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  • Title: California Girls
  • Author: Susan Mallery
  • ISBN: 0778368963
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The California sunshine s not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week Finola, a popular LA morning show host, is famously upbeat until she s blindsided on live TV by news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music While avoiding the tabloids and pretending she s just fine, she s crumbling inside, des The California sunshine s not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week Finola, a popular LA morning show host, is famously upbeat until she s blindsided on live TV by news that her husband is sleeping with a young pop sensation who has set their affair to music While avoiding the tabloids and pretending she s just fine, she s crumbling inside, desperate for him to come to his senses and for life to go back to normal.Zennie s breakup is no big loss Although the world insists she pair up, she d rather be surfing So agreeing to be the surrogate for her best friend is a no brainer after all, she has an available womb and no other attachments to worry about Except when everyone else, including her big sister, thinks she s making a huge mistake, being pregnant is a lot lonelier and complicated than she imagined.Never the tallest, thinnest or prettiest sister, Ali is used to being overlooked, but when her fianc sends his disapproving brother to call off the wedding, it s a new low And yet Daniel continues to turn up for support, making Ali wonder if maybe for once someone sees her in a way no one ever has.But side by side by side, these sisters will start over and rebuild their lives with all the affection, charm and laugh out loud humor that is classic Susan Mallery Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 432 pages Expected publication February 26th 2019 by MIRA More Details ISBN 0778368963 ISBN13 9780778368960 Other Editions 10 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about California Girls, please sign up

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moments of your life a stronger person This book tells the story of three sisters, who couldn t be different, all experiencing a painful breakup at the same time, each of them learning a different lesson Ali s fianc doesn t even have the guts to break off their engagement weeks before the wedding and sends his brother to do his dirty work instead, Zennie is shocked when she has literally no feelings about her boyfriend breaking up with her and throws herself into a very new, non romantic situation, and Finola s husband informs her, minutes before she has to be on live TV, that he has been having an affair and is leaving her While they all learn different things about themselves during the painful months that follow, they realize they have all lost sight of what is truly important, and grow stronger I loved watching the sisters realize uncomfortable truths and growing because of that, how they each learned to let things go and ultimately found themselves again It was a lovely story about three totally different women, each remarkable in their own way, and I cheered so hard when they all stood up for what they wanted I can t believe it took me this long to pick up a Susan Mallery book again I forgot how warm, heartfelt, and amazing her books are Definitely recommended to anyone who likes complex stories about families, loss, and moving on I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 12 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Louise Bird rated it it was amazing review of another edition Kudos to Susan Mallery This book is amazing, it is about three sisters who all have relationship breakups on the same day The end for them is the beginning of self discovery and finding out who they truly are It is a must read flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Jen rated it really liked it One of the greatest joys of reading is the ability to escape to a different locale In the midst of a cold Minnesota winter, escaping to California with sisters Finola, Zennie, and Ali was an absolute delight Three sisters, all dealing with various dramas in their life Morning show host Finola is blindsided on national TV when she finds out her husband has been having an affair Zennie is content with her small life so her breakup is no big dealuntil she s presented with the opportunity One of the greatest joys of reading is the ability to escape to a different locale In the midst of a cold Minnesota winter, escaping to California with sisters Finola, Zennie, and Ali was an absolute delight Three sisters, all dealing with various dramas in their life Morning show host Finola is blindsided on national TV when she finds out her husband has been having an affair Zennie is content with her small life so her breakup is no big dealuntil she s presented with the opportunity to be a surrogate for her best friend And then there s poor Aliher fianc e calls off her wedding a month before but refuses to do it himself and sends his brother to break up with her instead These sisters deal with life changing events, leaning on each other and finding that maybe these endings are just new beginnings I loved this story and was completely invested in the characters This was wonderfully written and a fabulous representation of a sisterly bond For me, California Girls was 5 stars Thank you harlequinbooks for this advance reader in exchange for my honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Tooter I love to find fun little books like this Jen Sometimes I need a break from heavy reads but I still want it to be worth reading Thanks for sharing I love to find fun little books like this Jen Sometimes I need a break from heavy