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Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Написано Susan Mallery

Озвучено Natalie Ross


Three Sisters

Написано Susan Mallery

Озвучено Natalie Ross

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4.5/5 (39 оценки)
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Feb 26, 2013
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9781480501812
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After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes the most impetuous decision of her life-buying one of the famed Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island. Now the proud-ish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio, she plans to open her own pediatric office on the first floor, just as soon as her hunky contractor completes the work. Andi's new future may be coming together, but the truth is she's just as badly in need of a major renovation as her house.

When Deanna Phillips confronts her husband about a suspected affair, she opens up a Pandora's box of unhappiness. And he claims that she is the problem. The terrible thing is, he's right. In her quest to be the perfect woman, she's lost herself, and she's in danger of losing her entire family if things don't change.

Next door, artist Boston King thought she and her college sweetheart would be married forever. Their passion for one other has always seemed indestructible. But after tragedy tears them apart, she's not so sure. Now it's time for them to move forward, with or without one another.

Thrown together by fate and geography, and bound by the strongest of friendships, these three women will discover what they're really made of: laughter, tears, love and all.

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Feb 26, 2013
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No.1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming, humorous novels about the relationships that define our lives - family, friendship, romance. She's known for putting nuanced characters in emotional situations that surprise readers to laughter. Beloved by millions, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Susan lives in Washington with her husband, two cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur.

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  • (3/5)
    Light weight story set off coast of Seattle, Washington. Relationships, marriage and friendship.
  • (4/5)
    A fun read about friendship. Three women have different struggles they are working to overcome. I didn't know this was the second book in the series when I started it, but I enjoyed it without reading the first one.
  • (5/5)
    I really loved this book. I love how all three women were able to overcome their issues and become better people. I would recommend this book.
  • (4/5)
    This was the first time I have read this author and I did enjoy thsi novel. The book is about 3 different types of women, who are neighbors and experience different conflicts in their lives. The interesting thing about this book, is that I could see parts of myself in all three women -- which is both scary but yet comforting.
  • (1/5)
    I really wanted to like this book. I lover her first book Blackberry season. I felt no sympathy for any of the women in the book and I wanted to. They all had problems, but seemed to be constantly whining about it. Also there was no connection to michelle Or carly in the first book. i would reccomend reading the first one, but skipping the second one in the series. It did not even seem to be the work of the same author. The images descriptions and words were not what i expected from her.
  • (4/5)
    This story was okay. It focused more on the problems then on the romance. One woman was so nasty that I never warmed up to her. I also didn't feel the friendship or ending for any of them was realistic. Three neighbors, pediatrician Andi, perfectionist Deanna and artist Boston have relationship problems.
  • (4/5)
    Great story I really enjoyed it, all about strangers2013- getting to know one another and becoming friends while rebuilding their own lives.
  • (3/5)
    I liked this book well enough.

    It is about three houses and the people who live in them. Two of the ladies have lived there for a long time and the third one just moves in.

    The books touches on love, friendship, marriage, romance, parenting.

    I was a little disappointed that we didn't see the connection to book one till almost the end of this one.

  • (4/5)
    I absolutely loved this book. It started a little slow hence the 4 stars, but after I got into I could not put this book down!

    I laughed, I cried, I smiled, and, frowned. I felt a connection to each of the women and I feel anyone could relate to them a bit.
  • (4/5)
    Really enjoyed this book and one of Susan’s best! --First the setting on Blackberry Island, 3 historical homes (Three Sisters) and renovations, and three different characters, all with their own individual issues and stories. Susan did a great job with the women -- as true to life issues of today living next door to one another.

    Deanne/Colin- married with OCD with five daughters), (Boston-cannot recover from the loss of her baby so she and her husband Zeke are drifting apart), and then (Andie-the main character-a pediatrician who moves from Seattle to Blackberry Island after being left at the alter-trying to find a new life with her new home, new practice, and of course meets her hunky contractor –Wade).

