Friday, May 13, 2022

#AudibleReview From the Audio Backlist - Her Sister's Shoes by Ashley Farley

I know I've seen this author reviewed around so when I saw this on sale at Amazon I picked it up then it sat in my library for a long time until I decided to give it a try and fell in love.

Publisher: Audible Studios
Release Date: 5-31-2016
Length: 9hours-54minutes
Source: Amazon Purchase
Buy It: Amazon/Audible



For fans of Dorothea Benton Frank, Her Sister's Shoes is a contemporary women's novel that explores and proves the healing power of family.

Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister's Shoes is the story of three sisters - Samantha, Jackie, and Faith - who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.

Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support. When an ATV accident leaves her teenage son in a wheelchair, she loses her carefully constructed self-control.

In the after-gloom of her dreaded 50th birthday and the discovery of her husband's infidelity, Jackie realizes she must reconnect with her former self to find the happiness she needs to move forward.

Faith lacks the courage to stand up to her abusive husband. She turns to her sisters for help, placing all their lives at risk.

In the midst of their individual challenges, the Sweeney sisters must cope with their mother's mental decline. Is Lovie in the early stages of Alzheimer's, or is her odd behavior normal for a woman her age? No one, including Lovie, understands her obsession with a rusty key she wears around her neck.

My Audible Review

Her Sister’s Shoes
Sweeney Sisters #1
Ashley Farley 

Book 1 in Ashely Farley’s Sweeny Sisters series has something for everyone, romance, suspense, family drama and simply a wonderful piece of contemporary fiction/ women’s fiction. Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry the sisters Jackie, Sam and Faith each have life altering decisions to make and many people will be hurt if they make the wrong one, including their mother Lovie’s sudden declining mental health.

From a distance it looks like eldest sister Jackie leads a charmed life, married to a successful surgeon and mother to twin teenaged boys, but if you look closely you can see the cracks. Her boys no longer need her and she just learned her husband is having an affair. Is her marriage worth saving and more importantly does she want to save it? 

Middle sister, single mom Sam has a lot on her plate. She’s banking on the grand re-opening of the family’s business Sweeny’s Seafood to be a success and worried about the future of her once vibrant teenaged son, now disabled from the ATV accident that killed his best friend. She’s at her wits end about what to do to bring her old son back.

Youngest sister Faith has the most to hide, married to an abusive crook of a husband she’s got to keep the wool over her family’s eyes to Curtis’s despicable behavior but most important she has to protect her young innocent daughter Bitzy.

Kick off your shoes, settle on the front porch swing and sip your sweet tea because this timely family tale will keep reader/listener’s interest from page one until the OMG ending rooting for the sister’s when they need encouragement and giving them a virtual kick in the butt when they need that too. The secondary characters are also wonderful making this a Lowcountry unputdownable novel. Fans of Karen White and Dorothea Benton Frank will eat this up. 

The narration by Tanya Eby is fantastic she does a good job on all the male and female voices and puts the right amount of emotion into every word.

The Series

About the author:
⭐️USA Today Bestseller⭐️
Ashley Farley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her bestselling Sweeney Sisters series has touched the lives of many.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she's lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 25 years, a piece of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry, where she still calls home. Through the eyes of her characters, she captures the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kindhearted folk with lazy drawls that make the area so unique. For more information, visit

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  1. OH man, this does sound just the thing for summer reading. I've got the ebook of it on the pile.

  2. Lovely review Debbie, I was her PA back when she self-published. Her stories have a warm, southern appeal.

  3. Will put it in the TBR, not on Audible for me so would have to read it. Like the southern flavour.

  4. This sounds wonderful! Thank you for putting it on my radar!

  5. Debbie, this sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    1. it was very good. I just finished book 3 and bought book 4. Like I don't have enough on my pile(s) LOL