Della and Darby

A Novel of Sisters

by Susannah B. Lewis

On Sale: 2023-02-07

Book Summary

Known for her humor and genuine Southern voice, Susannah B. Lewis brings readers the heartwarming story of two sisters learning to love who they are and face the world---alongside their charming, wise grandmother.

About the Book

In this small Mississippi town, everyone has long memories and loud opinions.

Twins Della and Darby Redd may be identical in appearance, but they couldn’t be more different. Della is outspoken, obsessed with purple, and desperate to be accepted by her peers. Darby is introverted, creative, and sees no need to speak to anyone besides her sister and grandmother, Birdie. Due to a tragedy from their past, all three women’s lives have been blanketed in judgment, scandal, and rumor, preventing them from experiencing true peace and contentment in their small town of Clay Station, Mississippi.

When the sisters enter the final year of their twenties, Birdie and Della begin planning an elaborate thirtieth birthday bash. Della believes the party will finally win her acceptance with the in-crowd and dreams of bringing her boss, Dr. Brian Faulkner, as her date. But when Darby begins to form an unexpected friendship with her goofy coworker, Cliff, she learns through him about a scandalous secret involving Dr. Faulkner that is sure to end in disaster. Telling her sister the truth will force them both to face the reality of who they have become—and whether they still have a place in each other’s future.

In her latest novel, beloved Southern author Susannah B. Lewis explores the burden and blessing of family legacies and the moments along the way for which to give thanks and celebrate.

  • Southern contemporary women’s fiction
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Book length: approximately 73,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs


Lewis's heartwarming latest (Bless Your Heart, Rae Sutton) follows twin sisters as they attempt to find themselves and overcome the past in their stiflingly small Mississippi hometown . . . Lewis captures the vulnerability and humor of their relationship. This light jaunt has surprising emotional depth.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2023-02-07
  • Pages: 288
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2023-02-07
  • Trim Size: 139.000mm x 212.000mm x 26.000mm
  • Weight: 262.000gr
  • Category 1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women