Sisters Like Us

Sisters Like Us

by Susan Mallery

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Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery

Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery will be available Mar 26, 2019. Preorder your copy today!

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ISBN-13: 9780778330905
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 01/23/2018
Series: Mischief Bay , #4
Edition description: Original
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 58,638
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

#1 NYT 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. Visit her at SusanMallery.com.

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Sisters Like Us 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
Ashley_90 More than 1 year ago
Sisters Like Us, What's not to love?! Sisters like us is my favorite Susan Mallery book, and that is a statement I do not take lightly aster having read almost all of her books. Sisters like us offers a unique perspective from three generations in the same family. Mallery offers us a realistic voice from all age levels and experiences. Returning to Mischief Bay is always fun for me as we can glimpse at some of our favorite previous characters including the infamous LuLu. That being said the main focus is on Harper, her daughter Becca and her sister Stacey. Each woman is experiencing their own struggles in life. Harper is learning how to assert herself professionally while keeping up with all the expectations she had set for herself as a mother and woman. She also is dealing with life post divorce, parenting, and of course romance. Harper's struggles are relatable. Harper's daughter Becca is also dealing with life post divorce as well as dealing with growing up. Teenage life, schools, romance and that dreaded learning to drive concept brings back memories in the best ways. Finally, Stacey is a woman who seemingly has it all together, a great job, two PH.D.'s, a supportive husband, has to face her own greatest challenge... motherhood. All three women weave their way through the story filled with wit, poise, a mother of all mothers, and Dobermans. What's not to love?!
ZBestreview More than 1 year ago
How does she do it? How does Susan Mallery write books that speak to my soul and that I can totally relate to? It is because she is a genius with the written word, a marvelous story weaver. I could relate to each of the women characters in this book. I'm Harper; I know what she is and has gone through. My husband of over 26 years left me and our youngest 3 of 9 children and I found out he'd been chasing women around for over a year before he left. I was devastated. I'm 52 and scared of the future because I've been Susie homemaker since my first child was born 32 years ago. I have no skills and absolutely no job opportunities where we live and my family is literally across the country from me. I'm not as OCD about holidays but I used to make what holidays we did celebrate the best darn holiday you ever saw. I love being a stay at home mom. I'm Stacey, I was a smart girl in school and sometimes I felt and still feel disconnected and inadequate. But I am the reverse, I'm a great mom, it's where I excel but the thought of having to try to get a job terrifies me as much as being a mother terrified her. I'm lucky and right now I don't have to get a job but I can connect with Stacey and as much as she loves her job.......I love mine. I love doing laundry, cooking, sweeping, vacuuming, being a mom taxi and team mom. But I really love laundry. I'm Becca, I come from a broken family where I didn't even know what a dad was until my mother remarried a really great guy. But then as I became a teenager I felt like she did, my parents didn't understand, they didn't listen, they didn't get me. I remember those growing years being very painful but through all the crap my step- dad was there he never left, he never let me down even when I was horrible. I'm Bunny. Not quite as bad as she could be but, I do focus on family and I'm sure my children would say I'm pushy and very opinionated in how their lives should run. That's what happens where your a military spouse with 9 children, you become the admiral and everyone needs to fall in line so the great war machine known as our family keeps sailing along. I have high hopes and expectations and sometimes it's hard to realize I can't live their life and make it go the way I want all the time. I push them to succeed and be the best they can. I have had a hard time learning to back off. Terrence , my soon to be ex is my Terrance so it was so easy to hate him....enough said. Lucas, I know Lucas and it's easy to dislike him and his younger women but he is such a stand up guy, you can't help but fall in love with him and root for him to make the right choice in the end. And yes I bawled my eyes out was extremely disappointed in him when he screwed up. Ashton and Kit....every woman and mother's dream, they keep the hope alive. Thank you for them...and I hope I find one like them before I pass on just to touch them like you would something so special that you just know nothing else will ever be close to what they are. Thank you for them Susan and even for Lucas. This book came along in my life in a time when I needed it. I needed to see that it would all be ok, I just need to hang on, move forward and believe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters, modern and realistic storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A fast moving story and nicely interwoven story lines. It was hard to put down. There was enough realistic life drama to make it very interesting. The ending was, however, anticlimactic and a let down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, easily my favorite of the Mischief Bay novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book took me a while to get through. Several times I almost put it down. Honestly, I couldn't get into the story at all. I am disappointed in the new writing direction she has taken.
Anonymous 5 days ago
I almost did not purchase this book because of the less than enthusiastic reviews but glad I did. The characters and storyline were very believable. I do feel the ending was a bit rushed. I would recommend Sisters Like Us
Nanna51 11 months ago
