The Summer of Sunshine & Margot

The Summer of Sunshine & Margot

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As an etiquette coach, Margot teaches her clients to fit in. But she's never faced a client like Bianca, an aging movie star who gained fame--and notoriety--through a campaign of shock and awe. Schooling Bianca on the fine art of behaving like a proper diplomat's wife requires intensive lessons, forcing Margot to move into the monastery turned mansion owned by the actress's intensely private son. Like his incredible home, Alec's stony exterior hides secret depths Margot would love to explore. But will he trust her enough to let her in? Sunshine has always been the good-time sister, abandoning jobs to chase after guys who used her, then threw her away. No more. She refuses to be 'that girl' again. This time, she'll finish college, dedicate herself to her job as a nanny, and she 100 percent will not screw up her life again by falling for the wrong guy. Especially not the tempting single dad who also happens to be her boss.
Publisher: [Toronto] : HQN, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781335659972
1335659978
Branch Call Number: F MALLERY
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Summer of sunshine and Margot

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JoyceHenson
Nov 18, 2019

I really enjoyed the story and found I didn't want to put it down which is always a good sign. I am more familiar with the author's typical style of many characters drawn out through a series of books so this novel packed a lot of relationships into one longer story.

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bvc3
Oct 01, 2019

This is my first read by this author Susan mallery. I really enjoyed it. her style of writing is enjoyable and I will seek out other books written by this author for sure enjoy.

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hadlock
Sep 11, 2019

Margot and Sunshine fraternal twins who are very close even though they are very different They struggle against the family trend towards mothers leaving children and the reader can see the repercussions in their lives and growing-up years.

The story flips back and forth between the sisters and also the men they become interested in. Bianca, the aging star who works with Margot, is impulsive, self-indulgent, difficult, and irritating. I especially liked Sunshine’s relationship with her charge, Connor, and her very real struggle changing her life and going to college. The two men have been shaped by their pasts, too. There is, however, some real emotional honesty shown by all five of the main characters.

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TheManRetired
Aug 27, 2019

Already on Hold

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werner435
Aug 26, 2019

Once I got into the book, it was a cute read. The story was quite slow to start, there was a lot of unnecessary inclusions, side stories that didn’t add to the story other than increasing the length, and the characters certainly could have been developed more, but overall the story was enjoyable. While the main body of the book was somewhat drawn out, the ending seemed rushed. This caused the whole experience to be a bit of a disappointment, because let’s be honest, the ending is what we remember best. Not this authors best work, but I don’t regret the read!

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CL_kcls
Aug 25, 2019

I'm beginning to wonder if I read the same book as many of the other reviewers I've seen elsewhere.

To say I was disappointed in 'The Summer of Sunshine and Margot' is to minimize how utterly boring it is. Think about slogging through 6" of mud while soaking wet and bruised from a hail storm only to be locked out of a home that has no heat and no power from the storm and you are left sitting miserable, wet and alone on the porch for hours, with only your dirty, cold feet and the locked door to ponder and resent. That boring.

The sad part is the characters could have been interesting with their depth clearly evident. Even the story could have been engaging and interesting. It's just bogged down with repetitive nonsense. Was there a word count requirement the author was trying to meet?

1 star - I am so disappointed in this sad bit of work from a writer whose books I have always enjoyed as breezy, fun and hard to put down. 'The Summer of Sunshine and Margot' was hard pick back up, to go back to reading when I did abandon it. . . . which was too often. I forced myself to finish it because I let it go overdue at the library.

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hezzie14
Jul 13, 2019

A good, easy read. Had some interesting characters and their connections were developed a little differently then the standard Susan Mallery way. Easy to read, characters to like. A little humour, a little romance and just enjoyable all around.

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juliee181
Jul 05, 2019

A great summer read

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