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Review: Save the Date

July 1, 2014

Save the Date

Cara Kryzik’s flower shop is in trouble – several things need to be fixed and her dad is demanding she pay back the money she owes him.  She’s not sure how she’ll stay afloat until she gets the contract for a very expensive wedding.

Cara meets a really nice guy and things seem to be going well for them until he tries to help her out.  For some reason, that infuriates Cara and she breaks things off with him.

When the bride of the wedding that will save Cara’s shop gets cold feet, Cara decides it’s her job to convince her to go through with the wedding.  Talking to the bride makes Cara understand what she wants out of life.

Save the Date was exactly what I expect when I read a novel by Mary Kay Andrews – it’s light, fun, a little bit romantic and has a happy ending.  Andrews’ breezy writing style makes it a quick read even though it’s almost 450 pages.  The book is predictable – I knew how things were going to end very early in the book – so the middle dragged for me a little but, but I still thought it was lots of fun and smiled as I closed it for the final time.

Cara’s strong and determined to make it on her own after her first marriage falls apart.  It seems that the odds are against her, though.  Still, she manages to maintain a great attitude until the one person who truly cares about her tries to help.  He really did mean well but didn’t go about things in the right way.  Cara decides she’s better off without him and comes up with a plan of her own.  Cara is such a likeable character and she was easy to relate to, so I hoped things would turn out well for her.

Save the Date is perfect for those times when you need a lighter read.  It’s an ideal book for your summer beach bag!

Review copy provided by Tandem Literary.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.
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30 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2014 6:35 am

    I haven’t read anything by this author. This sounds a nice fun read.

  2. July 1, 2014 6:56 am

    I was surprised by how long the book was but I liked it.

  3. July 1, 2014 7:35 am

    I love to give my friend Mary Kay Andrews’ books.

  4. July 1, 2014 7:49 am

    Mary Kay Andrews’ books are always a light, fun read… perfect for summer!

  5. July 1, 2014 7:51 am

    I don’t read too many books like these because of how predictable they are and how trivial sometimes. But I do enjoy reading them once in a while. I think I’ve due for one soon, so this looks to be a good one.

  6. July 1, 2014 8:50 am

    I enjoyed this one. It was charming and fun, and I didn’t have to think too much. And sometimes that’s just what I need.

  7. July 1, 2014 9:36 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more in your review. I had never read an Andrews before, and I enjoyed it. Would I read another? Perhaps.

    • July 1, 2014 10:01 am

      And I just saw on Facebook that Mary Kay gave you a shout-it about your review. How cool is that!

  8. July 1, 2014 11:13 am

    I always know her books will be enjoyable. Just got this one on audio.

  9. July 1, 2014 11:39 am

    I enjoy this author, and this book is on my list. Thanks for the great review.

  10. July 1, 2014 12:02 pm

    Mary kay Andrews is such a likable author! After reading her I always feel happy. Fantastic review Kathy!

  11. July 1, 2014 12:06 pm

    Great review- I think you got it perfect. A fun read, if not predictable.

  12. July 1, 2014 12:08 pm

    I have really been looking forward to this one! She is such a fun author!

  13. July 1, 2014 1:41 pm

    This sounds like fun, lighter fare for the summer! Very nice review, Kathy!

  14. July 1, 2014 2:32 pm

    This does sound fun. I am glad you enjoyed it, Kathy. I’ve yet to read anything by Mary Kay Andrews. One of these days.

  15. July 1, 2014 3:00 pm

    Because I read a lot of suspense thrillers I definitely have those in-between times when I crave a lighter read. This one sounds like it fits the bill–thanks!

  16. July 1, 2014 3:23 pm

    This is a book to throw in the beach bag and hit the sun — or umbrella and beach towel in my case!

  17. July 1, 2014 4:15 pm

    I do love light books :)

  18. July 1, 2014 7:25 pm

    A light read would be a nice summer change.

    450 pages seems daunting, but if it’s good, it’s worth it.

    THANKS for the great review.

  19. July 1, 2014 9:50 pm

    Books like this are so much fun in the summer…especially…I will read it soon!

  20. July 1, 2014 10:37 pm

    I’m expecting this one in the mail any day now!

  21. July 1, 2014 10:49 pm

    I can’t wait to read this one. Yes her books are lighter but offer a nice pace for summer reading. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  22. July 2, 2014 8:12 am

    Thanks for your great review. I like that it is a light read.

  23. July 2, 2014 1:51 pm

    I haven’t read anything by this author, even though they were giving away her books like crazy at SIBA 2012. For some reason, none of the premises really interest me.

  24. July 2, 2014 3:31 pm

    I won a copy of this one. I can’t wait to read it.

  25. July 2, 2014 5:27 pm

    This sounds like such a cute summer read!

  26. July 2, 2014 8:29 pm

    Light & fun is perfect for this time of year!

  27. July 3, 2014 1:52 am

    Oh, it sounds good! I can’t believe I have been putting off reading her for so long. This one especially sounds like something I would enjoy. I am taking note of it!

  28. bookingmama permalink
    July 7, 2014 10:54 am

    I agree with your review 100%.

  29. Jennifer permalink
    July 11, 2014 8:18 pm

    This does sound like a fun beach read. I especially like how strong the protagonist sounds!

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