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Author: Susan Mallery Narrator: Sarah Grace Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Blackberry Island Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781441842572
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns with a poignant story about finding love and freeing oneself from the past.

Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.

Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn’s cheerful veneer.

Single mother Carly has weathered rumors, lies, and secrets for a lifetime and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it.

To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce. It’ll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aggie | 2/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed this story. I can't wait to read another one of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 2/15/2014

    " This was the first book I read by her.Couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trina | 2/14/2014

    " Loved the story in this book. Two friends, torn apart by circumstances, very different paths, eventually reunited. They find forgiveness with each other and renew the friendship. Has romance thrown in too. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mum | 2/12/2014

    " I enjoyed the author's avoidance of solving everything in just one book. The fact that this island was far from a perfect small town was another plus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kati | 1/30/2014

    " This would be a great beach or summer read. Light and somewhat predictable but enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 1/17/2014

    " Enjoyed escaping to Blackberry Island! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley | 1/12/2014

    " what a good story of friendship and forgiving and struggles. Love the chareacters and the setting. (oh and the yummy recipies at the end) :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/9/2014

    " A definate make you feel good story. A story of healing and forgiving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 1/1/2014

    " First book in a new series. Enjoy reading this author. A good read about 2 friends who lost their way years ago and found their way back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 12/24/2013

    " i thought this was a really good book cover to cover "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 12/15/2013

    " What a great story of family--I really enjoyed this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette | 9/11/2013

    " The characters were fantastic. The struggle to regain a friendship and start life over was well described. The books by this author have all be page turners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 9/10/2013

    " I liked this one a lot. A soldier and an innkeeper who were both friends and competitors must learn to work together to save their home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 8/20/2013

    " Loved this book. Great book about true friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizz | 5/2/2013

    " Wonderful book, and apparently the start of a new series. The main characters were wonderful, complex, flawed women and I felt drawn to both of them. I love Susan Mallery's writing, and this is a solid opening to a new cast of wonderful characters. When does the next one come out?? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 karen | 3/25/2013

    " A wonderful, engaging story of friendship, with a worthwhile focus on the emotions and expectations of a returning veteran working to adjust to life after service. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colette | 3/16/2013

    " A book about friendship, betrayal and finding the way back to friendship. One of the characters is suffering from PTSD and the other is a single mom. Good story, some drama, some romance, well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 2/2/2013

    " Mallery moved the book a step above the typical romance by concentrating on the two female characters. The sex is not quite a graphic as many such books, but you probably won't had it to your kids to read. An easy read, and I enjoyed it. Good beach book (but after all, that is where I live). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/27/2012

    " Good book - a bit of romance, family saga and friendship. Enjoyed! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annissa | 12/15/2012

    " This was a feel-good read, the story followed the basic formula, meaning you could pretty much figure out how they story would end but it was still enjoyable. She allows some mystery in her characters actions so you have to keep reading to figure out the whole background story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffanie | 9/15/2012

    " Really liked this book a lot cant wait to read the next book; A great story of the strength of two women realizing the strength they have and finding the friendship they had lost as kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 7/20/2012

    " I like Mallery's books; they make for great summer reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 7/3/2012

    " I loved this book. you have to friends that had problems and overcome them. michelle came home from the army and had her battles. in the end it turned out good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonya | 5/10/2012

    " Light read. Enjoyed very much. Looking forward to next in series. "

About the Author

Susan Mallery is a critically acclaimed author of more than one hundred romance and women’s fiction novels, which have made the New York Times bestsellers list and been listed in Booklist’s Top 10 Romances for four consecutive years. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages. Because she is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books.

About the Narrator

Jim Bond is a writer and audiobook narrator who has voiced nearly two hundred titles including Blood Is the Sky, Escape the Rat Race, A Thousand Country Roads, and many of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books.