The Boardwalk Bookshop

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21 reviews

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"A book begging to be read on the beach, with the sun warming the sand and salt in the air: pure escapism."—Kirkus

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes a book-about-books story of friends who become family, giving each other courage to start over.

When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it's a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But while their business is thriving, their personal lives are…not.

Bree, wounded by brilliant but cold parents and her late husband's ultimate betrayal, has sworn to protect her heart at all costs. Even from Ashley's brother, a writer and adventurer who has inspired millions. He's the first man to see past Bree's barricades to her true self, which terrifies her. Mikki has this divorce thing all figured out—somehow, she's stayed friends with her ex and her in-laws…until a new man changes how everyone looks at her, and how she sees herself. Meanwhile, Ashley discovers that the love of her life never intends to marry. Can she live without being a wife if it means she can have everything else she's ever wanted?

At sunset every Friday on the beach in front of the Boardwalk Bookshop, the three friends share a champagne toast. As their bond grows closer, they challenge one another to become the best versions of themselves in this heartachingly beautiful story of friendship, sisterhood and the transformative power of love.

Don't miss #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's latest masterpiece, For the Love of Summer, a captivating story that weaves together the complexities of family, friendship, and unexpected bonds.

Discover more from Susan Mallery:
  • For the Love of Summer - Coming June 2024!
  • The Summer Book Club
  • The Sister Effect
  • The Boardwalk Bookshop
  • The Summer Getaway

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21 reviews
Rhonda Wilks
May 4, 2022
I really enjoy Susan Mallery's books, especially the stand alone ones like this one. This is the story of 3 women brought together by a business venture and how they became friends, then family. Mikki is divorced and manages to stay friends with her ex. It's not a problem until she meets someone new and has to re think her relationship with her ex. I liked Mikki's journey and knowing most ex's can not be civil to each other, forget about helping re decorate! Ashley has been dating/living with Seth for a while, when she discovers he does not believe in marriage. He has nothing against a long term relationship, house, kids, but no to marriage. Personally I thought Seth was a jerk. Ashley also had to work through what she really wanted and could she settle for less? Bree came across as the strongest, but she actually was the most damaged. Her "parents" are the reason some people should not have children. I liked Bree but wonder why it took so long for her to realize she needed help? I liked this book and liked the relationships between the women and the ones surrounding them. What I didn't like was how quickly the book ended. If ever there was a need for a follow up chapter , this was it! Thanks to the author for the advanced copy for my own opinion
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Shari Bartholomew
June 5, 2022
The perfect beach read for this summer. Three strangers who become friends while sharing the space for their businesses. A bookshop, a gift shop and a bakery, the perfect place for friendships to develop. Even though Bree, Ashley and Mikki are different ages they are all going through difficult times in their personal lives they can offer support to each other on their ritual Friday evening on the beach drinking their champagne. I loved the personal journey that all three of these ladies tak
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Lisa Lopez
June 12, 2022
This is another wonderful and addictive book about different kinds of love in the world! Relationship love! Friendship love! Parent/child love! Sibling love! And of course all of the ups and downs that goes with them! As for Mikki, Ashley and Bree... They are each so different but compliment each other perfectly! I also want someone to open a Boardwalk Bookshop in Southern California for real so I can shop there!! 😜 I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book
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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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