    It would be wonderful to have female friends and neighbors-who can be so different and bond. – A good ending! A book of healing, loss, forgiveness, and love.
  • (5/5)
    Incredibly emotional book. Andi has come to Blackberry Island for a new start. She has purchased the middle of three houses and it's in bad shape. She has hired a contractor to fix it up and get it ready for her to open her pediatric office and live in. She has sworn off men and plans to concentrate on her house and her practice, feeling that as she fixes the house she can fix herself. I loved the way that she is happy with her job in spite of the pressure from her parents to specialize in something more prestigious than "fixing scrapes and giving vaccinations". As she settles in on the island she finds herself attracted to her contractor, but not wanting to make the same mistakes she made with her ex-fiance. As they start a relationship she has to deal with her trust issues, plus Wade's problems with feeling inferior to her thanks to issues from his own past. She also starts to make friends, including her two neighbors.Boston is her neighbor on one side. She is a free spirited artist, married to her high school sweetheart. Everything was going well for them until the death of their infant son. She hasn't been able to actually grieve for her son and spends her time making drawing after drawing of her son, shutting her husband out. He too is having trouble but it seems to be pushing them further apart rather than bringing them together. Boston's art has stalled as she can't get past the darkness of her grief. I ached for her loss and her inability to connect with her husband over their shared tragedy.Deanna is Andi's other neighbor. At first she comes across as a really snobby bitch. Her house is a showplace but her kids have so many rules that they are terribly stifled. She thinks her husband is having an affair but when she confronts him she finds out that he isn't but feels that she is causing so much stress in their home that no one wants to be around her. As we see more of her and her life it becomes obvious that her past has caused her to have some serious control issues that she has to learn to deal with. As she gets to know Andi and Boston she starts to feel some hope for the future.I loved the way that the three women came together, cautiously at first but with an increasingly important bond. They learn to open up with each other about their feelings and their problems and find that their friendship is able to support without judging. Boston's offer to paint murals in Andi's new office helps her begin to heal, while Andi and Deanna are there to support her as she tries to deal with her grief and repair her relationship with her husband. Deanna is able to go to Andi and Boston as she recognizes her need for help with her OCD and her control issues. Their support enables her to start making the changes that are needed. And finally Andi has female friends that support her choices without judging her or trying to change her. They are able to support her with her budding romance with Wade while helping her to see that she can still be herself.The men in the story also had their own issues to deal with that helped create the stresses that the women were under. Zeke felt the increasing distance between himself and Boston and didn't know what to do about it. His attempts to push her into moving on only made things worse. Colin loved Deanna but felt shut out of her life and that of his children because of her need to control everything. I felt that he should have seen at least some of the signs of her problem and helped her rather than distancing himself the way he did. Thanks to the problems he had had with his late wife's attitude toward his work Wade had some self worth issues to deal with. He had a hard time believing that Andi would actually want him for himself and not try to make him into something he wasn't. He also wanted to protect his daughter from getting attached then losing Andi if things didn't work out, which added another layer of stress. Although each of these guys could be pretty clueless at times, they all came through when it really mattered.
  • (5/5)
    After just finishing Barefoot Season, I was quite skeptical and even a little upset when I found out that this book was only continuing about Blackberry Island and didn't include Michelle and Carly, the main characters of the first book in this series. I was also a little aloof reading the description wondering what could possibly be so great about a book about three houses called the Three Sisters. Let me be the first to say that I was sorely WRONG about everything!

    Immediately upon beginning the story, I found myself excited to learn about Andi, Boston, and Deanna. I think that Susan Mallery has such a wonderful gift when it comes to opening up a story and just being able to draw the reading in from the first few words!

    I have read some complaints about the layout of the story, but I am actually quite fond and think I would almost rather read a book in the layout such as the one Mallery chose for this book. I find that it keeps my interest peaked more so than just reading one whole book about one or two characters. For those of you that may not know what I mean, Mallery chose to break this story down into three sets of relationships/couples. There seems to be a bit about each set of characters in each chapter, and I loved that! I thought that this writing technique kept the book flowing smoothly.

