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Title:
Sisters like us
Author:
Mallery, Susan, author.
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Publication Information:
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : MIRA, [2018]
Physical Description:
355 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes discussion questions.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780778369257
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The grass is always greener on your sister's side of the fence...

Divorce left Harper Szymanski with a name no one can spell, a house she can't afford and a teenage daughter who's pulling away. With her fledgling virtual-assistant business, she's scrambling to maintain her overbearing mother's ridiculous standards and still pay the bills, thanks to clients like Lucas, the annoying playboy cop who claims he hangs around for Harper's fresh-baked cookies.

Spending half her life in school hasn't prepared Dr. Stacey Bloom for her most daunting challenge--motherhood. She didn't inherit the nurturing gene like Harper and is in deep denial that a baby is coming. Worse, her mother will be horrified to learn that Stacey's husband plans to be a stay-at-home dad...assuming Stacey can first find the courage to tell Mom she's already six months pregnant.

Separately they may be a mess, but together Harper and Stacey can survive anything--their indomitable mother, overwhelming maternity stores and exes' weddings. Sisters Like Us is a delightful look at sisters, mothers and daughters in today's fast-paced world, told with Susan Mallery's trademark warmth and humor.


Author Notes

Susan Mallery is a Romance author, and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in Writing Popular Fiction. She is a New York Times bestselling author who has written over 80 books, including: the Marcelli Sisters Trilogy, the Desert Rogues Series and the Fool's Gold Series. Mallery won the Romantic Times' award for best Silhouette Special Edition and the National Readers' Choice Award. In 2015 her titles, The Girls of Mischief Bay, Kiss Me, and Thrill Me were listed as NYT bestsellers. Susan's title's: Daughters of the Bride and Sisters Like Us made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016. Her latest book is entitled When We Found Home.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Bunny has old-fashioned ideas about what it means to be a wife and mother. Her beliefs put a strain on her relationships with her daughters, Harper and Stacey. Recently divorced Harper has to work for the first time in her life in order to keep a roof over the heads of her and her teenage daughter. She's started a virtual-assistant business that's brought in several clients, including Lucas, a sexy cop in his 50s with a penchant for younger women. Stacey, on the other hand, really only feels at home in her lab, where she is researching a cure for multiple sclerosis, or with her husband. She's six months pregnant and has yet to tell her mother. She's concerned that she won't feel a connection to her child, and even more worried about telling her mother that her husband will be a stay-at-home dad. Though the story feels a bit too long and the ending a bit too rushed, fans of Mallery's Mischief Bay series (beginning with The Girls of Mischief Bay, 2015) will enjoy this fourth entry, which explores the congenial relationship between the sisters and the growing relationship between Harper and Lucas.--Milone Hill, Nanci Copyright 2018 Booklist


Library Journal Review

The focus in this fourth installment of -Mallery's "Mischief Bay" series is on Harper, a divorced mom who is trying to keep her business afloat, and her sister, Stacey, who is feeling trepidation about being pregnant at 40 after being career-minded for so long. Their overbearing mother and her impossible standards adds tension to the sisters' already stressful situations, but luckily the men in their lives give them the help and support they need. Sweet and solid, Lucas is Harper's client-turned-friend with whom she becomes romantically involved, but she wonders if their romance has lasting potential. Harper also worries about not being there for her teenage daughter, Becca, who is going through trials of her own. Although the chapters from Becca's POV are heavy on the teen melodrama, Mallery (Girls of Mischief Bay) delivers another character-driven story of female friendships with women who are flawed but endearing. Marking this series is an uplifting tone and complex characters. VERDICT Another compelling, thought-provoking, and big-hearted story from Mallery that will please readers of this series and also can be read as a stand-alone.-Sonia Reppe, Stickney-Forest View P.L., IL © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.