Lowcountry Stranger is the second book in the Sweeney Sisters series by Ashley Farley. Having read the first one, Her Sister’s Shoes and loving it, I knew I had to read this one as well. It was like coming home for a visit with old friends. The Sweeney sisters definitely have their share of real life problems and it was wonderful to connect with them again.
In this book we are once again taken into the Deep South and back into the lives of Sam. Jackie, and Faith. Add to the mix a stranger arriving in town and the drama begins for the Sweeney women. The stranger is Annie Dawn, a teenager who looks down on her luck. The sisters are suspicious of her and well they should be as Annie is hiding a few secrets of her own. She has her reasons for coming to Prospect.
The sisters and drama seem to go hand in hand. Sam is busy running her business and battling alcohol and commitment issues. She loves Eli, the town cop, but she can’t take that next step with him. Jackie’s business is growing but now she feels she should be spending more time with her boys before they head off for college. Last we have Faith who finally seems to be getting the fairy tale life she wanted until someone comes along that threatens to destroy it all.
I loved this book -the setting, the story, and the characters. This book was a comfort read for me full of people I could see myself friends with in my own life. I also love the emotion that this author evokes. I could feel every emotion she was portraying through her story and characters and I’ll admit to shedding a few tears – both happy and sad.
While this book stands alone just fine I would still recommend reading the first one to start. You get so much more backstory on the sisters and their lives that I think is important. For me this was a great read – perfect for everyone’s summer reading!
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