Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review: Evening Stars (Blackberry Island) [Kindle Edition] Susan Mallery

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 508 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (Feb. 25 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Book Description

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns to Blackberry Island with the poignant tale of two sisters on the verge of claiming their dreams.

Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More "Mom" than their mother ever was, she sacrificed medical school—and her first love—so her sister could break free. Which is why she isn't exactly thrilled to see Averil back on Blackberry Island, especially when Nina's life has suddenly become…complicated.

Nina unexpectedly finds herself juggling two men—her high school sweetheart and a younger maverick pilot who also wants to claim her heart. But as fun as all this romance is, Nina has real life to deal with. Averil doesn't seem to want the great guy she's married to, and doesn't seem to be making headway writing her first book; their mom is living life just as recklessly as she always has; and Nina's starting to realize that the control she once had is slipping out of her fingers. Her hopes of getting off the island seem to be stretching further away…until her mother makes a discovery that could change everything forever.

But before Nina and Averil can reach for the stars, they have to decide what they want. Will Averil stay? Will Nina leave? And what about the men who claim to love them? Does love heal, or will finding their happy ending mean giving up all they've ever wanted?

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. Publishers Weekly calls Susan’s prose “luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says, “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” While Susan appreciates the critical praise, she is most honored by the enthusiastic readers who write to tell her that her books made them laugh, made them cry and made the world a happier place to live. Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. She’s there for the coffee, not the weather.

My Review

Sometimes life is just that way...there are two equally interesting objects competing for your Nina's case, she has two very interesting suitors after years of nothing. Who will she choose....

If I want to read a good romance, I turn to Susan Mallery's books which are consistently well written with an intriguing story. Blackberry Island is the setting for this outing and we are introduced to her next series, Mischief Bay through Nina's younger sister Averil.

This book is more about family dynamics than anything. Nina's relationship with her mother and with her sister Averil are explored in great depth.  Nina questions her life: why she has stayed on the island, why she didn't go to medical school and why did she really think she needed to be in control of everything.

Good book, good story and good romance. Susan Mallery's books are always a pleasure to read. Evening Stars is available on February 25th.

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