The Wilder Sisters

The Wilder Sisters

A Novel

Paperback - 2000
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The Wilder sisters fall in love with men when they least expect it--and most need it. Rose, the older, more practical one, is a widow who lives in New Mexico and has two ungrateful kids, a bored dog, and a horse with a bad back. Lily, the younger, more daring sister, lives in Southern California, where she has put her career before everything else--including love. Lily and Rose flee to their parents' ranch, for some emotional detox. But the two haven't spoken in five long years, and spending time togther is the last thing they'd planned on. Nor had either anticipated being so actively pusued by lovestruck men. Readers will be in their corner all the way as they rediscover the bonds of sisterhood and slowly open their hearts to love.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2000, c1999.
Edition: 1st Perennial ed. --
ISBN: 9780060931070
0060931078
Branch Call Number: FIC/Mapso 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 364 p.

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LaughingOne Sep 09, 2014

Lily and Rose are the Wilder sisters. They grew up on a ranch in northern New Mexico. Lily went off to college and a good-paying job in California. Rose stayed, married young, had two children. This story takes place some twenty or so years later. Each is questioning choices she has made throughout her life. Their relationship is complicated, as most sibling relationships are, shaped by how their parents treated each of them, by how they reacted to the situations of their lives. As is also often the case, each is a bit jealous of the other, of what one thinks the other has that the one does not. I loved reading their story and I loved the descriptions of the settings as I spent much of my childhood in New Mexico and could easily see, breathe, smell what was being described. Mapson's dialogue is believable, her story full of heart. I recommend this novel.

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