I Always Cry at Weddings

I Always Cry at Weddings

by Sara Goff

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939023551
Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Pages: 366
Sales rank: 954,531
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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I Always Cry at Weddings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Always Cry at Weddings is an entertaining read with an element of spiritual discovery. Though it is over 300 pages, I read most of it in one sitting, wanting to know at every page what Ava would do, or what she would learn, next. The setting brings New York City alive, and I loved reading about familiar places. Ava's story highlights both the highs and lows of making it in the Big Apple in a unique and lovable way. I highly recommend I Always Cry at Weddings to women of all ages. Hope we see a sequel!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ava Larson is about to marry as expected when she takes a different road and ends up with the life of her dreams, an "If Only" life that she once thought impossible. Her adventures, triumphs, and disasters are believable, honest, and completely engaging. I couldn't put the book down, eager to see what she would do next. The supporting characters are strong, vividly drawn, and real. I don't think I have ever read a better depiction of New York City, a powerful and compelling character in its own right, with all its wonders, filth, and possibilities. Ava's story is original, wonderfully told -- don't miss it! PS Please don't be put off by the classification by other reviewers of this book as Christian Romance. It is a great story about a woman consciously choosing and making the life of her dreams come true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story! Quick read, a few twists and turns.
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful debut novel! The book is a combination of romance, humor and faith that resulted in a story that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a delight following Ava, the main character, on her sometimes rocky journey to discovering God's plan for her life, and the setting in New York City also added much to the story. I definitely recommend this book to the reader who enjoys good Christian fiction and I certainly look forward to reading more by this author.
Tracykrausswrtr More than 1 year ago
I Always Cry At Weddings by Sara Goff was not what I expected and I mean that in a very positive way. Based on the title, I was expecting a cliché romance. What I got was a sassy, smart, somewhat ‘Sophie Kinsella’ esque story with three dimensional quirky characters, unlikely heroes, and an unexpected storyline that doesn’t fit into any boxes. Add to that the fact that I could literally picture the locations in NYC and I was convinced. Sara Goff is the real deal. She unapologetically tackles the realities of contemporary relationships, warts and all. This is not a Cinderella story; instead we are swept into the drama that is Ava’s life as she makes one of the hardest decisions of her life: to walk away from what she thought was true love. Disappointments abound, but there is triumph too, as she learns to love herself and begins to see others through different eyes. I would not class this as a ‘Christian’ book, per se, but there is a strong faith element present. That aside, it is one solid read and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a cute book! The character of Ava is real. Her journey to find herself and love keeps the reader turning the pages. Each character has such personality, you actually step into the story. . . always rooting for the good guy. Loved it from beginning to end.
LuuxPuux More than 1 year ago
Sara's story about Ava Larson and her journey of finding love in New York City is a romantic comedy about what matters - and what really doesn't - in life (and especially in the Big Apple). It's contemporary, real and full of honesty and, on top of all that, also very well written. Sara's first book is a great fun read that I would imagine doesn't speak to any one genre but will find a home with anyone looking to lose themselves in a great book, be inspired, and fall in love with life once again.
Christine_Lindsay More than 1 year ago
What a breath of fresh air! This is a wonderful romantic comedy for those of us who are tired of Christian romances that always seem to be set in pioneer days, dude ranches, or Amish communities. I’ve watched many a romantic movie set there. So, reading I Always Cry at Weddings felt like that---being inside a contemporary romantic comedy taking place in the Big Apple. Ava Larson is a young woman like most of us, or like our grown up daughters or granddaughters---she makes mistakes. Big mistakes that accumulate a frightening amount of debt in a short period of time, all for making the right decision. Ava decides to not marry the rich man she’s been engaged to for the past five years and receives the bill for her high society wedding that will never take place. Ava then starts a journey of self-discovery that adds problems on top of problems, that have her squeaking pretty close to losing everything and facing the terrifying prospect of becoming one of New York’s homeless. But Ava finds that all is not as it seems. Like who is that really cute guy that lives on the street just outside her apartment? How can this seemingly homeless guy appear to have his life in control while hers is spinning out of control? This story has brow-raising but plausible twists and turns if you read it keeping the average young person of today in mind. Financial security is a thing of the past. Life can change on the spinning of a dime. So while this book resonates with the honking horns of 5th Avenue, car fumes from New York cabs, the bright lights of Broadway, the thumping of the dancing shoes in night clubs, it still comes across as a breath of fresh air in Christian romance. The steadfast sweetness of Christianity is brushed into the novel with the lightness of a feather, enough to uplift you, as the flawed characters find strength and truth in ageless faith.