Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of The Cookbook Club, has written her strongest novel yet: a story filled with humor, heart and a little bit of snark. This unforgettable story about two very different sisters who must come together and face their past if they can make their future better is perfect for fans of Jennifer Weiner, Sophia Kinsella, and Christina Lauren.
They were two sisters with nothing in common but their parents.
Frances Turner has a confession to make: her sister, Crosby, who has built her life on good luck and good looks, drives her crazy. The woman wakes up in the morning with perfect hair. Men flock to her. And she somehow managed to jump out of the frying pan and into fame, writing a blockbuster novel—and making a zillion bucks—without even trying. And Frances, who has followed every rule, is stuck in pause.
Crosby Turner has a confession as well: Frances locks herself in a miserable little box and Crosby can’t understand it. With her fear of the unknown and her “Franic Attacks,” her sister is a small-time actress with big-time dreams—and talent—but playing by the rules gets her nowhere. Heck, the closest Frannie gets to famous is as a caterer to the stars. Why can’t she break loose and climb out of her rut?
Then fate intervenes, throwing these incompatible siblings together in this sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking novel of sisterhood, grown-ups who need to grow up, and the realization that no one in a family is invisible.
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Beth Harbison started cooking when she was eight years old, thanks to Betty Crocker’s Cook Book for Boys and Girls. After graduating college, she worked full-time as a private chef in the DC area, and within three years she sold her first cookbook, The Bread Machine Baker. She published four cookbooks before moving on to writing women’s fiction, including the runaway bestseller Shoe Addicts Anonymous and When in Doubt, Add Butter. She lives in Palms Springs, California.
?"Both hilarious and deeply moving, Confessions of the Other Sister had everything I want in a book; a fast moving plot, some sunny armchair travel, and a ride on an emotional roller coaster. This might be Beth’s best book yet!" — Jen Lancaster, New York Times bestselling author
"Heartwarming and fun, The Cookbook Club celebrates food and female friendship with a side of sweet romance that affirms the simple joy of being with people you care about. This is the book I didn’t know I needed.” — Amy E. Reichert, author of The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go and The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
“Beth Harbsion shines brighter than ever in Confessions of the Other Sister, taking us on an emotional and heartfelt journey with a large dose of her signature humor and charm." — Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, author of How to Save a Life
“Filled with heartfelt charm and delicious cooking details… A sweet tale about the true power of great friends and great food.” — Woman’s World on The Cookbook Club
"Harbison (Every Time You Go Away, 2018) charts the group's highs and lows with kindness, warmth, and humor, channeling Mary Simses, Samantha Ve´rant, and Roselle Lim. A warm, nourishing read." — Booklist on The Cookbook Club
"Harbison’s latest (after Every Time You Go Away) makes for a story as inviting as the titular club. Blending women’s with culinary fiction it is sure to please the author’s many fans, as well as readers of Darien Gee and Barbara O’Neal." — Library Journal on The Cookbook Club
“Harbison (Every Time You Go Away) cooks up a delectable novel about a woman who finds a way to renew her life….[This] pleasant tale shines a light on her characters’ successes and failures.” — Publishers Weekly on The Cookbook Club