A Million Little Things
Mischief Bay - A Novel
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From the bestselling author of The Girls of Mischief Bay and The Friends We Keep comes a twisty tale of family dynamics that explores what can go terribly, hysterically wrong when the line between friendship and family blurs…
Zoe Saldivar is more than just single—she’s alone. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home and her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it’s up to her to stop living in isolation.
Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated—her first new friend is Jen’s widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen’s brother. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe’s own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam’s flustered, Jen’s annoyed and Zoe is beginning to think “alone” doesn’t sound so bad, after all.
Friendship isn’t just one thing—it’s a million little things, and no one writes them with more heart and humor than Susan Mallery!
Strong Women's Friendships
I know exactly what I’m going to get when I pick up a Susan Mallery Mischief Bay novel: strong women’s friendships and a story that will make me think. The lasts, A Million Little Things, is no different. It brings us back to Pam from book one, focuses more on her daughter Jen, and surprises us with a whole new character in Zoe. At its core it examines mothers and how even when their children are grown they are still mother’s and want what’s best. It is also about letting our children go so they can find their own way in the world and make their own mistakes. Imbued with Mallery’s trademark humor and wit this book will quickly draw readers in. I admit to missing Nichole and Gabby from previous novels; I really wanted to know how they were both doing. I guess I’ll have to wait until next year and my annual visit to Mischief Bay.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
Thoughtful, Compelling and Humorous
A Million Little Things is a captivating and heartwarming romantic fictional story.
Pam, a fifty-something-year-old widow, was kicking herself after setting up her son with her daughter’s best friend, Zoe. Zoe, Pam discovered had a major complication in her life, and now Pam was afraid that her son Steven would become hurt because of it. Pam tried without success to break up her son’s relationship with Zoe. She was appalled that Steven, could choose Zoe over his own mother. If Pam were honest, though, she would have to admit that since her husband died, she had become a bit controlling. Pam was also at her wit's end regarding her daughter, Jen. Jen was obsessed with her toddler’s welfare. She was convinced that there was something wrong with him. And since Pam couldn’t seem to keep her thoughts to herself regarding the lives of her children, Steven and Jen, stopped talking to her.
A Million Little Things has several perfectly interwoven plots. People are not always whom they first appear to be; sometimes they are even better. Jen found this out, first hand, when the man she had secretly despised, saved her husband’s life, and in actuality, her own as well. Lucas was a straightforward type of guy and told Jen without any sugar-coating, that she needed help. In the end, Jen was glad that he did. Zoe was re-inventing herself after wasting five years of her life on a good-for-nothing boyfriend. She was determined not to allow another person to control her life, and that included, Steven’s mother, Pam. Pam had some hard lessons to learn, one of them involved, moving on, and letting herself enjoy the company of another man, a man whom she had become quite fond of, Zoe’s father, Miguel.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this well-written book. It’s thought-provoking, compelling, and humorous.
Many thanks to the publisher, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it.
Beautiful story of friendship
I have loved the Mischief Bays series & this book does not disappoint. A Million Little Things is the 3rd in the series but can be read as a stand alone.
This book follows the life events of 3 friends, Jen, Pam, & Zoe. Each are finding their own path & Susan Mallery does a fantastic job of making them fun, strong, sassy, & determined women.
Can’t wait for the next Mischief Bay book.
I received a free, advance copy of this book from the author in exchange for my unbiased review
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Mar 01, 2017
- Publisher: MIRA Books
- Seller: Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Mischief Bay