Goodreads: 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?
Ope’s Opinion: Susan Mallery can really tell a story! This was a great read. All her characters are flawed and are realistic people you can relate to. There are several supporting characters that are an important part of the story. All the family interactions lets you see all the personalities.
Although this book is part of a series, you can read it as a stand alone. It is written so well you will not feel you have missed anything from the previous books.
This would make a good book club book. You can weigh in on the side of things happening to you, so you live with them or you choose your path regardless of what life throws at you.
The ending answered all my questions and left me feeling good.