Each with their own talents the promise girls spent their
young lives as child prodigies. Joanie is a piano player.
Meg is an artist and Avery is a novelist. Minerva their
mother has written a book called THE PROMISE GIRLS. They
are all on a book tour to promote the book. Minerva claims
that all three girls were conceived in a test tube.
At one of the stops on the book tour, Joanie is going to
perform. When the performance was done Minerva is not at
all happy. Joanie had made a mistake and Minerva slaps her
in front of everyone. One thing leads to another and all
three girls are taken away from her.
It's now 2017 and all three girls live in Seattle. None of
them practice their talents. Joanie is a single mother
raising her son and running her own business as a
seamstress. Meg is married to Asher and they have their own
construction business. They also have one daughter. Avery
is a little,lost soul, not really knowing what she wants.
None of the girls have anything to do with their mother.
Until one day Meg is driving to pick up her daughter, not
paying attention, and gets in a terrible car accident.
After several days, she wakes up, but can't remember
anything. The doctors feel in time everything will come
back. Does Meg want to remember?
Hal is a producer and wants to produce a movie about the
promise girls. None of the girls want anything to do with
this movie. Until the accident, now they are only going to
do it for the money. With Meg's hospital bills they have
no choice. What will this movie do to get them back with
their mother, and how many secrets are going to come out?
I really loved this book. Marie Bostwick writes a story
about family. How the oldest always tries to protect the
younger ones. Bostwick also brings you right into the
lives of these three sisters. Often I found myself
wondering what sister I would be. Even though I am not the
oldest, my other sisters have both passed away and I find
myself doing what I can to protect their children.
I also enjoyed that the girls always stood by one another,
even when they fought. All three girls have secrets, but in
the end, they all come together to help each other. So if
you have siblings that you love with all your heart, you
will really enjoy this book.
In an emotionally rich and captivating new novel,
New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick
reunites three sisters whose deep bond is rooted in an
Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise
sisters, escaping their mother’s narcissism and the
notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn’t been
easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three “test tube”
daughters—gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and
storyteller Avery—were engineered and molded to be geniuses.
In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand
ambitions. But now, twenty years after the book’s release,
she hopes to redeem herself by taking part in a new documentary.
Meg, who hasn’t picked up a paintbrush in years, adamantly
refuses to participate, until a car accident leaves her with
crushing medical bills. While she recuperates in Seattle,
the three sisters reluctantly meet with filmmaker Hal
Seeger, another former prodigy. Like them, he’s familiar
with the weight of failed potential. But as he digs deeper,
he uncovers secrets they’ve hidden from each other—and a
revelation that will challenge their beliefs, even as it
spurs them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last.