From the New York Times bestselling author of California Girls comes an all new original Blackberry Island novel told with Susan Mallery’s trademark humor and charm. Sisters by Choice is a heartfelt tale of love, family and the friendships that see us through.
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?
Don’t miss Susan Mallery’s latest book, The Stepsisters! A heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.
In this poignant small-town charmer, Mallery (The Summer of Sunshine and Margot) beautifully illustrates the power of female friendship and the importance of reaching for one's dreams. After the Los Angeles office of Sophie Lane's cat products company goes up in flames, she moves her small business back home to Blackberry Island, Wash., where her cousins, Kristine and Amber, also live. Kristine, a stay-at-home mom of three sons, dreams of expanding her weekend business of selling cookies into a full-scale bakery but her husband disapproves. Amber's 20-year-old daughter, Heather, nurses ambitions of leaving for business school, but is trapped on the island by her codependent mom who relies on Heather for emotional and financial support. Mallery alternates perspective between Sophie, Kristine, and Heather as each woman works to balance her familial and romantic relationships with her career goals. Surrounded by a first-rate cast of supporting characters most notably Dugan, a hunky tai chi instructor with a secret, who falls for Sophie Mallery's women are achingly real. This irresistible, heartfelt story will appeal to romance readers and women's fiction fans alike.
Sisters By Choice
I love Susan Mallery! This book did not disappoint. Another home run in my book. Characters we can fall in love with, relate to and even strongly(hate) dislike!! If you love a book that engages your emotions and ends with you wanting to know more, then you will love this book! - SaraJ27
Sisters by Choice
I have read Susan Mallery’s books for years. This book was a little different from Susan’s previous books. The three characters we really different, and I wasn’t sure if I would like them as well.
Sophie Lane sure was a different woman, but the more I read her story, I understood her, didn’t agree with everything she did but understood her.
Kristine finally stood up for herself and started the bakery she always wanted to have, and finally her husband came around to see that she was doing this for the family and not just for herself as he originally thought. Men!!
Heather, this poor girl had an awful mother who made Heather feel guilty for wanting more out of than what her mother wanted for her. I was so glad that she finally left to go to college!
Another great read by Susan Mallery. A hard one to put down and sad when it finally ends. The Blackberry Island series is wonderful. Looking forward to #5 in the series.