About the Book"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?"--Amazon.com.
Book SynopsisFrom 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.
Review Quotes"Mallery beautifully illustrates the power of female friendship and the importance of reaching for one's dreams...Mallery's women are achingly real. This irresistible, heartfelt story will appeal to romance readers and women's fiction fans alike."--Publishers Weekly "Women who build their own business or careers is a hallmark of Mallery's large-hearted books, and this is no exception."--Library Journal "Nuanced and realistic, showing the complicated problems that family can create, Sisters by Choice is a satisfying read. Mallery knows how to capture her readers." -Shelf Awareness "Susan Mallery delivers another heartfelt story of love and family." -Fresh Fiction "Mallery's trademark humor and charm comes to life...A heartfelt saga about the true friendships and family that see us through." -Woman's World, Book Club Pick "Gritty and magical, angst-ridden and sweet, this coming-home story by bestseller Mallery (Only His) pulls no punches... Mallery adds layer upon layer to the women's history, while revealing the raw core of each with expert pacing guaranteed to keep a reader up way past bedtime..." --Publishers Weekly on Barefoot Season "Barefoot Season is a well-written story of healing, letting go, and making room in your heart for hope." --USA TODAY on Barefoot Season "Susan Mallery gives us a candid, honest look into the turmoil of family life when tragedies and personal crisis' occur... Mallery never disappoints her readers and THREE SISTERS is no exception. It's a winner and should be on everyone's short list of must reads."-- Fresh Fiction on Three Sisters "Mallery has again created an engrossing tale of emotional growth and the healing power of friendship." --Library Journal on Three Sisters "[A] joy for all of us who were rooting on the sidelines." --Publishers Weekly on Evening Stars "Mallery pulls out all the stops in this highly enjoyable and insightful, funny, and poignant look at self-sacrifice and romantic entanglement." --Booklist on Evening Stars, Starred Review