Bett, who fled to London after the scandal of losing her fiancÃ©, is hesitant to face her sisters and her hometownâespecially since she has yet to find another man. Sophisticated Anna, the eldest sister, isnât too keen on the prospect either, though sheâs secretly grateful for any excuse to leave her crumbling marriage behind in Sydney. And Carrie, who remained in Clare Valley, is perhaps the most apprehensive. Her marriageâthe nominal cause of the sistersâ estrangementâis also on the rocks. Was she wrong to have followed her heart and run off with Bettâs fiancÃ©?
When Lola shares her special request, that the girls stage a musical she has written, their short visit becomes a much longer commitment. As they are forced to spend more time together, the sisters must confront the pain that lingers between them. Preconceptions and misunderstandings are slowly put aside and the three find themselves gradually, irresistibly enveloping one another once againâuntil an unexpected turn of events changes everything in ways none of them could have ever imagined. . . .
Layering the lighthearted antics of small-town life with a heartbreaking story of loyalty lost and found, The Alphabet Sisters is an unforgettable story of two generations of women who learn that being true to themselves means being true to one another.
About: The once close relationship between sisters Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan has dissolved into estrangement as adults, until their grandmother, Lola, comes up with a scheme to reunite the sisters by summoning them all home to celebrate her eightieth birthday.
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