Review: Neverending Beginnings by Mary Chris Escobar


Neverending Beginnings

by MaryChris Escobar

This contemporary romance is Groundhog Day meets My Best Friend’s Wedding. Readers who like women’s fiction by Meg Cabot, Emily Giffin and Allison Winn Scotch will enjoy this romantic comedy. 

Kate is alarmed to find out that her best friend Amy is getting married after dating for only six months. Her alarm turns to shock when she learns that the groom-to-be is Kate’s old college ex. As the big day approaches, Kate’s inability to hide her feelings is threatening to ruin her friendship with Amy. 

Kate’s last minute, vodka-fueled wedding toast has her wishing she could turn back the clock and make things right. Imagine her surprise when she wakes up the next day and finds out she can. 

Forced to relive one of the most painful weeks of her life, Kate slowly works to repair the damage she has done. In the process, she learns a lot about herself and the cynically charming best man, Ben.


★★★★★: Awesome!!! I really loved this book! (Highly recommended)

Kate was supposed to do a wedding toast for her bestfriend Amy and her ex-boyfriend, Jack. Everything was supposed to go as planned, she even had her note card prepared for this particular wedding ceremony. But when she learned about things she weren’t informed, she wondered if it was right to be at this wedding in the first place. When it was her turn to toast the newlyweds, she forgot her note card that contained her speech, and as drunk as she was, she made an impromptu message instead. And boy, what a disastrous toast it was!

The morning after, with a massive hangover and too little sleep, Kate woke up and realized she was taken back one week before everything happened, before the wedding, before the toast, before the embarrassment. Shocked, she couldn’t believe she was given the chance to relive the week! So she did what she thought what should have happened and tried to correct whatever she did wrong.

And when the wedding toast happened again, she had to wake up and go back in time once more. And the next week, and the next, and the next.

Wow! This had been an amazing contemporary read! Imagine being able to go back in time all over again (and every week, at that!) and be able to change things for the better (or worst). I’ve read lots of time travel stories, but Neverending Beginnings is currently my favorite. Kate was a hoot! I love how she was able to make significant changes every week that she has to relive. I love how sensible she becomes every time she has to wake up on Sept 13th all over again. I love the whole story. Period.

This is my first Mary Chris Escobar book. And I liked her writing style. It has depth and feelings. Her stories make me forget. Her characters make me sigh and cry and grin and roll on the floor laughing out loud. She makes me believe that time travel is possible. She’s a great author. ’nuff said!

P.S. I just learned that she also wrote a short story for Carolyn (Kate’s next-door neighbor) and I’m sure this is going to be another great read!


mary chris escobarAuthorBIO


Award-winning author Mary Chris writes women’s fiction. She was destined to write romance from a young age (as a child, her stuffed animals always got their happily-ever-afters). She lives in Richmond, Virginia in a renovated parking garage with her husband. Find her on her website, on Twitter or just about anywhere good coffee or craft beer is served.


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