Welcome to the Road to Release to Susan Mallery’s latest novel, The Friends We Keep! This journey highlights our friendship with fellow bloggers, and is jam-packed with fun Mischief Bay trivia and even pop culture! On your hunt, you will find questions that will bring you one step closer to winning an Alex & Ani friendship bracelet along with an autographed copy of The Girls of Mischief Bay. So grab your best friend, put on your favorite chick flick (or horror movie — whatever you’re into), get ready, set, go. Good luck!

We are officially launched! Here’s how to participate:

  • Visit BookTrib.com each Friday (starting February 12) and Tuesday for a featured question (there might be two if it’s a special day) on one of our participating Blog sites (hint: these questions can be friend-themed and related to pop culture, or trivia from Susan Mallery’s Mischief Bay series)
  • Submit your answer into the form provided on each blog (After you answer a question on one of our partner sites, make sure to return to BookTrib to get the next stop on the Road to Release!)


February 12 – Head on over to Read-Love-Blog for the first question on our Road to Release!

February 16 – Head on over to What is that Book About for the next question on our Road to Release!

February 19 – Head on over to Pure Jonel: Confessions of a Bibliophile for the next question on our Road to Release!

February 23 – Head on over to A Chick Who Reads and then Mrs. Mommy Booknerds for two questions on our Road to Release!

February 26 – Head on over to Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus for the next question on our Road to Release!

March 1 – Head on over to Romance Reviews Today for the next question on our Road to Release!

March 4 – Head on over to Romance Junkies for the next question on our Road to Release!

March 8 – Head on over to The Pen & Muse Book Reviews for the next question on our Road to Release!

March 11 – Head on over to Book Reviews and More by Kathy for the next question on our Road to Release!


In this insightful and compelling story from book club favorite Susan Mallery, three close friends test the boundaries of how much a woman can give before she has nothing left 

After five years as a stay-at-home mom, Gabby Schaefer can’t wait to return to work. Oh, to use the bathroom in peace! No twins clamoring at the door, no husband barging in, no stepdaughter throwing a tantrum. But when her plans are derailed by some shocking news and her husband’s crushing expectations, Gabby must fight for the right to have a life of her own.

Getting pregnant is easy for Hayley Batchelor. Staying pregnant is the hard part. Her husband is worried about the expensive fertility treatments and frantic about the threat to her health. But to Hayley, a woman who was born to be a mom should risk everything to fulfill her destiny—no matter how high the cost.

Nicole Lord is still shell-shocked by a divorce that wasn’t as painful as it should’ve been. Other than the son they share, her ex-husband left barely a ripple in her life. A great new guy tempts her to believe maybe the second time’s the charm…but how can she trust herself to recognize true love?

As their bonds of friendship deepen against the beautiful backdrop of Mischief Bay, Gabby, Hayley and Nicole will rely on good food, good wine and especially each other to navigate life’s toughest changes.