The Boardwalk Bookshop - Susan Mallery

The Boardwalk Bookshop

By Susan Mallery

  • Release Date: 2022-05-31
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 737 Ratings



"A book begging to be read on the beach, with the sun warming the sand and salt in the air: pure escapism."—Kirkus

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery comes a book-about-books story of friends who become family, giving each other courage to start over.

When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it's a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But while their business is thriving, their personal lives are…not.

Bree, wounded by brilliant but cold parents and her late husband's ultimate betrayal, has sworn to protect her heart at all costs. Even from Ashley's brother, a writer and adventurer who has inspired millions. He's the first man to see past Bree's barricades to her true self, which terrifies her. Mikki has this divorce thing all figured out—somehow, she's stayed friends with her ex and her in-laws…until a new man changes how everyone looks at her, and how she sees herself. Meanwhile, Ashley discovers that the love of her life never intends to marry. Can she live without being a wife if it means she can have everything else she's ever wanted?

At sunset every Friday on the beach in front of the Boardwalk Bookshop, the three friends share a champagne toast. As their bond grows closer, they challenge one another to become the best versions of themselves in this heartachingly beautiful story of friendship, sisterhood and the transformative power of love.

Don't miss The Happiness Plan, a new novel coming from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery where three women experience hope, heartache, and the power of friendship as they search for true happiness!


  • Enjoyable plot but……

    By kayakkid1
    The plot was good and I enjoyed that but didn’t care for some of the coarse language and graphic sex scenes. It would have been better without it. If that’s the authors style I guess I’ll move on.
  • Wonderful balance

    By Fanda Panda
    I really enjoyed this book. Wondering balance of three women at different stages of their lives and finding love.
  • Horrible

    By gwpteacher
    Horrible! What happened to this writer? Sex toys? What happened to a good solid story? I would ask for my money back if I could!
  • Real

    By mmiles1971
    I loved that this page turner was real and raw. My first Susan Mallory book. I am hooked!
  • Whirlwind read

    By chell u
    A whirlwind read. It is a book about relationships and love. A great summertime read. A beautiful story…. Highly recommend.
  • The Boardwalk Bookshop

    By MaryFowler
    In the Boardwalk Bookshop, Susan Mallery shares an emotional story of three women who start out as business associates and become friends/family through their journey together.
  • Laughed and cried

    By Mama Wosch
    I loved the characters and the relationships they formed. I didn’t want to put it down because I needed to know what happened next! Great book! Enjoyable, heartwarming, and funny,!
  • Relatable

    By Tigressdana
    It was almost 20 years ago (two decades!!!) that I found a few used Susan Mallery books and I have been hooked ever since. Susan is amazing at bringing you completely into the story and lives of her characters. I can always picture the characters and can usually relate to at least one, if not more. Bree was that character for me in this book. Due to past hurt she refuses to let anyone get close to her. She is so afraid of hurt she has turned off most of her emotions until she meets Harding. I can relate to her as it is very hard for me to let people in. To trust them. And give myself to them! This is a great summer (or really any time) read! You’ll love following along with the three main characters as they all navigate new areas in their lives!
  • Loves it

    By Karen'sKorner
    Susan Mallery has become my go to author for a happily ever after. I know I will enjoy her books and always make sure I have a chunk of time when I sit down to read one. She has a way of taking new friends and making them into a family. This is the perfect beach read, I only wish I was at the beach when I read it lol! Get it and thank me later;-)
  • The Boardwalk Bookshop

    By Laurie Cox
    I love when a books pulls me in, in just a few chapters. This book was such a great read. I cried and laughed and remembered that I’m so blessed to have such great friends. This book puts life in perspective.