The Blossom Sisters
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels explores the enduring bonds of family as one man loses everything--only to find the freedom to create a bold new life…
Gus Hollister owes all his success to his feisty grandmother, Rose, and her two sisters, Iris and Violet. They raised him, sent him to the best schools, and helped him start his own accounting business. Rose even bought the house Gus lives in with his wife, Elaine.
Now, Gus stands to lose everything--his home, his car, and his business. Worse, he's alienated his beloved grandma, who tried to warn him about Elaine's greedy ways. Heartsick and remorseful, Gus returns to Rose's Virginia farmhouse. But it won't be easy to make amends. Yet family and forgiveness go hand in hand, and Gus isn't giving up. Because no matter how daunting starting over can be, the results can surpass your wildest expectations--especially when the Blossom sisters are in your corner…
"Michaels' latest is sure to capture the hearts of its readers, even while tickling their funny bones." --Booklist
be because she loves me and wants me to be the father of her children.” “Ah.” Chapter 4 GUS ROLLED OVER, UNCERTAIN FOR A MOMENT AS TO WHERE he was, something that it seemed was becoming a habit. He reached out, thinking he was in bed with Elaine, until he felt the stubble on Barney’s face. He whooped and sat up, waking Barney. “What the hell!” “Bad dream, Barney. Sorry. Damn, it’s raining.” “Granny always said April showers bring May flowers,” Barney said, sitting up. “I feel like crap.
it had been around forty-five degrees. Now it felt like it was approaching seventy. The sun was exceptionally bright after the monster storm. She loved days like this, when everything looked like someone had scrubbed the world with a brush and soap and water. The day smelled as wonderful as it looked. Jill made it out of the parking lot and onto the main road that would take her to New Town and Lynus’s swanky offices. The trip, which under normal circumstances could have been made in fifteen
loafers had a nice shine, and his pale yellow shirt was perfectly ironed. By himself. His tie matched the shirt perfectly. His khaki jacket was fairly new and finished off his attire. He was good to go. Gus checked his back pocket to make sure his wallet was where it belonged. His keys were on the kitchen counter, as were his cell phone and the flowers he’d bought on the way home. Gus hung up his wet towel, exited the bathroom, and headed downstairs, Wilson bounding ahead of him. The time was
who is going to buy a big yellow bus to help a bunch of new friends. I envy you being able to do that without blinking. So, Barney Beezer, you’re a hell of a guy yourself.” The old friends left the house, their arms around each other’s shoulders. “You think we’re making a difference, Barney?” “Yeah, I do, Gus.” “Then let’s head back to Blossom Farm and make all those dreams of those new friends of ours come true.” “How about heading for the DMV first, so I can pick up the application and
with it—a doorstop maybe,” Gus said, trying to lighten the intensely emotional moment. Barney just hugged him harder. “I can’t believe you gave me this. I guess my question would be, why didn’t you keep it for yourself? And how did you get it, anyway?” “Barney, I don’t have a whole hell of a lot to give to show you how much I value our friendship and all you’ve done for me over the years. I thought . . . I hoped this would say it for me. I told Granny about how I wanted it, and she asked Mr.