The Summer of Sunshine and Margot - Susan Mallery

The Summer of Sunshine and Margot

By Susan Mallery

  • Release Date: 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 21 Ratings


The Baxter sisters come from a long line of women with disastrous luck in love. But this summer, Sunshine and Margot will turn disasters into destiny…

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.

Master storyteller Susan Mallery weaves threads of family drama, humor, romance and a wish-you-were-there setting into one of the most satisfying books of the year!


  • Margot and Sunshine

    By Xiaguan2014
    What a story. Sunshine and Margot are twins who have a tough time with love. This story really shows us how when you are taking care of yourself love finds you!
  • Great Storytelling

    By Susanmcqusie
    Margot and Sunshine Baxter are fraternal twins who have had disastrous relationships in the past and are determined to change. Margot has left a toxic long term relationship and is determined to not repeat her past mistakes. Margot works as a consultant and her latest client is aging movie star Bianca Wray. Bianca is engaged to a foreign diplomat and wants to behave appropriately. She is living with her son, Alec McNicol, who is a stodgy academic that craves order to counteract his mother’s erratic behavior. Sunshine continually picks the wrong men and is now alone and doesn’t have any direction in life. She takes a nanny position with widower Declan for his son Conner. She is determined to change, get a degree and not let men run her life. All the main characters have a lot of issues they have to get through before they can get to their happily ever after. I loved all of the characters, and enjoyed the development of all of the relationships (even the non-romantic ones). I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.
  • Loved it!

    By DaneWeimMama
    The Summer of Sunshine and Margot was such a great read. I have been a Susan Mallery fan for many years & her books never disappoint. I enjoyed the dual story lines in this book- it was fun to go back & forth between the sisters lives. This book was about learning & growing & not letting sad situations in the past define the future. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.