reads but I still want it to be worth reading Thanks for sharing Jan 29, 2019 04 58PM Jan 06, 2019 Kathryn rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves contemporary romance, contemporary fiction 3.5 stars Review to follow flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 19, 2018 Lisa Schneider rated it really liked it I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I used to be an avid reader of Susan Mallery a few years ago She stopped being my instant buy about 16 books into the Fool s Gold series, just because I felt like they were getting monotonous After reading this book, I am going to have to rethink my previous stand I thoroughly enjoyed this book This novel is about three sisters Finola, Zennie, and Ali Three sisters have never been different Finola is the oldest, most d I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I used to be an avid reader of Susan Mallery a few years ago She stopped being my instant buy about 16 books into the Fool s Gold series, just because I felt like they were getting monotonous After reading this book, I am going to have to rethink my previous stand I thoroughly enjoyed this book This novel is about three sisters Finola, Zennie, and Ali Three sisters have never been different Finola is the oldest, most distinguished of the three sisters She has a career in television and is the host of a t.v show She s married to the handome, adoring Nigel.Zennie is the middle child, the one who refuses to conform She doesn t feel the need to pair up with another human being, but she s casually dating the adorable zoologist Clark She is fiercely loyal and loving Ali is the baby sister, the one who was never a parental favorite The one who feels overlooked and frumpy She s self deprecating, but not in a frustrating way She is in the midst of planning her wedding to Glen.One Friday, all three women are changed irrevocably Finola finds out that the steady Nigel has been having an affair, with a younger ultra famous singer Ali s fiance calls off the wedding by sending his brother to tell her Clark breaks up with Zennie and she finds herself pregnant She sacrifices her womb for her best friend Yes drama ensues, but the women make revelations about themselves They realize the mistakes they have made in the past and they choose to grow from them This was the type of novel I often crave One that has just enough drama, and simple resolution I have always loved Susan Mallery s writing She s a fantastic author, and it s fantastic for me to leave the world of Fool s Gold flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Jacquie Biggar rated it really liked it review of another edition Just when the world seems against them, three sisters find an inner strength and a bond they never expected.Television personality, Finola is finally ready to give her husband his greatest desire children She plans to tell him on a rare getaway that goes awry when she learns he s been having an affair.Zinnie is happy on her own She s focused on a nursing career and only dates because it s the thing to do So, when her best friend a cancer survivor approaches her to be a surrogate, Zinnie j Just when the world seems against them, three sisters find an inner strength and a bond they never expected.Television personality, Finola is finally ready to give her husband his greatest desire children She plans to tell him on a rare getaway that goes awry when she learns he s been having an affair.Zinnie is happy on her own She s focused on a nursing career and only dates because it s the thing to do So, when her best friend a cancer survivor approaches her to be a surrogate, Zinnie jumps at the opportunity to help Except, being pregnant and alone, is harder than she expected.Ali is getting married in six short weeks and she s going crazy between preparations and keeping up to her mother who needs help decluttering her home so she can sell it Then, in a cowardly move, her fianc sends his handsome brother to call off the wedding.What follows is how these three so different sisters overcome the crisis each of them face and find strength from unexpected places.Some of my favorite scenes happened in the family home as the three girls and their mother come together amid thirty years of memories.I give California Girls 4 lovely kisses An enjoyable read flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2019 Jill rated it really liked it review of another edition This is the story of 3 sisters whose lives are turned upside down at the same time and how they each deal with their situations Two of the sisters are so self absorbed and the third is so invisible By halfway through I couldn t wait for the two sisters to realize their negative ways I found I was looking forward to the invisible sister s story to continue in the book I enjoyed her story, even though the invisible, heavy sister doesn t usually get the hunky sexy guy, we can always dream flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Poongothai rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves chick lit Story of thee sisters who get dumped on the same day We have Finola a TV show host, whose husband has an affair with a young pop star, Zennie a nurse who feels she is not cut out for pairing up and wants to be alone but also wants to be a surrogate mother for her friend Then we have Ali, who is always overlooked gets dumped by her fiance 7 weeks before the wedding.It was an ok read I did not feel connected to any of the characters.Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the eARC flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Jayme rated it it was amazing This is a great story of loss, family, love and friendships In the beginning I didn t much care for Finola, Ali was clueless, and Zennie was harsh But after getting involved in their stories, my mind was changed, just like Fin evolved, Ali became herself and Zen became softer flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 31, 2018 Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves general fiction Chick lit at its finest The engaging tale of three sisters spurned in the same week As one might expect, as each woman deals with her breakup she ultimately learns and grows in the process Cliche though the yarn may be, the book itself was so enjoyable I didn t mind the fact that its a story oft told Moreover, youngest sister Ali s love interest if it were possible for fictional characters to come to life and emerge from the pages, I d be pinning for this man flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 10, 2018 Patty rated it liked it Interesting and sorry of fun to read but after a while the characters were just too predictable and the situations weren t that believable flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 09, 2018 Julie rated it really liked it I really enjoyed this romance book with 3 sisters all who ended up breaking up on the same day and for different reasons I loved Ali , Fiona, and Zennie They all grew and changed over the course of time Granted two of the sisters found love but they showed growth during this time I really enjoyed it I think I found a new author flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 10, 2018 Diane rated it really liked it California Girls by author Susan Mallory is another wondery story about three sisters who are all experiencing a very dramatic event in their lives Each of the three girls are dumped by the men in their lives on the same week Finola is the very popular host of an LA TV show, and thirty minuts before she goes live, her husband pops in her office to tell her he is leaving her They are scheduled to leave the next day for a week in Hawaii She is shocked Zennie is an OR nurse who loves her job, s California Girls by author Susan Mallory is another wondery story about three sisters who are all experiencing a very dramatic event in their lives Each of the three girls are dumped by the men in their lives on the same week Finola is the very popular host of an LA TV show, and thirty minuts before she goes live, her husband pops in her office to tell her he is leaving her They are scheduled to leave the next day for a week in Hawaii She is shocked Zennie is an OR nurse who loves her job, surfing and running with her best friends Her boyfriend Clark decides they should take a break Zennie is not really disturbed too much, so she decides she must not have loved him She impulsively decides to do an astounding thing for her very best friend, become a surrogate and carry her baby This decision causes unexpected problems for Zennie The youngest sister Ali, is getting ready for her wedding day to Glen It is two weeks away and the final fitting for her dress has been checked off her list Ali has an unexpected visit from Daniel, Glen s brother, He brings news that Glen wants to break the engagment but does not have the courage or integrity to tell Ali himself Daniel did not want tosee Ali standing at the altar alone Oh my Each of the girls must deal with some extremely important life changing events Their parents are not any source of support or comfort Finola seems to be very caught up in her own life and is selfish Zennie and Ali were close until the sisters learn of Zennie s pregnancy, and they all berate her for her decision Ali has learned the hard way to keep some secrets about her life from her sisters As each sister faces their problems and learn some important truths about their core strengths and faults, maybe the relationship between the three of them will make a change.Publication date February 26, 2019 flag Like see review Jan 17, 2019 Peggy Jaeger rated it really liked it Three sisters, as different as chalk is from cheese, all get dumped by the men in their lives on the same day One s husband tells her he s been having an affair and leaves to be with that much younger woman one gets dumped during a dinner out, and the youngest gets dumped a few weeks before her wedding and that s not the worst part for her her fianc doesn t even tell her in person He sends his brother to do the dirty work.Can these three women pick up the pieces of their relationship disa Three sisters, as different as chalk is from cheese, all get dumped by the men in their lives on the same day One s husband tells her he s been having an affair and leaves to be with that much younger woman one gets dumped during a dinner out, and the youngest gets dumped a few weeks before her wedding and that s not the worst part for her her fianc doesn t even tell her in person He sends his brother to do the dirty work.Can these three women pick up the pieces of their relationship disaster lives and move forward That s the question posed in Susan Mallery s newest book from Harlequin Mira CALIFORNIA GIRLS.I have to say I didn t have one sister that I liked or disliked than the other They were all equally appealing and at times not so much so for me Finola is the oldest and married to the cheater Zennie s in the middle and not really sure the whole pairing up thing in life is for her, and Ali s the bride that almost was The one constant in their lives is their pain in the neck mother who s entire goal in life seems to be made a grandmother.Written with her usual flare for diving deep into the emotional depth and minds of her characters, Mallery gives us three women at a crossroads who are the poster children for the phrase I never saw that coming in their lives And, also as usual, the way they each grow and come out of that relationship pitfall is written with a great deal of humor, warmth, angst, and discovery.This