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Ing and poignant novel that will make new Mallery fans out of many new readers Both Michelle and Carly are superbly written characters that will leaving you feeling torn about who to side with
MICHELLE IS AN ARMY VET RETURNING HOME TO BLACKBERRY is an army vet returning home to Blackberry after ten years wounded both inside and out She returns to take over her family s small Bed and Breakfast a place that has been run while Michelle is away by her ex best friend Carly Carly is a single mother the one who was left behind when Michelle ran away to clean up and carry on When fate and the bank insist that the two must work together to run the Inn these two will have to try to overcome old hurts heal old wounds try not to cause new ones and see how far they can push the other until it all comes crashing down Now this is still a Susan Mallery novel so you have a dash of romance thrown in here and there but it is not your average boy girl story and it is almost better with choices and not nowing who will end up together in the endwill there be a happily ever after But for who A must read Looking for a beach read which the cover suggests Well you have all heard that you should never judge a book by its cover and that remains true I vacillated between a 3 or 4 star rating Actually three and a half is what I w This is the only Susan Mallery book that I have ever given less than 5s to Let me explain why I did Throughout MOST of the book I absolutely hated Michelle Who does she think she is actually punching people I thought Sam was creepy and in the first part of the book I wanted to thump Carly on the nose But by the end I was liking everyone Sam was still creepy But I will definitely continue this series Blackberry Island Washington is a picture postcard town attracting tourists throughout the summer Michelle Sanderson owns the Blackberry Island Inn but had left the running of the Inn to her mother and once best friend Carly Williams She s been serving in the military for the past ten years and is now back on the Island after being injured ready to reclaim the Inn Her mother has died and has left the Inn in financial shambles Michelle is suffering "from her injury and the PTSD she has from her experience but is determined to save the Inn from "her injury and the PTSD she has from her experience but is determined to save the Inn from Carly has done her best to eep the Inn running smoothly seeking stability for her and her daughter With old wounds still festering Michelle and Carly can t seem to agree on anything But with the future of the Inn at stake they must find a path to forgiveness and restoring the friendship they once valuedA light summer read although it does deal with some serious issuesLooking forward to visiting Blackberry Island again soon in the next book in the series Ah yes I found a great beach read This one had the right amount of romance and drama to eep me reading Great characters and ending too Look forward to the rest of the serie. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under Carly and her daughter will go with itTo save their livelihoods Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce It’ll take than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past but with a little luck and a beautiful summer they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime Don’t miss the Blackberry Island series by Susan Mallery Order your copy of Three Sisters Evening Stars and the newest book Sisters by Choice toda. An excellent book about the hardships of what friendships can go through and how they can come back from it It also touches on PTSD and how it can send one in a spiral yet one can "Come Back From That Too This Is "back from that too This is second book from Susan Mallery and I loved the first one so I had extremely high standards for this book I think that Mallery does a wonderful job writing literary fiction and has the ability to write about real life problems without completely romanticizing everything I like the fact that not everything is like a fairytale much like real life Of course everyone wants that happy ending but I also like realistic which I think Mallery has certainly mastered in her writingI did find a tad bit of difficulty in starting out on the book however once I got past the first few chapters it was smooth sailing and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Michelle and Carly I thought that it was a great story not similar to many other romance *books I have seen some complaints about the lack of romance *I have seen some complaints about the lack of romance this story however I am just the opposite and appreciated a real genuine story without all of the romance I liked being able to hear about the life of Michelle and Carly and how they were trying to get back to their true selves and their true love for Blackberry IslandI thought that the characters were catty sarcastic and unforgettable I enjoyed reading about characters that are not your ordinary people I would have liked to learn of how the relationships evolved at the end but there s to the series so we will see what followsOverall I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to Blackberry Island with Three Sisters This was another gamble from our anniversary bookstore spree though I ve read enough Susan Mallery before to now that this was pretty likely to play out well And I wasn t wrong I really enjoyed the characters and seeing them come together clash rebound and help and sometimes hurt each other It s an excellent story of love and found family and trust and forgiveness Which is needed because Michelle and Carly had hurt each other dreadfully when young I was worried it d be a one sided story given how thoroughly Michelle betrayed Carly in their past and was prepared for a long slog of groveling from Michelle Fortunately Mallery is a good enough writer to make it compellingly complex and still very believable of people who were flawed it s true but not maliciously soAnyway the setting and characters really made this work but the story is complex enough that I m going to leave it at that There were a couple places where I thought the drama was a bit exaggerated and strained credulity view spoilerCarly with her daughter falling into the water on a crowded dock was in zero danger and her overreaction was marked and Michelle s refusal to seek help for her PTSD was just stupid and made no sense whatsoever because it wasn t like. “Mallery has set the bar highThe characterscome to life in their small town setting and will touch readers’ hearts and funny bones” RT Book ReviewsOn Blackberry Island friendship love and forgiveness are as constant as the ocean waves if only you can make room in your heart for hopeMichelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong independent woman but on the inside she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago A young army vet Michelle returns to the uaint Blackberry. She needed to prove anything and literally
EVERYBODY COULD SEE HOW CLOSE SHEcould see how close she to breaking and told her so in loving and supportive ways hide spoiler This is my second book by Mallory and I like her style This book is about two women and their relationship after some past drama and a ten year separation There is romance but it is placed at least third in importance We have a wounded veteran who left home years before having to face emotional actions from her youth as well as manage her PTSD and physical pain The PTSD definitely affected her behavior and her expected denial and stubbornness lead to some problem acts on her part The other woman is dealing with a high school reputation that hasn t been true for at least 10 years but she can t shake She is a bit of a doo gooder and seems to be a bit of a victim She starts to recognize the role she played in her past and to stand up for herself during the time of the book thank goodnessBoth women have some really messed up family history and since they grew up together and were best
friends in the past they were both impacted by their other family s drama Then there is the dramain the past they were both impacted by their other family s drama Then there is the drama occurred between them right before Michelle left and joined the military That emotional pain lead her to stay away on leaves and to complete three tours of duty until she is wounded and sent home to recoverComing home is not smooth This is a small town so everyone gets into everyone else s business There are problems that developed during the past ten years that mean that Michelle and Carly must work together and need each other to survive Michelle may still be harboring anger and hurt but she has learned to separate her feelings from recognizing people s strengths There are a lot of interpersonal dynamics old history and Michelle s PTSD that intermingle and become the focus of the story The romantic interests are things that happen on top of everything else rather than being the focus of the story And they become signs of healing and moving on Beautiful heart touching "emotional second chance at lifefriendship loveas we get to now about Carly Michelle once BFF now there is so much of "second chance at lifefriendship loveas we get to now about Carly Michelle once BFF now there is so much of and distancethe story progressed really well after a decade fate has given them another opportunityThe friendship part of story progressed really well but the romance side was a little disappointed i wanted of Jared Michelle and Carly Sam how they grow close and their love blossomsOverall its a beautiful booka eeper for meRecommend it As a true Mallery fan I pick up the newest book the day it comes out and it is usually done before I can let myself sleep I now she is a great writer of romance but this is not a romance and I was prepared to be disappointedwow Did Mallery prove me wrong once again as she proves that she can write so much than romance and not let her readers down This is a truly mov. Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war Instead she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to seeCarly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn’s cheerful veneerSingle mother Carly has weathered rumors lies and secrets for a lifetime and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. .