Can 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 the New York Times bestselling novel you won't want to miss.
Cara Kryzik, a transplant from Ohio to Savannah, Ga., is struggling to make a go of it at her floral design business. Everything is going wrong: her shop's cooler conks out, ruining thousands of dollars worth of elaborate flower arrangements and leaving her with nothing for the huge wedding she's doing the next day; her father is demanding that she repay the money he lent her to open the shop or he'll shut it down; her landlady decides to sell the building without telling her and wants to sell it to Cara's biggest competitor; and then there's handsome-but-exasperating contractor Jack Finnerty, whom she meets when he accidentally steals her dog. Narrator McInerney reads in a lively tone, bringing both empathy and humor to Cara's tumultuous life. She flawlessly delivers fun character voices, from the elderly landlady's crotchety "get off my lawn"-style sniping to Jack's sexy "aw shucks, ma'am" Southern drawl. This entertaining chick lit/romance novel is perfect for a lazy summer listen at the beach. A St. Martin's hardcover.
Cute story- easy read.
I enjoy a nice “beach read” but I could not get over how poorly written/edited this was. Not to mention the terrible attempt at showing diversity via microaggressions and racism. Some examples I remember just from the beginning -“Asian tilt” to describe eyes? “Gypsy”? Yikes
What a twist!?!? Just when you think you know what's going to happen next... You don't! Definitely an enjoyable read that I had trouble putting down. Can't wait for another Mary Kay Andrews read!