From the moment I read the synopsis of THE REHEARSALS by fellow Canadian author Annette Christie, I was counting down the days until I could get my hands on a copy. When that day finally arrived, this book did not disappoint.
The premise is fantastic—a wedding themed groundhog day—where Meg and Tom (the intended bride and groom) are stuck in a time loop that has them repeatedly waking up on the morning of their rehearsal dinner. The writing is witty, sharp and poignant. Christie gives her characters such depth that even as we learn their greatest regrets and biggest faults, we can’t help but fall in love with them.
I also fell deeply in love with the setting. Maybe I loved it because it felt west coast familiar, but I think it was more about the way in which the author describes the San Juan Islands in such vivid detail. It was the perfect backdrop for this compelling and thoughtful story.
I loved how this book made me feel all the feels. It was a stunning exploration of how love evolves over time and can be heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. THE REHEARSALS is a delight and you should add it to your shelves immediately.
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