Here’s a quick synopsis from the publisher: A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
I’m reading it now and finding it to be light and enjoyable. As a native Georgian myself, I love when my home state is featured in a novel— and Cara, the protagonist, is both likeable and relate-able.
Save the Date addresses a topic of which most of us never tire— Does true love exist? I think we’ve all been in Cara’s shoes at one point or another— disillusioned, mistreated, and convinced that Prince Charming is indeed the stuff of fairy tales.
I think my own personal low point was when I started my career at the age of 21. I was in a long distance relationship that was fizzling out, but even though I met many people each day in my job as a news reporter, no one interested me in the slightest. I was convinced that I would never find anyone who could meet my hopes and expectations on every level. I was convinced that true, passionate, enduring love was a myth. And then I met my husband.
I fell wildly, madly in love with him and I decided to enjoy it while it lasted, because there was no way that what I was feeling was going to last. That was 13 years ago– and I have to say I’m just as crazy about him as I was then. Add to that the deeper relationship that we’ve formed by doing life together as partners and parents and I think I now know the meaning of true love.
All of these thoughts have been going through my mind as I’ve read Save the Date, which helps make it a special book. Not only do we get to lose ourselves in Cara’s story, we also get to reflect on our own romances and compare our thoughts and feelings with those of Cara.
Give Save the Date a try this summer- You’ll be glad you did. You can read an excerpt, download recipes inspired by the book, and more by visiting the Save the Date website. And just to pique your interest even further, I’m giving away a hard copy of the book AND a $100 VISA gift card to one lucky Suburban Turmoil reader! To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me what YOU think about true love. Does it exist or is it a fantasy best lived out in romantic novels?
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