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Three unconventional sisters are reunited in this "beautiful story about the ties that bind" from the New York Times bestselling author (Melanie Benjamin).

Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mother's narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn't been easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three "test tube" daughters—gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Avery—were engineered and molded to be geniuses. In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand ambitions. But now, twenty years after the book's release, she hopes to redeem herself by taking part in a new documentary.

Meg, who hasn't picked up a paintbrush in years, adamantly refuses to participate, until a car accident leaves her with crushing medical bills. While she recuperates in Seattle, the three sisters reluctantly meet with filmmaker Hal Seeger, another former prodigy. Like them, he's familiar with the weight of failed potential. But as he digs deeper, he uncovers secrets they've hidden from each other—and a revelation that will challenge their beliefs, even as it spurs them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last.

Praise for Marie Bostwick

"Reading Marie Bostwick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm, hand-crafted quilt. Her books, rich in character and plot, are stitched together by a skilled wordsmith." —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Marie Bostwick is my go-to author . . . always powerful, inspiring, and uplifting." —Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Marie Bostwick. (2017). The Promise Girls. Kensington Books.

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Meg, who hasn't picked up a paintbrush in years, adamantly refuses to participate, until a car accident leaves her with crushing medical bills. While she recuperates in Seattle, the three sisters reluctantly meet with filmmaker Hal Seeger, another former prodigy. Like them, he's familiar with the weight of failed potential. But as he digs deeper, he uncovers secrets they've hidden from each other—and a revelation that will challenge their beliefs, even as it spurs them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last.

Praise for Marie Bostwick

"Reading Marie Bostwick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm, hand-crafted quilt. Her books, rich in character and plot, are stitched together by a skilled wordsmith." —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Marie Bostwick is my go-to author . . . always powerful, inspiring, and uplifting." —Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author
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        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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