This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
The Girls of Mischief Bay
Summary from Goodreads:
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 at her Mischief Bay Pilates studio. Can she say enough is enough without losing the man she loves?
Sacrificing a personal life for her career is how Shannon Rigg rose to become vice president in 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 can have it all. And if she can, does she want it?
Although Pam Eiland has a beautiful house and a husband she adores, she feels… restless. She wonders who a stay-at-home mom becomes after the kids are grown. Finding sexy new ways to surprise her husband brings the heat and the 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, three very different women will discover that friends can become family, and that life is richer with sisters at your side.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts
This is my first Susan Mallery book. Getting it in the mail, I was pretty excited. It had the exact kind of cover- beach setting, pink writing, 3 ladies. I sat down and awaited some light and fluffy reading time to happen.
The Girls of Mischief Bay is not really light and fluffy. There are some serious issues being discussed- marriage issues, age issues, work vs relationships.
I really could have pinched Eric, Nicole’s husband. I understand following your dreams- but there is a point in life that you have to be responsible- and while one could say his dream following paid off- I wonder if one day in the future he will consider how much he lost in chasing that dream.
Shannon is probably the one I identified the most with, in the part where she is looking for love- and yet does not know if she can find it. After a blind date goes very well- she is happy with the guy- but their path is hardly easy. Very realistic setting for single women/ divorced men and their past potential issues.
Pam. I can’t say anything about Pam because her story was the most sad. But, very worthwhile reading!
All in all, Nicole, Shannon and Pam each have an interesting story- and you will be entertained (as well as a bit of a thinker book at times).
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T