Cover Image: The Boardwalk Bookshop

The Boardwalk Bookshop

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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. Excellent book about three women who share shop together. I read this book in nearly one sitting and I couldn't figure out how it was going to end, which kept me readying. Great characters, setting, plot and dialog.
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Three women combine resources to open a combined business in a gorgeous piece of boardwalk real estate. Bree (bookstore) is walled off emotionally in a desperate attempt at self protection; Mikki (gift shop) is three years into a “friendly” divorce but is having trouble moving on; and Ashley (Muffin shop) whose  boyfriend is everything she could possibly ask for, except for his tenacious anti-marriage stance.

 But while their businesses are flourishing, their personal lives are not. The story comprises family history and relationships, realistic scenarios requiring improved self awareness and difficult decisions, the requisite (and utterly unrealistic but who cares) hunky but deeply sensitive and supportive men, and a special guest appearance by a vibrator named Earl.

Another fun, warm, and self-help worthy offering from Susan Mallery.
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Bree, Mikki and Ashley have nothing in common except disappointment. Navigating affairs, divorce and the general garbage that life throws at them, the trio comes together to open a bookshop/bakery on the California coast. Sharing a champagne toast together at sunset every Friday, the women continue to grow closer, learning that the power of friendship is the best cure for anything life throws at you
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