Title: Save the Date
Author: Morgan Matson
Publication: June 5th 2018
Father of the Bride meets Sixteen Candles in the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Matson.
Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.
The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.
There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.
Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.
ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY (out June 5th 2018)
FOLLOW THE TOUR
MY RATING: 4/5 STARS
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
First of all, I’m a HUGE fan of Morgan Matson. Her contemporary novels are usually thick but also very enjoyable and entertaining even if nothing really happens. Some may argue that her books can get dry in areas but I never found any problems with that. Save the Date is different from her other books. Instead of focusing on character growth and development with obvious character flaws, I felt that Save the Date focused more on the story itself. The story features Charlie, our main heroine, who helps her sister with her big wedding and a secondary story line featuring her family who have been popularized in her mother’s comic strip that has been beloved by the entire nation.