Mary Chris Escobar s comparison of her romantic comedy Neverending Beginnings to the movies Groundhog Day and My Best Friend s Wedding is spot on Groundhog Day is one of my favorite movies of all time so I was xcited to read this novel and it did not disappointImagine your best friend announces she s getting married after only dating her boyfriend for six months Now imagine he s your The Summer Palace: A Captive Prince Short Story (Captive Prince Short Stories Book 2) ex boyfriend At the wedding Kate has a few drinks too many at the bar before her bridesmaid speech To make matters worse she left her notes at the bar Kate starts off by mentioning that Jack is herx boyfriend She says a few other inappropriate things before she blacks out When she wakes the next morning she obviously regrets her actions However she soon realizes that the wedding isn t for another weekat least to The Garden of Happy Endings everyone but her She has the opportunity to makes things right but first she has to relive the week before the wedding again and again and again In a few days would I wake up hung over from week one Or did I drink so much that I died Was this the afterlife Was it hell Like literally my own personalternity of punishment Kate 53Kate s character is Campfire extremely relateable and she s someone that I think most people will root for Jack s best man Ben is as confused by the uickie wedding as Kate is and they bond over that among other things The thing is part of me thinks this is all really fast and crazy but then there s this whole other side Like when they started dating he wasxcited than I think I have My Little Blue Dress ever seen him Ben 66 Really isn tverything Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars exciting in the beginning Kate 66If you re a fan of romantic comedies and if like me you over analyze situations and think what if this had happened differently you ll love Neverending Beginnings SNSBAH Rating 466Amanda s ReviewA great romantic comedy that will not disappoint Kate is a bridesmaid at her best friend s wedding The groom is Kate sx boyfriend from college Ben is the best man She lost her mother and hasn t been able to mourn her yet The week before and leading up to the wedding is a disaster One that Kate has to live over week after painful week Her Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life ex needs to talk to her Ben wants her Can she figure out why Can she figure out what she needs to change Will she be able to stop this Will she finally mourn her mom Will she give herself and Ben a chanceThis book will keep you laughing but will also bring tears to youryesPatricia s ReviewThis book is on repeat after repeat for Kate She goes to her best friends wedding and makes a fool of herself When she Kate was supposed to do a wedding toast for her bestfriend Amy and her Crazy Love ex boyfriend Jack Everything was supposed to go as planned sheven had her note card prepared for this particular wedding ceremony But when she "learned about things she weren t informed she wondered if it was right to be at "about things she weren t informed she wondered if it was right to be at wedding in the first place When it was her turn to toast the newlyweds she forgot her note card that contained her speech and as drunk as she was she made an impromptu message instead And boy what a disastrous toast it wasThe morning after with a massive hangover and too little sleep Kate woke up and realized she was taken back one week before verything happened before the wedding before the toast before the mbarrassment Shocked she couldn t believe she was given the chance to relive the week So she did what she thought what should have happened and tried to correct whatever she did wrong And when the wedding toast happened again she had to wake up and go back in time once And the next week and the next and the next Wow This had been an amazing contemporary read Imagine being able to go back in time all over again and very week at that and be able to change things for the better or worst I ve read lots of time travel stories but Neverending Beginnings is currently my favorite Kate was a hoot I love how she was able to make significant changes very week that she has to relive I love how sensible she becomes very time she has to wake up on Sept 13th all over again I love the whole story Period This is my first Mary Chris Escobar book And I liked her writing style It has depth and feelings Her stories make me forget Her characters make me sigh and cry and grin and roll on the floor laughing out loud She makes me believe that time travel is possible She s a great author nuff saidPS I just learned that she also wrote a short story for Carolyn Kate s next door neighbor and I m sure this is going to be another great read On the surface this is the story of Kate reliving the same stressful week of her life culminating in the wedding of her x boyfriend and currently somewhat stranged best friend The summary offers
a little detail for the set up but there is much to little detail for the set up but there is much to story beyond thatIn films it s asy to skip over the repetitiveness of reliving a day or several days through a uick montage of images That sort of visual fast forward isn t available in a novel but Escobar does a great job of skimming over the parts that don t matter and focusing on what has changed from This contemporary romance is Groundhog Day meets My Best Friend’s Wedding Readers who like women’s fiction by Meg Cabot Emily Giffin and Allison Winn Scotch will njoy this romantic comedyKate is alarmed to find out that her best friend Amy is getting married after dating for only six mon.
