The Blossom Sisters

The Blossom Sisters

by Fern Michaels
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Overview

The Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels

#1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels explores the enduring bonds of family as one man loses everything—only to find the freedom to create a bold new life…

Gus Hollister owes all his success to his feisty grandmother, Rose, and her two sisters, Iris and Violet. They raised him, sent him to the best schools, and helped him start his own accounting business. Rose even bought the house Gus lives in with his wife, Elaine.

Now, Gus stands to lose everything—his home, his car, and his business. Worse, he's alienated his beloved grandma, who tried to warn him about Elaine's greedy ways. Heartsick and remorseful, Gus returns to Rose's Virginia farmhouse. But it won't be easy to make amends. Yet family and forgiveness go hand in hand, and Gus isn't giving up. Because no matter how daunting starting over can be, the results can surpass your wildest expectations—especially when the Blossom sisters are in your corner…

"Michaels' latest is sure to capture the hearts of its readers, even while tickling their funny bones." —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758286710
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

FERN MICHAELS is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood, Men of the Sisterhood, and Godmothers series, as well as dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over ninety-five million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret. Visit her website at www.fernmichaels.com.

Hometown:

Summerville, South Carolina

Place of Birth:

Hastings, Pennsylvania

Education:

High School

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The Blossom Sisters 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
The Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels What I like about this book is it's about a male. He was married, and now she's taken everything from him in the divorce. He relies on his friend and he comes through for him many times over. He attempts to have his grandmother help him but she and his aunts want no part of him. He had chosen his wife over them. He has to prove himself now to them. Love the work they do at the farm and who the workers are-so refreshing to learn of their career choices. They do allow Gus to help them in their endeavor and he is on probation. Lots of lawyers and PI's and surveillance from both sides to see who will get what in the settlement. Lots of secrets up in the attic and things fall apart even more. Everything falls into place to solve the mysteries... Easy to keep track of the characters and I can't wait for another in the series so I can catch up with them further.
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
THE BLOSSOM SISTERS wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but it was a charming story that I enjoyed as it had me laughing at times. Narrator Jeff Crawford does a wonderful job of bringing the various characters to life, including Wilson. His interruption of the emotions draws the listener in. Gus Hollister went against the advice of his grandmother Rose, his Aunts Iris and Violet, and everyone else to marry Elaine. Now he’s paying dearly for it. Elaine has taken the house, his car and is filing for divorce. The only thing she gave him was his clothes and his dog, Wilson. Choosing the gold-digger over his family alienated him from those he loves and they aren’t ready to forgive him yet. Gus is determined to make amends with his grandmother and his aunts with the help of his best friend, Barney. Working to redeem himself in the eyes of his family, Gus becomes the man he should have been. Seeking forgiveness from his family for his mistakes, Gus also discovers new friendships he never expected and that there is true love. THE BLOSSOM SISTERS isn’t just a story about three elderly sisters like I thought it would be. It’s about family, friendship, loyalty, helping others, and finding peace with yourself. Author Fern Michaels has created zany, realistic characters you’d like to know in real life. The sisters are spirited and spunky. They aren’t seniors willing to give up on life or living. The friendship between Gus and Barney is the type we all hope for - friends forever through good and bad. Michaels even brings out the bond between man and his dog. In addition, she gives insight into being productive long after retirement age. The story moves at a steady pace with a few surprises and twists along the way. Michaels shows how someone can be more connected to a person they dislike than they realize. This is what I call a ‘feel-good’ story that will have you laughing at the antics of some of the characters. THE BLOSSOM SISTERS will warm you heart and give you a new perspective on a few things. FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book. It was an easy, fast read with unforgettable caracters. I sure hope there will be a sequel. Fern Michaels always does an excellent job and this book proves her unending talent.
bonton More than 1 year ago
The Blossom Sisters always get their man or woman!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read the Overview on this book, I REALLY LIKED IT. So, I bought it. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY, NOT TO MENTION, TIME!!! I gave it a star because I liked some of the characters, and I liked the old people and what they were trying to do. But, the story was so "disjointed". For instance, Elaine goes out on a date with her lawyer, Isaac Diamond. Evidently, something terrible happens on the date, but we are not told what it is, only that, afterwards, she wants to kill him! I also did not like the WITCHCRAFT parts. As to Gus & Jill's relationship, the author takes us from first date to Wedding Day, with no development of the characters or their relationship. In the hands of a different author perhaps it would have been an average story. As it is, it's a very simplistic story, with likable characters, but no part is complete. It's like she had time or space restraints and just tied it all together at the end. A quick, but unsatisfying, read.
Anonymous 10 months ago
This book wasn't at all what I expected it to be! So sweet and heartfelt. If you want your heart to smile, just read it!
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GHott More than 1 year ago
I’m not sure how I managed to miss The Blossom Sisters on its debut a few years ago but I’m sorry I waited for the re-release. Though, I have to admit, I don’tknow that I would have been impacted as much by it then. This story is about Gus overcoming his wife’s treachery but it’s more about Gus finally opening his eyes and accepting himself and his family. I really like Gus and Barney. They are two of the nicest, most genuine guys I’ve ever met. They’re the kind of men I want for my daughter. As for Elaine, she’s awful. I can’t remember ever detesting a character as much as her! More… Author: Fern Michaels ( Source: NetGalley Publisher & Date: April 26th 2016 by Zebra (first published January 2013) Genre: Women’s Fiction | Contemporary Romance ISBN: 1420103679 (ISBN13: 9781420103670) Pages: 352 Grade: A Ages: 16+ Steam: Adult, there isn’t much steam BUT there is quite a lot of foul language and some references to improper Setting: Sycamore Springs, Virginia
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved loved loved this book , granny and aunts were hilarious. Felt bad for Gus but the end made up for his first bad marriage. Gus and Barney had a wonderful friendship that we all forget sometimes to share with one another. Wonderful characters so glad to see that our senior citizens were brought into the picture love all of these people so funny, so hilarious, and loving. Thanks for writing such a great book. I have read a lot of your work love your book. Your friend Bonnie in Virgini.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
In this Fern Michaels book, the main character is a male. Gus Hollister finds out he was used by a Gold Digger who has changed the locks on his house, stolen his porsche and started divorce proceedings. His Grandmother and 2 great-aunts have basically written him off as they warned him about his bride and he did not listen. His best friend Barney is his salvation. He allows him to stay at this house and gets him a lawyer. Gus wants to get the relationship back that he had with his grandmother and aunts and he tries very hard to get them to forgive him. He finds out that they run a business with seniors as labour and he offers to help them out. There are a lot of small details that could have been left out of the story as it did get bogged down somewhat. Of course everything works out in the end with some romance for Gus as well, but lots happens along the way. You need to be okay with the way these characters speak to each other and treat each other as it is very "in your face" or you will not enjoy this book. It is a reissue of a book that was published in 2013. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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The story is delightful, with twists and turns and so many interesting characters. You will not be disappointed in this one.
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Humps More than 1 year ago
kind of silly & different.
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Loved the characters, ut Ms. Michaels left several plot lines hanging - #1 - No justice for Elaine's deeds; #2 - Jumped from Gus having dinner with his attorney to marrying her; #3 - No real explaination for Barney's disinterest in his business - very disappointed that these story lines were not developed for a more well rounded story. Sorry, Fern, you missed the "big yellow bus" on this one.
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I purchased this for my mother. She loved it - declaredit hilarious.
megareader-nc More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it very much. Each character brings their own unique personality to light about the older generation and what they are still cable of doing and enjoying life.