The Sister Surprise

By Abigail Mann

The next hilarious, uplifting book from Abigail Mann, author of The Lonely Fajita!

‘Heartwarming, charming and witty’ Sophie Cousens #1 bestselling author of This Time Next Year

Journalist Ava takes a DNA test hoping to discover her roots. Instead, she finds out she has a half-sister … whilst on a live stream watched by 100,000 people. Her boss thinks it’s the perfect click-bait story. Ava just wants to go to Moira’s tiny Scottish village and meet her.

But when Ava arrives undercover as a volunteer farmhand, she realises Moira – who’s her pig-wrestling, chatterbox polar opposite – might not be delighted by the news. And the longer Ava stays in Kilroch, with its inappropriately attractive minister and ties to her hidden family past, the more complicated this surprise is going to get…

The perfect funny, heartwarming read for fans of Marian Keyes, Beth O’Leary, Sophie Ranald and Mhairi McFarlane.

Readers love The Sister Surprise:

‘I was invested, I was amused, I was heart-warmed and I didn’t want it to end…ps the priest was really hot too’ Holly McCulloch, author of Just Friends

‘I inhaled it! Super funny and packs an emotional punch’ Nicola Gill, author of The Neighbours

‘I loved it so much! Had me laughing all the way through, and I got weepy at the end’ Sara Nisha Adams, author of The Reading List

‘I laughed the whole way through and cried at the end. The perfect smart, escapist read’ Freya Sampson, author of The Last Chance Library

‘Heartwarming, tender and completely unputdownable’ Hannah Tovey, author of The Education of Ivy Edwards

‘As comforting as putting on your cosiest sweater and fuzzy socks. I loved every moment of it’ Jesse Sutanto, author of Dial A For Aunties

‘The most lovely, heartwarming, hilarious, escapist dream’ Mary Hargreaves, author of This is Not a Love Story

‘Like going on my favourite kind of country holiday, full of rampaging farm animals, mud, suspicious locals and hot priests … Witty, lovely, brilliant escapism’ Lex Croucher, author of You’re Crushing It

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 24 Jun 2021
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-843070-2
Abigail is a comedy writer living in London and surviving on a diet of three-shot coffee, bourbons, and vegetarian sausage rolls. She was born and brought up in Norfolk, which she says is to blame for the sardonic humour that runs through her novels. Abigail was the runner-up in 2019\'s Comedy Women in Print award for The Lonely Fajita: her first novel.You can find out lots more about her on Instagram (@abigailemann) and on her website (

Readers love The Sister Surprise: -

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I absolutely loved this book!! It was such an easy fun read and the characters were hilarious.' Sophie, reader review -

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I love love LOVED this story! It is such a cute and quirky story, and the characters are so much fun!' Tammy, reader review -

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Abigail Mann has a wicked sense of humor with some wonderful 'in girl' jokes that kept me chortling.' Heather, reader review -