Good Riddance

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1. If you were Daphne, how would you have felt about receiving the yearbook from your late mother? Would you have kept it near or chucked it?
 
2. Which romance were you more invested in–Jeremy and Daphne or Daphne’s dad and the piano teacher?
 
3. If Daphne was to receive a superlative award in her high school days what would it have been?! 

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  1. April 26, 2019 / 7:46 am

    Okay, let’s discuss…

    1. I would have totally kept it. If my closet is like any proof! I have the HARDEST time giving things away because, memories… ha! Also, I’m very into year books and have always enjoyed going through my mom and dads, so I’d definitely keep.

    2. The dad and the piano teacher! I thought it was the SWEETEST and I loved how their love story took shape.

    3. Oh definitely, “Most Likely to Win the Lottery and lose the ticket”. ha!

    Loved this book! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

    xo – Ashley Brooke

  2. Betsy Storey
    April 26, 2019 / 9:02 am

    1. OH, 100% would have kept that yearbook and probably would have poured over it like Geneva. My 4th grade teacher didn’t call me nosy nelly for nothing. 😉

    2. I was more invested in Daphne’s dad’s relationship for sure (who doesn’t love a second chance at love later in life?!) but I did love the progression of Jermey and Daphne’s relationship from something casual to something sweeter.

    3. To be clear I loved Daphne as a protagonist but maybe Most Likely to be Catfished ?! Thanks to that scummy first husband…

    • April 29, 2019 / 10:02 am

      HAHAH Dying at your answer to #1… you’ve been Nancy Drew since birth. ha! xx – AB

  3. Ann
    April 26, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    1) If I felt like Daphne did, that writing in the yearbook and going to every reunion was over the top, I’d have been a little bummed to receive it. However, knowing that it clearly had a lot of meaning to my mother, I’d have kept it. I have been Marie Kondoing my closets long before Marie Kondo was a household name, but, while I am good at purging, I keep sentimental things and am loathe to get rid of the things that my parents have already started to hand down to me.

    2) I was into Jeremy and Daphne. He was so fun and I really wanted it to work out. I was so worried she was going to ruin it! The Dad’s romance was sweet and I really liked how Daphne was all for it and even helped it along.

    3) I think Daphe might have been either Most Gullible or Most Cynical. Can one actually be both? Is that sime sort of oxymoron? Cynically Gullible??

    Can we talk about how hysterical Geneva was?

    • April 29, 2019 / 10:01 am

      Ann, I totally agree with you, I love how Daphne helped her dad’s relationship with the piano teacher along, just so sweet! xx – AB

    • Betsy Storey
      April 29, 2019 / 10:42 am

      Haha! I think cynically gullible definitely captures Daphne!

  4. Taylor Trubia
    April 26, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    Loved this one!

    1. Okay, not the most fun answer but I don’t keep a thing as I just love the minimalist look. So I would have gotten rid of it and then probably regretted it big time!

    2. Daphne’s dad and the piano teacher! There’s something extra sweet about finding your soulmate later in life… so precious.

    3. Most Likely to Fall for the Wrong Guy… or Many of Them! 😛

  5. Bianca
    April 26, 2019 / 4:30 pm

    1. I honestly might have thrown the yearbook out like her, after i looked at it to see if anyone had written in it first.

    2. Jeremy and Daphne, I mean there better be a book with the continuation of them 🙂

    3. Most Likely to not give a hoot!

    I really liked this book, it was an easy read, but i’m still not sure about the ending, I hope a second book is already in the works!

    • April 29, 2019 / 10:00 am

      Bianca! YES on a second book about Jeremy and Daphne!!! xx – AB

    • Betsy Storey
      April 29, 2019 / 10:47 am

      I love your superlative–this was fun question with so many great responses!

