I Thought You Said This Would Work

I Thought You Said This Would Work

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A road trip can drive anyone over the edge—especially two former best friends—in bestselling author Ann Garvin’s funny and poignant novel about broken bonds, messy histories, and the power of forgiveness.

Widowed Samantha Arias hasn’t spoken to Holly Dunfee in forever. It’s for the best. Samantha prefers to avoid conflict. The blisteringly honest Holly craves it. What they still have in common puts them both back on speed dial: a mutual love for Katie, their best friend of twenty-five years, now hospitalized with cancer and needing one little errand from her old college roomies.

It’s simple: travel cross-country together, steal her loathsome ex-husband’s VW camper, find Katie’s diabetic Great Pyrenees at a Utah rescue, and drive him back home to Wisconsin. If it’ll make Katie happy, no favor is too big (one hundred pounds), too daunting (two thousand miles), or too illegal (ish), even when a boho D-list celebrity hitches a ride and drives the road trip in fresh directions.

Samantha and Holly are following every new turn—toward second chances, unexpected romance, and self-discovery—and finally blowing the dust off the secret that broke their friendship. On the open road, they’ll try to put it back together—for themselves, and especially for the love of Katie.

Title:I Thought You Said This Would Work
Edition Language:English
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    I Thought You Said This Would Work Reviews

  • Susan Peterson

    When rating this book, I wish I could give it extra stars for the times I laughed out loud, for the times I beamed with joy, and for the times I wept. I was so enthralled, entertained, and moved by th...

  • Theresa Alan

    This is a fun/sad/original novel about three women who became friends in college who are brought back together many years later when Katie’s ovarian cancer is no longer in remission. Katie and Saman...

  • Deacon Tom F

    I was incredibly disappointed with this book. It was sort of Thelma and Louise story time just a few more.There were some parts that were funny but it’s just seem to go nowhere. It was spinning and ...

  • Melki

    Cancer accepted no substitutes. That was why we all shuddered when the word was uttered. Cancer was synonymous with loss of control for everyone involved.Katie has cancer. Again. And, she has a simple...

  • Chris

    Hilarious but also heart breaking and yet redeeming and enlightening - all in one. Three friends from college now at different stages in their lives. There is something hanging unresolved from those d...

  • Syndi

    DNFAlthough there are some good reviews about I Thought You Said This Would Work, sadly it does not work for me. Miss Garvin certainly brings a road trip adventure for 2 best of friends have certain p...

  • Jamie Jack

    I Thought This was Going to Be ExcellentI do love well-written chick-lit novels, and during this global crisis, a road trip book sounded like it would be great fun, even if it had its genesis in a tra...

  • Linda

    Buckle up your seat belts boys and girls, this is gonna be a long one. I don't know the last time I've liked and hated a book so much.There are moments in this novel that really worked well and there ...

  • Kelley B

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! What a great read. I laughed and cried and laughed until I cried. Summer was by far the best character here. This book was everything entertaining and heartwarming. ...

  • Nym

    I might even rate this a 4.5. I'm not even sure why it's NOT a 5 star read. This was far better than I expected. I was hesitant at first, because contemporaries aren't my thing and the last one I read...