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Evening Stars: Blackberry Island Series, Book 3
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns to Blackberry Island with the poignant tale of two sisters on the verge of claiming their dreams.
Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More "Mom" than their mother ever was, she sacrificed medical school—and her first love—so her sister could break free. Which is why she isn't exactly thrilled to see Averil back on Blackberry Island, especially when Nina's life has suddenly become...complicated.
Nina unexpectedly finds herself juggling two men—her high school sweetheart and a younger maverick pilot who also wants to claim her heart. But as fun as all this romance is, Nina has real life to deal with. Averil doesn't seem to want the great guy she's married to, and doesn't seem to be making headway writing her first book; their mom is living life just as recklessly as she always has; and Nina's starting to realize that the control she once had is slipping out of her fingers. Her hopes of getting off the island seem to be stretching further away...until her mother makes a discovery that could change everything forever.
But before Nina and Averil can reach for the stars, they have to decide what they want. Will Averil stay? Will Nina leave? And what about the men who claim to love them? Does love heal, or will finding their happy ending mean giving up all they've ever wanted?
Don't miss Susan Mallery's latest book, The Stepsisters! A heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.
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Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More "Mom" than their mother ever was, she sacrificed medical school—and her first love—so her sister could break free. Which is why she isn't exactly thrilled to see Averil back on Blackberry Island, especially when Nina's life has suddenly become...complicated.
Nina unexpectedly finds herself juggling two men—her high school sweetheart and a younger maverick pilot who also wants to claim her heart. But as fun as all this romance is, Nina has real life to deal with. Averil doesn't seem to want the great guy she's married to, and doesn't seem to be making headway writing her first book; their mom is living life just as recklessly as she always has; and Nina's starting to realize that the control she once had is slipping out of her fingers. Her hopes of getting off the island seem to be stretching further away...until her mother makes a discovery that could change everything forever.
But before Nina and Averil can reach for the stars, they have to decide what they want. Will Averil stay? Will Nina leave? And what about the men who claim to love them? Does love heal, or will finding their happy ending mean giving up all they've ever wanted?
Don't miss Susan Mallery's latest book, The Stepsisters! A heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.
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      • source: Publishers Weekly on Evening Stars
      • content: "[A] joy for all of us who were rooting on the sidelines."
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      • source: Library Journal on Three Sisters
      • content: "Mallery has again created an engrossing tale of emotional growth and the healing power of friendship."
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      • source: Publishers Weekly on Barefoot Season
      • content: "Gritty and magical, angst-ridden and sweet."
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        March 1, 2014
        Two sisters are taking stock of their lives amid emotional insecurity when an unexpected treasure gives them the chance to have everything they want--if only they can figure out what that is. Nearly 30, Nina has spent her life on Blackberry Island, making sacrifices so her sister Averil could escape their small town even while her own dreams drifted out of reach. Her mother owns an antiques store full of junk and has never been a person anyone could depend on; Nina's been cleaning up after her since she was a kid. Now Averil is back, leaving a journalism career and a husband who loves her, and Nina is frustrated by her sister's ambivalence about a life Nina considers perfect. Meanwhile, Nina juggles her career as a nurse with trying to keep the antiques shop viable; her mother keeps spending money without putting in the work to keep it running. Finding a new, trustworthy employee for the store seems to create a new dynamic, as some of the junk turns out to be worth a second look--and so do the people in Nina's life. Two men from her past come back, and suddenly she has to decide what she truly wants, since all her old dreams are rising like ghosts and teasing her with possibilities. But before she can fix her own life, she might have to stop trying to manage everyone else's. Best-selling romance author Mallery delves into light women's fiction with this third Blackberry Island novel, maintaining her romantic charm and smooth voice yet embracing the freedom of a broader storyline with ease and a bit more depth. A light, engaging family-coming-of-age story that flows gracefully into a handful of happy endings, though with a few more twists, turns and universal conflicts than a strict romance.

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        The winds of change blow along the West Coast in Mallery's (Three Sisters, 2013) latest Blackberry Island story. First, the older brother of a girl for whom she babysat turns up unexpectedly in nurse Nina Wentworth's life. Then Nina's former fianc', now a doctor, also shows up in the Washington State island community, and both men want friendship and maybe more. Navy pilot Kyle, who had a crush on Nina, says she's still his fantasy, while Dr. Dylan Harrington tries to win Nina back as a friend. Meanwhile, Nina's younger sister leaves her husband in Southern California to return home as she tries to find herself. In the midst of this chaos, Nina's lesbian mother and her partner return from their antique-hunting trip with a multimillion-dollar painting. Since Nina has always been the levelheaded one who took care of the family, she's expected not only to figure out what to do with the painting but also to unravel her and her sister's tangled love lives. Mallery pulls out all the stops in this highly enjoyable and insightful, funny, and poignant look at self-sacrifice and romantic entanglement.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2014, American Library Association.)

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