    I found that the characters were so real and in depth, with true life problems and situations that many readers may identify with, and I truly admired that about this book. That is mostly what kept me reading, was the fact that even though it was a story, I felt like it could be a real story. Of course everybody wants a fairytale life, but the reality is, that most of the time, such a life doesn't exist, and I truly believe that Mallery depicts that with her writing. I felt myself being able to identify and empathize with the characters, all the while each of them growing on me more and more with each page that I turned.

    Once I had forgotten about the characters of the first book and began becoming entralled with the characters of this book, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Mallery nonchalently reintroduces the first books characters and provides a quick little update on the progress of their lives. I look forward to see what's going to happen next on Blackberry Island and also look forward to continuing to get a glimpse in the lives of each character that Mallery has built in Blackberry Island.

    This book did deal with real-life intense issues and I felt that Mallery wrote about them beautifully. I like the fact that even though she provides you with romance, it is real and heartfelt, not something cheesy that you could never dream of happening! I have certainly found a new favorite author of mine.

    I have to give Ms. Mallery and her publishing team the greatest thanks for allowing me to be a part of her Review Crew and providing me with an advance copy of this amazingly spectacular book in return for my honest and unbiased review!

    Bring on some more Blackberry Island!!
  • (5/5)
    This book was a very engaging page-turner for me. I stayed up way too late because I couldn't quit reading until I knew how everything was going to work out.Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar by a guy she had a relationship with for ten years. She decides to give her life a fresh start. She moves to Blackberry Island, buys a very run-down Victorian, and is having it remodeled to start her pediatric medical practice. After her previous fiancé's behavior, she has decided to give up on love. But one of the contractors—Wade King— with his sense of humor and sexy body, could change her mind.Her neighbors in the other two Victorians on the top of the hill are Boston King and Deanna Price. Boston and her husband Zeke are having marriage issues because they lost their six month old baby to sudden heart failure and both are so lost in grief that they have lost each other too. Boston is an artist but all she can draw right now are black and white images of her baby son Liam.Deanna Price is going through marriage troubles too. Her OCD and her need to have complete control of her life have gotten so severe that she has damaged her relationship with her husband and her five young daughters. The stories of these three women and the men in their lives are intertwined in this poignant and funny story of love and friendship and loss and recovery. While I have never had any of the issues that the three women face, I could easily identify with and empathize with each one of them. My favorite character was Andi though. I liked her impulsiveness and her willingness to take a risk on love. I liked that she had learned to cope with never meeting her parent's high expectations for her. Engaging characters and compelling story lines give readers lots to think about. The book club questions in the end would lead to some very interesting discussions. I recommend this one highly.
  • (5/5)
    Three different women from three different walks of life are brought together into a sisterhood in this very compelling book. I absolutely loved this book. I loved it so much that I read it in one afternoon sitting. Susan Mallery has a way of drawing her readers in and keeping them captivated in the character of her books. All three women are at different stages in their career, love and life. They are brought together by being neighbors and develop a wonderful sisterhood to help each other during this time. It remind me of my friends who are more than just friends, they are my sisters. I laughed, cried and was very happy with the way the the book ended. There is an inner dialogue that Andi (one of the women) has at the end the book that just spoke to my heart: "A house she's bought impulsively, with the idea that if she could fix the house, she could fix herself. From that day to this she had figured out how to let go of the past, she'd fallen in love, learned that maybe she didn't need as much fixing as she'd first thought and discovered that sometimes sisters were made, not born." I would highly recommend this book.
  • (4/5)
