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Three Sisters (Blackberry Island #2)

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In this heartwarming and celebrated Blackberry Island novel, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery introduces us to three women whose friendship is about to change their lives forever.

After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes an impetuous decision—buying one of the famed Three Sisters on Blackberry Island. Now the proudish owner of the ugly duckling of
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA (first published January 1st 2013)
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Andrea Corley
After just finishing Barefoot Season, I was quite skeptical and even a little upset when I found out that this book was only continuing about Blackberry Island and didn't include Michelle and Carly, the main characters of the first book in this series. I was also a little aloof reading the description wondering what could possibly be so great about a book about three houses called the Three Sisters. Let me be the first to say that I was sorely WRONG about everything!

Immediately upon beginning th
Mar 18, 2016 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When you stay up late to finish a book becasue you can't put it down, it is a pretty good indication that you liked the book. The three sisters are three houses, but the three women who live in them are the story. Their lives were each very different, but they all had their own problems. As each women reaches a crisis in her life, they find that family isn't necessarily those we are related to, but who is there for you. Believable situations and characters, with a nice balance of humor and roman ...more
Jennifer Hendzlik
Aug 28, 2013 Jennifer Hendzlik rated it it was ok
Shelves: womens-fiction, rl
Andi, a pediatric doctor, makes a rash decision after being left at the altar by her boyfriend of ten years and buys a worn down house on Blackberry Island. Renovating the house into both her new practice and her new home should provide just the distraction she needs to get over her broken heart.

Next door neighbor Deanna has what looks to be the perfect life. An amazing husband and five beautiful daughters, she does everything right. Only problem is she is so wrapped up in appearances and rules
Feb 28, 2013 Brie rated it liked it
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner

Source: a review copy was provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

Remember how I decided to quit the Fool’s Gold books? That decision stands, but Ms. Mallery’s Women’s Fiction novels are a different story altogether. I really enjoyed the previous two and I had high hopes for this one, and although things were a bit touch and go there for a second, overall I enjoyed it a lot.

Three Sisters is the nickname of three neighboring houses. You can probab
Apr 08, 2013 Sheree rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I laughed, I cried, I loved it! After enjoying Barefoot Season I was surprised to be drawn so quickly to new characters but Three Sisters is an emotional story I immediately connected with. Really shouldn't have come as a surprise, Mallery's poignant writing - real women with heartaches, insecurities, strengths and flaws and I identified in some way with each of them.

Andi - seeking a fresh start on Blackberry Island but toting baggage. She buys the run-down middle house of the well know
Dale Harcombe
Apr 17, 2013 Dale Harcombe rated it liked it
Looking at the cover of this book and the title you might think the novel is about three sisters. The three sisters are in fact old neighbouring houses on Blackberry Island. The story concerns Andi, who after being jilted at the altar, buys one of the houses planning to open her paediatric surgery and also live in the house. After her disastrous ten years spent with Matt, Andi has sworn off men. Will the hunky contractor working on her house change her mind?
Deanna, a neighbour, is one who strive
Mar 18, 2013 Hillary rated it really liked it
This was my first Susan Mallery novel, and overall, I enjoyed it. Following three women at different stages in their lives ensures the story moves forward while giving readers the chance to see the characters from different points of view.

My few quibbles mainly concern Andi's storyline. She was left at the altar by her boyfriend of 10 years, something we hear about again and again and again as she oh-so-slowly gains perspective on that relationship. She has, rather predictably, sworn off men. En
Christina T
Mar 15, 2013 Christina T rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Susan for years now after reading several of her Buchanan family books. I've continued to read her old Silhouette Special Editions and her wonderful Fool's Gold books over the years because her romances are like Mac n' Cheese to me. I know when I open one I'm going to meet a friend. I'm going to laugh a little. I'm going to cry a little. And I'm going to close the book at the end feeling warm and fuzzy and probably smiling like a loon.

With Three Sisters I got all of that and m
Feb 15, 2013 Dianne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: galleys-arcs
Three Sisters by Susan Mallery
Please forgive me for starting this review in this manner but I need to be clear ----> this is NOT a romance novel. The Blackberry Island books are more Fiction or Women’s Fiction with one of the characters finding her male Happily Ever After!

SPOILERISH----And this book is even different yet again since each woman finds a HEA, but two of them do it with the men they have already been married to.

