Monday, May 17, 2010

Savour The Moment

Last summer, while looking for an easier read to keep me company during the lazy season, I began reading Norah Roberts Bridal Quartet series. Vision in White, and Bed of Roses are delicately feminine, and this weeks book, and third great addition to the series, Savor the Moment, is no exception. This series is definitely an easy read, but Roberts has a talent for bringing the characters and their relationships to life, making their stories personable and very entertaining.

As little girls, MacKensie, Emma, Laurel, and Parker spent hours acting out their perfect make believe "I do" moments, and years later, their childhood fantasies became reality when they started their own all-inclusive wedding planning company. Emma assembles bouquets of delicately stunning flowers, MacKensie captures all the jubilant and emotional moments on film, Laurel bakes delectable and scrumptious desserts, and Parker oversees all the details, bringing them all into a harmonious partnership. The First two books focus on Mackenzie and Emma, while they each discover love and relationships in their own unique way, and as happily ever after continues in Savor the Moment, the attention is on Laurel and her fairytale romance with longtime crush and Parker's older brother, Del.

There is not much surprise, or thought provoking moments incorporated into the series, but Robert's has a way of crafting realistic people, who weave into each others lives so gracefully, that you can't help but want to share in their stories. Each of the characters, whether it's a male or female, has a distinct personality, and specific hobbies and interests that make it easy to find someone to relate to. Myself, being interested in photography, baking, and having a mild case of ADD when it comes to details and organization, found it easy to connect with more than once character at a time, and was left with a longing to know more about them all.

This is the kind of book that I would have loved to have read on a beach, with the sun on my back, cold drink in hand, and the freedom to relax for hours on end. I However, was not on the beach, so I settled for relaxed afternoons on the deck with refreshingly cold iced tea. It was easy to get lost in this book for hours on end, and lose all sense of time, because you didn't ever have to stop and think, or clear your head, in order to download more intricate information. At the same time, Savor the Moment, is an ideal book to pick up for fifteen minutes at a time, in order to relieve yourself from the stresses of the day, and be distracted by another world, if only for a little while.

Savor the Moment could stand completely on its own, but I relished the little things that you pick up from having read the other books in the series first. So that is my tip, read the books in order, for with each one you will receive a deeper understanding of the characters, their histories, and relationships.


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