I have been tangled in the web of words for a very long time. I remember being a child and riding my bike to the local library, only needing help getting home because I had checked out so many books.~~
My love of the written word has grown over the years. I recently left my dream job at Barnes & Noble to marry the man of my dreams. I am writing this blog to share with you the books I have read throughout the years. Please feel free to comment and discuss.
Carrie is just weeks away from her wedding to longtime beau, Huw. She is excited to finally be starting their "official" life together when he breaks the news that he does not want to marry her. Of course she is devastated. She spends the next few months in that pit of despair that all women experience when they are dumped. Her dear friend decides that enough is enough and takes her out for a night on the town, where Carrie mistakenly overhears two girls talking about a wedding they will be attending. Huw's wedding.
Carrie does what any scorned woman would do in that situation and crashes the wedding. After making a spectacle of herself and trashing the flowers at the wedding, Carrie retreats once again into herself. Until once again her friend pulls her out with the promise of a roadtrip in an old VW van. They will travel Europe and have a carefree summer to forget, until the plans change and Carrie's travel partner turns out to be a very handsome, very single Doctor. Will her plans for a carefree summer get thrown out the window or will she find a new leading character for her love story?
Carrie Goes Off the Map was the first novel that I have read by Phillipa Ashley. It is a Chick Lit novel set in the UK, which are usually my absolute most favorite. Carrie Goes Off the Map while a bit long in parts, was a decent read. I thought the British slang was fun to read, but might be a bit confusing to some readers. Overall Carrie Goes Off the Map was a fun escape from my mundane life, worth the read if you are looking for a Chick Lit book to read.