by Susan Mallery
As an etiquette coach, Margot teaches her clients to fit in. But she’s never faced a client like Bianca, an aging movie star who gained fame—and notoriety—through a campaign of shock and awe. Schooling Bianca on the fine art of behaving like a proper diplomat’s wife requires intensive lessons, forcing Margot to move into the monastery turned mansion owned by the actress’s intensely private son. Like his incredible home, Alec’s stony exterior hides secret depths Margot would love to explore. But will he trust her enough to let her in?
Sunshine has always been the good-time sister, abandoning jobs to chase after guys who used her, then threw her away. No more. She refuses to be “that girl” again. This time, she’ll finish college, dedicate herself to her job as a nanny, and she 100 percent will not screw up her life again by falling for the wrong guy. Especially not the tempting single dad who also happens to be her boss.
Master storyteller Susan Mallery weaves threads of family drama, humor, romance and a wish-you-were-there setting into one of the most satisfying books of the year!
The Summer of Sunshine and Margot is different from other books that I usually read. Long time readers of my blog may realize that I tend to stay away from books with stories about family. I don't find myself interested in may family stories, but being that this story is about sisters and I have two olders sisters - well, color me intrigued.
I enjoyed reading about the sisters and their relationship. What made it the most wonderful for me is the fact that the story is not of the sickly sweet sisterly variety - there is quite a bit of attitude in the story. I love characters that have some cutting to their personality. It makes it more interesting and definitely more believable to me. The other aspect of these characters that I loved was the fact that both were so entirely different than the other, despite them being fraternal twins. Don't get me wrong, the other characters in this book totally added to the story, but the main event for me were the sisters Sunshine and Margot Baxter. The story truly takes us through their relationship as sisters, and what it means to be family - the good and the bad.
I was wary of the family backdrop of this book, but I am very glad to have picked up Sunshine and Margot because it's lovely and hopeful to read about family being there for each other. Definitely recommend for lovers of family stories and for those wanting to take the plunge.