I Always Cry at Weddings, by Sara Goff (WhiteFire Publishing, 2015)
What if your dream wedding was fast approaching – and you suddenly realized it was a huge mistake?
Ava breaks her engagement and gets stuck with an enormous bill. The stress affects her performance at work, and her only supporter, her mother, is fighting cancer. Ava was with Josh for five years. How will she even begin to look for true love?
Desperation prompts some risky choices, and Ava has some narrow escapes. She’s drifted a long way from God, although she’s trying to find her way back to faith.
Set in the whirl of New York City, I Always Cry at Weddings is the story of one woman’s attempts to find out who she really is, and to follow her dreams even when it looks like her life is falling apart.
This is Christian fiction that reads much like a clean mainstream novel. The faith element is sprinkled in small doses, and Ava is clearly a seeker, not an example of mature Christianity. She feels like a real person, and while I sometimes had trouble understanding her actions, I was definitely rooting for a happy ending.
I Always Cry at Weddings is a skilfully crafted novel with an appealing voice. Author Sara Goff is the founder of Lift the Lid, an organization which supports underprivileged schools and encourages young people to exercise their creative expression through writing.
[Review copy provided by the author.]