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They definitely have some chemistry going on, but that really seems to be it. Nina crossed the small parking lot and opened her trunk.

Normally the gift bags were filled by their receptionist before the event, but she had forgotten the stickers last time, so Nina had taken over the task. This book follows Nina who we met previously in Three Sisters, who is a nurse working for Andi the pediatrician.

Dylan Harrington instead had abandoned her and their forever love his third year of college. Nina closed her eyes and rubbed her temples, telling herself that her commitment to eat her brownies one at a time had not made any reference to wine, and when she got home that night, she was taking a bath and having a glass.

Everyone knows the adult who is perpetually stuck in Teenage Town, choosing to live recklessly without plan. I really liked the contrast in Nina’s relationships with Maplery and Kyle. You are what you are. Nina is evenning older sister. This was another wonderful read and a great addition to the series. While at some point I will want to reread the first two, I doubt that I will come I had been eagerly anticipating this book, but have to say I just couldn’t find the emotional connection that I need with the characters for a book to really stand out.

The engine turned over, but wouldn’t catch. Everyone in her world—friends, family, work—had her cell. Malldry, something was missing. Having a mother who refused to grow up and a younger sister who needed to be taken care of, Nina took the wheel. Which is why she isn’t ex New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns to Blackberry Island with the poignant tale of two sisters on the verge of claiming their dreams.

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I’m so surprised by how much I didn’t enjoy this book. I am happy to have read it, I loved the first two in this series and would have hated to miss out on this one. Nearly 30, Nina has spent her life on Blackberry Island, making sacrifices so her sister Averil could escape their small town even while her own dreams drifted out of reach.

Or, if not me, then at least let Bertie do it. I’ve read the first two and enjoyed them quite a bit so I was excited to read this one. She checked the fuel, and her tank was just over half full.

Review: Evening Stars by Susan Mallery | Always With a Book

This book truly had it all, romance, hope, tears, inspiration and surprises at every turn. Mallery’s immensely entertaining, intensely emotional novel is a vividly descriptive, locale-perfect, stand-out story, starring eclectic cast of unforgettable characters who will warm hearts and confound, and heroines that readers will champion.

Andi would appreciate the extra time to get herself moving. Antique being defined very loosely in this case. Would you go with me? Nina’s high school boyfriend comes back to the island to help with his dad’s medical practice. She pulled it from her pocket and checked the name, then pushed speaker and set it on the break room table.

Something was lacking, just not what I have come to expect from a Susan Mallery book. Nina est loin d’avoir une vie fantastique, mais se croit indispensable. Apr 20, Morrigan rated it it was ok Shelves: Last night’s incident with mzllery brownies and a rather large glass of red wine hadn’t made a lasting impression on her hips.


I hate to think of her doing something like that. The audiobook narrator was ok but I prefer other narrators. I love Susan Mallery’s books and I’ve really enjoyed the other books in this Blackberry Island series.

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Nina’s life is running as normal until her ex Dylan shows up along with a new love interest plus the addition of her younger sister who left her husband to try and find herself.

Bonnie flits through the days, creating problems that Nina then has to fix, but getting mad at Nina for doing it. Nina watches the family antiques store accounts, and tries to keep up their home, but money is tight, and she’s working full-time as a nurse. Susan Mallery can draw characters with all their hopes, fears and dreams. The characters weave their way into your system and you want to see them bloom. She resents Nina being the responsible mother figure but still loves her.

Undeterred by the broken windows and outdated plumbing, she’d had the house restored from the framework out. On the feminism plus side, Nina does recognize “No, a man wasn’t the way out.

But before Nina and Averil can reach for the stars, they have to decide what they want. Jan 27, Barb rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bertie is a sweetheart and is very patient when it comes to Bonnie and seems to understand the woman’s behavior.

But as fun as all this romance is, Nina has real life to deal with. What did I expect from Evening Stars?