Monday, June 16, 2014
Save The Date by Mary Kay Andrews - Guest Review
Published June 2014 by St. Martin's Press
Source: my copy courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review
*When this book was pitched to me, I didn't even take a minute to decide whether or not I wanted to read it because I knew my sister would be the better person to read and review it. She loves books set in the coastal south and had just been to Savannah. Not only that, it seemed like a great beach read and she was headed to the beach!
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
My Sister's Thoughts:
Save The Date combined several of the things that draw me most into a story. I have a great interest in the old southern coastal communities, weddings, dogs, and romance. This book brought all of those things together.
What I didn't like, it seemed to me that as she wrapped up her story, Andrews cut corners, as if she had committed herself to a particular number of pages or chapters and it felt as if the ending was rushed. I felt a bit cheated out of knowing 'the rest of the story'.
Thanks to my sister for sharing her thoughts on the latest from Mary Kay Andrews. Sounds like her fans will enjoy this one, even if the ending is a bit disappointing.