This is the second book in the BLACKBERRY ISLAND series by one of my very favorite, and prolific authors, Susan Mallery.
This is a departure from her romances -- I would say it aligns more with women's fiction. I admit I hesitated reading her first in this genre, Already Home, because I associated many women's fiction books to be Oprah-esque. Frankly, I read too many very depressing books in this genre. But, I am so happy I gave Already Home a chance as well as the first BLACKBERRY ISLAND book, Barefoot Season. I thoroughly enjoyed THREE SISTERS
It's a fast read, with short chapters. I like this style of "pacing" in a book. The story weaves seamlessly through the lives of three women- Andi, Deanna and Boston, who live in the Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island.
I finished THREE SISTERS late last night. When I turned out the light and lay in bed thinking about the story and what I would say in my review...what adjectives I could use...I came up with the following; rich, poignant, heartbreaking, hopeful, moving, well-written, sweet, heart-warming, and eloquent. The list could actually go on but you get the idea, I'm sure.
The characters each have "baggage" and the reader is quickly immersed in each of their stories. I didn't want to put the book down. The only negative thing I can say is the book is too short. At 340 pages, I doubt a publisher would agree, but when I am really enjoying a story, I become invested in it and I don't want it to come to an end. However, as with all books, this one had to end also.
I usually HAVE to read books in the order in which they are written. (I'm odd that way.) In this case, while I did read them in order, I don't think it adds to the enjoyment. There is a brief mention of a couple characters from Barefoot Season in Three Sisters but it's subtle and not key to the story.
I highly recommend this book. I have included the Amazon book description below.