Free read Neverending BeginningsHe week before Every pass is a little bit different than the one before And as is true in life ven when Kate thinks she s figured out the solution New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood events rarely turn out as she d plannedAside from the main story of Kate trying to figure out how to set things right there are subtler threads being woven throughout There s Amy and Jack who seem stressed out by than just the wedding There s Ben who is so charming it s impossible not to fall for himven if the odds seem stacked against Kate having a relationship with him And then there s Kate s mother who has passed away prior to the novel s opening but whose presence is still very much felt throughout This was probably one of my favorite Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey elements of the novel because I simply wasn txpecting it Neverending Beginnings is a fluffy romance on the surface but watching Kate deal with the loss of her mother on top of the frustration of being trapped in this one week of her life made her feel God's Pocket even real to me which made me invested in what happened to herDon t come to this book looking for anxplanation of how the time loop is started or what perpetuates it Groundhog Day didn t have to ЯED explain all those details to tell a great story and neither does this novel Come for the characters that you ll love and cheer for and for a story that takes you through frustration and maybe a few tears before bringing you to a brighter hopefulnding And for those who know and love Richmond you ll be cheering for very awesome location highlighted in the book This book is unlike others I have read The book covers a one week time frame that repeats itself over and over again Kate is the lead character Her best friend Amy is marrying her x boyfriend Jack on the Saturday of that week Kate has been roped into giving the wedding toast after Amy s sister backs out because Amy wants a female toast along with the traditional one Kate who has drunk a lot during the reception botches the toast forgetting her notes and is so The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs embarrassed and sort of black out waking up the next morning only to find herself back to the Sunday of the previous week before the wedding occurred The storyline is a bit creative as I have not read anything uite like it before In fact I am not really a fan of time travel books This one is intriguing however so I decided to try it It was okay but I wondered whether it was worth my time when Katends up redoing this one week about the third or fourth time I am not really sure what the author was trying to do but in my opinion redoing a week again and again does not a great storylineplot make I found there were differences in the way Kate Lived Each Iteration Of each iteration of week but not that many so there was good continuity During this week Kate also is attracted to Jack s school friend Ben who likewise is attracted to "Her And A Romance Buds However After "and a romance buds However after third iteration of the same week I began to wonder what the author s game plan was or whether this romance was going anywhere There is good characterization good chemistry between Ben and Kate some great humorous Moreno episodes as well as somembarrassing ones definite changes in what Kate does and how she behaves in Monsieur Pain each do over However how many times does someone re live the same week And to whatnd This was not very clearThis is a fairly good book A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author except for this one thing Injoyed reading about Kate and her friends What If even though thevents actions and words were sort of repeated again and again Each time a little bit about The Exhaustion Breakthrough each was shown It was interesting to see how the author took one week and changed justnough to make it different while keeping the week and all its activities about the same I just could not wrap my head around why the week was repeated so many times This is a good book for anyone looking for a different sort of time travel book or a different sort of romance The book reads The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good easily though drags a bit The reader might be tempted to wonder what onarth the author is trying to showprove as not much in that way stands out Still it will probably be worth the Supplemental Book effort for many I received this from Library Thing to read and review Barely made it through two chapters before uitting Feels understandably like self published writing Needed a tighterditor because little uibbles kept jumping out For Hark! The Herald Angels Scream example on one page the protagonist makes a pot of coffee pours herself a cup goes into her bedroom and looks at a dress then comes back and pours a second cup of coffee WHAT How could she have consumed the first presumably steaming hot cup so uickly I was on the fence with this one anyway Easy comeasy go I won a copy of this book a year or so ago and if I m honest contemporary romances are not really my thing any That being said I thought the story was well thought out and well written with just the odd spelling mistake here and thereI ve never read anything like this it most certainly is like Groundhog Day and it was a refreshing change but at the same time if it had taken one reliving to make it all perfect I might have given up on it I was cheering our girl on Ths Her alarm turns to shock when she learns that the groom to be is Kate's old college x As the big day approaches Kate's inability to hide her feelings is threatening to ruin her friendship with Amy Kate’s last minute vodka fueled wedding toast has her wishing she could turn back the clo. .
