How to Survive Your Sisters by Ellie Campbell

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Uptight perfectionist Natalie MacLeod is under the fond illusion she can micro-manage a flawless wedding to her stuffy conventional fiancé, Jeremy.  But that’s without factoring in an alcoholic father, an outspoken eccentric mother and Natalie’s three feuding sisters.

Can workaholic Avril lose the chip on her shoulder and overcome her grudges long enough to acknowledge her drinking problem and stop running in panic from her soon-to-be-divorced lover. Will Milly’s dramatic unorthodox solution to being fat, downtrodden and almost forty wreck her family, her health and ultimately her life?  Will Natalie be able to surmount her own guilty past and discover where her heart truly lies?  And will Hazel be able to forgive the cruelest betrayal of all – a shocking revelation that threatens to overturn her entire world and even her identity?

Because when push comes to shove – or name-calling turns to hair-pulling – who can really hurt you or be there for you and support you like a sister?

About the authors

Ellie Campbell

Ellie Campbell is a pseudonym for sisters, Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell who collaborate across the mighty Atlantic, finding writing together the perfect excuse for endless phone conversations.  They are equally passionate about travel, animals and the great outdoors. Although Pam lives near London, with husband, three children and a dog, while Lorraine is on a Colorado ranch near wild and wonderful Boulder with husband, five horses, five cats, one dog and four chickens – they both believe in enjoying life to the fullest, be it discovering new remote locations or going on trail rides in the beautifulRocky Mountains.
Together they have written five novels How To Survive Your Sisters, When Good Friends Go Bad, Looking for La La, To Catch a Creeper and Million Dollar Question.
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I received a copy for free in exchange for an honest review.

The Macleod sisters are four very different Women, Avril is the oldest and a dedicated career Women she has little time or patience to have a relationship. Milly is the Mother of four children she is over wrought and approaching a mid life breakdown, Natalie is a Stepford wife wannabe and has become an almost intolerable Bridezilla. Hazel is the baby in the family a free spirited vagabond who gets along with everyone but Natalie. The sister’s easily fall into their old ways. But when a close family member die’s the sister’s band together to get through the tradegy and it forces them to see each other differently. A fantastic story of affection and strife.


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I just love these authors and they are so spot on when it comes to sisters and female relationships (yes I’ve read other books by them). A keen sense of humor, over the top dramatics, sibling rivalry, family secrets, and other twists and turns all the reader on the misadventure of a lifetime. Great characters, excellent situations…all believable and well sorted out in the end. clever, engaging…..I want the story to never end!!!


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First let me say “refreshing” that is how I will describe this book. I was loving the witty take on weddings. Of course the entire family is supposed to be bowing at Natalie’s feet. She wants the perfect wedding and I will compare her to a bridezilla. The fact that another sister Milly just wants to be out of maternity clothing, and Hazel (love the name) want everyone to take her serious. Avril, could be my fave sister!

The premise is Natalie and Jeremy’s wedding. It is ideal and the fact that this is the reason why they are thrown together. I sometimes think that if I was to spend a week with my sisters we would be in an odd circumstance. Funny how families are family, but they grow apart. After about six years of being engaged, they set a date! So the sisters unite, not easily or truly wanting to reunite. They all come back to Little Hooking. There is a reveal from a sister who gets there with a guest. Her plus 1 blows everyone out of the water. (I hate holding secrets, but I ain’t a plot spoiler)
Milly is the only married one. Her and Ivor (strange name to me) have four kids. They seem to be happy and have a good relationship. While Avril is older and single living in London. So there is a certain event that gets the girls together. There are a few demons, shall I say, that interfere. There are many (I almost think too many) turbulent waves coming to the MacLeod shores.

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