Save the Date
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Published: June 3, 2014
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: April 13-27, 2018
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
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 one you won’t want to miss.
Almost three years ago, Save the Date was my introduction to Mary Kay Andrews (MKA as her fans know her. This will also how she will be referred to in this review.) I was looking for an audio book to listen to next in the car and saw this one and picked it up. Now I love MKA: She is one of my ‘go to authors’ and I have enjoyed almost all of her books that I have read.
MKA writes chick lit, which makes for the easy ‘beach read’ that can be read quickly and enjoyed just as much. I liked Cara this time and before. The humor with the dogs is hilarious. There is some seriousness to the novel as well: Will Cara lose her business? Will she pay her dad back? Will Brooke’s wedding actually happen??? It had been three years since I had listened to Save the Date, so I did not remember a lot of details. I wanted to listen to it again as MKA’s newest book (which is out tomorrow, May 8th) The High Tide Club features Brooke Trappnell.
I enjoyed Save the Date as much this second time around as I did the first time. It takes place in Savannah and I live in Georgia, as does MKA herself. Yay, a local author! You know I am all about sharing the booklove, especially if the author is local to me: whether they are a mainstream author or an Indie author!
If you are looking for a quick, easy, and fun read this summer, grab some of Mary Kay Andrews novels, starting with Save the Date.
Save the Date is recommended.