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Book Review: Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
Well, what do you know? This love story has a grief element and I love it with my entire heart. Oh, and it takes place in Oregon, another win! If you’re looking for a heartfelt, tender female/female romance, look no further because Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake has it all!
Characters You’ll Care About
What I love about this story is that there are so many people to root for. First, we have Delilah. She escaped the confines of Bright Falls, Oregon years ago. She left behind the memories of her father and the home she shared with her stepsister Astrid and her stepmother. She didn’t fit in, so she headed to NYC. Things may finally be coming together for her and her art career when she needs to return to Bright Falls to photograph Astrid’s wedding.
Then we have Claire, one of Astrid’s best friend who is cemented in Bright Falls due in large part to her surprise teenage pregnancy. She’s in the early teen years with her daughter and attempting to foster a relationship with her daughter’s father, despite him failing to come through all the times before.
Heading Back Home
Delilah heads straight to the town bar when she returns home only to have a meet cute with Claire, who doesn’t recognize her. Soon enough, wedding plans bring Claire, Delilah and Astrid together, along with Iris to complete the trio that held Delilah at arm’s length. This is where we get into the heart of the story – returning home, facing demons, misunderstandings, working through heartache and opening back to love again.
When I say Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake has it all, I’m not lying. Yes, it bangs and it’s emotional, filled with strong female leads, believable bonds and characters you want to know. I loved it so much and hope you do too!
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Synopsis: Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
Delilah Green swore she would never go back to Bright Falls—nothing is there for her but memories of a lonely childhood where she was little more than a burden to her cold and distant stepfamily. Her life is in New York, with her photography career finally gaining steam and her bed never empty. Sure, it’s a different woman every night, but that’s just fine with her.
When Delilah’s estranged stepsister, Astrid, pressures her into photographing her wedding with a guilt trip and a five-figure check, Delilah finds herself back in the godforsaken town that she used to call home. She plans to breeze in and out, but then she sees Claire Sutherland, one of Astrid’s stuck-up besties, and decides that maybe there’s some fun (and a little retribution) to be had in Bright Falls, after all.
Having raised her eleven-year-old daughter mostly on her own while dealing with her unreliable ex and running a bookstore, Claire Sutherland depends upon a life without surprises. And Delilah Green is an unwelcome surprise…at first. Though they’ve known each other for years, they don’t really know each other—so Claire is unsettled when Delilah figures out exactly what buttons to push. When they’re forced together during a gauntlet of wedding preparations—including a plot to save Astrid from her horrible fiancé—Claire isn’t sure she has the strength to resist Delilah’s charms. Even worse, she’s starting to think she doesn’t want to…