When Girlfriends Take Chances
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 think it is my favorite of the When Girlfriends series thus far.
When Girlfriends Take Chances focuses on Emily, a character that we really don’t know too much about. I love her. She is such a wonderful person. She is a wonderful friend. She isn’t afraid to go on adventures, and she loves to help others. I want her to be happy, and I think she finds that happiness in the end.
Her friends are a trip. They want to set her up so that she will be happy. Claire is very bossy. Laura is level-headed. Robin is a sweetheart. (I’m happy she found such a great guy!) Jackie is my least favorite. She just annoys me, but I want to find out more about her. I think there is more to it and I want to find out in the next book, When Girlfriends Let Go.
As I said, this is my favorite book so far. It hooked me. It made me happy. It kept me reading.
Would I recommend it: Absolutely. Please read the first four books in the series. It will help get you caught up on this wonderful group of women. (The links are to my reviews.)
- When Girlfriends Break Hearts
- When Girlfriends Chase Dreams
- When Girlfriends Make Choices
- When Girlfriends Step Up
About the book – from Goodreads: A novel about exploring love and life’s path, and taking chances along the way.
Emily Saunders has never thought twice about grabbing her passport, rucksack, and camera and trekking across the globe. If there’s an NGO, a study abroad program, or simply the travel itch, Emily’s on the first plane out. Free-spirited, open-minded, and eager to explore, it’s no wonder Emily’s hardly in one spot (or relationship) for long.
For the past year and a half, though, Emily’s found herself planted in her college hometown of Seattle. She’s surrounded by her best friends, has steady work as a photographer and at her friend Sophie’s café, and is certainly kept busy by the wild antics of her BFF Jackie. Life’s enjoyable, but Emily’s looking for something more. She’s ready for a change, for adventure!
But when Emily tells her girlfriends she’s ready for something new she does not expect Operation Blind Date!
Sure, Emily’s single. Sure, she hopes to some day find true love. But being thrown into an insane challenge like this is not exactly the adventure she had in mind! Couldn’t she just travel and focus on her photography? Or volunteer in Africa? Will a string of eligible bachelors lined up by her friends–a shot at finding a real and lasting love–really be that change she’s searching for?
This is a spirited story about seeking adventure while being true to yourself, wherever you are in life. It’s a story about love, risk, and self-discovery. About what happens when girlfriends take chances.
About the author: Savannah Page is the author of the continuing When Girlfriends collection, heartfelt women’s fiction that celebrates friendship, love, and life sprinkled with drama and humor. 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. Currently she’s working on the seventh and final When Girlfriends novel, and is cooking up something delicious for her next series.