    Three Sisters (Blackberry Island) by Susan Mallery 4 STARSThree Sister started out slowly and confusing for me. It kept switching telling three story lines at once. It was a while before they merged and it was a lot better. At first I was thinking that I would rather read a seperate book for each couple at a time.Thier are some love scenes and dealing with hard issues that people have in thier lives.Andi Gordon was left at the alter after being with him for ten years before he proposes. Then after that two weeks later he runs off and marrys his receptionist.Andie is the child that is a disappointment to her parents. She has not lived up too her potential. Andie is only a children's doctor.Andie decides to make some changes in her life. She has moved to Blackberry Island bought a big old house. She plans to have the bottom floor gutted and make her office and live above in the two stories. Andie plans to live in her attic while the remolding is done. She will work with the local doctor till her practice is ready for her to open.Deanna Phillips is a perfectionist. Not very likeable. She lives in one of the Three Sisters Queen Anne houses. Her house and yard are perfectly restored. She has five girls. Deanna thinks her husband is having an affair. Her daughters are not close to her especially the oldest. Her husband travels in his job and he is gone most of the week. Deanna makes all her food from scratch. Only lets her girls have desert once a week.Boston King is a artist and owns the third of the three sisters houses. Her house is more whimscal in design. Boston baby died at only 6 months old. She has been only able to draw him. Boston has not been able to cry over his death. Her husband has started drinking. They have always been close but now are far apart. The story builds slowly till they are all connected and start working together on thier problems and relying on each other. Thier are no easy answers for what each women is facing but with each other they start to heal each other and help them to face thier trials.I wanted the three new friends to all have happy endings or beginings. The more you got to know about the problems they each face instead of only seeing the front they hide behind the more I liked them.I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley. This is the second Blackberry Island book that I have read. I look forward to reading more books set on Blackberry Island.Publisher: Harlequin MIRA; Original edition (February 26, 2013) 352 pages ISBN-10: 0778314340
  • (5/5)
    The three sisters in this heartwarming novel are actually three beautiful houses standing next to each other on Blackberry Island. One a tumbledown , begging for help to restore it's glory, another restored with total accuracy inside and out to it's Victorian splendor, and another filled with "an eclectic mix of traditional and whimsy " all beautiful, and all have their stories to tell just as their owners do. The details have been told by so many wonderful reviewers, but I will try to add my voice.I loved it. I have no sisters so novels of sister/friends are always a favorite of mine. Andie is the owner of the tumbledown house, begging for new life. So is she. After a bad break up, she packed up and headed for Blackberry Island. Her motto, " Go big or go home.Andie decided to do both". Boston lives in the whimsical home, with fairies and stars painted all through. She is an artist, but suffering a loss her husband and Boston just can't seem to get over. She has misplaced her muse, and very afraid of losing her husband. Deanna is the neighbor with perfect everything! Husband and five adorable girls. Perfection is taking a heavy toll .Three Sisters is a beautiful story of love, loss and forgiveness. I laughed a lot, cried a little, and didn't want it to end. These three very strong women went from strangers, to friends to sisters. As sisters do, they were there for each other good times and bad. This is an amazing work of women's literature, that has risen to the top of my favorites. I very highly recommend this novel, and can't wait for the next Blackberry Island book.This novel was given to me by the author for an honest review. There was no compensation offered, or accepted.
  • (5/5)
    Three Sisters by Susan MalleryThe three sisters houses each one owned by a different person.Andi has just moved to the island to set up her pediatrician office, working at the local doctor office til her practice opens after renovating her house/office space.Boston and Zeke are on one side of Andi. She is a textile artist with many medias, and he is a contractor, along with his brother Wade who lives on the island with his teen daughter.On the other side of Andi is Colin and Deanna. He is a sales man traveling during the week, spends time with the 5 daughters they have. She works part-time at the craft shop, quilting, scrapbooking, knitting, etc.Love the set up of the town as they have a yoga studio and a farmers market. Just sounds like the place one could just drop into and feel right at home. Love scenes are passionate.Each of them have troubles to work through and with help from one another they might achieve just the peace they need inside.Joy, pain, happy, sad you get to experience it all from different points of view. Love scenes are just right. Menu from the Inn and a recipe are included! There are quite a few characters and they are easy to keep straight because of the way they are introduced into the story.The Three Sisters Houses to me symbolize the three women that live in the houses and how they become sisters due to communication and faith that you can fix anything...
