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The Sunshine Sisters is the story of three sisters who grew up with a self-absorbed, narcissistic, selfish mother, and as a result, not only grew apart from her, but from each other. When she is diagnosed with a terminal disease, she calls them home to heal her relationship with them, and more importantly, enable them to again find the closeness they once had as little girls.
I grew up on a diet of Little Women, Little House on the Prairie and What Katy Did, along with a smattering of Nancy Mitford. All I ever wanted was a bunch of wayward sisters, which is perhaps why I have written a number of books that focus on what I didn’t have—if I couldn’t have it in real life, I could certainly create it in my imagination.
These are some of the books that, one way or another, inspired The Sunshine Sisters.
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