Briefly - You have a book about three different
Sara  HarlequinJunkie
Jan 11, 2013 Sara HarlequinJunkie rated it it was amazing
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Susan Mallery is a master story teller! She writes about family dynamics with deft precision. I was pulled in from the very first word of the story and was captivated until the very end! The characters are flawed but are very easy to relate to. The romance is tender and sweet. I found myself cheering on each of the couples as they worked toward their happily ever after. I highly recommend this highly engrossing read to those who are looking for a book about love an
Dark Faerie Tales
Mar 25, 2013 Dark Faerie Tales rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: A cute contemporary romance about friendships between three women walking different paths of life.

Opening Sentence: Being left at the altar is not for sissies.

The Review:

There are certain authors that I know will write strong women with realistic scenarios. This case, my go-to author was Susan Mallery. In the second book of the Blackberry Island series, Three Sisters captures the essence and differences of three women, while celebrating str
Apr 09, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
Incredibly emotional book. Andi has come to Blackberry Island for a new start. She has purchased the middle of three houses and it's in bad shape. She has hired a contractor to fix it up and get it ready for her to open her pediatric office and live in. She has sworn off men and plans to concentrate on her house and her practice, feeling that as she fixes the house she can fix herself. I loved the way that she is happy with her job in spite of the pressure from her parents to specialize in somet ...more
Carrie Padgett
Feb 26, 2013 Carrie Padgett rated it really liked it
I’m a newcomer to Susan Mallery’s books but that just gives me more of her backlist to look forward to reading.

Andi Gordon was jilted at the altar and in response she did the first impulsive thing in her life: she picked up stakes and moved to Blackberry Island off the coast of Seattle. She buys a worn down house on a cul-de-sac. Her house sits between two others. A perfectly restored home and one with more whimsy.

Artist Boston King thought she and her high school sweetheart husband were going t
Glenda Alexander
Mar 21, 2013 Glenda Alexander rated it it was amazing
I just finished Three Sisters, I loved it! I like it so much I took my time to read it and it was still over too soon.

The characters are outstanding, well developed. Each with unique traits, and each strives to conquer the negative and shine with the positive.

The three sisters are Victorian Homes that are on a hill by themselves, two are beautiful and one has been empty for some time and is in need of some love. And love it shall receive when Andee buys it to get away from the city and a relatio
Feb 01, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, earc

This is the 2nd book in the Blackberry island series. There is a whole webpage for the series on Susan Mallery's website for you to check out. It has all kinds of interesting stuff like recipe's and info about the Island. I read book one and struggled with it in parts but i think that was because the characters are more intense than i like. I think it takes a certain mood to read some books. It was the same with Three Sisters. This isn't a fun romance book. It's about finding your way through li
Kate Carlisle
Apr 04, 2013 Kate Carlisle rated it it was amazing
A great character study about three women who are stuck in sad places until they meet each other and become friends. That friendship shakes them out of their complacency and gets them to take action, to move toward happiness. Loved this book! An easy, emotional read. Didn't want it to end.
Liz F
Jan 15, 2013 Liz F added it
Review posted on Kindles & Wine

We first meet Andi Gordon. She’s just moved to Blackberry Island after being jilted at the altar by her fiancé. After paying all of the bills for the wedding that never happened, she’s purchased one of the historic Three Sisters Queen Anne homes. OK, right there, I already like Andi. A girl who pays for her own wedding? And doesn’t murder someone when the wedding doesn’t happen? She’s a better person than I am! Anyway, unfortunately for Andi, the house has been
Feb 21, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
Posted on Dark Faerie Tales.

There are certain authors that I know will write strong women with realistic scenarios. This case, my go-to author was Susan Mallery. In the second book of the Blackberry Island series, Three Sisters captures the essence and differences of three women, while celebrating strength through their femininity. It isn’t about “girl power” by any means, but instead Mallery tells the story about the different stages in someone’s life. Mallery has always shown me the positive a
Dec 29, 2012 Jess rated it it was amazing
Loved Loved Loved this one! What I thought was really great about this book was that it was different than previous books by Mallery. The characters were more broken and in trouble than is typical of Mallery's trilogies or series books. It still had the wonderful relationship aspect but it was more than just a comical romance. There were deeper relationships between the three female leads and each one had their own problem that was bigger than just a simple "I can't find a man worthy to marry" p ...more
Feb 04, 2013 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Review featured on

5+ Stars
These are the best words to describe the ladies of the houses known as the Three Sister. One friend needs to learn to live again after the death of her baby. One friend needs to learn to love and trust again after a relationship ends. And one just needs to learn how to laugh and not take life so seriously.

