Sunday, June 11, 2017

Bridges: A Daphne White Novel by Maria Murnane

It’s a piece of news Daphne never expected to hear: Her globe-trotting friend Skylar, who vowed never to get married, is engaged! Time to celebrate in Manhattan—Skylar’s treat, of course. After years scaling the corporate ladder, she can more than afford it. 

Daphne arrives in NYC with news of her own—the novel she’s finally finished appears to be going nowhere but the trash bin of every publishing house around. She’s devastated but plans to keep her disappointment under wraps, something that becomes trickier when she sees Skylar’s spectacular apartment. Could her life have been like this if she’d chosen a different path? 

What Daphne doesn’t know is she’s not the only one with a secret. Skylar and their friend KC are also holding something back, but what? As the trip unfolds, the truth about each woman emerges, along with tears. 

And laughter. And love. 

The fun-loving trio readers fell for in Wait for the Rain is together once more. Here's to the power of friendship!

My Thoughts:

The Girls art at it again! This was a fun and delightful read! I enjoyed "Bridges." I think the reason this book spoke to me more than "Waiting for Rain" is because the primary focus of "Bridges" was friendship. Friendships are so important to our daily lives. They are the people that make us laugh and the people that sit with us when we are crying. They are the people who watch us grow and change with the seasons. I enjoyed this book because of the element end depth of friendship between Daphne, KC and Skylar. These gals remind me of my best friends and college roommates. Our friendship has stood the test of time no matter what circumstances we have faced!

I also loved the setting of the book, NYC, which is a place I hope to visit someday. Marie made the setting to come to live, especially as she had references to restaurants and Hamilton and other places to discover if you've ever been or have been wanting to make a trip. 

The flow of Bridges was much more smoother and the readers were invited to more backdrop characters, which I'd love to hear more about. I think this envolkde more questions than answers. I won't spoil the read, but we meet a few interesting people. I enjoyed this one much better than "Wait for the Rain," but I always say read the book yourself. This is a fun and great summer read! I give this book a 4/5 stars. Thank you to the author for providing me a copy. A favorable review was not required. 

About the Author:
The way Maria became an author is a little crazy. She used to work in high-tech PR but hated it, so one day she quit and ended up playing semi-pro soccer in Argentina for a year. While she was down there she decided to write a novel, which was something she'd always dreamed of doing. Fast forward a few years and she's now the best-selling author of Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, Chocolate for Two, Cassidy Lane, Katwalk, Wait for the Rain, and Bridges. And yes, she still plays a lot of soccer!

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