was an enjoyable book Thank you to Netgally and Mira for allowing me a sneak peak in exchange for an honest opinion CALIFORNIA GIRLS is a keeper flag Like see review Jan 09, 2019 Susan McClintock rated it liked it I received an advance readers copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest review This book tells the story of three sisters, Finola, Zennie and Ali who are dumped on the same day and tells the ensuing fallout Finola is a local morning show personality in LA Her longtime husband chooses to tell her he is having an affair 15 minutes to her going on live TV The worst part, her guest on the show, country star Treasure, let s her know as they are going on that she is the other woman Zennie ha I received an advance readers copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest review This book tells the story of three sisters, Finola, Zennie and Ali who are dumped on the same day and tells the ensuing fallout Finola is a local morning show personality in LA Her longtime husband chooses to tell her he is having an affair 15 minutes to her going on live TV The worst part, her guest on the show, country star Treasure, let s her know as they are going on that she is the other woman Zennie has never connected with anyone When she is on her fourth date with nice guy Clark, he realizes that she is just going through the motions, and he breaks things off Ali is seven weeks out from her wedding to Glen, when he sends his brother Daniel to break things off You get three parallel stories about the sisters I really wish this had been a trilogy as I don t feel like each sister s story was complete I loved the Daniel and Ali part of the story, I would give that part a five star as Daniel was fantastic and Ali had a lot of personal growth I would give Zennie s story three stars as I felt it skipped over some of the personal growth and were expected to buy that she was changing I really did not like Finola She was a self centered narcissistic Her part of the story left me unsatisfied Bottom line, there are some really great parts of this story and some not so great flag Like see review Jan 05, 2019 Ann marie rated it really liked it Susan does it again writing another tale of sisters losing their love and picking up the pieces California Girls is about three sisters Finola Zenner and Ali Finola is the sister who seems to have it all, brains beauty and wonderful husband She host an am talk show that is doing wonderful Zenner is a an OR nurse who unlike her sisters don t believe in romance and love and do not mind being alone.In the novel each sister is faced with a challenge Finola husband decides to have a passionate a Susan does it again writing another tale of sisters losing their love and picking up the pieces California Girls is about three sisters Finola Zenner and Ali Finola is the sister who seems to have it all, brains beauty and wonderful husband She host an am talk show that is doing wonderful Zenner is a an OR nurse who unlike her sisters don t believe in romance and love and do not mind being alone.In the novel each sister is faced with a challenge Finola husband decides to have a passionate affair with a young country singer, Ali fiance dumps her seven weeks before their wedding and Zenner decides to make a personal sacrifice for her friend.Ms Mallery has found an in depth way to combine women s fiction and chick lit and create true reality of our time and and still gives you uplifting romance In Susan recent novels her writing about than one HEA I feel like you are getting three books in one, since each woman characteristics likes and want plot out with so much depth and insight You turn the page to read whats next with each sisters We also get an overbearing mother a father who mostly texts his children and happenings going on around each women s job.Was giving an arc by netgalley flag Like see review Jan 29, 2019 Becky Wise rated it really liked it California Girls is a wonderful read filled with lots of heart, some heart ache and watching sisters come together This was such a beautiful read watching each sister come into her own Each sister is different in her own way You have the oldest Finola She is direct and doesn t hold back her opinion Married not only to work but to her husband too Zennie is the middle sister She does her own thing, beats to her own drum and the tomboy Single and doesn t feel the need to be in a relationshi California Girls is a wonderful read filled with lots of heart, some heart ache and watching sisters come together This was such a beautiful read watching each sister come into her own Each sister is different in her own way You have the oldest Finola She is direct and doesn t hold back her opinion Married not only to work but to her husband too Zennie is the middle sister She does her own thing, beats to her own drum and the tomboy Single and doesn t feel the need to be in a relationship Last we have the youngest sister Ali She is the invisible one and a bit of a wallflower I love how this flows from sister to sister as they help in their own ways to support or put their opinion in on various things Ali you so a wonderful transformation in her With Zennie you experience her selfless nature Finola finally getting things figured out In all it is heart warming watching the sisters become so close and finding what they never thought they wanted This is such an amazing read flag Like see review Nov 28, 2018 Laura Hill rated it liked it A typical bravo performance from Susan Mallery Three sisters all in different stages of heartbreak do what it takes to rebuild their lives with surprising but feel good results Finola is the well put together LA morning show host whose husband leaves her for a younger woman just moments before she goes on the air the extra zing The