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An instant New York Times best seller

The Friendship List is a must. Susan Mallery is at the top of her game.” (Fresh Fiction)

“Mallery beautifully illustrates the power of female friendship and the importance of reaching for one’s dreams. This irresistible, heartfelt story will appeal to romance readers and women’s fiction fans alike.” (Publishers Weekly)

The Friendship List is a sassy, sensuous tale about two women who discover their femininity for the first time.” (New York Journal of Books)

“Best book of August 2020.” (CNN.com)

A witty, heartfelt, and irresistible story about two best friends determined to help one another shake things up and live life to the fullest in a summer that will change them forever.

Susan Mallery, number one New York Times best-selling author of California Girls and Sisters by Choice, has delivered the perfect escape about the power of female friendship and the importance of making your dreams come true.

Single mom Ellen Fox couldn’t be more content - until she overhears her son saying he can’t go to his dream college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she’s living hers.

So, Unity Leandre, her best friend since forever, creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too, but not because she needs to change. What’s wrong with a 30-something widow still sleeping in her late husband’s childhood bed?

The Friendship List begins as a way to make others believe they’re just fine. But somewhere between “wear three-inch heels” and “have sex with a gorgeous guy”, Ellen and Unity discover that life is meant to be lived with joy and abandon, in a story filled with humor, heartache, and regrettable tattoos.

Don’t miss Susan Mallery’s latest book The Stepsisters! A heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Susan Mallery (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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I enjoyed it.

It was a good story. The characters seemed a little immature and contrived at times, and the emotional drama came across as very stereotyped, but overall it was enjoyable to listen to. It was a great vacation read!

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  • Macy
  • 2020-08-09

Just okay

I love a book that revolves around friendship. Throw in some romance, interesting secondary characters, some humor and a reasonable storyline and I am hooked. This was not that book for me. Ellen is a single mom and has raised a terrific son, but in all other parts of her life she hit pause and has remained there for 17 years. Unity is a widow and is has not moved on from the day she found out her beloved husband was killed. They’re childhood friends who are more like sisters so accept who and where they are and don’t push each other too hard to move forward. After some gentle and some not so gentle loving prodding they both change in moments in very unrealistic and immature ways. I like all of the supporting characters and was happy for the expected ending, but I am a it’s the journey not the destination kind of reader. I didn’t really enjoy this journey. I know I am in the minority, so if you’re as big a fan of this author read it anyway or you’ll feel like you missed out on something.

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  • Melstamps
  • 2020-09-03

Implausible and Insipiid

I am a big fan of Susan Mallory and have read most of her books. I couldn’t even finish this one. I kept waiting for it to get better—and I got about 60% through it—but it didn’t. I just found the idea of two young women stuck in place for so long implausible and what transpired afterwards was too predictable.

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  • Abbe Mortimore
  • 2020-08-14

Shallow and disappointing

I am a fan of Susan Mallery, but not this book. There didn’t seem to be an interesting plot. The women characters were weak and dramatic for no good reasons. Without giving away the plot or any of the unnecessary fear and drama, I will say if you are expecting a typical good story from this author you will be disappointed.

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  • Erica Wilde
  • 2021-04-04

Great book for a Road Trip!

Such a great book. I love Susan Mallery - it was nice to have a book of hers to listen too!

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  • ILoveAmazon
  • 2021-02-26

Trust issue meltdown

Demanding your teenage daughter go on birth control pills....because you're a insecure trust issue riddled Father doesn't gain any points here. Stupidest storyline. Neurotic Dad. Absolutely hypocritical parents. Having mad monkey sex....on the field trip. Then judging the teenagers for doing the same. WORST CHAPERONES EVER

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  • KC
  • 2021-01-18

A lot of Frank Sex

storyline well written characters are believable and likeable. Too much Frank Sex for me but storyline good. Be aware of how written.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-10-22

The Friendship list- warms the heart

I have read several books from Susan Mallary but listening to one on Audible was even better. This book makes you realize how important friends are and that they enhance our life along each step we take.

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  • John Caniford
  • 2020-09-22

Such a good book!

I loved the characters and the storyline! Couldn’t stop listening! One of the best books from Susan Mallory.

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  • Sharon Stellmach
  • 2020-09-12

A Sixth Grader Could Write a Better Storyline

Having read a prior novel by Susan Mallory, I decided to read another. I was so disappointed by the pat storyline. It was so predictable and I had to suspend my disbelief in order to finish the book. Relationships just don’t work this way. Most disturbing of all was the juvenile and crass descriptions of sexual relationships. What a waste of time to read! A sixth grader could write a better storyline.

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  • MauRanchGldnrtvrs
  • 2020-08-23

Not her best writing to me

I look forward to reading each of Susan Mallory's books and love her writing. This book does not represent her best writing because by the end of it, I still was on the outside observing the story instead of immersed in it. I knew where it was going and there really wasn't anything that grabbed me and pulled me in our a plot twist or two that kept me in suspense. Narrating did the usual good job. It's still a nice story two women moving on in their lives.