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‘Bridges’ By Maria Murnane
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BRIDGES‘ (A Daphne White Novel) by MARIA MURNANE



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KC kissed her wedding ring. “Ditto. I’m just impressed that you’re making such an effort to meet someone. It sounds exhausting.”

“Tell me about it. I swear it takes as much strategic planning as preparing for a trial – and is usually more mentally draining. I can’t believe I’m back to the games, the balance between flirting and pretending not to care, the not knowing how long to wait before responding to a text, or what to say in a text, or wondering what he means in his text, or wondering if you’re reading too much into his texts, or wondering if you blew it because of a text, or if he even read your text. It’s enough to drive you crazy!

Then, on top of all that insanity, once you decide that you like a guy, there’s the not knowing when to sleep with him for the first time, wondering if he’ll lose interest if you do it too soon, or if he’ll lose interest if you wait too long. And then if you do decide to sleep with him, there’s the whole ‘Will I regret it?’ or ‘Will it be any good?’ And then what if the sex isn’t good? Do you give it another chance? Or do you cut and run? And if it wasn’t good for you, does that mean it wasn’t good for him either? It’s enough to drive any sane woman over the edge. Your Honor, I rest my case.

BRIDGES‘ – The Premise

Cover Image - 'Bridges' A Book By Maria MurnaneIt’s a piece of news Daphne never expected to hear: Her globe-trotting friend Skylar, who vowed never to get married, is engaged! Time to celebrate in Manhattan—Skylar’s treat, of course. After years scaling the corporate ladder, she can more than afford it. 

Daphne arrives in NYC with news of her own—the novel she’s finally finished appears to be going nowhere but the trash bin of every publishing house around. She’s devastated but plans to keep her disappointment under wraps, something that becomes trickier when she sees Skylar’s spectacular apartment. Could her life have been like this if she’d chosen a different path? 

What Daphne doesn’t know is she’s not the only one with a secret. Skylar and their friend KC are also holding something back, but what? As the trip unfolds, the truth about each woman emerges, along with tears. 

And laughter. And love. 

Teaser Tuesday Image Updated December 2016 'The Purple Booker'


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  • Despite the number of times I’ve seen this cover featured on your blog, I don’t think I’ve ever noticed what they’re spelling out with their hands before! 😀

    Looking back over your other features of this, I still don’t think it’s one I’d pick up on my own, but wouldn’t mind reading if it were a book club choice or something. I’ll give most anything a chance. Did you ever do a guest author post for this?

    • You must have more of an OCD issue than I have, as I hadn’t noticed the hand spelling before either and even when you wrote the comment, I still had to look long and hard!!

      Maria did send through an amazing Guest Post, but to my shame, as with the length of time it has taken me to actually read the book, it is still sat in my ‘pending posts’ column waiting to be tweaked to fit my blog theme layout.

      I have promised Maria that it will go live next week and even though the book may not be one for you, the Guest Post really needs to be read – I promise! 🙂

    • I’m not really sure how to word this so that it doesn’t sound very sad and lame, but I don’t have a network of close friends who have good times and hang out together, so relating to the storyline on a personal level was quite difficult for me.

      Having said all that, the characters in ‘Bridges’ were very clevery crafted and engaging, so that it was easy to get drawn into their weekend together and all the experiences which went with it.

      There were so many secrets, both small and not so small, which were revealed throughout the time the girls spent together and it was easy to see how they could be concealed by just talking and skyping one another, but were much more difficult to hide in face to face contact.

      Well worth a few hours of anyone’s time, to read this book 🙂

    • You posted some great features, Donna. If you get the chance you really should read this one.

      Contemporary fiction is not one of my favourite genres, however, like your own reviewer, I found this one difficult to put down when ‘normal’ life interfered with my reading.

      Don’t be put off by the fact that this is the second ‘Daphne White’ novel, because as far as I am concerned, ‘Bridges’ works great as a stand alone story.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, I appreciate your visit 🙂

  • awww..Maria Murnane, she was one of the first author’s to provide me with a copy of her book to review way back when I first began book blogging. She’s very nice and this one sounds good. enjoy it 🙂

    • Yes, Maria is lovely, isn’t she?

      I feel that I have let her down badly, in taking so long to actually read ‘Bridges’.

      She also sent me copy for a lovely Guest Post ages ago, but I promise it will be up in the next few days and it is definitely worth stopping by to read, if you get the chance.

      I loved this book and from a not very avid fan of contemporary romance, that is praise indeed. I was also even more delighted that it worked so well as an independent story and I didn’t need to read the first book to know what was going on with all the characters.

      I hope that all is well with you and thanks for stopping by 🙂

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