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Review: Three SistersThree Sisters (Blackberry Island #2) by Susan Mallery
Published by MIRA on Feb 26, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Format: Paperback from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes the most impetuous decision of her life – buying one of the famed Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island. Now the proud-ish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio, she plans to open her own pediatric office on the first floor, just as soon as her hunky contractor completes the work. Andi's new future may be coming together, but the truth is she's just as badly in need of a major renovation as her house.

When Deanna Phillips confronts her husband about a suspected affair, she opens up a Pandora's Box of unhappiness. And he claims that she is the problem. The terrible thing is, he's right. In her quest to be the perfect woman, she's lost herself, and she's in danger of losing her entire family if things don't change.

Next door, artist Boston King thought she and her college sweetheart would be married forever. Their passion for one other has always seemed indestructible. But after tragedy tears them apart, she's not so sure. Now it's time for them to move forward, with or without one another.

Thrown together by fate and geography, and bound by the strongest of friendships, these three women will discover what they're really made of: laughter, tears, love and all.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This was such a beautiful book. Similar to the first book, it’s a story that focuses on self-growth, love and healing. It’s a stand alone book, with just a commong setting linking the series, although the characters from the first book do make a brief appearance near the end of this story.

The characters in this book all have different situations, but their stories all focused on each woman learning to love herself in order to make her life better. I thought this was a very positive and real message. Two of the women were married, and both wanted to save their marriages, which was also really wonderful to see. It was interesting and rewarding to witness each woman’s growth throughout the book.

I really liked each woman and their stories. The character focus in this book is very well done, just like in the first book. Unlike the first book, I wasn’t drawn more to one woman over the others. Andi, Boston and Deanna are all at very different stages, and are dealing with very different problems, so it makes it hard to compare them. Each woman had a unique personality that was very well developed.

Overall, I found the book very heartwarming and uplifting. This is a powerful story about the importance of knowing and loving yourself. It’s a great message, and was delivered through a very entertaining story. I can’t wait to read the next book in series.

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