This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
The Boardwalk Bookshop
Summary: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery—a story of friends who become family, giving each other courage to start over…
When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it’s a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But while their business is thriving, their personal lives are…not.
Bree, wounded by brilliant but cold parents and her late husband’s ultimate betrayal, has sworn to protect her heart at all costs. Even from Ashley’s brother, a writer and adventurer who has inspired millions. He’s the first man to see past Bree’s barricades to her true self, which terrifies her. Mikki has this divorce thing all figured out—somehow, she’s stayed friends with her ex and her in-laws…until a new man changes how everyone looks at her, and how she sees herself. Meanwhile, Ashley discovers that the love of her life never intends to marry. Can she live without being a wife if it means she can have everything else she’s ever wanted?
At sunset every Friday on the beach in front of the Boardwalk Bookshop, the three friends share a champagne toast. As their bond grows closer, they challenge one another to become the best versions of themselves in this heartachingly beautiful story of friendship, sisterhood and the transformative power of love.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
After reading a couple of Susan Mallery’s books back to back, I have decided that I think I prefer a Susan Mallery book where she focuses on the friends who are like sisters as opposed to the ones about actual family. Or maybe I just enjoyed this one more than The Summer Getaway.
What I liked:
That cover sold me on this book. I mean it’s perfect for a book and beach lover!
Ashley. While I loved all the female leads, Ashley was the one that got to me the most. She was in a situation that really seemed to have no good ending.
The bookshop. Actually each of the ladies stores. I could see myself browsing Mikki’s store while eating a cupcake from Ashley’s place and waiting for my books to be packed up at Bree’s store!
Bottom line: I enjoyed this one quite a bit and loved the nods to the Mischief Bay series (a series that I LOVED!)
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T