Thursday, June 23, 2016
Review of I Always Cry at Weddings by Sara Goff
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 in the world love really means
Ava grew up learning about God, but like so many of us, she's started doing her own thing. But the lessons she learned stick with her. In seemingly crazy move, Ava changes her life and tries to seek God's will - whatever that is. This leads Ava all over the place in this Christian mainstream novel.
For awhile Ava looks for love in all the wrong places. (Cue the Out of Eden song here.) There is a romance in the story, but it is not the focus. The focus is on the journey Ava takes. Yeah, there are times you want to shake some sense into Ava, but that's the point. The journey. The journey that thousands of young women are taking right now. And sometimes you have to walk through the mud to get to the bookstore. ;)
I'd recommend this story to pretty much anyone, but especially those who like a true to life story. Sara Goff does not shy away from uncomfortable topics like a lot of Christian novels do. I loved I Always Cry at Weddings! Great job Sara Goff!
I purchased this novel for my personal library. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
God bless you guys! See you next time!
~V. Joy Palmer