Booklist Reviews

After being left at the altar, Andi makes a new life for herself on Blackberry Island. She buys one of the island's Three Sisters, a trio of historic Queen Anne houses, and has it renovated so she can both live and house her pediatric practice there. Soon her life becomes intertwined with those of her Three Sisters neighbors. Boston, an artist, is struggling to cope with the sudden death of her 6-month-old son, and her grief is affecting her marriage and work. Their neighbor, Deanna, has her own troubles: her marriage is falling apart and her children are turning against her as she struggles to deal with the repercussions of childhood abuse. The three women grow inseparable as they help each other mend their broken hearts, and in Andi's case, find love again. Mallery's second novel set on Blackberry Island, following Barefoot Season (2012), is a compelling portrait of female friendship and starting over. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.