Although this was the first Susan Mallery book that I have ever read, it will definitely not be the last. I enjoyed reading about the sisters and their different ways of approaching life, and I really enjoyed the character of Bunny, their mother. Harper is a strong, resilient woman with a creative and soft side. Stacey is a scientist with the organized and logical mind that you would expect to have a scientist to have. I will most remember the scenes in which Harper ends up taking on more work than she can do because she hasn’t learned the fine art of saying no, and the humor in the fact that Stacey is six months pregnant and hasn’t told her mom yet. It’s important that both the sisters have their own personalities, even though both were raised by the very demanding Bunny. I think readers of light romance will thoroughly enjoy this book since it is a light-hearted look at changes that a family undergoes and how they weather those changes. It has laugh-aloud parts and parts that may cause the reader to shed a tear or two, but for the most part it was a fun read. Not to be forgotten is Harper’s daughter Becca and her realistic look at growing up and getting ready to spread her wings.
Nanna51 11 months ago
Although this was the first Susan Mallery book that I have ever read, it will definitely not be the last. I enjoyed reading about the sisters and their different ways of approaching life, and I really enjoyed the character of Bunny, their mother. Harper is a strong, resilient woman with a creative and soft side. Stacey is a scientist with the organized and logical mind that you would expect to have a scientist to have. I will most remember the scenes in which Harper ends up taking on more work than she can do because she hasn’t learned the fine art of saying no, and the humor in the fact that Stacey is six months pregnant and hasn’t told her mom yet. It’s important that both the sisters have their own personalities, even though both were raised by the very demanding Bunny. I think readers of light romance will thoroughly enjoy this book since it is a light-hearted look at changes that a family undergoes and how they weather those changes. It has laugh-aloud parts and parts that may cause the reader to shed a tear or two, but for the most part it was a fun read. Not to be forgotten is Harper’s daughter Becca and her realistic look at growing up and getting ready to spread her wings.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings The fourth in a series that doesn't really seem connected, so you can start here and read all over the place! I have read two out of the four of this series and have loved both, I need to read book two and three and of course continue on in this series! In this book there are two sisters and they are completely polar opposites raised by the same woman, but couldn't have become different adults. One is divorced, was a stay at home before the divorce and is now raising a daughter and strives each day to be the perfect mom with the perfect house, while her sister is a scientist and has great fear about her abilities to become a mother and is thankful for a husband who will stay at home with their upcoming child.
Miccox99 More than 1 year ago
I really like this series and I liked this book as the characters are realistic and well fleshed out to make them likable, hate-able, funny, annoying and more with the layers of depth that the author has given each character. The story is about life, loss, love and finding joy as well as purpose as the characters grow and expand. My only hang-up with this book is the ending. If felt rushed and almost like the author decided they had hit enough words so lets just rush it to end it and wrap a bow around it so everyone is happy. I was honestly really liking this book until I hit the ending and it wasn't the entire ending. I like where the characters are headed with their educations, businesses, families and more. It is the storyline between Harper and Lucas that left me frustrated. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but lets just say it leapt to a finish without going through realistic progress otherwise it was a good book and I will definitely look forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started off great then the book ended leaving confused. First book by this author could be the last
SMillichamp More than 1 year ago
I love Susan Mallery and I love this series. This book is no exception!! The ladies of Mischief Bay are back when we meet Stacey who is expecting her first child and dealing with all the fears, anxieties and excitement that goes along with a first time pregnancy. Stacey's sister, Harper, is managing a new business, a moody teenager and learning to be a single woman again after her recent divorce. Lucas is back (A Million Little Things) as one of Harper's clients. These characters are engaging, funny and totally relate-able. I'm especially amazed at how well Susan wrote the character of Becca, Harper's teenage daughter. Having a teenager in the house, I'm well aware of how they can be and Becca seemed so "real" and really game me insight into the "moody teenager" attitudes we often think of teens having. In all, a fantastic read. I can't wait for book #5!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why do the stories always have to end?
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Witty with a side of sass, delightfully real and a downright fun read! Raised by an overbearing, perfection seeking mother, two sisters show their different methods of dealing with her as their lives swirl into unfamiliar territory that they're not so sure they can make it through without breaking! One tries to be the perfect daughter, while the other avoids with the best of them. Neither one is pleasing to their dear mother, so what's a gal to do? I enjoyed the drama, humor and search for happy ever afters! Harper Szymanski tried her best to be the perfect wife and mother that life (and her mother) expected her to be, but all it left her with is a jerk of an ex-husband, a teenage daughter who can't stand to be in the same room with her anymore, and a mountain of bills that she can't afford to pay! She's thankful for the clients that keep her busy in her virtual assistant business she started to make ends meet after the divorce ... especially playboy cop Lucas who seems to always be at her house! Dr. Stacey Bloom is as smart as they come, but it doesn't help her deal with her neurotic mother one bit. She has a husband she loves dearly, and a baby on the way very quickly, but she can't seem to find comfort in her pending motherhood. The fact of the matter is, it terrifies her ... and so does telling her mother that she's pregnant! She knows she's going to disapprove of her way of doing each and every thing ... not to mention the fact that she's going to continue to work while her husband stays home with the baby ... so she's shoving her head under the sand and pretending it's not happening!
