The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets by Molly Fader #bookreview #contemporary

Title: The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets

Author: Molly Fader

Publisher: Graydon House

Publication Date: July 16, 2019

Page Count: 368

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, raising her daughters and running the family shop in their small Ohio hometown on the shores of Lake Erie.

But now, with their mother’s ailing health and a rebellious teenager to rein in, Delia has no choice but to welcome Lindy home. As the two sisters try to put their family back in order, they finally have the chance to reclaim what’s been lost over the years: for Delia, professional dreams and a happy marriage, and for Lindy, a sense of home and an old flame—and best of all, each other. But when one turbulent night leads to a shocking revelation, the women must face the past they’ve avoided for a decade. And there’s nothing like an old secret to bring the McAvoy women back together and stronger than ever.

With warm affection and wry wit, Molly Fader’s The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is about the ties that bind family and the power of secrets to hold us back or set us free.


The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets by Molly Fader is a women’s fiction contemporary novel that delves down into the secrets that tore apart the McAvoy family. Lindy and Delia McAvoy grew up extremely close sisters even sharing a small bedroom but when Lendy left town she hadn’t looked back while Delia had stayed, gotten married and started a family of her own all while running the family business.

Now, seventeen years later Lindy gets a call that frightens her into returning to their small town. Lindy and Delia’s mother had been found wandering and asked for her daughter to be contacted and Lindy finds that she has been recovering from a “brain event”.  Back home after all these years Lindy finds she has a teenage niece she doesn’t know and her sister has just had another baby and could really use the help with their mother.

Being someone who watched my grandmother go through her battle with Alzheimer’s  books like this one with the matron of the family fading in and out of reality are truly heartbreaking to me. I could so empathize with the  rest of the family with their worry and stress and that alone was enough to intrigue me into wanting to know more about the McAvoy family. There were many more layers to the family to come that definitely kept the pages turning too.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the author:

Molly Fader is the award-winning author of more than forty romance novels under the pennames Molly O’Keefe and M. O’Keefe. She grew up outside of Chicago and now lives in Toronto. The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is her first women’s fiction novel.

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