Bridges: A Daphne White Novel- Book Review

Author: Maria Murnane

Publisher: Amazon Publishing, Kindle Press

Pub Date: 04 Apr 2017

Source: Netgalley

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Book 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!

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This book is about three best friends, thick as thieves, in their mid-forties, meeting for a weekend together to celebrate on of their own’s engagement.

Daphne is divorced, mother of a high school teenager and a writer trying to publish her first novel. Skylar, her successful career oriented best friend is getting married finally in New York and Daphne is beyond thrilled to visit NYC to celebrate her engagement. KC, the third musketeer, who is happily married to Max and a fitness freak, is the step mother to Max’s kids and decides she will not have kids for herself. She is surprised by the fact she is pregnant at 40, when she is already a step-grandmother.

All three friends get together after their beach reunion years ago and each have their own share of news to tell. Daphne about her book and the number of rejections she has received from publishers, KC about her pregnancy and her absurd fear that her fitness regime will affect the baby, and Skylar on her impending marriage and the not-so bonding step daughter.

Daphne gets a little jealous of how Skylar’s life has turned out, but eventually they two make up and talk freely about it. The three of them help each other outgrow their fears and try to make light of every situation they are in.

This is an easy-breezy read, with no major plot twists. Everything goes good, a little too much good for everyone to believe, i guess. Other than that, there’s nothing wrong or right about it. There could have been some interesting elements or surprises to make one get hooked to the book. Maybe, the intended audience are the middle aged.  Nevertheless, i rate it 3/5.

Favorite quote:

Love is random.. there’s no rhyme nor reason whatsoever to where we’ll find it or how. We’ll drive ourselves crazy if we keep trying to figure it out, because when it comes down to it, its all about timing, chemistry and luck – good or bad

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