Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Already Home by Susan Mallery

After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She's supported her ex-husband's dreams for so long that she can't even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents' home and envisions her very own cooking store.
Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise store manager and Jenna's adoptive mother. But just as she's gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents—aging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn.
Now Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and Tom with her traditional parents, deal with her feelings for a new love interest and decide what to do about her ex's latest outrageous request. In the end, Jenna will find that there is no perfect family, only the people we love….


I was so privileged to read this book as an ARC. Susan Mallery is one of my absolute favorite authors and I love her writing. This book took me by surprise. It is not your typical Susan Mallery story. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
As always, the characters are lovable. Susan creates individuals who take a hold of your heart and wont let go. Jenna is a charming young lady that is struggling to discover herself. I loved this aspect of the book because everyone can relate to a point in their life when they too needed to find their own identity. Other characters like Beth and Serenity give you a glimpse of people in the world who are unique in their own ways. I loved how different every character truly was and yet, they all seemed to fit like pieces of a puzzle. I did have a favorite, who although wasn’t a main character, brought a little fun into the pictures. Ah, Dragonfly! :) 
There is so much I can say about this book, but I don’t want to give away too many spoilers. All in all, Susan once again takes us on an unforgettable journey of life, love, and family. This story is not like the others, but its a story that will leave you laughing, crying, and understanding a little bit more about the world and the people around you. Already Home comes out March 29th. 
Happy reading,
PS. I would love to hear your thoughts! :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Valia! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed ALREADY HOME. It's not a romance novel, so I'm very interested to see what my readers think as I begin exploring other relationships that impact women's lives. I'm glad you loved Dragon, though. I do, too!

    I'll ask my assistant to post a quote from your review on my Reviews page, along with a link to your site.