Sisters Like Us

· Mischief Bay Book 4 · Sold by MIRA
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The grass is always greener on your sister’s side of the fence…

Divorce left Harper Szymanski with a name no one can spell, a house she can't afford and a teenage daughter who's pulling away. With her fledgling virtual-assistant business, she's scrambling to maintain her overbearing mother’s ridiculous Susie Homemaker standards and still pay the bills, thanks to clients like Lucas, the annoying playboy cop who claims he hangs around for Harper's fresh-baked cookies.

Spending half her life in school hasn't prepared Dr. Stacey Bloom for her most daunting challenge—motherhood. She didn't inherit the nurturing gene like Harper and is in deep denial that a baby is coming. Worse, her mother will be horrified to learn that Stacey's husband plans to be a stay-at-home dad…assuming Stacey can first find the courage to tell Mom she's already six months pregnant.

Separately they may be a mess, but together Harper and Stacey can survive anything—their indomitable mother, overwhelming maternity stores and ex’s weddings. Sisters Like Us is a delightful look at sisters, mothers and daughters in today’s fast-paced world, told with Susan Mallery’s trademark warmth and humor.

Don't miss The Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery where one woman discovers the beauty in chaos in a poignant and heartwarming story about the threads that hold family together.
16 reviews
Diana Cook
January 23, 2018
Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery Harper Szymanski and Stacey Bloom are the two sisters in this book. Harper has a teenage daughter Becca that she is raising. There are lots of issues with them due to her home business and with Becca being a teenager. Stacey is married to Kit and is pregnant and is afraid that she isn't bonding with baby. She is a super smart scientist, and with Kit you see her more human side. I really liked the way the two sisters interacted with each other was very happy with the way the book was written. I was so happy to see that Harper and Lucas got together. They fit together so well. I thought it was a wonderful book and think that anyone looking for a book that shows true reactions among sisters and moms and daughter this is a must read book.
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Peg Glover
January 28, 2018
Sisters Like Us is a well-written, emotional, and thought-provoking read. It’s a story about friendship, acceptance, love, and letting go. Bunny is the matriarch of the Bloom family. She’s not a very nice person. Bunny is stuck in the 1950s and believes her daughters should be too. Harper and Stacy, both have emotional and confidence issues because of their mother’s harsh words. Although Bunny tried to mend her ways, she never won me over. Harper is a divorced, single mother. She’s losing the close relationship that she’s always cherished with her daughter, due to the long hours, she devotes to her business. Although Becca is likable, she’s also a typical teenager, self-centered and moody. Harper is a people pleaser and tries to be perfect. But, because of her mother’s constant criticism, she always feels inadequate. When Harper finally decides to hire, Dean, a business assistant, she starts to feel a little more focused and relaxed. Dean is my favorite character. He’s quirky, funny, supportive, and fiercely protective of Harper. He even stood up to Harper’s imposing detective friend, Lucus. Stacey is a brilliant scientist and happily married. She’s also afraid to tell her mother that she’s pregnant. Bunny has drilled into Stacey’s head that she wasn’t normal because Stacey would rather work in a lab than at home. And, now that Stacey is pregnant she’s afraid that she’ll prove her mother right. Stacey worries that she won’t be able to bond with her daughter. There are many characters intermingling in this book, adding depth, and intrigue to the novel. I was utterly absorbed in their stories. Sisters Like Us put me on an emotional roller coaster from the first page until the last. This book is heartwarming, compelling and entertaining. I loved every page of this novel and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys women’s fiction. Thank you, Harlequin and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
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Pennie Morgan
January 26, 2018
This was such a fun and quirky book full of fun and quirky characters. Harper is a divorced mom who is having a crazy time trying to make her business work even if her clients are taking up too much of her time, especially Lucas. Oh, Lucas... Then there is the other sister, Dr. Stacy who is hiding her pregnancy from her mother. She doesn't think she has the maternal instinct but her husband has decided to be the stay-at-home dad. Oh joy, wait until mom finds out! Mom...Bunny...she is a trip (and a half). She is the overbearing mom who thinks she knows it all and her way is the only way and that is an old fashioned way and oh boy is she is a hoot! This is full of quirky characters and witty banter and was so much fun the pages turned so fast it was over way too soon. Definitely a recommended read. **Received this book for review**
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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

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