We would all like to have: The Summer Getaway

A Novel

by Susan Mallery

#TheSummerGetaway #NetGalley.

So, this novel has the perfect title for a read at this time of year. It will be enjoyed by both her new and old readers of this author. They will find an involving story about characters, families and the choices that people make.

Robyn’s life involved always being there for her husband and children. In order to do this, she ruled out options like going to college. Now, in her forties, Robyn’s husband and she are divorced. He has had a series of relationships, some of which are questionable. Robyn’s daughter, Harlow, is planning to marry young, while her son has decided not to go to college. Oh, by the way, Robyn also has to figure out how to support herself when the payments from her former spouse stop. Yes, she has a lot to think about.

While Robyn is in Florida, her great aunt Lillian (aged 94 or so) is in California. Lillian is getting to know the former Marine (and current writer) Mason to whom her husband left her eccentric home. It will pass to him when Lillian dies. There is also a bequest to Robyn.

Robyn decides to leave family behind for a trip to California and Lillian. Will her family stay behind? What will happen out West? How will Robyn’s life change as a result? Readers will find out over the course of this story.

In addition to following Robyn, there is also a secondary plot about Robyn’s best friend and her marriage. Robyn has worked part-time in this friend’s antique business. So, two families that readers get to know.

This book will be enjoyed by those who read women’s fiction. They will most likely then eagerly await the author’s next book.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.

Pub date: 15 Mar 2022

Editorial Reviews



“The Summer Getaway is a reflective and moving tale of family ties.”—New York Journal of Books

“Mallery’s latest contemporary romance has the family dynamics, heartfelt introspection, and emotional truths that keep readers coming back. The perfect escape for readers wanting to get away.”—Booklist


“Susan Mallery never disappoints.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Mallery is one of a kind.”—RT Book Reviews

“Mallery is an expert at writing about strong women, their friendships, and their romances.”—Booklist

From the Publisher

Amazon Editor's Pick: Best Romance Book of the Month, March 2022
Get away with #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery!
"Mallery is an expert at writing about strong women, their friendships and their romances."—Booklist
"A reflective and moving tale of family ties."—New York Journal of Books

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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