Mar 19, 2018

Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery Review

Sisters Like Us
Mischief Bay #4
By Susan Mallery
Release Date: January 23rd, 2018
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

The grass is always greener on your sister’s side of the fence…

Divorce left Harper Szymanski with a name no one can spell, a house she can’t afford and a teenage daughter who’s pulling away. With her fledgeling virtual-assistant business, she’s scrambling to maintain her overbearing mother’s ridiculous Susie Homemaker standards and still pay the bills, thanks to clients like Lucas, the annoying playboy cop who claims he hangs around for Harper’s fresh-baked cookies.

Spending half her life in school hasn’t prepared Dr. Stacey Bloom for her most daunting challenge—motherhood. She didn’t inherit the nurturing gene like Harper and is in deep denial that a baby is coming. Worse, her mother will be horrified to learn that Stacey’s husband plans to be a stay-at-home dad…assuming Stacey can first find the courage to tell Mom she’s already six months pregnant.

Separately they may be a mess, but together Harper and Stacey can survive anything—their indomitable mother, overwhelming maternity stores and ex’s weddings. Sisters Like Us is a delightful look at sisters, mothers and daughters in today’s fast-paced world, told with Susan Mallery’s trademark warmth and humor.

*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Sisters Like Us is another outstanding book by Susan Mallery, but in this book, she explores the world of two sisters Harper and Stacey, who are polar opposites, but have a wonderful relationship; which is more than they can say about their over bearing mother Bunny. But adding in to the mix, is Harper's daughter Becca, who is struggling to deal with her parents' divorce, her father's new girlfriend, and her mother, who is working for the first time, in Becca's young life.

Now I could go on about the 3 main characters, but honestly that is just the tip of the iceberg for this book, as there are a host of characters that you cannot help but love. But even though there are lots of characters, the author has a wonder talent of not making you feel overwhelmed, or even get confused by all the characters.

The author doesn't shy away from the tough subjects either, from teen age sex talk, marriages, new babies, dating, drugs, rehab, and so on, the author tackles these tough situations, without bombarding you to too much information.

I found Sisters Like Us a big breath of fresh air, which is why I give it 5 stars! I also this it will be a book that I will read again and again, for many years.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming and humorous novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. She's best known for putting nuanced characters into emotionally complex, real-life situations with twists that surprise readers to laughter. Because Susan is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books. Beloved by millions of readers worldwide, her books have been translated into 28 languages.
Susan lives in Washington state with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur.

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