympathetic… romance blossoms in a sweet small-town setting." – Kirkus
If you missed Secrets of the Tulip Sisters last year, now's your chance to get it in paperback.
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 . . .
FIND ME IN SEATTLE
On July 10 at 7 pm, I'll be at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA to celebrate the release of When We Found Home—my only planned 2018 public appearance! I'll do a little chat, a Q&A, give away some fun door prizes, and then we'll start the book signing. I'll happily sign all books purchased from Third Place Books, but out of respect for the bookstore, we ask readers not to bring books from home. Refreshments will be provided.
WHAT: When We Found Home Book Signing
WHEN: July 10, 7 pm
WHERE: Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
WHEN WE FOUND HOME
Those of you who have already read Secrets of the Tulip Sisters will be excited to get your hands on When We Found Home. If you preorder it (and I hope you will), save your receipt because I'll announce a really exciting preorder giveaway next month.
Life is meant to be savored, but that’s not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you’d rather not talk about. Still, Callie Smith doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister—Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. Callie doesn’t love being alone, but at least it’s safe. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life.
But starting over can be messy. Callie and Keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. He was clever enough to turn a sleepy Seattle mail-order food catalog into an online gourmet powerhouse, yet he can’t figure out how to help his new sisters feel secure. Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love. But love isn’t Malcolm’s strong suit…until a beautiful barista teaches him that an open heart, like the family table, can always make room for more.
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