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Henry's Sisters
by Cathy Lamb

Published: 2009-08-01
Paperback : 448 pages
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Cathy Lamb, the acclaimed author of Julia's Chocolates and The Last Time I Was Me, delivers her most heartwarming novel to date as three sisters reunite during a family crisis.
Ever since the Bommarito sisters were little girls, their mother, River, has written them a letter on pink paper ...
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Cathy Lamb, the acclaimed author of Julia's Chocolates and The Last Time I Was Me, delivers her most heartwarming novel to date as three sisters reunite during a family crisis.
Ever since the Bommarito sisters were little girls, their mother, River, has written them a letter on pink paper when she has something especially important to impart. And this time, the message is urgent and impossible to ignore River requires open-heart surgery, and Isabelle and her sisters are needed at home to run the family bakery and take care of their brother and ailing grandmother.

Isabelle has worked hard to leave Trillium River, Oregon, behind as she travels the globe taking award-winning photographs. It's not that Isabelle hates her family. On the contrary, she and her sisters Cecilia, an outspoken kindergarten teacher, and Janie, a bestselling author, share a deep, loving bond. And all of them adore their brother, Henry, whose disabilities haven't stopped him from helping out at the bakery and bringing good cheer to everyone in town.

But going home again has a way of forcing open the secrets and hurts that the Bommaritos would rather keep tightly closed Isabelle's fleeting and too-frequent relationships, Janie's obsessive compulsive disorder, and Cecilia's self-destructive streak and grief over her husband's death. Working together to look after Henry and save their flagging bakery, Isabelle and her sisters begin to find answers to questions they never knew existed, unexpected ways to salve the wounds of their childhoods, and the courage to grasp surprising new chances at happiness.

Poignant, funny, and as irresistible as one of the Bommarito sisters' delicious giant cupcakes, Henry's Sisters is a novel about family and forgiveness, about mothers and daughters, and about gaining the wisdom to look ahead while still holding tight to everything that matters most.

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  "Henry's sisters"by Carolynr (see profile) 03/18/17

Ever since the Bommarito sisters were little girls, their mother, River, has written them a letter on pink paper when she has something especially important to impart. And this time, the mes... (read more)

 
  "This book elicits laghter, tears and thoughfulness"by bookmobile (see profile) 04/16/14

Likebale characters - even when you don't want to like them. I laughed out loud, shed a tear and thourougly enjoyed this book. Lots for our bookclub to talk about. Very enjoyable read!

 
  "Henry's Sisters"by lgamma (see profile) 10/23/12

 
  "Forgiveness"by skwilder (see profile) 10/22/12

This books was very inspirational, a story of heartache, pain and true forgiveness. It is a story of true love!

 
  "Heartfelt"by mayamcrae (see profile) 10/22/12

 
  "Great Book!"by Zanntac (see profile) 07/09/12

This was a great book club book! I would be crying, and next thing I knew I would be laughing out loud! The author did a great job balancing these emotions and keeping the book positive. I also loved... (read more)

 
  "Henry's Sisters"by lauriedoughe (see profile) 07/03/12

I loved this book! Couldn't put it down. Laughed while crying. Absolutley a hoot, but also had very well developed "characters"! What a read. I hightly recommend this book. You are not alone in your family... (read more)

 
  "Henry's Sisters"by TheresaSnow (see profile) 07/02/12

I have never laughed and cried so much while reading a book. It was a page turner - loved it!

 
  "Edmond Book Group"by maryboat (see profile) 05/16/12

Our group enjoyed reading the book. It had a hard time getting going but then it was a fast-read. The characters were well-developed and showed such goodness as the book went on. We would recommend... (read more)

 
  "Henry's Sisters"by sherrihutch (see profile) 05/14/12

Our book club loved this book! We all felt it started out rather dark and depressing, but we became more and more caught up in the characters. We loved Henry and the great message in this book. It was... (read more)

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