The Sugarhouse Blues

· The Hudson Sisters Series Book 2 · Sold by Simon and Schuster
2 reviews
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About this ebook

From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes more "catnip for women's fiction fans" (Booklist) in the second novel of the Hudson Sisters series.

Allie, Des, and Cara, each having her own reasons for wanting a share of their father's estate, meet in the grand Victorian home in which he grew up, only to be greeted by another secret he purposely hid from them: his sister Bonnie. The women reluctantly band together to take on Fritz's challenge, working with a local contractor to begin the renovations financed by an account Fritz had set up for the task. While the restoration appears to go smoothly at first, it soon becomes apparent that the work will be more extensive than originally thought, and Des, elected to handle the money, needs to find ways to stretch out the remaining savings while searching for new sources of funding.

As strangers linked only by their DNA try to become a family, the Hudson sisters also try to come to terms with the father they only thought they knew. In the process, each woman discovers her own capacity for understanding, forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family.

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2 reviews
Teri Hicks
May 12, 2018
Trying to make the best out of an awkward situation the sisters (one of which is new to the others) are working on renovating the theater that has been in their family. Each story is a standalone which I can attest to since I haven't read the first book in the series yet. The characters are wonderful and it is a clean read at least this one was. While Allie seems to be the unfriendliest of the group she does start seeing the problem with her attitude when it causes major issues. Des does some soul searching and realizes there are some changes that are needed in her life. It seems each sister does find their hea by the end of the series with some soul searching and loads of work. The aunt is a hoot and having her own fun. All in all a great read but man the ending truly sucks. All in all I did enjoy this first read by this author. I do enjoy a clean read to clear my mind of clutter and this was perfect.
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Bette Hansen
May 15, 2018
LOVED this book! This is the second book in the series and although you could read and enjoy this one as a standalone, I really think you'll enjoy it more if you read each book in the series in order. The three Hudson sisters continue their quest of restoring the old historic theater their father left them in his will. This book focuses on Des but it's truly a story of all three sisters really getting to know each other, learning to trust each other, and discovering they truly care about and love each other. This is a wonderful story that everyone should have on their must read list this summer. I highly recommend it.
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About the author

Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens while she works on her next novel. Visit her website at, like her on Facebook at, and follow her on Instagram @Mariah_Stewart_Books.

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