Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Review/Giveaway: Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews

Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction, Romance


St. Martin’s Press

Release date:
June 2014

Cara Kryzik wants nothing more than to make her Savannah floral shop a success, but she hits obstacles every way she turns. Her father, the Colonel, is demanding she immediately pay him the money she owes him or return to live with him in her hometown of Ohio. Her two-timing ex-husband Leo wants to give their marriage another try. Her assistant is slacking off on the job. Her landlord isn’t answering her calls even though her shop (and her apartment above it) is as hot as can be and in desperate need of new air conditioning. To make matters even worse, a handsome contractor has kidnapped her beloved dog. To say it has been a bad day, would be putting it mildly.

The good thing is that she has many bridal jobs coming up. The bad thing is that she has to deal with some pretty demanding brides and their mothers. When one of her wealthiest brides goes missing, Cara races the clock to find her so she doesn’t lose her highest paying job.  To add to her misery, someone is trying to sabotage her business.  Most people would  have given up, but Cara isn't most people and she intends to fight for her dream.

Readers will cheer for the underdog, Cara, and want to see her succeed. They will also want to see her get a chance at her own “happily-ever-after” in this light romance. This book makes for the perfect beach or vacation read. The characters are endearing and the storyline moves along at a fast pace. I even had a few tears in my eyes when I read the last page and that doesn't happen often to me.

I’ve read this author’s work before and always find her books enjoyable. This one is no exception. It’s a “feel good” type of book.

For reading challenges:
2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
2014 ARC Reading Challenge
2014 NetGalley Reading Challenge

FTC Disclosure: NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


Now it's your chance to win a copy of Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews. Thanks to Meg at Tandem Literary, I have one book to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just a few simple rules...

1) You must fill out the rafflecopter form below.

2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) US Residents Only

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No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on June 10th (midnight est) and ends on June 17th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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  1. I love this author, can't wAit to read this one !

  2. I love this lady! Can't wait to read this book!

  3. very creative mind evidenced in this plotting!
    ty , mary kay, for sharing your gift of writing with us!

  4. Save the Date sounds like a fun read. Thanks for chance to enter the giveaway. best, carol

  5. I like the sound of this; I need to add it to my wishlist.

  6. This novel sounds captivating and enjoyable.thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Sounds great, I can't wait to read it.

  8. I really enjoy reading your books, they are always fun and read quickly.

  9. This is on my 'to read' list. I was hoping to attend the author's champagne reception when she comes to town, but sadly I have another commitment that night. I do have several friends who will be going, though.

  10. I love her books and cannot wait to read this one!

  11. I love Mary Kay's books. This one sounds just wonderful. Cara seems to have a really hard time with so many things going wrong. It is definitely my kind of book. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  12. I LOVE Mary Kay Andrews!! Not ONE summer goes by that I don't read one of her books! They 'make' my summer!
    Thanks for having this giveaway!
    I'm here from the Over 40 Book Bloggers!

  13. I've long been a fan of MKA and am looking forward to stowing SAVE THE DATE in my beach tote!


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