Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Reading Challenge 2014: Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick #SRC2014

This summer, members of the Vise Library are participating in a Summer Reading Challenge. We have received copies of several books from publishers for honest reviews. We hope that you enjoy these reviews (and books)!

The third book on our schedule is Cure for the Common Breakup by author Beth Kendrick.  

About the book:

Flight attendant Summer Benson lives by two rules: Don’t stay with the same man for too long and never stay in one place. She’s about to break rule number one by considering accepting her boyfriend’s proposal—then disaster strikes and her world is shattered in an instant. Summer heads to Black Dog Bay, where the locals welcome her. Even Hattie Huntington, the town’s oldest, richest, and meanest resident, likes her enough to give her a job. Then there’s Dutch Jansen, the rugged, stoic mayor, who’s the opposite of her type. She probably shouldn't be kissing him. She definitely shouldn't be falling in love. After a lifetime of globe-trotting, Summer has finally found a home. But Hattie has old scores to settle and a hidden agenda for her newest employee. Summer finds herself faced with an impossible choice: Leave Black Dog Bay behind forever, or stay with the ones she loves and cost them everything...

Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick is actually a sequel to a book called The Week Before the Wedding.  If you have not read the previous book do not worry!  The main character in this book is the best friend of the main character in the previous book.  This book was a very entertaining book set in a small town named Black Dog Bay, Delaware.  Black Dog Bay is a tourist town that many people choose to visit to escape from life.  This book will make you chuckle to yourself and laugh out loud.  You will really enjoy the main character Summer.  

Summer Benson is a flight attendant that usually does not like to stay in one place for an extended period of time.  Of course that changes throughout the book.  Summer ends up in Black Dog Bay after surviving a plane crash. Before the crash, she found out that her boyfriend was going to propose and she was not exactly thrilled about this.  After the crash the both of them reexamine their life and Summer takes off to Delaware alone.  She becomes a big fan of the little town and the people in it.  They become huge fans of her as well.  Well, most of the local people end up liking her anyways.  She ends up working (not by choice!) for town’s oldest resident, Hattie, who has a grudge against the whole town.  Summer also starts to pursue Dutch Jansen who is the mayor. 

Summer tries to find out why Hattie hates Black Dog Bay and why she particularly hates Dutch.  Summer must also figure out if the people in Black Dog Bay are worth sticking around for even if it will be bad for the town. Kendrick has written an entertaining story that has some lessons of choosing to be happy and never settling for anything less than what will make you happy.  Kendrick must also have a great sense of humor since all of her characters do as well.  She also writes about what resentment and grudges can cost you if you hold onto them for too long. If you are looking for a book that will be a fun read with a little lesson in it, then you will enjoy this book.  After reading this book you will want to find out more about the town and its residents!

About the author:

Beth Kendrick is the author of The Week Before the Wedding, The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service, and Nearlyweds, which was turned into a Hallmark Channel original movie. She lives in Arizona with her two rescue dogs, but she loves to vacation at the Delaware shore, where she goes to Funland, eats boardwalk fries, and wishes that the Whinery really existed.

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Praise for the book:

“Beth Kendrick has reminded me once again exactly why I love her books so much. Cure for the Common Breakup is packed with humor, wit and a lot of heart.  A charming and exceptionally entertaining story!  I can’t recommend this book highly enough.”--Jane Porter, national bestselling author of The Good Wife

“Beth Kendrick has written a sharp, sassy, surprisingly emotional story that will make readers laugh out loud from page one and sigh from the heart at the end.  Light and lovely perfection!"--Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author of The Barefoot Bay Series

“Utterly delightful! Summer Benson will charm and disarm her way into the hearts of readers as easily as she does the residents of Black Dog Bay.”--Meg Donohue, USA Today bestselling author of All the Summer Girls

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