Susan Mallery writes women’s fiction that is keyed into what readers want. She puts a group of female characters together in a nice, small town setting and then invites the reader into their lives. The pages will turn and there will be a nice escape.
This time, the story is about three cousins. Sophie is a workaholic while Kristine is a stay at home mother who would like to open a bakery. Heather’s mother Amber is entitled and annoying, while Amber works hard and has hopes and dreams. The intersections in the women’s lives and their individual stories and relationships make for a good story. I will say though that I found Amber to be very annoying, as I think was the author’s intent. I wanted Heather to move forward and out from home. Will she? Read the book to find out what happens to each of these women.
Publishers Weekly calls this book an “irresistibly heartfelt story.” See if you agree. It makes a perfect read with a cup of tea for a winter’s afternoon.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: February 2020