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A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.

Told with Mary Kay Andrews' ...

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Overview

A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.

Told with Mary Kay Andrews' trademark wit and keen eye for detail, mark your calendars for Save the Date!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250063687
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 42,287
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Kay Andrews has been delighting critics and readers for years with a series of funny, breezy mysteries, which are quite different from the more hard-boiled detective novels of a certain Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Of course, as most fans of Andrews and Trocheck know, they are one-and-the-same.

Biography

In In 2003, a writer named Mary Kay Andrews burst on the book scene with an entertaining, lighthearted confection entitled Savannah Blues. Hailed as a promising debut, the book received positive reviews; but not everyone realized it was actually the work of journalist-turned-novelist Kathy Hogan Trocheck, author of a bestselling mystery series begun in 1990 and featuring ex-cop-turned P.I. Callahan Garrity.

Trocheck explained in an interview with Reading Group Guides.com the reason for adopting a pseudonym (derived, by the way, from combining the names of her two children): "Because Blues is so different from my Callahan books, I wanted a chance to try for a whole new group of readers, people who like women's fiction, Southern fiction, and still, mysteries. That Mary Kay is a pseudonym for Kathy Hogan Trocheck is not a secret from my fans."

Savannah Blues introduced readers to Eloise "Weezie" Foley, whose marriage to the wealthy Talmadge Evans III suffers a fatal blow when he announces he is in love with someone else. When Talmadge's mistress moves into his Savannah mansion, it's the backyard carriage house for Weezie, who soon begins to devise a plan to get revenge on her cheating hubby. Blues may have been a marked departure from Trocheck's grittier early work, but it was a rousing success on all fronts. Publishers Weekly hailed it as "delightfully breezy, richly atmospheric" and Kirkus reviews called it "pure fun."

Soon, Mary Kay Andrews had assumed a life of her own. A year later, she published Little Bitty Lies, followed in 2005 by the joyfully wacky New York Times bestseller Hissy Fit. Having revisited the world of her irresistible protagonist Weezie Foley twice more in Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas, Andrews continues to craft her winning brand of witty, Southern-fried fiction -- much to the delight of her many fans.

Good To Know

When Andrews was a journalist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she covered the famous "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" murder case.

As Kathy Hogan Trocheck, Andrews's mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Awards.

When she isn't writing, Mary Kay Andrews lectures and teaches at writing workshops.

A few fun outtakes from our interview with Andrews:

"When I finish writing a book, I always celebrate with my favorite junk foods: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Wink grapefruit soda."

"I have no sense of direction and am incapable of reading a map."

"I'm a charter member of the Salty Dog chapter of the Andy Griffith Show Re-run Watchers club."

"I love afternoon naps, junking, reading, cooking with my husband, anything with avocados, English Setters, old movies, anything blue and white. I hate shopping for clothes, cigarette smoke, math, magic, mimes, scary movies, and Star Trek re-runs."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Kathy Hogan Trocheck (real name)
    2. Hometown:
      Atlanta, Georgia
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 27, 1954
    2. Place of Birth:
      Tampa, Florida
    1. Education:
      B.A. in newspaper journalism, University of Georgia, 1976
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Another MKA winner!

    Enjoyed this story and its characters so much. Once again, this author made the people believable because they are not perfect. I liked that she made brief reference to Savannah residents from previous books, favorites BeBe and Weezie.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2014

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    Weddings, Florists, Brides, Dogs, Social Media and Lots of Drama!

    Mary Kay Andrews, is the Queen of the South, with her humor, mischief, and creative characters. Having read all her books, SAVE THE DATE took on a new twist into the world of weddings, flowers, and of course-- all the drama and chaos, which comes along with events, brides, and their crazy mothers, and families—all with an opinion.

    As emotions run high—Mary Kay incorporates all the social media with Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter—as Cara, the owner of a small florist shop in Savannah, GA, faces all sorts of problems and challenges. Number one her ruthless gay competitor (even trying to steal her assistant).

    Cara, not only unlucky in love, with her most recent divorce, she buys a dog name Poppy to keep her company, and is in debt to her demanding father who is threatening to call in her loan for her business. There are so many unexpected problems, she is having a hard time staying afloat.

    Her assistant, a gay gut Bert, always has some thrilling dating stories, get involved with the competition, causing more problems for Cara. Then she meets a good-looking guy who steals her dog by mistake, a hot apartment and shop with a dead landlord, and plenty of nasty clients.

    You can expect tidbits of design, and renovations, as the new guy is a pro with renovations of all sorts, helping her with the barns and other venues, as talented Cara pulls off the best weddings in town! Full of drama and humor, a predictable, light and easy beach read. Was not wild about the audiobook narrator, Kathleen McInerney--an influencer, when rating.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2014

    Absolutely loved this book. MK Andrews grabbed my attention with

    Absolutely loved this book. MK Andrews grabbed my attention with the first sentence and held it all the way through. Funny and smart, Save the Date is a must for a great summer read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2014

    I Fun Summer Read!   I was a First Read Winner of this book and

    I Fun Summer Read!   I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really liked it. It was a fun read with likable characters and a good plot line. This book has it all, some emotional ups and downs for Cara, intrigue, money problems, lots and lots of flowers, crazy bridal parties, romance and 2 dogs. How can you go wrong with that? I only wish that the ending did not feel quiet so rushed, I would have loved more of Cara and Jack and maybe just a little less flower drama. But overall a great summer read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

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    Mystery and romance at its best

    If you are a lover of flowers, you will love this book. It has romance, mystery, and keeps you emotionally involved.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Perfect Mary Kay Andrews

    Another great book by Mary Kay Andrews!!! Wonferful story where it was so easy to picture everything! Definitely one of my favorites, would love a continuation of this story in another book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2014

    Blah.

    Blah. What's good about this is that it is a better read than the author's previous book 'Ladies Night.' Everything else is predictable. While the setting of a florist business in Savannah is good, and the floral descriptions engaging, the rest is tired. This is a book we have read before and can see the ending from the first few chapters. It is formula. There are a couple of 'blink and you'll miss it' winks to earlier characters Be Be and Weezie--who populated early novels that were a lot more engaging. A harmless time waster but very disappointed that Andrews has not had a really engrossing read since 'Spring Break.' Maybe there needs to be a longer period between novels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2014

    Julian

    Waits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2014

    Cris

    Hello?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2014

    Lia

    " I'm gonna get changed out of this bikini at res 2." I walk to res 2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2014

    Chase

    Walks in"one minute late"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2014

    Emily

    Smiles* ((i was reading a book sorry))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    Nice story!

    I always enjoy Mary Kay's books. Now one about a florist in Savannah. I like to read these stories before I go to sleep, nice easy reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Thia Grace

    "onwards!" -Grins ad grabs ur hand-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Jacson

    Waves result one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Cira

    Cora smiled...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2014

    A CERTAIN SOMEONE

    I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HATE HENRY I HTE HENRY I HATE HENRY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2014

    Henry

    Gtg bbt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2014

    Bert was a fun character. Liked how the dogs played a part in th

    Bert was a fun character. Liked how the dogs played a part in the story. You can tell that the author has done remodeling on old houses. I have read all her books and felt this one was okay.

    I wish Mary Kay Andrews would write another mystery as Kathy Hogan Trochek. They were really entertaining and had a little romance, too.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    Another great read.

    A fast read. Good characters with a smooth, interesting story line. Nice summer book.

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