Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Girls of Mischief Bay Book Review

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Mira (February 24, 2015)
Susan Mallery, the New York Times bestselling author of Three Sisters, is world renowned for her "insightful, funny, and poignant" stories (Booklist). With her brand-new Mischief Bay series, she brings vivid color to the story of three friends on the brink of a new life. 

Nicole Lord wants to be a good wife, but there's a difference between being supportive and supporting her husband, who quit his job to write a screenplay she's never seen. He won't even help take care of their son, leaving Nicole to run the house and work full-time.

Sacrificing a personal life for her career is how Shannon Rigg became VP at her firm, but she wonders now whether she made the right choice. An exciting new relationship with a great guy convinces her that it might not be too late—until he drops a bombshell that has her questioning whether she really can have it all.

Although Pam Eiland adores her husband, she feels restless now that the kids are grown. Finding sexy new ways to surprise him brings the heat and humor back to their marriage, but when unexpected change turns her life upside down, she'll have to redefine herself. Again.

Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, the girls of Mischief Bay will discover that life is richer with friends at your side. 
My Thoughts:
This is a great chick flick book because I don't know if a man would understand all the things that we do and then how we end up getting rewarded for all the hard work we put into our marriages and if you have to work also, well, that raises the bar quite a bit and if children are involved, really is the icing on the cake!
This book is about 3 different women with 3 different sets of problems with their husbands and unfortunately, only one of them makes it through while the other 2 lose their husbands but in different ways.
Each woman has to examine her life and figure out how she got to where she is now and has to figure out how to continue on. Nicole finds out she doesn't know for sure if she even loved her husband at all but at least she never gave up her dream job of owning her own business, so in a sense that was her caveat that she wanted.
The other two though, have a little harder time at reaching their final journey and I was more interested in how they faired and how they came out on the other end. Shannon and Pam will be the 2 women I think you will be rooting for the most but if you are career driven, then Nicole may be your pick.
I never was career driven and I have to say it's a good thing I wasn't or I would be alone right now battling all my health issues on my own and that my friend, is not how anyone would want to spend the rest of their lives without someone to count on being there when you really need them the most!
It's a great read and I think you will understand each woman's approach and how she solves her problem.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has won the hearts of millions of readers around the world with books described as “immensely entertaining, intensely emotional” (RT Book Reviews), “hilarious” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram), and “heartwarming” (Publishers Weekly). One major retailer recently described her as “the queen of romantic fiction.”
While she deeply appreciates the accolades of critics and booksellers, Mallery is even more honored by the enthusiasm of her readers and the word-of-mouth that catapults her toward the top of the bestsellers lists time and again.
Mallery lives in not-so-sunny Seattle with her husband and a toy poodle who makes her laugh every day and who’s not even a little bit impressed by her growing fame.
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 


Texas Book Lover said...

I have a couple of friends but none that are really close unfortunately.

holdenj said...

I love how you describe the book as a chick flick book, sometimes those are just the ticket.
I have a couple of close friends that we manage to still make time for lunch or coffee every few months as our kids have grown. It does make a difference to have some good women friends.

Rita said...

I've only recently moved here so I don't yet have many friends. My friends live further away.

Kim Pinch said...

We move a lot so I don't have nay real close friends but I do have some I can call sometimes.

Meghan said...

I have the best group of friends EVER! Always there for me when I need them & so is my mom & sister. I'm blessed in that regard.