Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Book review: Three Sisters (Blackberry Island #2) by Susan Mallery
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. Now the proud-ish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio, she plans to open her own pediatric office on the first floor, just as soon as her hunky contractor completes the work. Andi's new future may be coming together, but the truth is she's just as badly in need of a major renovation as her house.
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. In her quest to be the perfect woman, she's lost herself, and she's in danger of losing her entire family if things don't change.
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. Now it's time for them to move forward, with or without one another.
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.
This is the 2nd book in the Blackberry island series. There is a whole webpage for the series on Susan Mallery's website for you to check out. It has all kinds of interesting stuff like recipe's and info about the Island. I read book one and struggled with it in parts but i think that was because the characters are more intense than i like. I think it takes a certain mood to read some books. It was the same with Three Sisters. This isn't a fun romance book. It's about finding your way through life. Connecting with people. Everyone has problems. Looking around you might think so and so has a perfect life but i can almost bet you they don't. Some people are just better at hiding it. This about 3 women who are not sisters but by the end of the book feel life sisters. Trust me it doesn't start out this way. Each one has their own conflict to deal with. It felt slow to me til the halfway point but i think when telling 3 separate but still connected stories it's hard to keep a momentum going because you have to keep switching to each one. If you follow me on goodreads or twitter i think i mentioned i was having trouble with this one. I don't like to read the really conflicted type books where there is a lot of pain for the characters. I do but i don't particularly like it. I like how the 3 women start slowly getting to know each other and slowly start trusting each other. Deanna especially has a hard time since she comes across as a real bitch at the beginning. It's worked out slowly but surely when you are really just want to yell advice to them to speed it up. lol Of course the book has a happy ending but it's a hard fought happy ending. I was sincerely on the fence about this book for the first half but had hoped that it would turn around for me and it did. 4 out of 5 stars for Three Sisters by Susan Mallery.
Find out more about Susan Mallery and her other work here www.susanmallery.com