Sarah Dessen – Once and for All – Book Review

by Sarah Dessen
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Hard Cover, Kindle, Paperback

Alt=:sarah dessen"Sarah Dessen brings readers her new novel Once and for All.

From Sarah Dessen, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of SAINT ANYTHING and JUST LISTEN, comes a new novel set in the world of wedding planning!

Is it really better to have loved and lost?  Louna’s summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically.  But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged now that he’s met the one he really  wants.  Maybe Louna’s second chance is standing right in front of her.

 

Review:

Sarah Dessen fans will love her latest book entitled Once and for All . It is a rich and satisfying, exceptionally entertaining story with a more than happily-ever-after ending.

Sarah Dessen is an exceptional writer. Her characters have depth that is genuine and realistic. They are heartfelt and always moving ahead and pushing forward. Once and for All is wonderful with beautiful characters. The storyline is lovely and refreshing in every way. This book is classic Sarah Dessen style. Sweet, lovable characters, rom com laugh out loud dialog, and tear jerking moments with a happily-ever-after.

Louna Barrett is a girl that has had her heart broken and now she doesn’t like connecting with other people and doesn’t like commitment.  She works with her mother who is a famous wedding planner. Louna doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after’s or fairy tale relationships. That’s until she meets a boy named Ambrose. She then discovers there still might be hope for a true long lasting love.

I adored this book. I loved all the messy, hilarious, painful moments of it. It’s a beautiful coming of age story. It is a reminder to live life to the fullest through all of its ups and downs. It really gives the reader hope and courage for their present and future. The character development is wonderful. I loved Louna and her funny quirky family. I loved how Louna grew and matured and learned to trust again.

Once and For All is a true gem and a page turner. I read it through in one day and couldn’t put it down. It broke my heart and put it back together again. Sarah Dessen has a way of drawing readers in and holding them captive throughout the story. If you love Sarah Dessen, then you will love Once and for All. If you haven’t read any of Sarah Dessen’s books you must start with this one. You won’t be disappointed.

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