This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
A Million Little Things
Summary: From the bestselling author of The Girls of Mischief Bay and The Friends We Keep comes a twisty tale of family dynamics that explores what can go terribly, hysterically wrong when the line between friendship and family blurs
Zoe Saldivar is more than just single-she’s ALONE. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home and her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it’s up to her to stop living in isolation.
Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated-her first new friend is Jen’s widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen’s brother. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe’s own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam’s flustered, Jen’s annoyed and Zoe is beginning to think “alone” doesn’t sound so bad, after all.
Friendship isn’t just one thing-it’s a million little things, and no one writes them with more heart and humor than book club sensation Susan Mallery!
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I’ve really enjoyed Susan Mallery’s previous books in the Mischief Bay series. They have enough “real” about them to be able to relate to, but also enough fun to be able to read and enjoy.
Zoe is easy to relate to- recently broken up with her long-term boyfriend, she thinks life is no fun anymore. When Pam kind of takes her under her wing and plays a role of fairy godmother in her life- Zoe finds that life is fun. She’s excited about possibilities. Life is not through throwing a curveball at Zoe.
Jen is a stress case. She loves her child. Loves her husband. But she’s stressed, always looking for things to go wrong, to never truly be able to relax.
Pam’s life changed dramatically in book 1 of the Mischief Bay series and it was nice to see her back- and contemplating that while she’ll always love her husband, life may still have delicious treats still.
What I liked:
Cover! It’s gorgeous 🙂
How we hear from previously mentioned characters in Mischief Bay series. I like to hear about them (even if it’s just a mention or 2!)
How REAL the book feels and yet, I feel that I can take this on a beach trip with a pina colada and just relax.
Bottom line: I really enjoyed my time in Mischief Bay and think you will, too.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
**A Million Little Things is a February #FuturitsicFriday selection from Traveling With T.**
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T
2 thoughts on “#FuturisticFriday review: A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery”
I agree, enough real and enough fun 🙂
Oh yes! I haven’t gotten into the Fool’s Gold series, but her Mischief Bay is a must read!