The Stepsisters - Susan Mallery

The Stepsisters

By Susan Mallery

  • Release Date: 2021-05-25
  • Genre: Family
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 257 Ratings)


#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery pens a love story of a different sort…a heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.

Once upon a time, when her dad married Sage’s mom, Daisy was thrilled to get a bright and shiny new sister. But Sage was beautiful and popular, everything Daisy was not, and she made sure Daisy knew it.

Sage didn’t have Daisy’s smarts—she had to go back a grade to enroll in the fancy rich-kid school. So she used her popularity as a weapon, putting Daisy down to elevate herself. After the divorce, the stepsisters’ rivalry continued until the final, improbable straw: Daisy married Sage’s first love, and Sage fled California.

Eighteen years, two kids and one troubled marriage later, Daisy never expects—or wants—to see Sage again. But when the little sister they have in common needs them both, they put aside their differences to care for Cassidy. As long-buried truths are revealed, no one is more surprised than they when friendship blossoms.

Their fragile truce is threatened by one careless act that could have devastating consequences. They could turn their backs on each other again…or they could learn to forgive once and for all and finally become true sisters of the heart.


  • Excellent read.

    By ledoss
    Family turmoil and drama abound in this newest book. The coming of age for three women, all grown yet each still struggling with their childhood trauma and the constant circling of bad decisions and current situations makes this story excel with keeping the reader involved. One of my top reads this year. Do not miss this one.
  • A great read

    By Rybecbensmom
    Susan Mallery never fails to give us a book that is great to read on a lazy summer day, or a cool rainy day (or anything in between). The Stepsisters is a tale of modern, convoluted families and the struggles involved with navigating the murky waters of that life. So settle in to read about Daisy, Sage, and Cassidy
  • Truly a wonderful book of sisters

    By Donajpatt
    I found this book incredible. A departure from Susan’s normal romcoms, which I love, she weaves a story of hurt, heartbreak and redemption. I truly can relate to the story and Innoway it was hard for me to read, because my family and I are estranged. For reasons I do not know. I found it hopeful and truly remarkable. Sisters by marriage and blood, Daisy doesn’t understand why her half sister and stepsister hate her so much. The mother of two and sisters is very manipulative, selfish and very self-centered. But the youngest has a severe accident and is placed in the care of Daisy. Which causes all three to be under the same roof at times. And they come to discover that they are not who they think the others are. Stepsisters has its heart breaks and its triumphs. I highly recommend this book by Susan, you will not be disappointed.
  • A story about hurt, acceptance, and growth

    By Tigressdana
    Daisy, Sage, and Cassidy are 3 sisters who come from a very dysfunctional family from years past. They have never gotten over the hurt and rejection they had then but are thrown together due to an injury. This causes them to relive the past, learn from it, and grow from it. As always Susan Mallery draws you in to each of the characters. You become emotionally attached to them and find yourself cheering for the majority of them. Although I feel like there is always that one that you are silently rooting against (Joanne). A great read about hurt, learning from that heir, accepting the past, and moving forward.
  • The Stepsisters

    By MaryFowler
    In the Stepsisters, Susan Mallery takes you on an emotional journey. After years of estrangement, Daisy and Sage confront their past, work thought their present, and in the end look forward to their future.
  • Stepsisters

    By Ljpatts
    Great read for a sunny weekend!
  • Great beach read

    By Sunny St. Louis
    Captivating and engaging about women and lives.
  • Another hit!

    By Karen'sKorner
    Susan Mallery is one of my favorite writers, the flow to her writing just works for me. Her newest book The Stepsisters would make a good beach read if you’re lucky enough to be going or just a fun summer read! Classic Mallery, with family relationships and personal growth that gets wrapped up by the end of the book. At one point in the story I was so upset with two of the characters I wanted to stop reading but I was to involved with the story and had to see had it worked out. This one is worth the read:-)
  • A Wonderful Story

    By LindaMGA
    I could not put this book down.I loved the way that Mallory transitioned from one character to the next and kept you fully engaged in each of their lives. An unexpected twist in the story kept me guessing its outcome until the end of the story.
  • Great story!

    By DaneWeimMama
    The Stepsisters: A Novel was such a good read. I've never had sisters but I felt like their dynamic was realistic. Susan Mallery takes you on a journey of feels in her books and this one did not disappoint. I always feel like I learn something new about myself reading books by the author which I love! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.