by Susan Mallery
The Girls of Mischief Bay is a great book about friends and friendship. Susan Mallery is the author of this book. Susan is a bestselling author of NYT. She 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. Her book “The Girls of Mischief Bay” is a departure in some ways from what we have come to expect but that is a good thing.
Three friends, each in a different decade of life, become friends through their exercise instructor Nicole, who owns the business. She is in a state of confusion, the result of having her husband quit a lucrative job to write a screenplay. Shannon, at forty, has devoted her time and effort to the business in which she is CFO. She is realizing that she has no private life and no one with whom to share one. Pam, as the oldest, has an empty nest. Her husband owns a successful business that allows her to stay home where she lavishes time, attention and most of all clothing, on her Chinese Crested dog. They have shared their lives with each other on the Fridays that only the three of them have class together. Each of their lives is in a state of change that unfolds as the book progresses. There is laughter, tears, and heartache as their lives change.