Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A to Z April: A Reviews - Always the Bridesmaid by Whitney Lyles/Sarah Webb and Giveaway!

I'm excited to get started on the A to Z Blogging Challenge for the 2nd year!  Actually this year I've not had any problem with making sure I have a post every day.  In fact, I even had to cut back some of my regular weekly features this month so I don't have too many posts. I already prefer not to do more than one post a day.  This year I'm going to be doing reviews of books that I read before I started my blog.  I thought that would be a fun way to bring some attention to books that I enjoyed in the past.  While the title of this post my suggest that I am only reviewing one book, it is actually two separate books with the same title, but by different authors.  Both are chick lit as well.

This is a fun book about Cate Padgett, who has just spent the past few months going to four different weddings.  She's been a bridesmaid in each, had to buy the dress that they all say they've picked so that you can wear again, but really that's never possible.  She's had to buy gifts for each wedding, and now she's watching as her friends move on to the next stage in their lives while she seems to be stuck where she's at.  Back when I read this book I was in a similar state, all my friends were getting married, and then having kids, etc. And I was, and am still, single, and no kids/husband in sight.  I enjoyed reading this because of how much I identified with the main character, and it was nice to read about a happy ending for her, gave me hope for my own future. 

This book had a similar theme, the main character, Amy O'Sullivan, is also watching her friends get married and move on while her life seems to be going nowhere.  Add in the fact that she's almost 30, and you can see how it is getting to be even more sad to be stuck where she is.  For one thing, not only is her love life falling behind, but her job is going nowhere fast.  She works at a bookstore, like I do, only she is the "Story Princess."  Another issue, even her younger sister is moving past her!  Her younger sister has a fiance before she does!  Something I deal with constantly with two younger sisters.  Once again if you're looking for a quick, fun read, this is a good one.

Those are my two chick lit reviews for the letter "A".  It's been a while since I've read them, so not more detail that I can give.  Go check them out if they sound good!

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