Henry's Sisters

Henry's Sisters

Book - 2009
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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.

Outstanding Praise For Cathy Lamb And Her Novels

The Last Time I Was Me

"Charming." -- Publishers Weekly

Julia's Chocolates

"Julia's Chocolates is wise, tender, and very funny. In Julia Bennett, Cathy Lamb has created a deeply wonderful character, brave and true. I loved this beguiling novel about love, friendship and the enchantment of really good chocolate." --Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

"In Julia's Chocolates, Cathy Lamb has created a passel of characters so weirdly wonderful that you want to hang out with them all day just to see what they'll do next. It's a ride that's both hilarious and poignant, and all the while you cling to the edge of the pickup truck because you'll want to make sure you stay in for the whole trip." --Amy Wallen, author of Moonpies and Movie Stars
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780758229540
0758229542
Characteristics: 434 p. ; 21 cm.

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cherstaite
Apr 19, 2017

Didn't get past 50 pages. It was written like a potty mouth teenager trying to shock her parents with over the top outrageous ranting. Nothing was remotely believable. Thank god it was a library book—had I paid for it I'd have been furious.

karcoldelharvic5 Jan 26, 2016

When I first started this book I thought it would be one I would read a few pages and put aside. I was engrossed after a few pages and spend the evening laughing til I cried.

kasslynne May 31, 2015

I've been recommending this book for years. By far one of the best books I've ever read!

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Koffee7
Oct 16, 2012

FABULOUS!! I would recommend this book to anyone who is willing to listen. The author engages you from page one. She pours spirit, warmth, heart into each of her characters. I laughed and I cried from beginning to end. It teaches us to believe in things besides ourselves to care for others (people and animals), it teaches us to look at ourselves and how to endure all the small things we thing are so impossible. I have never loved the characters of a book so much - River Bommarito and her wonderful, endearing, troubled, different, beguiling and believable daughters and their fabulously fantastic brother Henry. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read this book and recommend it to any and everyone. Cathy Lamb is a genius.

Vulcan_Library Aug 16, 2012

A lovely read-this author never disappoints-sometimes shocks!-but never lets her readers down.I was almost as upset as Henry's sisters were when I got to the crucial moment !

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