Book Review: Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss

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Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss opens with Caroline Kline couch surfing in New York City due to her no longer having a job and her fiance breaking up with her. The cherry on top is when Caroline finds out her father is not doing well and has to go home to New Jersey to help out. She finds one thing she didn't expect . . . true love. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline from NetGalley for free in exchange for my honest review.  The synopsis of this book was intriguing, and I absolutely love baseball, so I couldn't wait to dig in to this story. Unfortunately, the story started off a bit slow and continued to be slow at points throughout the book. The slowness of the plot made it difficult to stay interested in the characters and their fate.  At one point, I didn't really care if I finished the story or not. With that being said, I'm glad I stuck with the book because the last 15% of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline started to

Book Review: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
New York Times Bestselling Author Emily Giffin's Something Borrowed is a fast paced, heart breaking story about a hard working lawyer in Manhattan, Rachel White, who is the maid of honor to her best friend Darcy. Since they were little kids in elementary school, Rachel has always been the Watson to Darcy's Sherlock, but that changes when Rachel confesses her true feelings to Darcy's fiance, only to find out the feeling is mutual. As Darcy's wedding approaches, Rachel knows she has to make a hard choice . . . steal the man away from her best friend or cut him out of her life.

When the movie trailer came out for Something Borrowed, I immediately knew I wanted to see the movie. I had no idea it had been adapted from a novel (and not to mention I hadn't ever heard of the author) until I was at a book club meeting and one of the members was talking about the book and the author, and several other of the members jumped in on the discussion. I ended up enjoying the movie so much that I decided to read the book and was pleasantly surprised that there was a sequel, Something Blue, but it wasn't adapted to the big screen, which is a little surprising to me, but I know there were probably contributing factors to it.

now a major motion pictureThe biggest issue I had with Something Borrowed is that the major theme had to do with cheating and making it seem like it is okay. It isn't okay and never will be okay. But let's be honest, it is something that happens in every day life. Here's the thing though, it was written in such a way, that it has you pulling for Rachel to get the guy. Why? The best friend, Darcy, is so self centered, selfish, and completely unlikable that you don't want her to end up with Dex. Darcy is mean girl personified. If you've lived under a rock these past 12 years and don't know what happens, you'll have to read the book or watch the movie.

Emily Giffin did a fantastic job in making you understand how someone could get into a situation like this and feel all the emotion that goes with it on both sides . . . guilt, anxiety, nervousness, anger, etc. It felt like something that could really happen in real life. It just goes to show you what good writing will do.

Despite the off putting topic, it was a light read and hard to put down and made me want more. It falls in the chick lit genre and is a good book to take with you on vacation, especially to the beach. I gave it four out of five stars.

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