Review: 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!