Monday, January 6, 2014

Three Sisters by Susan Mallery

Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: February 2013

After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes the most impetuous decision of her life – buying one of the famed Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island. 

When Deanna Phillips confronts her husband about a suspected affair, she opens up a Pandora's Box of unhappiness. And he claims that she is the problem. The terrible thing is, he's right. 

Next door, artist Boston King thought she and her college sweetheart would be married forever. Their passion for one other has always seemed indestructible. But after tragedy tears them apart, she's not so sure. 

Thrown together by fate and geography, and bound by the strongest of friendships, these three women will discover what they're really made of: laughter, tears, love and all.

Three Sisters is about three women who are all struggling with in their personal lives.  They each feel alone, but when Andi moves in, they soon learn that sometimes what you need to help you find your way is right next door.  I really enjoyed this second book in the Blackberry Island Series.  While reading it, I experienced heartbreak, joy, anxiety and grief.  I couldn't wait to see if they all found peace in the end.

Out of the three women, Boston's story was the most heartbreaking.  I can't imagine the pain one must feel after the loss of a child.  Her and Zeke's story was very realistic and I was hoping they would be able to make it through their grief.  Deanna grew up always needing to be perfect and that has turned her into someone who isn't very pleasant to live with. Her family is afraid of her, her husband stays away and she has no friends.  I was really rooting for her the most.  She had so much to lose if she didn't work on herself.  And finally, Andi.  Moving to Blackberry Island was the best thing that she did for herself.  She is able to find out who she really is and what she really wants to have in her life.

The thing I loved most about this book was that while there was a happy ending for all three women, nothing was perfect.  It wasn't all tied up in a neat little package.  There was still a lot of work to be done.  But life is like that, never perfect, often messy, but with hard work and hope, things can get better.  If you haven't read the first in the series, Barefoot Season,don't worry, this can really be read as a stand alone novel.  But I do highly recommend the series as a whole.  You won't be sorry! The third book, Evening Stars, comes out in February.  I can't wait!

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