S she fell for Ben throughout the weeks and I hope that they make it as a couple What a fun read I ve found myself drawn to time travel themed books a lot lately and chick lit is my go to genre so I was xcited to find a book with lements of both This novel is written in a light fun style but still has some depth Romance and self discovery are the major themes I loved the time travel twist that caused the main character to travel back in time one week to learn about herself and her friends Exactly why
happened was never xplained so don t xpect all answers just go with it though I have come up with "my own theories I found the characters likable and kept hoping for "own theories I found the characters likable and kept hoping for to turn out better for them all to turn out better for them all think Kate was very sensible about the time loop situation She had an appropriate reaction to the situation but was very mature and realistic about how to handle it I don t think I would have been uite that sensible I think I would have spent a couple of weeks blowing off work travelling and reading lots of books Or maybe stirring up trouble just to see what happened knowing there would be no long term conseuencesThere is another novella about two of the side characters which is currently available free Delayed It s not a seuel but does have some updates on the characters from Neverending Beginnings I received this book free in xchange for an honest review If you are looking for an Red River Girl entertaining romantic comedy that has a humorous Groundhog Day meets My Best Friend s Wedding theme then Neverending Beginnings is the book for youAuthor Mary Chris Escobar weaves a fun tale that transports the reader into Kate Crenshaw s madcap reliving of the same week over and over again after waking up the day after flubbing her drunken toast at her best friend Amy s wedding to Kate sx college boyfriend Jack Kate gets many chances at repairing the damage that she has done and along the way finds an unexpected romance with the charming best man BenNeverending Beginnings is a thoroughly La strada delle croci entertaining romantic comedy that will simply keep the reader in stitches With a great mixture of humor and sweet romance the reader follows Kate as she relives the week from hell over and over again with many chances to make things right after causing drama and trouble because of her inability to hide her true feelings aboutverything can you say diarrhea mouth lol And if trying to repair a rocky relationship with her best friend isn t nough Kate gets an unexpected chance at romance with Ben the best man if only she would give in and take a chance I really njoyed following Kate as she tried to figure out how to fix her mistakes in order to The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth end the rewinding cycle of thexhausting time warp that she finds herself in and I couldn t help but cheer at her developing romance with Ben Author Mary Chris Escobar cleverly weaves an njoyable tale that leaves you wanting If you are looking for a delightfully lighthearted romantic comedy to wile away a lazy summer day then take a chance and read Neverending Beginnings it will leave a smile on your faceDisclaimer I received a copy of the book from the author in xchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tourshttpjerseygirlbookreviewsblogspot So okay here s the thing You should read this book to watch how the story unfolds inside an unconventional structure And by unconventional structure I mean it doesn t follow a linear path it loops back on itself repeating the same week over and over again deepening a fateful set of circumstances surrounding a weddingHow the story opens Poor Kate Crenshaw Not only does she flub up a drunken toast at her best friend s September 19th wedding her best friend is marrying herx boyfriend Jack Ugh What s worse Kate wakes up the next morning on September 13th doomed to repeat a week of vents For a second I let myself pretend that I didn t already know our nding Pretend just once for a few fleeting seconds that our beginning never The West Transformed ended p 68There are many characters to follow great storylines and uite a few surprises In fact I was pleasantly surprised by how suspenseful the story was considering the fact we were all reliving the same week over and over again You d think we d know it all the second and third go around but we don t Withach repeat there are many the story deepens characters story arcs are developed and ultimately resolved and the main character volves on her journey toward a resolution that wouldn t have been possible had she not had the chance to xamine her life in this way Very well done Excellent in fact A story I d read over and over again about a week lived over and over againA truly creative way to tell a story A premise that is high concept and fresh with prose so comfortable and asy to get lost in time flies And I suppose it loops back on itself too Over and over again Five stars I repeat Five starsI received a copy of this book in xchange for an honest reviewFor complete coverage visit Julie Valerie s Book Blog at. Ck and make things right Imagine her surprise when she wakes up the next day and finds out she can Forced to relive one of the most painful weeks of her life Kate slowly works to repair the damage she has done In the process she learns a lot about herself and the cynically charming best manThis Happened Was Never Explained So Don T Expect All