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by Susan Mallery

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ISBN: 1455809446
ISBN13: 978-1455809448
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Women's Fiction
Author: Susan Mallery
Language: English
Publisher: Brilliance Corp; Unabridged edition (April 2011)
ePUB size: 1699 kb
FB2 size: 1331 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 842
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Looking for a book to help with my book hangover from a Fool's Gold story...they always leave me wanting the next story, I stumbled upon this wonderful book. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. I loved the fact the character left an overbearing husband and started a new life and became successful with the aid of a new friend. One of my favorite parts was when the now ex-husband came back when he discovered that she was writing a cookbook and was overshadowing his now flailing career. He realized she was the reason he was successful and without her, he was untalented one! LOVED IT! Susan Mallery as a gift for storytelling. She has never failed to draw me into the story and keep me there. I cannot put down her books until I finish reading every page. Five stars.
Susan Mallery quickly has become one of my favorite authors.I came to the banquet late but that's the great thing about delicious books... they are always good whether you read them immediately or a few years after publication. I believe I first discovered Susan's books through Amazon's "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" --gosh, I love Amazon! After I read my first, I was hooked.

Also by Susan Mallery -- and recommended:
Sweet Talk (Bakery Sisters) - July 2008
Sweet Spot (Bakery Sisters) - August 2008
Sweet Trouble (Bakery Sisters) - September 2008

Delicious (The Buchanans) - February 2006
Irresistible - June 2006
Sizzling (Buchanan Saga) - January 2007
Tempting (Buchanan Saga) - July 2007

Chasing Perfect (Fool's Gold, Book 1) - May 2010 [
Almost Perfect (Fool's Gold, Book 2) - July 2010
Sister of the Bride
Finding Perfect - September 2010
Only Mine- August 2011
Only Yours (Fool's Gold, Book 5) - September 2011
Only His (Fool's Gold, Book 6) - October 2011
Only Us: A Fool's Gold Holiday(e-novella) - November 2011
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I've read almost every Susan Mallery book published, and enjoyed most of them, she is one of my favorite authors. 'Already Home' introduces a new location and a new cast of people. Once again, Susan presents an interesting, comfortable setting populated by a caring family, acquaintances who rapidly become friends, new men who are to-good-to-be true and a scenario I could relate to. My rating of this book 4.5* is lower than it might have been because I found myself becoming annoyed by the book's primary women (the mother, daughter and employee-friend) in this story. They acted upon what they thought was the "right" thing to do, instead of trusting the validity of their feelings. That part was a little heavy handed for me, especially, since I usually find one or more people I would love to know and befriend. The caring and closeness of the family members was comfortable, for me, and I really enjoyed the story associated with someone setting up a store and gaining confidence as she become comfortable making changes to grow her business. I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys exploring the relationships between women of different backgrounds, ages and experiences. While the romance, in this book, is secondary, it is fun and rewarding to watch it grow.
Several times while reading this book, I was reminded that as a new author, I have a lot to learn and will hopefully keep getting better. This is the first book I've read by Susan Mallery and, wow, she is an amazing story teller.

It's hard to summarize the plot of this book because there were many things going on at the same time (in a good way) but in a nutshell, Jenna is a woman who is recently divorced from a pretty emotionally abusive man. An ex-chef, she has returned to her hometown where her adoptive parents live and has opened a cooking store. After some initial bumps and with the help of her assistant, Violet, the store begins to thrive. Jenna starts to become more comfortable with her living situation until her life is, again, turned upside down when her birth parents make an appearance and aggressively pursue getting to know her. While this is happening, we also get to know Violet, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who is ashamed of her shady past and has serious trust issues with men.

This book had it all - romance, friendship, family issues, humor, depth, etc. and I seriously loved it. I really felt like I got to know all of the characters and not just Jenna and Violet. I very much enjoyed the storyline between Jenna and her adoptive mom, Beth. The love between the two of them was apparent but the mixed emotions felt by Beth when Jenna began to bond with her birth mother felt very real. And I also loved the instant brother/sister bond between Jenna and Dragon. All of the characters were flawed in their own way but incredibly self-aware.
A charming story with characters so real that one moment you adore them, the next you are annoyed with them. Still it brings forth questions about what really makes a mother - carrying a fetus to term or nurturing the infant after birth? How can a child juggle his emotions for birth parents and for adoptive parents? A gentle story with the grief that real life imposes but the resilience to overcome
This is not your typical Susan Mallery book, so if you are expecting a story like from her Fool's Gold series, this book is not that.
This is a book about a journey a woman takes in finding her place within her family and her new family and dealing with a divorce, dating again, and opening her own business. There are different point of views from other characters, but they are all the female point of view, which I really liked since it made me connect more deeply with these women.
I must say this was one of the best books I have read. I don't think I have connected with a book like this for a very long time. It is a must read if you are looking for an emotional roller coaster with lots of highs and a few lows thrown in.
Also be prepared with a box of kleenex!