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With her second novel (after Bond Girl), Duffy succeeds again in bringing a fresh perspective to women's fiction for the thirty-something set that is funny, relatable, and unpredictable. As she tries on wedding dresses for her big day, Abby learns via Facebook that her fiance has dumped her. In an effort to salvage her mental framework and her waistline after six months of wallowing in self-pity and pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Abby and her best friend Grace leave Boston for a summer in Newport, RI. They both hope to rediscover themselves and enjoy a peaceful environment free from their stresses and the control their men have over their hearts and minds. This vacation proves to be a huge learning experience for Abby as she tries to date in a social media-saturated world that is not as private and untraceable as she once thought. VERDICT With its more realistic and modern ending, this engaging novel offers readers relaxing and light yet thoughtful summer escape. [Library marketing.]-Anne M. Miskewitch, Chicago P.L. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
<p>A heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook Age--not to mention the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of being a modern young single woman--from Erin Duffy, the author of Bond Girl.</p> <p>Six months ago, Abby's life fell apart for the entire world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fianc#65533;, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her--on Facebook--while she was trying on dresses for the big day.</p> <p>When the usual remedies--multiple pints of Ben & Jerry's, sweatpants, and a comfy couch--fail to work their magic, her best friend, Grace, devises a plan to get Abby back on her game. She and Abby are going to escape Boston and its reminders of Ben and head to Newport for the summer. There, in a quaint rented cottage by the sea, the girls will enjoy cool breezes, cocktails, and crowds of gorgeous men.</p> <p>But no matter where they go, Abby and Grace discover that in this era of social media--when seemingly everyone is preserving every last detail of their lives online--there is no real escape. Dating has never been easy. But now that the rules are more blurred than ever, how will they find true love? And even if they do, can romance stand a chance when a girl's every word and move can go viral with a single click?</p>
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