  • (4/5)
    The Blackberry Island books are definitely my favorites by Susan Mallery. The characters have so much depth to them, seem so real, so flawed; and yet somehow you can't help but want everything for them....Just like the first book in the series, it took a bit for me to get into this one. Once I did, though, it was hard to put it down! It's definitely more of a relationship book than a romance, but that's okay. The central relationship of the novel is between the three woman--who coincidentally own the three houses known as the "Three Sisters"--and it develops slowly as the story unfolds. A lot of the early part of the book deals with Andi, Boston, and Deanna as individuals, because we really need to understand them separately before we can see how they'll eventually fit together. Each of them have major issues in their lives--two are having serious problems in their marriages and one was jilted at the altar and is starting over--and each on their own is heartbreaking. Parts were hard to read--two of the characters' issues were just screaming "therapy!" to me, and thank goodness one of them did decide to go that route--but it all felt so real. I loved their journey, and cannot wait to see what Mallery has in store next in this series.Hopefully she'll write fast. ;)
  • (4/5)
    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick & Dirty: A cute contemporary romance about friendships between three women walking different paths of life.Opening Sentence: Being left at the altar is not for sissies.The Review:There are certain authors that I know will write strong women with realistic scenarios. This case, my go-to author was Susan Mallery. In the second book of the Blackberry Island series, Three Sisters captures the essence and differences of three women, while celebrating strength through their femininity. It isn’t about “girl power” by any means, but instead Mallery tells the story about the different stages in someone’s life. Mallery has always shown me the positive and negative sides of a women, and does it in a way that is enjoyable.Three Sisters is about three women who each have their own problems and hidden secrets. Andi was left jilted at the altar and moves to a town to start anew. In renovating a house into her new practice and her home, she has met Wade, who may be trouble for her heart. Boston has suffered a tragic loss, one a mother never should have to endure. She has not been able to move on, and for that her marriage is suffering. Deanna is misunderstood. Where she thinks life should be about perfection and assurance, her family thinks is cold and unloving. Her tragic past has caused an OCD that is unhealthy and may cause her to lose her family.Three different women, three different lives, but each one gravitates towards each other. Together, the help heal each other. Together, they laugh and love.Andi is the first character you meet, and is the strongest out of the bunch. She becomes the backbone of the story, in my opinion. She is easy to relate to; not only her life story, but mostly her newly found independence while slowly craving a companion. There’s a shift in her life that happens when she meets Boston, allowing her to open herself up for love and friendship.Boston’s story is the saddest. Being a new mother, I found the loss of her son to be devastating. Boston’s outlet for coping is to recapture her son’s face on an art canvas, over and over again. There’s a stalemate that she can’t get beyond, and it causes friction in her otherwise perfect marriage. There’s a vivaciousness in Boston that is subdued by cloud grey’s, and it’s truly heartbreaking. To see her open up to anything else was tear-jerking.Deanna’s story was the one that I didn’t fully relate to. She grew up in a very unprivileged way, never having enough to eat or never having a clean place to sleep. She was removed from that situation, but with emotional scars. As she became an adult, she became OCD to many things, all habits from her adolescent life. Her family and herself do not understand each other, nor do they understand her as a person. Deanna hides her fears, always wanting to have the perfect picture family. I just couldn’t connect to her, and I found myself skimming over her scenes.Mallery always tells a fluid story. I lose all sense of time when I read any of her stories, and I think that’s genius. I was able to get lost in the details of the characters, the plot, and