Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Review: Save The Date by Mary Kay Andrews

Save the DateCan this wedding be saved?

Up-and-coming floral designer Cara Kryzik is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for Savannah society nuptials. The only problem is, life seems to be conspiring against her. Cara's implacable father, "The Colonel", doesn't believe in Cara's business savvy and is about to call in his twenty-thousand-dollar loan. Then, on the morning that someone steals her dog, Cara's refrigerator goes on the blink, turning twelve thousand dollars' worth of gorgeous blooms into road kill. And if that's not enough, the dog-napper, Jack Finnerty, turns up at her latest wedding and then mysteriously leaves her stranded on the dance floor.

All this turmoil will be solved if Cara can pull off the lavish Trappnell-Strayhorn wedding. The payday will solve all her problems—even the looming problem of a celebrated florist named Cullen Keane who is moving into her turf from Charleston. But the wedding is in six weeks, the bride is acting strangely (even for a bride) and the stepmother of the bride is becoming Cara's biggest headache. What Cara needs is to focus, but that's not easy when Jack is turning up at every wedding in Savannah (the man seems to know everybody), with Cara in his sights and seduction on his mind.

When Brooke Trappnell spirals into a shocking crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she really believes in. Is it love? Is it her own strength? In the end, for everyone, "Save the Date" has more meanings than one. Told with Mary Kay Andrews's trademark wit and keen eye for detail, Save the Date is one you won't want to miss.

Staceys review 3 of 5 stars

I will start this review stating that this book is not in my favourite genre. For those that love chick lit/romance, you will probably enjoy it more than I. I read this because Mary Kay Andrews was recommended to me as an author to try and because it was set in the south- Savannah, Georgia. I love books set in the south-eastern area of the US. This book did not disappoint with its description of the area and southern culture of manners and old money!

Cara is a Florist and and a mid-westerner transplanted to Georgia due to her ex husband's job opportunity. She is fiercely independent and determined to make her business a success, not only to prove something to herself but also to her overbearing father who loaned her the money to start the business. Cara faces many obstacles and challenges- her dog is dog-napped, home/business location gets bought out from under her, dealing with difficult brides and more difficult mothers. All the while negotiating a new romance.

I enjoyed the Ms.Andrews writing style, especially the description of the setting and the characters surrounding Cara. The story was a little boring for me, but again this is not my favourite genre- I enjoy my romance entangled within an interesting plot. I will try another book by this author and hope for a little more action next time:).

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