woman is her first guest Zennie is the athletic OR nurse who doesn t believe that everyone needs to be paired up in twos she is very happy with her unat A typical bravo performance from Susan Mallery Three sisters all in different stages of heartbreak do what it takes to rebuild their lives with surprising but feel good results Finola is the well put together LA morning show host whose husband leaves her for a younger woman just moments before she goes on the air the extra zing The woman is her first guest Zennie is the athletic OR nurse who doesn t believe that everyone needs to be paired up in twos she is very happy with her unattached life But when she agrees to be a surrogate for her best friend, the ensuing hormone flood is confusing Ali is jilted by her fiancee just weeks before the wedding and he doesn t even have the nerve to tell her himself Though his selected intermediary is his much nicer and pretty hunky younger brother.While the story is somewhat predictable, it is a real pleasure to read and includes some great messaging about self worth, friendship, support, and family flag Like see review Dec 25, 2018 Donna Hines rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, netgalley Three sisters in vastly different yet similar times of their lives when being jilted and feeling lonely takes on a new look of redemption, courage, and the chance to rebuild.Each of these sisters is facing powerful sorrow but refuses to give up in love and in life.What is fascinating is how Susan brings it all in and makes a powerful connection among these sisters and their outward connections.Fiona just learned her husband is having an affair with a much younger mistress Zennie has an idea to Three sisters in vastly different yet similar times of their lives when being jilted and feeling lonely takes on a new look of redemption, courage, and the chance to rebuild.Each of these sisters is facing powerful sorrow but refuses to give up in love and in life.What is fascinating is how Susan brings it all in and makes a powerful connection among these sisters and their outward connections.Fiona just learned her husband is having an affair with a much younger mistress Zennie has an idea to become a surrogate to help out her friend Meanwhile, Ali s wedding was just called off not by the groom but his very own brother which makes her wonder as Dan continues to hoover.Side by side these ladies ride the waves of life to a whole new outlook on the world around them.A gripping and fulfilling novel from start to finish.Thank you to Susan, the publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Margaret rated it it was amazing Three sisters each go through a devastating loss on the same day The oldest sister, Finola, is blindsided when her perfect marriage falls apart The middle sister, Zennie doesn t know why pairing is such a big deal, but is blindsided when her current date breaks it off because he wants from her Ali, the youngest, is blindsided by her fianc two months before their wedding Even worse is that he won t even tell her himself his standoffish brother tells her Each sister does not want to Three sisters each go through a devastating loss on the same day The oldest sister, Finola, is blindsided when her perfect marriage falls apart The middle sister, Zennie doesn t know why pairing is such a big deal, but is blindsided when her current date breaks it off because he wants from her Ali, the youngest, is blindsided by her fianc two months before their wedding Even worse is that he won t even tell her himself his standoffish brother tells her Each sister does not want to bother the others with her trauma They each struggle to change and grow into the women they were meant to be California Girls is a wonderful view of personal growth, change, family and finding love I always enjoy Susan Mallery s books Her characters are spot on and it was a hard book to put down flag Like see review Jan 06, 2019 Jamie rated it liked it review of another edition Finola, Zennie and Ali are 3 sister who could not be different When I first started California Girls by Susan Mallery I was intrigued by how it all started and was very curious for how it would all end There were many unexpected twists and turns along the way for the 3 sisters.While I enjoyed this story about 3 sisters who learn about heartbreak, healing, second chances and happily ever afters, I also felt this may have been better as a trilogy instead of a novel There were times where s Finola, Zennie and Ali are 3 sister who could not be different When I first started California Girls by Susan Mallery I was intrigued by how it all started and was very curious for how it would all end There were many unexpected twists and turns along the way for the 3 sisters.While I enjoyed this story about 3 sisters who learn about heartbreak, healing, second chances and happily ever afters, I also felt this may have been better as a trilogy instead of a novel There were times where so many things were going on for each character I couldnt genuinely connect with them all, I found the best connection with Daniel and Ali, and struggled to connect with the girls parents as I found them unsupportive, self centered and down right rude at times.I received an ARC of California Girls from Netgally and this is my honest review flag Like see review Dec 13, 2018 Michele rated it really liked it In California Girls by Susan Mallery we meet three sisters who on the surface could not be any different But when all three get dumped a few days apart from each other they begin to see who they were and realize that along the way something shifted and they lost than the men in their lives As they begin to put their lives back together, we get to see how they plan to rebuild a better them It helps when you throw in