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Friday, March 13, 2015

The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery--A Review


Nicole Lord wants to be a good wife, but there's a difference between being supportive and supporting her husband, who quit his job to write a screenplay she's never seen. He won't even help take care of their son, leaving Nicole to run the house and work full-time at her Mischief Bay Pilates studio. Can she say enough is enough without losing the man she loves? 

Sacrificing a personal life for her career is how Shannon Rigg rose to become vice president in her firm, but she wonders now whether she made the right choice. An exciting new relationship with a great guy convinces her that it might not be too late—until he drops a bombshell that has her questioning whether she can have it all. And if she can, does she want it? 

Although Pam Eiland has a beautiful house and a husband she adores, she feels… restless. She wonders who a stay-at-home mom becomes after the kids are grown. Finding sexy new ways to surprise her husband brings the heat and the humor back to their marriage, but when unexpected change turns her life upside down, she'll have to redefine herself. Again. 

Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, three very different women will discover that friends can become family, and that life is richer with sisters at your side.


I haven't read much of Susan Mallery, but I wanted to be in on the newest series about the women of Mischief Bay,California.   Thus, I pre-ordered The Girls of Mischief Bay.

I was impressed with the realism of Mallery's writing.   I could empathize and relate to her characters so deeply.  I felt I had walked in Pam Eiland's shoes.   I felt I had shared the regrets about Nicole Lord's marriage.   And I had definitely felt the newness of love between Shannon Rigg and her new beau, Adam.   Each of these women was encountering a real life scenario and each wanted to lose as little possible in the process.

Definitely character driven, this story was about friendships and relationships and the effects of time on those relationships.  For me the stories within the story ran close to home and my own life situations, resulting in a highly emotional read.

I rated this 4 Winks.    Thank you Ms Mallery.   I'm looking forward to the rest of the series! 

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I purchased this book for my own personal collection.

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