Review & Giveaway: Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner

WOOING CADIE McCAFFREY

by
BETHANY TURNER
  Genre: Christian Romance / Humor
Publisher: Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group
Date of Publication: May 21, 2019
Number of Pages: 352
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After four years with her boyfriend, Cadie McCaffrey is thinking of ending things. Convinced Will doesn’t love her in the “forever” way she loves him, Cadie believes it’s time for her to let him go before life passes her by. When a misunderstanding leads to a mistake, leaving her hurt, disappointed, and full of regret, she finally sends him packing.

But for Will, the end of their relationship is only the beginning of his quest to figure out how to be the man Cadie wanted him to be. With the dubious guidance of his former pro-athlete work friends and tactics drawn from Cadie’s favorite romantic comedies, Will attempts to win her back. It’s a foolproof plan. What could possibly go wrong?

 

PRAISE FOR WOOING CADIE McCAFFREY

“Rising star Bethany Turner’s Wooing Cadie McCaffrey highlights the author’s oh-so-readable voice and engaging characters. One of the many things I love about Turner is the way she tackles tough subjects with candor yet writes with the right amount of discretion. Romantics everywhere will sigh happily at the perfect ending. Highly recommended!” — Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author of The House at Saltwater Point and the Rock Harbor series

Bethany Turner has done it again! Filled with wit and loaded with pop culture references, Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is sure to be an instant favorite among fans of Christian romance. I’ve found my new go-to author for rom-com with heart.” — Carla Laureano, RITA award–winning author of The Saturday Night Supper Club and Brunch at Bittersweet Café

 
review

 

While we’re told time and time again never to judge a book by its cover, I always do, and it has never failed me… until now. At face value, Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is just an adorable book with a baby pink cover adorned in delightful doodles. The doodles reference some of the greatest romance movies ever and hint at the warm fuzzy feelings contained within. But when you dive below the surface to examine that 90-something percent of the iceberg, you find a story about relationships between friends and families, and how outside influences can cause you to become disenchanted with an already wonderful life. Cadie is that girl who hasn’t yet realized that all those beautiful people take fake candid photos with all sorts of filters, and those supposedly blissful people are just cropping out the very real and sometimes not very pretty stuff out of their real lives.

Like any good rom-com, boy meets girl, boy and girl quickly fall in love, boy loses girl, boy moves heaven and earth to win back girl. And while spoilers abound (see front cover blurb) on how this story ends, I still found myself holding my breath, waiting to see what would happen next. Turner makes our man Will work incredibly hard to get Cadie back. I don’t think any movie I have seen has ever featured so many false starts and hurdles. It really brought to mind the story of Sisyphus for me. Every time we cheered Will on with each great gesture he came up with, Cadie would just swat us back down with her newfound cynicism. Normally that would have annoyed me, but I got where she was coming from. No fairy tale is enough when the princess has become jaded.

If Christian books are not your jam, this one might be a little heavy on the spiritual for you. But honestly, you would be missing out on some of the funniest and heartfelt characters that I have ever encountered. Darby is the quintessential best friend whose mistakes make her that much more endearing. Ditto to the meatheads who work on The Field at ASN with Will. Even Cadie’s reverend father and Christian talk show host mother are fun to read about.

Turner’s talent for creating characters that you care about extends to her treatment of New York City. The city has a definite pulse, and each borough has a personality. The pretentiousness of one borough seemed to have the ability to influence its inhabitants, while the other innately cool borough was secure in its own existence. That uptown girl thing doesn’t matter when people come together in Manhattan though. And I will leave you with that because I refuse to spoil a great book.

I can’t recommend this book enough. It beats all of my favorite rom-coms, hands down. Please read if you haven’t found love yet. Please read if you want to fall in love again.

 

Bethany Turner is the award-winning author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck, which was a Christy Award finalist. When she’s not writing (and even when she is), she serves as the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Colorado, where she writes for a new generation of readers who crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight.
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Grand Prize: Copies of Wooing Cadie McCaffrey and The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck + stationery set
2nd Prize: Copy of Wooing Cadie McCaffrey + bookish coffee mug
3rd Prize: Copy of Wooing Cadie McCaffrey + $10 Amazon Gift Card
May 21-May 31, 2019
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One response to “Review & Giveaway: Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner

  1. There is nothing better than seeing when a reader and book connect like you and WCM did! Fun tor read your enthusiasm. Great review!

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