Sisters by Choice
After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island, determined to rebuild. Until small-town life reveals a big problem: she can’t grow unless she learns to let go. If Sophie relaxes her grip even a little, she might lose everything. Or she might finally be free to reach for the happiness and love ...more
From Sophie's point of view, there were multiple problems with that statement. First, Kristine had married her high school sweetheart after graduation and had been happily married for the past sixteen years. She wasn't exactly someone who should be giving dating ...more
Superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL
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From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .
Cousins by chance, sisters by choice…
After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to ...more
You can't win them all ...more
Sisters by Choice by Susan Mallery is an emotionally compelling novel of new beginnings. This newest release is the forth installment in the Blackberry Island series but can be read as a standalone.
Thirty four year old Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island after a fire destroys her business. She is grateful to have the support of her cousin Kristine Fielding but Sophie is struggling with rebuilding her business. Overwhelmed by starting over, she impulsively hires her twenty year ...more
Kristine (Sophie’s cousin) married right out of school, had kids, the house with the white picket fence, a loving- mostly- husband, and a budding enterprise as a baker. She dreams of opening a bakery and running her own ...more
Sophie, Kristine , and Heather. 3 cousins living on Blackberry island. All at different changing points of their lives. Should they go , stay, reach for their dreams, dream big .
All three of them have a few trouble spots they are dealing with, ones that can and will change the direction of their lives .
Written in Susan Mallerys style. I loved the dynamic between these cousins, who are as close as sisters and the whole island ...more
I really liked this book, we got so many different perspectives and different characters and it was very easy to follow them and i ended up liking them very fast, all of them had different flaws but that made them seem more human and likable. Well expect Amber, i really wanted to shake her hard.
Life moved in unforeseen directions, friendships were tested, and important lessons were learned and implemented by the characters in Sisters by Choice, a new entertaining Blackberry Island novel by Susan Mallery.
Sisters by Choice brought us back to beautiful Blackberry Island where we followed three women on very different but intersecting personal journeys. Sophie, Kristine, and Heather were cousins, which could bring its own complications, but as with ...more
When Sophie's business goes up in flames, she decides to move back to her home on Blackberry Island to start over. There, her cousin Kristine is dying to start her own business, but her husband is going to be a problem. And Heather, daughter of Sophie and Christine's cousin Amber, has been trying to escape a life built on taking care of her mother....the mother who is capable, but unwilling to take care of herself.
I picked this book because I generally enjoy Susan Mallery’s explorations of small-town sisterhood, whether those sisters are by blood or by choice. In this particular story it’s a little bit of both. And I also chose it because I was part of an Excerpt Tour for the book a couple of weeks ago, and the teaser was more than enough to make me want to read the story!
I’d say this was a story about three women whose lives have gone off the rails, but that’s not ...more
After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island, determined to rebuild. Until small-town life reveals a big problem: she can’t grow unless she learns to let go. If Sophie relaxes her grip even a little, she might lose everything. Or she might finally be free to reach for the happiness and love that have eluded her for so long.
Kristine has become defined by her relationship to others. She’s a wife, a mom. As much as...more
I was provided with an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
“Sisters By Choice” follows Mallery’s tradition style of writing. I have read nearly every book written by Susan Mallery and fallen in love with many of her characters.
“Sisters By Choice” is the fourth book in the Blackberry Island series. “Barefoot Season”, “Three Sisters” and “Evening Stars” are also part of ...more
We meet three close knit cousins and who couldve been sisters because of their loyalty to each other.Sofie, relocates from her Los Angeles home where her booming Cat Product office business goes up in flames, and now has to move back home to BlackBerry island in WA. to relocate all over ...more
I have always loved Susan's books. There were only a few I didn't really relate to and were hard to finish. This unfortunately was one of them. I won't say I didn't like, I did, it was just very hard to read.
Three cousins, Sophie, Kristine and Amber. But we also had Heather who is Amber's daughter play a big part in this book.
Sophie was owner of CK Industries. She was in LA but returned to the island when ...more
February 11, 2020
To be honest, this was the first book that I have read in Susan Mallery’s Blackberry Island series. Because of that, it took me awhile to become familiar with the characters, the people of the island, geography, etc. I will probably return to book 1 in the series, Barefoot Season and read the first three books. Sisters by Choice highlights Sophie Lane who starts out living in Santa Clarita, California. She is the owner and CEO of CK that sells ...more
Sophie loses her business in a catastrophic fire and decides to relocate to her hometown, Blackberry Island, where she can rebuild with her extended family close. With her unrealistic 'micro-manager' management technique, Sophie buffaloes her way into all ...more
Sophie returns home to the island, where she still has family, ...more
SISTERS BY CHOICE is her newest and it’s my favorite read of the year so far. We return to Blackberry Island, off the coast of Washington state, in Puget Sound, and spend time with three cousins.
Sophie has just returned to the island to rebuild her cat toy/supplies business after a fire destroyed it in Southern California. She ignores helpful suggestions that she let her employees do their ...more
This Blackberry Island novel is about three cousins, Sophie, Kristine, and Heather, who are very close and always there for each other. Sophie micromanages everything, Kristine lives for her family and tries to always make them happy, ...more
“I’ll be fine. You have eight kids to deal with. They would die without you.” Kristine laughed. “It’s three kids.” “When I visit, it feels like more.”
He sure was pretty, she thought absently. He must work out a lot to get shoulders and arms like that. Given the fact that the Lord gaveth and tooketh away in equal measure, she could only assume he had the IQ of a tree stump but that was okay. Sometimes pretty was plenty.
“You’ll be fine,” the woman added. Sophie nodded because ...more
This story revolves around three women who are cousins, but were raised more like sisters: Sophia (owner of cat toy/food/etc. company), Kristine (housewife who longs for more), and Amber (all around hated person). There is a fourth person who is an important part of this ...more
This book is the story of Sophie, Kristine, and Heather. Sophie Lane is a self made entrepreneur who starts a cat toy business. Sophie's business has a setback when it burns down, and she relocates back to Blackberry Island to be near her cousin Kristine. Kristine is a mom who is trying to start her dream bakery,but has to balance the ...more