#BookReview: Bridges by Maria Murnane


It’s a piece of news Daphne never expected to hear: Her globe-trotting friend Skylar, who vowed never to get married, is engaged! Time to celebrate in Manhattan—Skylar’s treat, of course. After years scaling the corporate ladder, she can more than afford it.

Daphne arrives in NYC with news of her own—the novel she’s finally finished appears to be going nowhere but the trash bin of every publishing house around. She’s devastated but plans to keep her disappointment under wraps, something that becomes trickier when she sees Skylar’s spectacular apartment. Could her life have been like this if she’d chosen a different path?

What Daphne doesn’t know is she’s not the only one with a secret. Skylar and their friend KC are also holding something back, but what? As the trip unfolds, the truth about each woman emerges, along with tears.

And laughter. And love.

The fun-loving trio readers fell for in Wait for the Rain is together once more. Here’s to the power of friendship!


I adored this book. I have read from Maria Murnane in the past and was quite excited when she contacted me about BRIDGES, and I’m sure glad I was able to read this one. Smart, funny, touching; it had all the qualities of a fantastic friendship fiction novel, and I had great difficulty putting my Kindle down with this one. I had a blast getting to know each friend, hearing their college stories, and seeing them reconnect in the city that doesn’t sleep. It read at a fast pace and there were exciting little plot points sprinkled throughout that kept me invested and happily reading away. Fantastic writing that kept me hooked and had me reading this in just shy of two days. Highly recommend.

5 stars

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  1. April 4, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Hi there, looks like a good one! It would be great if you added your review to the Books You Loved: April collection over at Carole’s Chatter. If you would like to join in the fun please schedule a reminder for the first Wednesday of each month (NZ time). Cheers!

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