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

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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...
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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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        Minerva Promise is one of the first women to have in vitro fertilization in the late 1970s. She selects donors with particular talents so that her children become prodigies. There's Joanie, the talented pianist; Meg, the painter in the family; and the youngest, Avery, who can tell a compelling story before she learns to write. Minerva writes a tell-all book that quickly draws an overwhelming amount of attention to the family, and 16-year-old Joanie, on television, decides to take matters into her own hands by purposely fumbling her piano playing. This leads Minerva to react in such a way that changes all of their lives. Now grown, the sisters live far away from their mother and are completely removed from their early talents. When a documentary filmmaker shows up and pursues the "Promise sisters" as his new subjects, more questions than answers arise. VERDICT Bostwick ("Cobbled Court Quilts" series) writes yet another strong, character-driven tale that will have any reader truly invested in the sisters. For fans of Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr.--Melissa Keegan, Ela Area P.L., Lake Zurich, IL

        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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