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Review of Chasing Daffodils

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Chasing Daffodils" by Emily Sam.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Chasing Daffodils is a gripping, character-driven romance novel written by Emily Sam. It follows the life of a 24-year-old New Yorker and aspiring actress, Jade, as she hunts for true love. Suzy, Jade's childhood best friend, is preparing for a wedding set a year from now, and she has asked Jade to be her bridesmaid. Jade has to find a date with whom she will attend the wedding. But with the limited time, several acting auditions, and a considerably demanding day job, a once-heartbroken Jade has to work extra hard to meet Mr. Right. Will she find her dream partner before the wedding date? I enjoyed Jade's adventures and misadventures, and I liked the fact that everything was far from predictable—except those that the author allowed.

I also liked how well the author executed this work. The plot's mission was introduced earlier enough, allowing readers to know and follow what the protagonists were working towards. I remained glued to uncover how Jade would accomplish her mission. I liked the fact that the author took her time in developing the plot and the characters. The backgrounds of Jade and the other main characters were sufficiently given, and this enables readers to know their childhood and past dating life. I wouldn't say this book was fast-paced, but I liked the fact that there were some heated moments and instances full of drama. I also liked how the author introduced the characters, and none of the characters seemed to be out of place. All of them had a specific purpose, and some were not necessarily useful at the time they were introduced but later in the chapters.

Furthermore, I liked the several pleasant surprises that were present in this book. The author's ability to lead readers into making inaccurate predictions was top-notch. There were several instances my predictions turned out to be inaccurate. The biggest turns and twists were at the ending—they were not something I could have predicted earlier, following all the false signs I encountered during my reading sessions. The pleasant surprises spiced up this novel.

What caught my attention right from the start were the interesting, well-developed characters, and after reading just a few pages, I connected with Jade (and later, with Colin—Jade’s male roommate). That was not only because they were natural and relatable, but they also had that sarcastic sense of humor. Their witty choice of words, sarcasm, self-loathing, and apparent animosity and disregard of one another spiced up this novel further, and they were the reasons I kept flipping the pages of this exquisite tome. The characters were my favorite aspect of this book.

All in all, I did not find anything to dislike about this book. I also couldn't help but realize the effort that went into editing it. It was exceptionally well edited, and I did not find any errors in it. I am, therefore, glad to award Chasing Daffodils by Emily Sam 4 out of 4 stars.

To fans of character-driven romance stories with no overly explicit adult scenes, I highly recommend this. Readers who enjoy humorous stories will also appreciate it. Moreover, it will also appeal to readers who like stories with lively characters. On the other hand, I didn't find anything to make me caution anyone against picking it.

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I like character-driven books, and the plot of this one piqued my interest. I hope that everything worked out for Jade eventually. Thank you for the well-written review.
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I really love romance novels, and I think I would enjoy this one. I would want to know if Jade finally found Mr Right. Nice review.
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Post by Emmatex Joeboi »

Reading romantic novels and stories has been part of me since 16,years of age, because it makes me feel more emotional and also know how to careful in relationship
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Post by Ariella dazzle »

This is a story about a search for love. I will love to read this novel and know how Jade found love. Nice review
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I can't wait to know what happens before the wedding date and I'm interested in knowing who are date was
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Post by Ewoenam Afetsi »

The quest to find true love is really daunting,I would definitely love to read more about Jade's encounters
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Post by Chinenye Achilike »

Love stories are always a yes for me. Love it!
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I am a fan of romance stories, I really hope that Jade succeeds in her mission of finding Mr right. Thanks for the review
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Post by Nwadinso Okoro »

I like this romance plot. Not everyone gets to settle down with the kind of person they had dreamt of. I would love to know how Jade's story ended. Thanks for your review.
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