An excellent book. The story covers 3 woman and their current struggles. At first, I was frustrated because there was so much grief, but then the ladies became friends and started healing. Mallery covers lots of different topics in a clear, interesting way. This book made me appreciate my life a whole lot more.
I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF SUSAN MALLERY FOR YEARS NOW THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I HAVE LEFDT A REVIEW ON BECAUSE I COULD NOT HELP MYSELF THIS IS BY FAR HER BEST BOOKN YET! NOT GOING TO GIVE AWAY THE STORY BUT DO READ IT IT'S WORTH IT
This book is about three neighbors. Two who have never bothered to get to know each other and really dont like each other and the one new neighbor who moves in between them and brings them all together. Its about three women all who have been touched by some huge life changing event and are coping with moving on and healing. Its about three women who on the surface dont really have anything in common, but once the layers are explored seem to have more in common than they thought but most importantly they understand each other.
I admit that while I love Susan Mallery I put off reading this book due to the subject matter. It just sounded depressing to me. About 20 pages in, I knew the lives of the three women were indeed in turmoil but it wasnt written in a make you cry, doom and gloom kind of way. Dont get me wrong, I shed a few tears, but I wasnt left feeling depressed or needing a drink afterword.
Some of the content is really emotional and a lot of made me think about my own life and relationships and how we treat those in our lives. It was really rather eye opening in a couple of areas. I really enjoyed this book and how it was written. I am glad I finally opened the pages and sorry that it took me so long. It was well worth the read and wonderfully written. Once I opened it, I couldnt put it down.
This book is the second in a series, but can really be read as a stand alone.
Cherise Everhard, June 2013
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Another great Susan Mallery book.
Loved the way Susan intertwined the three separate heroines lives.
There stories are believable which makes you want to laugh and cry with them.
It did start off a bit slow until you got to know each heroine.
This will be a re-read for me.
This is one of Susan's best books. This is a keeper. I love how the three woman came together to help each other and that is all I am going to say so as to not give any more of the story away. A must read in my opinion.
Book 2 of the Blackberry Island Novels
This was such a good story! I wish change and building friendships and relationships really happened this quickly in real life, but it's an excellent, well-paced book that you don't want to end!
Book 3 comes out next month...hooray!
I loved this book. Most of that love comes from the adage that you can't judge a book by its cover and how it applied here. The main character was running away from life to this place that would allow her to get a fresh start. She purchased the ugliest house on the block and proceeded to fix it. The other houses were beautiful on the outside but troubled inside.
When it is all said and done, each character became more human, imperfect, yet better. Well worth my time.
It was ok. I liked the theme of the three homes being sisters, and the lives of the inhabitants.
Enjoyed this, typical Mallery story, but good thoughts