About the Book
Ava Larson is going to bring all the other brides to tears.
Engaged to a wealthy NYC socialite’s son, Ava is ready to set the city abuzz with her glamorous wedding. At least until she realizes her relationship isn’t what it should be. Then, in a move as daring as a red satin dress, she does the unthinkable – she calls it all off and makes a promise to God that from now on, she’ll save sex for marriage.
She’s convinced the future is hers for the taking, especially when an undercover cop promises a new romance…and an unexpected friendship with the homeless guy under her stoop brightens her days.
But when her carefully balanced life teeters out of control, weddings aren’t the only thing to make her cry. Ava has to figure out what life she really wants to live… and what is the world love really means
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In My Opinion
Ava seems to have it all. A dream job at an upscale department store, a New York apartment to herself (even if it’s not in the most desirable location and Ava sleeps on a futon), and an upcoming society wedding. But what her heart desires is to feel loved—something that is blatantly lacking from her fiancé—so she calls off her wedding.
From there, Ava’s life hits every obstacle on her path. Just when something seems like it might take a turn toward success, something else throws her off course. She’s a bit naïve and too trusting when it comes to a few areas of her life, but a friendship she forms with a homeless man outside her building becomes the one good thing in her life.
There is quite a bit of heaviness and problems throughout this book. In fact, it’s not until you’re almost to the end when things start to take a lighter turn, but Ava learns that love is found in more than one place, that friendships can survive difficult times, and that life goes on.
Sara Goff takes readers on walks through some New York City districts and contrasts the successful and less-than-successful citizens of The Big Apple.
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Sounds like an interesting read. Thank youn for the giveaway opportunity. Merry Christmas!
Yes, I grew up close to New York City and would go there a lot. My birthday was the day after Christmas and every year on my birthday we would go to New York City and spend the day. We would go to
Rockefeller Center and see the Rockettes and a movie and walk around fifth avenue and window shop. We would stare at the beautiful tree and watch the skaters.
Suzie Waltner says
That sounds like a fantastic tradition. I’ve not yet had the chance to visit NYC but it’s on my bucket list!
Lucy Reynolds says
No I’ve never been to NYC but would love to visit at a Christmas time. Merry Christmas