Emily Saunders has never thought twice about grabbing her passport, rucksack, and camera and trekking across the globe. If there's an NGO, a study abroad program, or simply the travel itch, Emily's on the first plane out. Free-spirited, open-minded, and eager to explore, it's no wonder Emily's hardly in one spot (or relationship) for long.
For the past year-and-a-half, though, Emily's found herself planted in her college hometown of Seattle. She's surrounded by her best friends, has steady work as a photographer and at her friend Sophie's café, and is certainly kept busy by the wild antics of her BFF Jackie. Life's enjoyable, but Emily's looking for something more. She's ready for a change, for adventure!
But when Emily tells her girlfriends she's ready for something new she does not expect Operation Blind Date!
Sure, Emily's single. Sure, she hopes to some day find true love. But being thrown into an insane challenge like this is not exactly the adventure she had in mind! Couldn't she just travel and focus on her photography? Or volunteer in Africa? Will a string of eligible bachelors lined up by her friends--a shot at finding a real and lasting love--really be that change she's searching for?
This is a spirited story about seeking adventure while being true to yourself, wherever you are in life. It's a story about love, risk, and self-discovery. About what happens when girlfriends take chances.
About the Author
A native Southern Californian, Savannah is currently living in Berlin, Germany, with her husband, their goldendoodle, Hurley, and her collection of books.
You can visit Savannah at www.SavannahPage.com and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SavannahPageAuthor
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What do best girlfriends do when one of their own is chasing the adventure dream but also wants to find true love? In When Girlfriends Take Chances, the fifth installment of the When Girlfriends ... collection, author Savannah Page transports the reader back to Seattle for another visit with the six best girlfriends that we've come to know and love: Claire, Sophie, Robin, Lara, Jackie and Emily. This time it's Emily's turn to tell her story! Emily Saunders has lived a wanderlust and free-spirited life filled with exciting worldwide adventures as a freelance photographer. But home is where the heart is, and for Emily that is Seattle with her five best friends. When Emily gets the itch to travel again, her five besties decide it's time for her to join them in the relationship club, so they form Operation Blind Date, where they each select a guy to set her up on a blind date, hoping that she'll find her one true love, a committed relationship, and a happily ever after ending. I really enjoyed catching up with all six girlfriends, the author does a great job of intertwining all of the latest news about each of the girls within the main storyline. She has a smooth style of integrating snippets from the previous books' storylines into the current book that makes it easy for the reader to feel like they haven't missed a thing while waiting to read the next installment in the collection. I loved each of the books in the series, but I have to admit that I really enjoyed Emily's story the best, because I love her wanderlust and free spirited nature, her exciting adventures, and yet I could sympathize with her struggle choosing between travelling and finding love and having a committed relationship like the other five girls. I loved the humor and drama, I couldn't stop snickering as Emily endured through Operation Blind Date, these six girls are a hoot to follow and they sure do keep the reader thoroughly entertained! This is such a fun collection to read, the six girlfriends continue to show what true friendship is all about: through good and bad times, thick and thin, ups and downs, and every trial and tribulation that befalls them, these six lovely ladies are supportive and always there for each other. I am looking forward to reading about Sophie's story (part two) in the seventh and final installment in the collection, When Girlfriends Find Love. If you are looking for a fast-paced, thoroughly fun and entertaining collection of Chick Lit stories that celebrates womanhood and the strong bonds of friendship, then When Girlfriends collection ... is a must read, you won't be disappointed!
my favorite so far Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I think it is my favorite of the When Girlfriends series thus far. When Girlfriends Take Chances focuses on Emily, a character that we really don’t know too much about. I love her. She is such a wonderful person. She is a wonderful friend. She isn’t afraid to go on adventures, and she loves to help others. I want her to be happy, and I think she finds that happiness in the end. Her friends are a trip. They want to set her up so that she will be happy. Claire is very bossy. Laura is level-headed. Robin is a sweetheart. (I’m happy she found such a great guy!) Jackie is my least favorite. She just annoys me, but I want to find out more about her. I think there is more to it and I want to find out in the next book, When Girlfriends Let Go. As I said, this is my favorite book so far. It hooked me. It made me happy. It kept me reading. Would I recommend it: Absolutely. Please read the first four books in the series. It will help get you caught up on this wonderful group of women. (I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)