Although this centers around 4 sisters, one of whom is the child of the oldest sister, I found a lack of flow going from one to the next character. This was especially true in the beginning when you're trying to establish relationships with each character. Maybe if I'd read book 1 first then it would be better. The ending is left me looking for more pages because too much was not settled. Some series books are stand-a-lone. This is NOT one of those series. I don't know if I have enough interest in these characters to read the 3rd book.