lindyLW More than 1 year ago
I love all Susan`s books, but this was special, all about a family who needed to learn to to help each other and themselves also. Each one is special and most makes themselves problems they need to fix. It had such a nice ending. I started it and couldn`t put it down
deeeee More than 1 year ago
Harper and Stacey are nothing alike. Harper is a Martha Stewart-type woman who takes after their mother and Stacy is a research scientist. Harper is a relatively new single mom trying to get her life and her finances together. She is raising a teenage daughter with little help from her ex and is just hanging on by a thread. She runs a virtual assistant business from home so she can be there for her daughter, but the business is growing and Harper’s bank account is not. Stacey is a 40 year old married woman who is expecting, but hasn’t shared the joyous news with their hyper-critical mother because “the time just never seemed right”. But these two sisters are close and supportive of each other and supported by those closest to them. Harper finds an unlikely ally in one of her clients. Stacey receives unexpected support from her nephew. In a world filled with drama, they have to get their acts together and proceed, but life keeps throwing them curveballs. I love Susan’s books. Her characters are relatable and I feel like I’m part of their inner circle.
Dianne57 More than 1 year ago
Harper and Stacey are as opposite as sister's can be, and each has their own uniqueness. One, Harper is as perfect as a particular type of mother can be. She is the type of woman who decorates her house for every (and I mean every) holiday, cooks homemade everything and is always dressed well. Since her divorce she has tried to turn her crafting into a business; a virtual assistant business. She is not doing well, either with her business (she has never worked outside the home) or with her daughter. The typical entitled teen. On the other hand, Stacey is looking for a cure for MS, she is a scientist, she is also very pregnant and has not told her mother. Stacey is also worried that she will not be able to nurture or love her child. These two have what I considered the worst mother -a know it all throwback to a very different era when women put their husband and children first and Bunny (the Mother---that name is telling isn't it!) lets her daughters know flat out that what they've done is not good enough (Harper getting a divorce and trying to make a living) or abnormal (Stacey for working and putting family second). The good parts of this book are that it combines narrative for both sisters and the parts were written so you have a clear understanding that each was their own person. It has an interesting love story, the mother Bunny is almost redeemed at the end and the daughter grows, matures and learns many valuable lessons. The bad part is that I couldn't connect with either sister, and it took more than 50% of the book to stop being annoyed (and that's a mild word compared to what I really want to say) with these women and to stop wanting to smack them silly. It's not a bad beach read as long as you don't mind being frustrated for much of the novel. *ARC supplied by the publisher/NetGalley.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
Wow, I thought I had been to Mischief Bay before. Turns out, not only had I not been there, this is also my first book by Susan Mallery. I know, what rock have I been under? Hey, I had heard of her. Ha!! I have SO enjoyed my time in Mischief Bay. The characters really grew on me, and quickly. And, this is book number 4!! Their major problems might have been cheesy and corny, but I forgot mine while reading the book. I am, however, sad that it's over. But I take comfort, now, knowing there are 3 more already that were previous to this one. So, yes I loved this book and would definitely recommend it. I received an ARC from the author via her "Review Crew" in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Thank you, I totally enjoyed my time in Mischief Bay!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of this author, usually enjoy her characters but found the characters to be shallow, whiney, insecure and boring. Finished the book and enjoyed parts of it but found them to be insecure and needy.
Juli_Gutherie More than 1 year ago
The reason I read Susan Mallery is because her books pull me into the life and relationships of her characters. Sisters Like Us reminded me so much of the bond my sisters and I have with each other. Thank you for another great book!
MelissaReadsManyBooks More than 1 year ago
I get excited whenever I see a new book from Susan Mallery, because it is like going home for a visit with loves ones. Sisters Like Us is no exception! I enjoyed reading about sisters Harper and Stacey, who are at different stages in their lives. While Harper is learning to cope after a divorce, Stacey is expecting her first child and feels completely unprepared. Their stories are written so that practically anyone can find aspects of their lives with which they can relate. This is book 4 of the series, and one of the most intriguing characters from book 3 is featured in this story. Lucas and Harper's story is charming, especially considering how he provides guidance to Harper's daughter Becca. Stacey and her husband Kit invite Kit's nephew into their home, and it was lovely to see how kind they were to him. Bunny, Harper and Stacey's mother, has expectations of her daughters that are unreasonable and out of step with modern lifestyles. Her daughters experience considerable stress trying to meet her demands. I'm going to recommend this book to my friends, and I suspect you will do the same after reading it. I can't wait to see what comes next!
sharlp More than 1 year ago
We return to Mischief Bay in this book. It's all about relationships of all kinds - between sisters, mothers and daughters, fathers and daughters, and then there are the dogs too! It shows no matter what kind of face we show the world everyone has their real life and the struggles we all go through. Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Another win from Susan Mallery!
MishaonBroadway More than 1 year ago
This is probably my favorite book so far in the mischief bay series. The humor, and the family dynamic were classic Susan Mallery!