Three Sisters (Boxed Set) includes Ringside, by Stephanie Williams & LaVerne Thompson, Northern Exposure, by Stephanie Williams and Masquerade, by LaVerne Thompson. These three books, originally published individually, show how Atlanta, Brittany and Sydney Reese, army brats named for where they were born, find and fall in love.
In Ringside, the youngest sister, Atlanta, goes searching for the author of her favorite book in New Mexico. She considers herself the least successful of the sisters because she feels she still hasn’t found her place. She is looking for the right place to settle down when she happens into the Ringside Bar, not knowing that she will meet the person she seeks in that very bar. After she begins to fall in love with the owner and starts helping out at the bar, she begins to feel at home. Of course she gets upset when the owner’s secret is revealed. I loved how he solved his faux pas and gets the girl in the end.
In Northern Exposure, Brit, the middle sister, who owns her own travel magazine, decided to take an actual vacation. Feeling the need to relax, unwind and reflect on her life she decided to vacation in Finland. While relaxing on a clothing optional beach she is approached by a man who wanted to get to know her. He informs her that he has seen her before and always wanted to speak with her, but she was always busy. It turns out his uncle owns the hotel she always stays at. They begin to hang out and as predictable, they fall in love.
Masquerade was my favorite of the three books. It tells the story of Sydney, an airplane designer, and how she accidentally falls in love. I say accidentally because she and the hero become friends when she designs and makes a plane for him, but they never met in person. They “hook up” not knowing who each other are. When they finally meet, she is aware of who he is, but it takes him longer to figure it out. I truly enjoyed the byplay between the two of them and how they eventually work out their issues.
I would love a follow-up book that looks at where the sisters are at a later stage in their lives.
-Reviewed by Selina
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