Friday, April 19, 2019

Audible Review The Bloom Girls by Emily Cavanagh Narrated by Emily Sutton Smith

A few months ago I got This Bright Beauty by Emily Cavanagh on sale and was so impressed that I bought the audible edition of The Bloom Girls when I saw it on sale too, how could I not when Emily is quickly becoming a fave of mine.

    The Bloom Girls

By: Emily Cavanagh
Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 03-14-17
Language: English
Publisher: Brilliance Audio


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My Review:

The Bloom Girls
Emily Cavanagh
Narrated by Emily Sutton Smith
Emily Cavanaugh’s The Bloom Girls is a poignant and realistic family drama about love loss and forgiving featuring three sisters with very different personalities. Take it from the oldest of three sisters, this intuitive author does a bang up job with these girls from the drifting apart the petty disagreements to the protective loyalty and all the minutiae that goes on between siblings growing up and as adults. The plot is powerful the dialogue conversational and every female reader with sisters will be able to place herself in one of these sets of shoes. Each sister has her strengths and weaknesses although Violet has a few more flaws that her sisters and readers will find themselves wanting to thrash her more than commiserate with her. I liked Susie the best but as the oldest myself I associate more with Cal.
Emily Sutton Smith does a fabulous job as the narrator with a clear accurate recounting and an outstanding Boston accent, pus the emotions she expresses when portraying the sisters is spot on. She also does a good job with the male voices.

The three Bloom sisters haven’t been close for a long time but when their father dies suddenly they’re all forced together to deal with arrangements and to deal (or not) with each other-
Calla Lilly, Callie the oldest an attorney and overachiever the typical first borne who is married with two young daughters and the closest with her father is wondering how she’s going to fit mourning and saying goodbye into her incredibly busy schedule.
Middle child Violet has always been restless, always after greener pastures than what’s in front of her has just broken up with the only man she’s ever loved and has no idea if it’s a bad decision or a good one.
Youngest sister Suzie, a chef, like their father is trying to figure out just who she is when she learns there maybe a mini Susie to care for in nine months time. That is if she decides to keep it.

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About the Author:
Emily Cavanagh is Originally from the Boston area, I now live on the island of Martha's Vineyard with my husband and two daughters. During the day I work as a middle and high school English teacher. When not teaching, parenting, reading or cooking, I write contemporary fiction. My writing tends to focus on family, motherhood, relationships, work and career angst, sibling rivalry, and other messy stuff. My first novel, THE BLOOM GIRLS, released in 2017 with Lake Union Publishing. My second novel, THIS BRIGHT BEAUTY, releases March 1, 2018. Want to hear more? Read more about my work on my website (, sign up for my author newsletter. or follow me on social media.



  1. Well I was going to say she is new to me but when I went to put in the Bloom Girls into my wish list at Audible there was already This Bright Beauty in there. Oh well it has now sunk in a little more! My kind of read.

    1. ha I know how that feels Kathryn. I listened to and reviewed My Bright Beauty earlier so when I saw this on sale at Amazon it was a no brainer :)

  2. I don't read as many of these, but I love the stories of families like this. I've not tried her books yet, but looks like I've been missing out.

  3. I like family drama stories and this sounds pretty good.