a small felony, In Out Burger in a recovery room and offers for r In California Girls by Susan Mallery we meet three sisters who on the surface could not be any different But when all three get dumped a few days apart from each other they begin to see who they were and realize that along the way something shifted and they lost than the men in their lives As they begin to put their lives back together, we get to see how they plan to rebuild a better them It helps when you throw in a small felony, In Out Burger in a recovery room and offers for revenge sex I am a Susan Mallery fan Fools Gold all the way so this was a change in my reading for her and I could not be happier I received an ARC through Net Galley of this book and this is my honest review flag Like see review Dec 29, 2018 ROBIN RUIZ rated it it was amazing You just know that when you open a Susan Mallery book, you will be instantly transported into the story, the characters and all their ups and downs You will laugh and cry and rally behind the characters routing for them to overcome and persevere California girls is no different , you will meet Finola , Zennie and Ali , three sisters whose lives have just changed drastically and who have to rediscover themselves and their inner strength I loved this book, each of these ladies had their own cha You just know that when you open a Susan Mallery book, you will be instantly transported into the story, the characters and all their ups and downs You will laugh and cry and rally behind the characters routing for them to overcome and persevere California girls is no different , you will meet Finola , Zennie and Ali , three sisters whose lives have just changed drastically and who have to rediscover themselves and their inner strength I loved this book, each of these ladies had their own challenges to deal with and I found them easily like able I enjoyed this book fromBeginning to end flag Like see review Jan 01, 2019 Janilyn Kocher rated it it was amazing Reading a Susan Mallery book is like eating cake with lots of icing, it s pleasing to the pallet In California Girls Finola, Zennie, and Ali are all dumped at the same time Each sister deals with her situation differently Finola reevaluates her life and decides she really doesn t need a husband Zennie Offers to be a surrogate for her best friend and ends up with than she bargained for Ali, the most likable of the sisters, finds passion with the brother of her fianc The sisters paren Reading a Susan Mallery book is like eating cake with lots of icing, it s pleasing to the pallet In California Girls Finola, Zennie, and Ali are all dumped at the same time Each sister deals with her situation differently Finola reevaluates her life and decides she really doesn t need a husband Zennie Offers to be a surrogate for her best friend and ends up with than she bargained for Ali, the most likable of the sisters, finds passion with the brother of her fianc The sisters parents are both insufferable and don t play a major role in the novel I love the cover of the book as it s pure California Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy flag Like see review Dec 30, 2018 Marisa rated it really liked it I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for this arc in return for my honest review I would have to say this was a fantastic read, the emotional pull it envoked for each of the sisters different plights, and yet Thierry situations all came to a head on the same weekend, how strange for all of them The one true character I had some distaste for would be The sisters mother Mary Jo, and I didn t like how she raised the girls so different and having a favourite This was in some moments I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for this arc in return for my honest review I would have to say this was a fantastic read, the emotional pull it envoked for each of the sisters different plights, and yet Thierry situations all came to a head on the same weekend, how strange for all of them The one true character I had some distaste for would be The sisters mother Mary Jo, and I didn t like how she raised the girls so different and having a favourite This was in some moments very emotional enducing for the three different women.This was a good read I highly recommend flag Like see review Dec 11, 2018 Tara rated it liked it Shelves arc, contemporary, e read, family, favorite author, netgalley, read in 2018 I have read nearly every Susan Mallery book, and she is one of my favorite contemporary women s lit authors I was excited to get this title, and while I read it all the way through, it is not one of my favorites The sisters were all very winey and at sometimes annoying All of their stories wrapped up the way I assumed they would, and their parents seemed like horrible people I loved the story of Ali and Daniel and I would love to read about them All in all, disappointed in this new boo I have read nearly every Susan Mallery book, and she is one of my favorite contemporary women s lit authors I was excited to get this title, and while I read it all the way through, it is not one of my favorites The sisters were all very winey and at sometimes annoying All of their stories wrapped up the way I assumed they would, and their parents seemed like horrible people I loved the story of Ali and Daniel and I would love to read about them All in all, disappointed in this new book, Susan Mallery has written way better books than this one flag Like see review Jan 15, 2019 Carrie rated it really liked it Plenty of family drama abounds, but it all comes together with Mallery s trademark humor and ability to showcase the love that binds a family together 3 sisters who are all facing major hurdles in their lives at the same time have to decide if this will bring them back