11 April 2016

Giveaway: The Friends We Keep (Mischief Bay #2) by Susan Mallery

The Friends We Keep (Mischief Bay #2) by Susan Mallery.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Women's Fiction.
Publication: February 23rd 2016 by Mira.
In this insightful and compelling story from book club favorite Susan Mallery, three close friends test the boundaries of how much a woman can give before she has nothing left.

After five years as a stay-at-home mom, Gabby Schaefer can't wait to return to work. Oh, to use the bathroom in peace! No twins clamoring at the door, no husband barging in, no stepdaughter throwing a tantrum. But when her plans are derailed by some shocking news and her husband's crushing expectations, Gabby must fight for the right to have a life of her own.

Getting pregnant is easy for Hayley Batchelor. Staying pregnant is the hard part. Her husband is worried about the expensive fertility treatments and frantic about the threat to her health. But to Hayley, a woman who was born to be a mom should risk everything to fulfill her destiny—no matter how high the cost.

Nicole Lord is still shell-shocked by a divorce that wasn't as painful as it should've been. Other than the son they share, her ex-husband left barely a ripple in her life. A great new guy tempts her to believe maybe the second time's the charm…but how can she trust herself to recognize true love?

As their bonds of friendship deepen against the beautiful backdrop of Mischief Bay, Gabby, Hayley and Nicole will rely on good food, good wine and especially each other to navigate life's toughest changes.


Mallery returns to Mischief Bay with another set of friends dealing with dramatic yet relatable turmoil, which she treats with compassion, discernment, and subtlety.

- Kirkus Reviews FULL REVIEW

5 Stars! "written with the charm, flair and realism I’ve come to love from [Susan Mallery]...This is a comical and life altering read. I couldn’t put it down from cover to cover."

- Pure Jonel FULL REVIEW

"There are some authors that just *get* people. They can create characters who are multifaceted yet down-to-earth and then place them in real life situations that readers can fully relate to. For me, Susan Mallery is that type of an author...her character’s happily-ever-after, or even happily-for-now, is hard-won. They earn every precious moment of happiness which makes it that much sweeter."

- Harlequin Junkie

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With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at www.SusanMallery.com.

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  1. I have not yet had the pleasure of reading her books.

  2. I have! I've read the first one in this series. :)

    1. I hope you get to read the whole series!!

  3. I've not read any of her books, yet. This sounds like a wonderful summer read for by the pool:)

  4. I've not read any book of Susan Mallery. The covers are adorable!

  5. OMG I just checked Goodreads and I have read 21 of her books! :P
    I read a couple of her books in the Fool's Gold, the Buchanans, Lone Star Sister, Los Lobos, and Bakery Sisters series. It will be too many to list here!

    Betul E.

  6. I haven't read any of her books before Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I have just begun to read her Fool's Gold series. It took me awhile to start, because the idea of starting a series that has been going on for some time was a bit daunting. I've gotten over that. :)