Wilson Cleary has two daughters, but he doesn’t see it that way. He abandoned his older daughter Taisy when she was a young adult (after forcing her to make a decision that nearly ruined her life) yet idolizes his younger, teen daughter Willow. Seventeen years after he left Taisy in the lurch he asks her to visit him and connect with her unfamiliar sister, but he doesn’t foresee the changes that will come into all their lives when Taisy moves into his pool house.
The Precious One is told in a dual narrative, moving between the sisters as they navigate their fragile new sisterhood and amorous pursuits. Both voices are strongly written and the story flows toward a mostly predictable ending, with a few unexpected turns along the way. The romantic interludes are especially well-written and charming. This is a better-than-average women’s fiction novel that will appeal to readers who like family stories with quirky humor. - Anbolyn (Sunset)