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Posted May 21, 2024

Dear Reader,

In just two short weeks, my juicy new relationship novel, For the Love of Summer, will land in stores. This is one of those books that when the idea occurred to me, I wanted to skip ahead and write it RIGHT. NOW. It’s just such an intriguing premise—could you ever let your ex’s replacement wife move into your house?

“Another amazing novel. . . Lovers of heartfelt, breezy relationship fiction will flock to genre legend Mallery’s moving latest.” – Booklist 

Erica and Allison are both pure-hearted women who adore their children, but that’s about all they have in common. Oh, and they married the same guy, years apart. Erica owns a chain of high-end salons. Allison works two part-time jobs. Erica is super stylish, Allison feels frumpy in her baggy maternity clothes, as she chases after her toddler son. Erica is still reeling four years after a divorce she didn’t see coming. Allison is happily married—to Erica’s ex, Peter. When Peter is arrested, leaving Allison in dire straits, the women are brought together by the daughter/stepdaughter they both love.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes an unforgettable tale about finding friendship with the unlikeliest person…

As the owner of Twisted, Seattle’s best salons, Erica knows that the sharpest cuts come from the people we love. She’s terrified that she’s losing her teen daughter, Summer, to her “other” family, especially to her stepmom, Allison.

All it takes to blow up Allison’s happy life is one collect call. From prison. Her beloved husband, Peter, has been arrested, leaving Allison pregnant, broke, scared and alone with a toddler. But when her stepdaughter ferrets out the truth, the teen rushes to the last person Allison wants to ask for help—her husband’s battle-ax ex.

Erica would do anything for Summer, even take in the woman her daughter loves like a second mom. Allison feels intimidated by Erica—a woman who would never let herself become so dependent on a man. But the more time they spend together, the more Allison realizes what Erica truly needs is a friend. Can two women who married the same man move beyond their complicated past and rethink what it means to be family?

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If you missed The Sister Effect when it came out last year in hardcover, now is your chance to get it in mass market paperback for a great new price—and with an eye-catching new cover!

Beloved bestselling author Susan Mallery—with wisdom, compassion and her trademark humor—explores the nuances of a broken family’s complex emotions as they strive to become whole in this uplifting story of human frailty and resilience.

Finley McGowan is determined that the niece she’s raising will always feel loved and wanted. Unlike how she felt after her mom left to pursue a dream of stardom and her grandfather abandoned her and her sister Sloane when they needed him most. Finley reacted to her chaotic childhood by walking the straight and narrow—nose down, work hard, follow the rules.

Sloane went the other way.

Now Sloane is back, as beautiful and damaged as ever, and wants a relationship with her daughter. She says she’s changed, but Finley’s heart has been bruised once too often for her to trust easily. But is her reluctance to forgive really about Sloane, or worry over losing what she loves the most? With the help of a man who knows all too well how messy families can be, Finley will learn there’s joy in surrendering and peace in letting go.

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