Thursday, May 6, 2021

Review: It Had To Be You by Georgia Clark

It Had To Be You
by Georgia Clark

Publisher: Atria
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  For the past twenty years, Liv and Eliot Goldenhorn have run In Love in New York, Brooklyn’s beloved wedding-planning business. When Eliot dies unexpectedly, he even more unexpectedly leaves half of the business to his younger, blonder girlfriend, Savannah. Liv and Savannah are not a match made in heaven, to say the least. But what starts as a personal and professional nightmare transforms into something even savvy, cynical Liv Goldenhorn couldn’t begin to imagine.

Kritters Thoughts:  With a large cast of characters this book looks at all sorts of forms and types of love and relationships.  From the basically main character, a widowed woman who is confronted by the sins of her husbands past before he died and it affects not only her personal life, but also her professional life.  To many people in her circle, a waitress that often works for her wedding planning company to the long term dating gay couple that provides the florals for the weddings she plans.  I enjoyed this cast of characters and it reminded me of those large ensemble television shows or movies, but I highly suggest a little note taking to keep everyone and their details together.

At first while reading this book, I was extremely confused as to who was what and who was related to whom, but once I got the hang of the extreme switches between characters from one chapter to another, the book read smoothly.  I loved the interconnectedness of it all and I could see this book translating to a screen of sorts very easily.  I tried hard to think throughout reading this book which storyline was my favorite, but I honestly enjoyed most to all of them.  For me the most fun to read was Savannah Shipley as she was adjusting to life moving from Kentucky to New York City and trying so hard to achieve dreams that her parents didn't support and make the life she could have only imagined.  

This was my first Georgia Clark read and I am excited that there are at least two more in her backlist that I am genuinely excited to read.  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 51 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Atria.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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