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June 24, 2014 / Leslie

Review & Giveaway: Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews

Save The DateSave the Date
by Mary Kay Andrews

Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publish Date: June 3, 2014
Format: Hardcover | 448 pages
Rating: 4½ of 5

Synopsis:

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 Thoughts:

Cara Kryzik is determined to make her boutique flower shop a success, and she is going to do it on her own. No more borrowing money from her dad or accepting help from anyone. It’s the wedding season and business and business is good. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, quite a bit. Financial troubles, difficult brides, a missing puppy, a previously reliable assistant that’s now slacking off and another florist trying to ruin her reputation and her business.

Set in Savannah, the book oozes southern charm. Vivid descriptions, colorful characters and snappy dialog keep the plot zipping along. Even the Goldendoodle puppies have engaging personalities. There are a multitude of subplots and crises to keep the reader turning the pages.

This was an easy read that was charming and captivating; not always realistic, but this is a book you read for fun and entertainment. I cheered for underdog Cara and wanted her to have that happy ending. A perfect summer read: Weddings, flowers, and romance with a too-good-to-be-true guy.

Giveaway Information:

Courtesy of the publicist, I have one copy of Save the Date to give away to a reader with a US mailing address. To enter, fill out the form below on or before midnight, July 5th.

[Giveaway Has Ended]:

Winner: Angel W.

Source: Review copy and giveaway provided by Tandem Literary
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10 Comments

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  1. Suko / Jun 24 2014 11:49 am

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway, Leslie. I will share it in my blog’s sidebar. I’m glad you enjoyed this book. 🙂

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  2. sagustocox / Jun 24 2014 12:13 pm

    mom loved this book…she thought it was highly entertaining

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  3. Betty Escobar / Jun 24 2014 12:15 pm

    Good luck to all

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  4. Carol / Jun 24 2014 12:30 pm

    I just won this on another blog and can’t wait to read. It just sounds like a fun, relaxing type of read.

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  5. Mary / Jun 24 2014 12:37 pm

    I enjoyed it for all the reasons you mentioned 🙂

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  6. Tula Shamhart / Jun 25 2014 9:24 am

    Thanks for the awesome give away!

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  7. Lloyd Russell / Jun 25 2014 7:03 pm

    Leslie, I basically agreed with your review – and gave it a 2.5/4! It’s funny how books grab each of us differently. That’s what makes it so much fun to be a blogger and read a bunch of other bloggers.

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    • Leslie / Jun 25 2014 7:07 pm

      Too bad you didn’t enjoy it more. This is not my usual type of read and I found it a refreshing change and a fun book.

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      • Lloyd Russell / Jun 25 2014 7:08 pm

        I hear you. I’m a big fan of romances and thought this one was done well. I can’t really explain it. Oh, well.

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