The Sister Surprise by Abigail Mann

How would you react if you suddenly found out you had a half sister you never knew about?

Me, I would be pretty shocked especially as I am one of 5 siblings already but I don’t think I would have been as shocked as the main character, Ava who believed she was an only child her whole life. To make it worse she finds out during a DNA test reveal on a live online stream in front of thousands of viewers. So, what does she do?

She throws up live infront of the camera and then runs off.

After fearing her reaction has caused her to lose her job she returns only to find the recording was a hit and they want her to run with the story. So…she does, she packs her bags and heads off to Scotland to seek down the elusive long lost sister, Moira. Oh yeah and her mum knows nothing about her search for her family after refusing to ever discuss her father with her..ever!!

I know, I know once again, another book set in Scotland, I promise I don’t plan this but it is always a nice little bonus.

As the story progresses you get an insight into how self sufficient the community is. From the eggs distributed from Kian’s farm to the home baked goods provided by the local cafe. I loved how we were given a nice insight into village life and how everyone has a part to play. Of course the characteristics of the farm animals were both light hearted and hilarious,and it really lightened the tone at times. 

This was such a nice cosy, heart warming read. You get to see Ava transform from city girl to working on a farm and getting stuck in with the pigs and cows…oh and the chickens. This is not just a story of rediscovering your family history, it is a tale of love, loss and plenty of drama.

It is funny but also has an sharp emotional edge, the perfect mix of love, laughter and tears.

I will definitely be reading her previous title the lonely fajita soon

This book is out on 25th March. You can preorder now from the link below”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – a true heart warming tale of love, laughter and family. A great comfort read for the winter.

Have you read any of Abigail Mann’s books? What did you think?

Let me know in the comments below.

Much love 💘

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