everything in between. Mallery makes connections to her readers, always knowing what we want to read. She adds moments of sadness, enough so to make me cry. But on the other side, she’ll know when to balance that with happiness, giving you moments of relief through laughter.Mallery’s Three Sisters is a perfect weekend read. With the warmer weather coming along, this is the perfect read to take with you on your weekend getaway. Love is a huge theme for Three Sisters, and I think you will feel the same way about it, too.Notable Scene:Deanna stood in the doorway, invisible and unwanted, as memories of previous Sunday mornings crowded her vision. It was always like this, she thought, shocked by the realization. The silence when she walked into the room. The obvious signs that she simply could go away. That she didn’t belong.Tears burned. She blinked them away, turned on her heel and walked out. In the hallway, she paused, not sure where she should go. Her chest tightened and she hurried up the stairs. Once in her bedroom, she carefully closed and locked the door, then retreated to the bathroom, where she turned on the hot water and reached for the soap.FTC Advisory: Harlequin MIRA provided me with a copy of Three Sisters. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
  • (4/5)
    I’m a newcomer to Susan Mallery’s books but that just gives me more of her backlist to look forward to reading.Andi Gordon was jilted at the altar and in response she did the first impulsive thing in her life: she picked up stakes and moved to Blackberry Island off the coast of Seattle. She buys a worn down house on a cul-de-sac. Her house sits between two others. A perfectly restored home and one with more whimsy.Artist Boston King thought she and her high school sweetheart husband were going to be together forever. They probably would be, except for the heartbreak that has torn them apart. Each is so wounded they may never find their way through the grief, much less back to each other.Deanna Phillips confronts her husband about an assumed affair. She discovers that her marriage is in much more trouble than she ever suspected. And it has nothing to do with another woman. Deanna has worked hard to have the perfect family, the perfect marriage, and the perfect home. How will she survive if anyone finds out her life is a sham?Each of the three women on the street needs a new beginning. Along the way they find each other and the life they are meant to live.I really enjoyed Three Sisters. It was more women’s fiction that romance, although there’s plenty of that too. In fact, I need to caution my blog readers, there was a bit more sex than in the books I usually recommend, just FYI. Not a lot, but it was there and fairly graphic, although nowhere near pornographic. Okay? Okay.Anyway, there was humor, heart, and real life. I believed these women could be living on an island, making margaritas, and encouraging each other. None of them pretend to have all the answers. Or any answers. But that’s what made them likeable and made me root for them.I loved this one. My mountain of To Be Read books is so massive, I’ll likely never see the bottom of it, but I’ll definitely seek out another Blackberry Island novel by Susan Mallery. Anyone who enjoys Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, or Susan Wigg’s Lakeshore Chronicles series will love this one.
  • (5/5)
    Three Sisters by Susan MalleryPlease forgive me for starting this review in this manner but I need to be clear ----> this is NOT a romance novel. The Blackberry Island books are more Fiction or Women’s Fiction with one of the characters finding her male Happily Ever After! SPOILERISH----And this book is even different yet again since each woman finds a HEA, but two of them do it with the men they have already been married to.END OF SPOILER------ Briefly - You have a book about three different neighbors - one a single woman, a pediatrician who was left at the altar and is going to redo a crumbling Victorian house. The second woman has lost her infant son and has not grieved. She is showing some very irrational behavior, but keeps it well hidden. The third woman is the most complicated. She is sort of being accused of being a poor mother and wife by her husband. She is strict and seeks perfection in everything and from everyone. . As usual, Ms Mallery has written intricate and very believable characters. Characters that are easy for us to put ourselves inside of to walk a mile in their shoes. Her descriptions are vividly drawn, the secondary characters are as fully fleshed as her main characters, even the tertiary characters have been well thought out and portrayed.The story is rich and rewarding. I had hoped this story would never end. I just wanted to keep reading to see how their lives are working out. However, unfortunately for me, the book did end. So I guess I’ll just have to wait for the next Blackberry Island novel.*ARC -Supplied by publisher*