About the Book:
After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes the most impetuous decision of her life – buying one of the famed Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island. Now the proud-ish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio, she plans to open her own pediatric office on the first floor, just as soon as her hunky contractor completes the work. Andi's new future may be coming together, but the truth is she's just as badly in need of a major renovation as her house.
When Deanna Phillips confronts her husband about a suspected affair, she opens up a Pandora's Box of unhappiness. And he claims that she is the problem. The terrible thing is, he's right. In her quest to be the perfect woman, she's lost herself, and she's in danger of losing her entire family if things don't change.
Next door, artist Boston King thought she and her college sweetheart would be married forever. Their passion for one other has always seemed indestructible. But after tragedy tears them apart, she's not so sure. Now it's time for them to move forward, with or without one another.
Thrown together by fate and geography, and bound by the strongest of friendships, these three women will discover what they're really made of: laughter, tears, love and all.
I like stories about the relationships between women. I like romance novels. This book is both, and no, the romance is not between two women. Andi has spent her life not living up to her parent's expectations/desires. Even her fiancee was the guy her parents liked, and when he leaves her at the altar, she is as relieved as anything. She's attracted to her contractor, but he's sure that she wouldn't like a blue collar guy like him. Deanna and Boston are married, but going through rough spots, each for a different reason. As the women grow closer they help each other find the love of their men. Boston lost a child and is suffering from depression as a result. Deanna has OCD. I enjoyed watching them heal but the healing wasn't pat or easy.
There is non-marital intimacy in the book though it isn't real graphic.
The book is loosely part of the same series as Barefoot Season (my review); however, there is no backstory from that book that is part of this one.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B+