Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Million Little Things Book Review

I put this book on the reserve list because it was an author that I knew and I thought that I would enjoy her new book.  I keep saying that I will do better about looking up the books in the series before the book comes up so that I can read the beginning but I think that this one came up faster than expected so I really didn't know.  I didn't want to wait to read it or even look up the other books in the series so I just started reading (FYI, not the first in the series so don't start here!).  A Million Little Things: A Novel (Mischief Bay) by Susan Mallery came on my shelf and I wanted to make sure that I read it before it was due back because I knew that I couldn't renew the book with the long wait list.

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 book club sensation Susan Mallery!

I thought this book was great!  It really showed a lot of real life happening and you could totally picture yourself in the middle of these complicated relationships.  Zoe is trying to be strong and make her life on her own after breaking up with her boyfriend.  She thought that they were going to get married so she changed all the things in her life to make it easier to move forward.  She quit her job and got one working from home.  She bought a nice big house so that he and his kids would move in.  She realized that this wasn't going to happen and looking back, she is confused how she could ever believe it would happen.  She is trying to build her new life and find friends to support her do that.  Working on being happy being alone without a husband and children is a tough battle but she finally gets there but you have to pick up the book to find out what happens.  I hope that you check out this book and the others in the series first.  I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did!!!  There was so much going on and it was hard to put down.

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