The Promise Girls

Marie Bostwick

Received from Netgalley

Oh how I loved THE PROMISE GIRLS! Meg, Joanie, and Avery are sisters who were test tube babies and raised by their single mother. Minerva, their mother, wrote a book about them and how they are child protégés. Joanie, who plays the piano, decides one day, to defy her mother and totally messes up her piano recital during a nationally televised show. Now their lives will never be the same. Minerva smacks Joanie right on TV and starts screaming at her. They take the girls away from her and they enter the foster care system.

Now, it’s twenty years later and the girls have all reconnected in Seattle. They do not talk to their mother, want nothing to do with her, and are all being bugged by a producer who wants to do a documentary about them. None of them want to do it, but Meg, the middle sister, has a car accident and racks up some huge bills. She smacked into a wall on the highway and has no memory of her life before the crash. Joanie decides to make the movie to pay for Meg’s hospital bills. THE PROMISE GIRLS are going to learn lots of secrets about what their mother did and the lies she told. Some of those lies are huge but none of the sisters are without their secrets either! None of them have been doing what she pushed them to do when they were younger and they find out why that is while filming the documentary.

THE PROMISE GIRLS by Marie Bostwick pulled me right in as all of Marie’s books do. I loved learning about each of the sisters and found myself shaking my head reading about Minerva. The sisters are forced to confront issues and figure out why they are the way they are. The closeness these sisters share is heart warming and they always have each other’s backs. Will these three sisters ever make peace with the past and their mother? Their story is a very unique one and the mystery through out had me flipping the pages like a mad woman at some points. Once I started reading THE PROMISE GIRLS it was very hard to stop. The twists and turns kept me reading late into the night. I love when an author can do that to me!



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