Tuesday, August 04, 2015
The Girls of Mischief Bay
Three women living the life in sunny California, in a suburb of Los Angeles, Mischief Bay. Nicole owns an exercise studio and is married amd has young son. Shannon is a career woman who has risen to the top of her field. Pam, who has just turned fifty, is married to a loving, successful man and is soon to be a grandmother. Their lives seem pretty good on the surface.
But Nicole is worried about her marriage. Her husband quit his job, without discussing it with her, and is now in the process of writing a screenplay. He is supposed to be taking care of their son, but is frequently gone, attending workshops and taking meetings.
Shannon loves her job and is well-paid for it, something that the men in her past have found intimidating. But she still hopes for a husband and a family even though she is in her forties.
Pam, the oldest at fifty, is bored. Her life has become routine, and with the impending arrival of a grandchild, she is feeling like life is passing her by.
Nicole is getting tired of being the sole support of her household and is doing more and more of the chores her husband promised he would undertake. But it seems his screenplay is more important to him than his family.
Shannon meets a nice man and thinks she is falling in love. But the fact that he has had a vasectomy and has two kids from a previous marriage are unlooked for complications.
Pam books a romantic weekend for herself and her husband and it works to rekindle the spark in their relationship. Until one evening when the worst thing possible happens.
Together and apart, these three friends will come to terms with adversity and find new lives and new hope for the future.
Although a little on the predictable side, still I quite enjoyed this story of these three women dealing with their problems and coming out OK at the end.
This is the first book in the Mischief Bay series and this first book leaves the reader wondering what awaits these interesting women in the future.
For another review, see http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/books/article12473666.html.