I have combined these two books together in one review post because the general theme is very similar, though the stories themselves are different. The theme is: Three women come together for various reasons to learn compassion, love and the importance of each other. The Sister Season of course involves three sisters and the Vintage Teacup Club involves three collectors of the finer things in life coming together.
If you're craving some good female friendship and bonding stories, I think these two might be right up your book alley.
The Sister Season
NAL Accent (November 5th, 2013)
Sometimes coming home for the holidays isn’t as easy as it seems….
It’s December 21, and the Yancey sisters have been called home. When
the girls were young, holidays at their family farm meant a
tinsel-garnished tree, the scent of simmering food, and laughter ringing
through the house. But as the years unfolded, family bonds fractured,
and the three sisters scattered and settled into separate lives. Until
now. The Yancey sisters are coming to spend the holidays with their
mother. They’re also coming to bury their father.
the youngest, a free spirit who journeyed to California, returns first.
Then comes Julia, the eldest, a college professor with a teenage son of
her own. And finally there’s Maya, the middle child, who works so hard
to be the perfect mother and wife.
The Vintage Teacup Club
Sphere (October 1, 2012)
At a car boot sale in Sussex, three very different women meet and fall
for the same vintage teaset. They decide to share it - and form a
friendship that changes their lives ...Jenny can't wait to marry Dan.
Then, after years of silence, she hears from the woman who could shatter
her dreams. Maggie has put her broken heart behind her and is gearing
up for the biggest event of her career - until she's forced to confront
the past once more. Alison seems to have it all: married to her
childhood sweetheart, with two gorgeous daughters. But as tensions
mount, she is pushed to breaking point. Dealing with friendship and
families, relationships and careers, highs and lows, The Vintage Teacup
Club is heart-warming storytelling at its very best.