The Songbird Sisters (The Songbirds of Darling Bay, #3)by Rachael Herron
A FULL-LENGTH STANDALONE, a great entry into the world of international bestseller Rachael Herron's sexy and hilarious books. When their world-famous band The Darling Songbirds split up acrimoniously, sisters Adele, Molly and Lana went their separate ways. A decade on, Adele and Molly have finally reconciled. However Lana has remained stubbornly
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A FULL-LENGTH STANDALONE, a great entry into the world of international bestseller Rachael Herron's sexy and hilarious books. When their world-famous band The Darling Songbirds split up acrimoniously, sisters Adele, Molly and Lana went their separate ways. A decade on, Adele and Molly have finally reconciled. However Lana has remained stubbornly estranged – until now. Lana Darling has got royalties pouring into her bank account, thanks to the song she sold to another singer, but she’s never made it as a solo artist. Is it time to give it all up? But when she heads home to Darling Bay, she has sexy country music star Taft Hill hot on her heels. He’s not prepared to let her call it quits – especially when he desperately needs new songs for his album. Lana and Taft have a history – and both have secrets to hide. But when events take an unexpected turn, will Lana choose her career or Taft? Or will she chose the long-awaited chance to get back in harmony with her songbird sisters?
“Rachael Herron seamlessly blends romance, friendship, and laughter.” Barbara Bretton, USA Today Bestselling Author
“Relationships are at the heart of women's fiction, and Herron could teach a master class on creating them.” Chicklit Central
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4.5 Stars! I so love Rachael Herron's Darling Bay books and how each separate series within this town intersect. Always readable as standalones, but if you've dipped into either of the other two additional Darling Bay book series' (Firefighters of DB or Ballard Brothers,) you will enjoy reconnecting with familiar characters. The Songbird Sisters revisits Adele and Molly Darling, but this book is baby sister Lana Darling's story. Following in her sister's footsteps, Lana Darling returns to Darling Bay after twelve years and little to sporadic contact with her older sisters. She's still holding onto childhood resentment and having a hard time moving past the guilt of a traumatic experience. After selling one of her songs to country singing phenom Taft Hill, he seeks her out in Darling Bay to acquire a few more and decides to stay awhile. I enjoyed every aspect of this story - sisters re-connecting, small town antics, heart-warming romance, and hope-filled redemption. I did have a hard time initially connecting with Lana's character, but that's not unusual with me and fictional females. Yet, as the book progressed and her character and background developed, it made so much more sense as to why I struggled with that connection. Now, Taft was an amazing book hero and great guy all around. He was the perfect love interest to Lana's brokenness. When I read a good book with quality writing, I take for granted the empathy that an author can draw out of me. Although this book stirred many emotions, there was one scene that reminded me how great Herron's writing is and what it can invoke. Without spoiling it for the next reader, I just want to say that Herron's description and dialogue within that scene made me "feel" everything the character did - sick, devastated and destroyed. I can't give a book any higher compliment. Thank you, Rachael Herron, for a truly wonderful reading experience. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of The Songbird Sisters. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.
I recently finished reading The Songbird Sisters (The Songbirds of Darling Bay Book 3) by Rachael Herron Let me start by saying that I’m a pretty big fan of Rachael Herron. I have not read all of her books, but I’ve read several of her Cypress Hollow books and am a fan of hers on Facebook. Well, when I saw a query about possibly reviewing a book, I jumped on the band wagon. When writing reviews, I don’t usually go into depth with a synopsis, because I figure if you want to know you can find it elsewhere. But here goes with an abbreviated one. This series centers around three Darling sisters who were once part of a popular singing group, now broken up and finding their own way in the world. All three have fond memories of their visits to Darling Bay and spending time at their Uncle’s. He owned three businesses, a bar, a cafe and a hotel, which he has left to the three girls. Each story centers on one sister returning home to Darling Bay to claim their inheritance. Lana has returned home to renovate and reopen the hotel, which is in a shambles. She’s followed there by the famous or perhaps infamous, country singer, Taft Hill. It’s clear these two have a history. Maybe even a shady history. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lana’s story and meeting her older sisters, Adele and Molly as well as several other characters who float in and out of the narrative. Lana’s story is my story. It’s your story. It’s your best friend’s story. It’s about relationships with siblings. It’s about relationships with others. It’s about life and what we do with and make of it. I should also say that this is book three of the series and I had not previously read book #1 or #2. I can’t say that I was lost not having read the first books, but I can say that personally, I felt like I was missing something, so, I will soon be looking to read #1 & #2. I’d have had this review up earlier, but life has intruded in the form of many family events; a new baby in the family, my father’s 90th birthday and my brother’s long-awaited visit from Europe. In the interest of full disclosure, I'm part of the street team for this book and I got it for free from the author in exchange for my honest review. http://rachaelherron.com/darling-bay/songbirds/songbirds-home
Super quick read. I mean, I just did not want to put it down! Rachael's characters are well developed, complicated and drive the pace of the story. Oh, and the romance between Lana and Taft-- red hot and electrifying! So fun to see characters from her other books make appearances as well. The Songbird Sisters is the perfect "guilty pleasure" for those days when you just need to get away from it all!
Another charmer to finish off the series...Rachel Herron does it again and doesn't disappoint!