Evening Stars (Blackberry Island Novels) by Susan Mallery
Series: Blackberry Island Novels
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns to Blackberry Island with the poignant tale of two sisters on the verge of claiming their dreams.
Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More “Mom” than their mother ever was, she sacrificed medical school—and her first love—so her sister could break free. Which is why she isn’t exactly thrilled to see Averil back on Blackberry Island, especially when Nina’s life has suddenly become…complicated.
Nina unexpectedly finds herself juggling two men—her high school sweetheart and a younger maverick pilot who also wants to claim her heart. But as fun as all this romance is, Nina has real life to deal with. Averil doesn’t seem to want the great guy she’s married to, and doesn’t seem to be making headway writing her first book; their mom is living life just as recklessly as she always has; and Nina’s starting to realize that the control she once had is slipping out of her fingers. Her hopes of getting off the island seem to be stretching further away…until her mother makes a discovery that could change everything forever.
But before Nina and Averil can reach for the stars, they have to decide what they want. Will Averil stay? Will Nina leave? And what about the men who claim to love them? Does love heal, or will finding their happy ending mean giving up all they’ve ever wanted?
This was a refreshing story! Nina has spent her entire life taking care of everyone else. Her sister, her mother, the family home and her mothers antique store. Nina thought she was happy with her career as a nurse and never stopped to think that she had forgotten her dreams until her high school sweetheart, Dylan, came back to town as a doctor to work at his father’s office. She always dreamt she would be a doctor, married to Dylan and would have children by now. They had broken up years ago, breaking Nina’s heart and she vowed to avoid Dylan, knowing it was a small island and it might be nearly impossible. Dylan wants to rekindle the deep friendship that Nina and him once shared. Her dream to become a doctor is within her reach and her friendship with Dylan keeps reminding her of the love they once shared. The family antique store stumbles on a rare painting that would give Nina the financial stability to focus on her dreams again, but she is not sure she trusts her instincts anymore. Evening Stars can be read as a stand alone book, but it is the third book in the series.
*ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.