Sunday, June 16, 2013

Review: When Girlfriends Chase Dreams

Title:  When Girlfriends Chase Dreams
Author:  Savannah Page
Genre:  Chick Lit
Publisher:  Pearls and Pages
Release Date:  March 20, 2013
File Size/Pages:  559 KB/464 pgs
Source:  CLP Blog Tour

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  A novel about chasing dreams, for better or worse, and living your love story. 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.

Review:  This is the fourth novel in the When Girlfriends series, and I absolutely loved it! This particular novel is about Claire Linley, who is finally becoming a bride. We know from previous novels that Claire had been waiting for Conner to marry her for a while now. In the last novel, Conner surprised Claire with a trip and popped the question on their trip. Claire said yes, obviously. In the beginning of the novel, Claire is trying on dresses and expressing her need for a wedding planner. I love the fact that Savannah was able to do a series that allows us to get to know each other, not only in all of the books, but in their own books as well. Overall, I thought this novel was great and it matched Claire's personality perfectly. I can't wait to read Emily's story!!