together, or if it will be the wedge that pushes them farther apart than ever Beautifully written, this one will draw you in and keep you rooting for the girls flag Like see review Jan 24, 2019 Lesley rated it really liked it Shelves arc Susan Mallery has done it again An amazing tale of three sisters all dumped on the same weekend and their journey to finding themselves It was hard to put down Ali and Daniel were my favorite of the book This book is than a romance though the relationships between the three sisters and family in general are front and center and heartwarming.I highly recommend this feel good book Thanks to the author for a review copy flag Like see review Dec 15, 2018 Kimmie1 rated it it was amazing I was so excited to get an Advance Reader copy of this book I am truly a fan of Susan Mallery and this book didn t disappoint California Girls follows the lives of three sisters, who have all been broken up with on the same day It was fun and exciting to read how Ali, Finola and Zennie dealt with the news of their breakup and went forward with their lives Finola s storyline was my favorite and I would love to read about her new life Overall, loved this one flag Like see review Dec 11, 2018 Beth rated it liked it 3.5 starsI enjoy Susan Mallery s books and was happy to get an advanced copy of this book Three sisters, Zennie, Finola, and Ali have distinctly different careers, relationships, and outlooks on life Through various turns in the road, they find their lives upended in one way or another The steps they take to move forward are admirable and fun to read about The characters weren t overly warm and developed for me, but it is a light read which is enjoyable flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Although Susan majored in Accounting, she never worked as an accountant because she was published straight out of college with two books the same month Sixteen prolific years and seventy four books later, she hit the New York Times bestsellers list for the first time with Accidentally Yours in 2008 She made many appearances in the Top 10 before finally hitting 1 in 2015 with Thrill Me, the twentieth book in her most popular series, the Fool s Gold romances, and the fourth of five books released that year.Susan lives in Washington state with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur Her heart for animals has led Susan to become an active supporter of the Seattle Humane Society Visit Susan online at SusanMallery Books by Susan Mallery More Trivia About California Girls No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 32, 43, 20, 4, 0 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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    California Girls The California sunshine s not quite so bright for three sisters who get dumped in the same week Finola a popular LA morning show host is famously upbeat until she s blindsided on live TV by news tha

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    1. Starting over isn t easy, even when it s the right thing to do.This is Susan Mallery doing what she does best combining romance and chick lit with all the feelings and lessons about love, loss, heartbreak, moving on, and learning and ultimately coming out of the worst moments of your life a stronger person This book tells the story of three sisters, who couldn t be different, all experiencing a painful breakup at the same time, each of them learning a different lesson Ali s fianc doesn Starting [...]

    2. Kudos to Susan Mallery This book is amazing, it is about three sisters who all have relationship breakups on the same day The end for them is the beginning of self discovery and finding out who they truly are It is a must read

    3. One of the greatest joys of reading is the ability to escape to a different locale In the midst of a cold Minnesota winter, escaping to California with sisters Finola, Zennie, and Ali was an absolute delight Three sisters, all dealing with various dramas in their life Morning show host Finola is blindsided on national TV when she finds out her husband has been having an affair Zennie is content with her small life so her breakup is no big dealuntil she s presented with the opportunity One of the [...]

    4. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I used to be an avid reader of Susan Mallery a few years ago She stopped being my instant buy about 16 books into the Fool s Gold series, just because I felt like they were getting monotonous After reading this book, I am going to have to rethink my previous stand I thoroughly enjoyed this book This novel is about three sisters Finola, Zennie, and Ali Three sisters have never been different Finola is the oldest, most d [...]

    5. Just when the world seems against them, three sisters find an inner strength and a bond they never expected.Television personality, Finola is finally ready to give her husband his greatest desire children She plans to tell him on a rare getaway that goes awry when she learns he s been having an affair.Zinnie is happy on her own She s focused on a nursing career and only dates because it s the thing to do So, when her best friend a cancer survivor approaches her to be a surrogate, Zinnie j Just w [...]

    6. This is the story of 3 sisters whose lives are turned upside down at the same time and how they each deal with their situations Two of the sisters are so self absorbed and the third is so invisible By halfway through I couldn t wait for the two sisters to realize their negative ways I found I was looking forward to the invisible sister s story to continue in the book I enjoyed her story, even though the invisible, heavy sister doesn t usually get the hunky sexy guy, we can always dream

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