This is not a story of romance (but of course there is some). However this is a story about love. Learning to love yourself a
Jan 06, 2016 Obsidian rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I read by Susan Mallery that takes place on "Blackberry Island" and now want to go back and purchase Barefoot Season (Blackberry Island) which I understand is the first novel to take place in this setting.

This novel has three main characters and deals with a whole host of issues.

First, Andi Gordon, leaves Seattle to move to Blackberry Island after being left at the altar. Andi decides that she needs to get away from her family and bad memories and open up her own ped
Kathy Martin
Mar 16, 2013 Kathy Martin rated it it was amazing
This book was a very engaging page-turner for me. I stayed up way too late because I couldn't quit reading until I knew how everything was going to work out.

Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar by a guy she had a relationship with for ten years. She decides to give her life a fresh start. She moves to Blackberry Island, buys a very run-down Victorian, and is having it remodeled to start her pediatric medical practice. After her previous fiancé's behavior, she has decided to give up on love. But on
My, oh, my! I really needed to read a book like Three Sisters. It is the 2nd book in Mallery's Blackberry Island trilogy, and I felt it was far better than the first in the trilogy. If you are thinking that the book is about three family members, well, surprise, the Three Sisters are Queen Anne style houses all located on the same street. In my visual, it was more of a cul-de-sac, but that is off-topic.

I really enjoyed Mallery's style of alternating between the stories of Deanna, Boston, and And
Feb 20, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it
I was given an advanced copy and I couldn’t put it down!
Seriously I kept saying to myself “You have to stop reading and get to work”.
As can be expected from Susan Mallery this book is a definite must read. It flows so well that you’ll be halfway through it before you come up for air. The characters are so well defined you’ll think that you’ve always known them. Most of all the storyline is believable. It is written in a way that there were multiple possibilities for an ending. Not so clear cut
Feb 20, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
The only reason this book got four stars instead of five is because it took me about... 75 pages to really like the other characters in this books. I immediately loved Andi, but it took a while, for me, to get to know Deanna and Boston. But once you hit that mark, forget it! You are so into the book you forget that it had a little bit of a slow start!

I didn't read this first book in this series and I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to follow along with this book. That was SOOOO not
Kerry Hennigan
Mar 29, 2013 Kerry Hennigan rated it liked it
“Three Sisters” is an engaging and undemanding novel set on Blackberry Island off the Pacific Northwest. Not that the island features much in the story, but the houses known as the Three Sisters certainly do. More specifically, it is the women who inhabit the houses who dominate the novel. They are the true three sisters… but it doesn’t start out that way.

Andi is the newcomer to the community, and the island, having been left stranded at the altar by her fiancé. She is looking forward to a fresh
Just - The romance reader
I'm a huge Susan Mallery fan, and I was expecting to like this book, but I wasn't expecting to love it like I did. This was one of those books I just could not put down. I craved reading it. Seriously, I loved this. All three of the main characters were great, Andi was a total sweet heart and so down to earth, you couldn't help but like her. Boston sometimes seems like she may be hard to like because she comes off as bitchy but as you get into the book you see her true character come out and und ...more
Feb 08, 2013 Diana rated it it was amazing
This is a great story of three women who have difficulties in their lives that bring them together. Andi is a pediatrition whose family of surgeons and specialty Dr.'s think that she can do better in life. After her fiance leaves her at the altar she buys a house site unseen on Blackberry Island. It is one of three houses on a hill that have been named Three Sisters. Her neighbor on one side is an artist and a woman who has lost her baby at age 6 months. The other neighbor has a husband and five ...more
3.5 stars. Well written and engaging. I really enjoyed the different issues each woman faced. I was most fascinated by Deanna. She was prickly and disliked by everyone but the reader got to know her well. Wonderful nuanced depiction of how someone can be misjudged. I also enjoyed how the friendship of the three women evolved.

The relationship with the three men in their lives felt peripheral. Strangely, the romance parts felt quite un-sexy. I found no romantic chemistry with any of the couples. B
Katie Dewees
Jan 29, 2014 Katie Dewees rated it liked it
Apparently this is the 2nd book in the series which I didn't know. It's the first book I've read from this author. I picked it up at Target to kill some time. The writing was well done and the story interesting. I am satisfied with the outcome but overall left unimpressed with the whole thing. The characters didn't grab me and hold on and neither did the story. I did like how the author addressed mental illnesses. They were, in my opinion, well discussed and not overly abused. She took the time ...more
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With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it c ...more
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Blackberry Island (3 books)
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  • Evening Stars (Blackberry Island, #3)

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