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Reading a Susan Mallery book after so long was like coming home to a warm hug. The story was about three women closer than most friends, sisters bound by their hearts.

Sophie lost her factory in fire, so she moved home to Blackberry Island to be with her family Kristine, who was a stay at home mom but had her own dreams which were yet unfulfilled. Heather wanted to break free but her mum had an emotional hook into her.

Being down with fever, I needed a book which would distract me from my aches and pains. And this book was perfect for me. It was absolute fun to read about the three women and the nitty-gritty parts of their life. I loved being the voyeur peeping into their lives. It certainly was more interesting than mine on a good day.

Susan Mallery has written a tale enveloped in warmth and love. I could feel the love between some of the characters, there was a genuine bonhomie between them. The women were varied in their nature, but kind at hearts. I loved the different characteristics inbibed into them. They were colorful, clear-headed, independent, wanting to be independent, and one was a downright parasite. Emotions ran through them at the various circumstances.

Overall, the book made me happy and kept me engrossed through my entire afternoon.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Cousins by chance, sisters by choice…

After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island, determined to rebuild. Until small-town life reveals a big problem: she can’t grow unless she learns to let go. If Sophie relaxes her grip even a little, she might lose everything. Or she might finally be free to reach for the happiness and love that have eluded her for so long.

Kristine has become defined by her relationship to others. She’s a wife, a mom. As much as she adores her husband and sons, she wants something for herself—a sweet little bakery just off the waterfront. She knew changing the rules wouldn’t be easy, but she never imagined she might have to choose between her marriage and her dreams.

Like the mainland on the horizon, Heather’s goals seem beyond her grasp. Every time she manages to save for college, her mother has another crisis. Can she break free, or will she be trapped in this tiny life forever?

Publication Date: February 2020

31 Responses

  1. Sounds like a wonderful story and the fact that you enjoyed it while sick speaks volumes for how good it is. It has to be a special book to take you away from all that ❤️

  2. Wonderful review Shalini. I just received the audiobook of this one so am so excited to read/listen to this one. I am sorry you are under the weather. You have a had a rough winter this year. Take care of yourself.

          1. Hope you are taking antibiotics for the infection. If its only a cold or flu, there is nothing like a good pepper rasam with pappad. I wish you recover soon. This germ has been keeping you down for too long.

          2. Fingers crossed. Worried about Amma too ❤️ how are you and kids? Is there any other way I can be in touch with you? You have such a soothing vibe about you. Please I am not stalking you. I rarely ask anyone

  3. I learned a new word: bonhomie. Thanks, Shalini. I love your reviews!! 🥰
    One of the women was a parasite?! 😂
    I just discovered Susan Mallery. LOVED her book!! Excellent review. 👏🏽👏🏽

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