Once again Susan Mallery drew me in to a circle of family and friends that made me hate to have the story end. This is a character driven story about a dysfunctional family (aren’t we all?) and how the past shapes their present and future.
Nina is struggling with her life being “not unhappy”. Growing up she had to take on the responsible role in her family looking after her younger sister and her own mother who refused to grow up. Years later she realizes she is feeling trapped and that her life is very small. Other characters help her face herself and what she really wants in life.
This story is about love of family, exciting new love(lust), comfortable and forgiving old love, and the love of friends offering unconditional support. I liked that this book revisited characters from Blackberry Island. As always, books by Susan Mallery leave me satisfied and happy that I got to spend time with her story.