When Girlfriends Chase Dreams
written by Savannah Page
published by Pearls and Pages
Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by CLP Blog Tours. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read every free chance I had and finished it in about a day. I think this is my favorite one so far in the series. I was smiling the entire time I was reading this book.
Claire has been waiting a looooong time to get engaged to her long-term (almost 10 years, in fact) boyfriend, Conner. After a super romantic proposal in Paris, it’s all about the wedding. And Claire has become a – too put it bluntly – bridezilla. Claire is an obsessed, Pinterest-pinning, fiance-driving-nuts, all out bridezilla. Even when she hires a wedding planner (UGH!), she is still crazy. I found it funny.
I don’t think I will ever understand the stress that so many brides put themselves under while planning their wedding. I planned my wedding in about 6 months. That was from getting engaged, booking 2 days’ venues (we married one day and had the reception the next), making our own invitations/response cards/table cards, and finding the dress, tux, etc. I don’t get all of the stress and drama. However, the stress and drama does make for some really fun reading!
Poor Conner. He’s a great guy and he put up with – and was incredibly supportive in his own way – so much from Claire. Even her best friends were there for her while telling her that she needed to calm down. Claire had some really great OMG! moments while preparing for her wedding. Conner and Claire had some pretty bad blowouts, too. Claire’s parents didn’t help the stress with their demands, additions to the guest list, and unwanted suggestions. The wedding planner hired by Claire was a ditz. But she was an interesting character to throw into the mix.
I loved Robin’s announcement at the end. *SQUEEEEE* And Sophie’s new shop, The Cup and The Cake, sounds fabulous! I would love to eat there and I love the name! I’m excited for Lara and the progress she has made. Emily is still hanging around, not ready to move on just yet. All of the girls are doing well. I loved how this book ended.
All-in-all, this was a fun read that kept me glued to my Kindle from start to finish.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book, especially if you have read the other books in the When Girlfriends series.
Will I read it again: I may read this book again. It was a fun read. I can’t wait to read When Girlfriends Take Chances.
About the book – from Goodreads: A novel about chasing dreams, for better or worse, and living your love story.
Claire Linley is finally a bride! After nearly ten years with her college freshman sweetheart, Claire is going to become Mrs. Conner Whitley. She’s got her bridal magazines, is the biggest Martha Stewart fan, and subscribes to all the major wedding blogs. She’s been dreaming of this moment for years! How could planning her dream wedding be anything but perfect?
The easy-going and bubbly type, Claire will obviously have a blast planning, and with her fantastic group of girlfriends-made-bridesmaids she just can’t go wrong. Whether it’s wedding gown shopping, makeup trials, or cake-tasting, Claire’s friends are there in a pinch.
But how big does the pinch get? All Claire wants to do is get married, but at every turn something seems to go awry and she’s starting to lose it. How is a girl supposed to remain cool and collected when the pricy dream wedding planner isn’t turning out to be so dreamy? When DIY projects and the perfect venue are going up in smoke? How is Claire supposed to marry Conner when the special day that’s supposed to join them together, forever, is slowly tearing them apart?
This is the charming story about how sometimes the biggest events in life are defined by the smallest acts of kindness and love. It’s a love story about dreaming large, loving deeply, and, in the end, truly having the happiest day of your life, no matter what happens (or doesn’t). About what happens when girlfriends chase dreams.
About the author: Savannah Page is the author of the continuing When Girlfriends… collection and her travelogue and first book,Bumped to Berlin. When she isn’t writing, Savannah enjoys a good book with a latte and jazz tunes, Pilates, and exploring her home of Berlin as an American expat.
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