When Girlfriends Chase Dreams by Savannah Page

Synopsis

Claire Linley is finally a bride! After nearly ten years with her college freshman sweetheart, Claire is going to become Mrs. Conner Whitley. She’s got her bridal magazines, is the biggest Martha Stewart fan, and subscribes to all the major wedding blogs. She’s been dreaming of this moment for years! How could planning her dream wedding be anything but perfect?
The easy-going and bubbly type, Claire will obviously have a blast planning, and with her fantastic group of girlfriends-made-bridesmaids she just can’t go wrong. Whether it’s wedding gown shopping, makeup trials, or cake-tasting, Claire’s friends are there in a pinch.
But how big does the pinch get? All Claire wants to do is get married, but at every turn something seems to go awry and she’s starting to lose it. How is a girl supposed to remain cool and collected when the pricey dream wedding planner isn’t turning out to be so dreamy? When DIY projects and the perfect venue are going up in smoke? How is Claire supposed to marry Conner when the special day that’s supposed to join them together, forever, is slowly tearing them apart?
This is the charming story about how sometimes the biggest events in life are defined by the smallest acts of kindness and love. It’s a love story about dreaming large, loving deeply, and, in the end, truly having the happiest day of your life, no matter what happens (or doesn’t). About what happens when girlfriends chase dreams.

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My thoughts

This book starts of slowly and I never really got into it, the main character Clare constantly whining about her wedding and what she wanted practically all the way through the book, was so annoying. While any bride gets stressed this character took it to the extreme and I really didn’t like her, and felt that her fiancé would be better off without her.

The writing was okay but it didn’t grip me and make me care about the characters at all, the fiancée did not seem to care about the wedding until the very last minute and was so blasé about it, I wondered why they were bothering to get married.

Frankly if the only dream Clare can chase is getting her dream wedding then she is very shallow – at least until the end.

I won’t be looking for any of the others in the series, but I would read them if they came up as a free e-book download.

I rated this 2 out 5* on Goodreads.

 

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