I received this book from Playwrights Canada Press for review. This does not impact the content of my review.
Book: Gloria’s Guy
Author: Joan Burrows
Published: March 27, 2018
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Genre: Contemporary Play
Source: Playwrights Canada Press
Old wounds, new secrets, and a meddlesome mother come face-to-face in this cottage-country romcom.
It’s been over twenty years since Guy ditched his high-school sweetheart Gloria at the prom, and they haven’t spoken since. Now he’s a failed LA lawyer, divorced, and working at his brother’s resort in the Muskokas. When a wedding conveniently brings Gloria to the resort for a weekend, Guy is determined to keep his distance. But their high-school friends Eva, Leslie, and Peggy, and Peggy’s mom Jessie—the crew’s former teacher—decide to play matchmakers and reconnect the long-split pair.
Between the reunion of old friends, each with their own surprises, Gloria and Guy are pushed together, learning the power of forgiveness, the warmth of opening up to someone, and the possibilities of a rewritten future. (Goodreads)
My rating: 5 stars
I loved this book! It’s a must have.
This book was like the perfect romcom. At 112 pages this play whips by, but it is absolutely hilarious and full of wit.
A hilarious romantic comedy complete with a quirky, meddling old lady and fabulous female friendships.
As much as I adore a romance, this little book had the added bonus of a bunch of women getting together for a girls’ weekend to reconnect and focus on their long-lasting friendships. Each character was distinctive, with a personality and a unique voice. I could picture them walking across a stage, see their mannerisms, and hear their voices.
I’d love to see this on stage.
The romantic relationship moved fast. Which is sometimes frustrating and unrealistic. But it felt authentic in this story, as the histories of each character, their former relationship, and their personal development were clearly provided.
This is definitely a story I will read again.