Review: Bridges by Maria Murnane

Bridges

By Maria MurnaneBridges cover FINAL smaller
Publisher: Wink’s Ink
Publish Date: April 4, 2017
Genre: Women’s Fiction

Blurb:

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 Review:

If you were here last week, you know that I fell in love with Maria Murnane’s Wait for the Rain. This week, I got to review Maria’s brand new Bridges, just released yesterday. 

Bridges continues with all the feels. Definitely resonates with me, where I’m at emotionally as a writer. Just like with WFTR, Bridges has me all mixed up and thinking about things.

But that’s what makes a good book, right? The ones that make you question and think.

So here’s the deal with Bridges…The trio from WFTR is back, this time in New York for a weekend for a non-bachelorette party for Skylar…the one no one thought would ever get married.

The story is told from Daphne’s POV, along with all of her struggles a year after WFTR ends. KC is still a tiny ball of fire, with a huge secret, and Skylar is in blissful heaven having found the perfect love for who she is.

Just like before, we get to see some twists and turns, hilarious situations, and real people dealing with real problems that people have every single day.

I love Maria’s books, because she makes you sit down and think. The situations are realistic, sometimes a little over the top, but not so much that it can’t happen. It’s just sometimes, people shy away from those situations. The women portrayed in Bridges change, again, together. The time span is ridiculous for it, but the women do actually change a bit.

Now, please keep in mind, that people do not just change overnight. It’s portrayed that way here for the purposes of the story. But the change and growth can happen. Maybe not overnight,  maybe not in a few weeks. But it can and will happen.

Maria, thank you so much for letting me review Bridges and Wait for the Rain. I enjoyed both, immensely. I am no where near the age portrayed in these books, but I felt connected to the characters in a way that doesn’t happen very often with books. Usually I read for the escape. Bridges and WFTR are now my go-to’s for hope and insight. Thank you.

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About The AuthorMaria-6-smaller

The story of how Maria became an author is a little crazy. She used to work in high-tech PR but hated it, so 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 bestselling author of the Waverly Bryson series (Perfect on Paper, It’s a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two, which garnered a starred review in Publishers Weekly), plus Katwalk, 2015 International Book Award winner Cassidy Lane, Wait for the Rain, and Bridges. And yes, she still plays a lot of soccer!

Learn more and sign up for her mailing list at www.mariamurnane.com

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