I’ve been reading Susan Mallery for a couple of years now and I really enjoy her. Both her lighter Fools Gold romances, and her longer women’s fiction.
THE GIRLS OF MISCHIEF BAY is a women’s fiction title, set in the fictional town of Mischief Bay, in Southern California, not far from LA.
It’s the story of three women, Pam, Shannon, and Nicole. All are at different places in their lives but they share a love for Mischief Bay and each other.
Pam is fifty, married to John for thirty years. She’s feeling a bit … not stale, she decided, but maybe dusty. Shannon is almost forty, single, successful in her career, but still looking for love. Nicole owns a Pilates studio, has a son, and is married to a man who came home to announce that he quit his job to write a screenplay. Oh, and surf. Which leaves Nicole as the sole support of the family.
I enjoyed this one a lot.
The book is well-written, with wit and humor woven throughout. There’s some heartbreak and some mending. Mallery is beginning a new series set in Mischief Bay and I look forward to the next installment.