  6. Nicole
    April 26, 2019 / 5:00 pm

    1. If you were Daphne, how would you have felt about receiving the yearbook from your late mother? Would you have kept it near or chucked it?
    I would’ve had mixed emotions receiving the yearbook but I would’ve kept it. I’ve been trying to KonMari my life but I like to hold on to important, sentimental things. Since that book meant so much to Daphne’s mom, I would’ve found it impossible to get rid of (maybe leave that for the grand kids to do eventually!)

    2. Which romance were you more invested in–Jeremy and Daphne or Daphne’s dad and the piano teacher?
    I was invested in both, honestly! I wanted both characters to find happiness and luck in the love department.

    3. If Daphne was to receive a superlative award in her high school days what would it have been?!
    Oh, this is a tough one!!! Most likely to be led by her emotions??

    • April 29, 2019 / 9:59 am

      I’m with you Nicole, I totally would have kept it! 😉 xx – AB

  7. Jane
    April 26, 2019 / 9:01 pm

    I am so in love reading everyone’s comments and all the different views!
    1. Would have totally kept the yearbook and and probably stocked the interesting ones on Facebook to see if my mother was right! Lol I would have found it captivating.
    2. Jeremy and Daphne s love story was interesting because it was very “today” type of relationship that you hear about (although I couldn’t ever do it) and I kept wondering if it will end up like the movie “No Stings Attached.”
    3. I see Daphnie being labeled as “Most likely to surprise everyone” as her character is very interesting and intriguing as to many different things she is trying in the book and you just never know what she ll do next, and who imagined she d become a “one woman show?!”

    Liked the book, easy read, didnt need to really think too much which is perfect for before bed type of read:)
    Xos

    • April 29, 2019 / 9:59 am

      Jane!! You are so right, totally “no strings attached” movie! Also, I’m with you 10000%! ha!

    • Betsy Storey
      April 29, 2019 / 11:05 am

      Ooo, I didn’t even think about the stalking potential of yearbook memebers, haha! I love that.

  8. Stacey K. Walker
    April 27, 2019 / 2:28 pm

    1. If you were Daphne, how would you have felt about receiving the yearbook from your late mother? Would you have kept it near or chucked it?

    I’m a super “inquisitive” person so I would have pestered my mom til I understood why she had it always went to that reunion. But since that’s not what Daphne did I say I would have kept it. I am super sentimental so I would have kept it just because she wanted me to have it. I had a hard time getting rid of old furniture I had from my grandparents.

    2. Which romance were you more invested in–Jeremy and Daphne or Daphne’s dad and the piano teacher?

    I loved the dads relationship. I was hoping he could find happiness after knowing what he lived with during the marriage.

    3. If Daphne was to receive a superlative award in her high school days what would it have been?!

    Most likely to do something and regret it. Haha most dramatic…drama followed her in the book.

    On a side note, I never got to read I Owe You One, but I have it now…time to catch up

    • April 29, 2019 / 9:58 am

      OMG, Stacey, you are spot on with number 3! Love! ha!!!

  9. Katherine McLean
    April 27, 2019 / 9:14 pm

    I LOVED this one! It was so fun to read along as the story progressed!

    1. If you were Daphne, how would you have felt about receiving the yearbook from your late mother? Would you have kept it near or chucked it? I would have kept it, I think! It would be cool to hear about a part of your Mom’s life that you weren’t around for!

    2. Which romance were you more invested in–Jeremy and Daphne or Daphne’s dad and the piano teacher?
    I think Jeremy and Daphne! It was so sweet how he kept pining for her and he just seems like the greatest guy!

    3. If Daphne was to receive a superlative award in her high school days what would it have been?!
    Hmmm… This is a tough one! How about Most Likely to change her mind? I feel like she jumped around a lot but it kept the storyline new and interesting!

    • April 29, 2019 / 9:58 am

      Katherine, I totally agree with you… would have kept it all the way!! xx

  10. Amelia Allen
    April 28, 2019 / 10:50 pm

    1. I’m so close to my mom, I would totally keep and pour over her yearbook for hours and hours multiple times a month to soak in everything (I’m also an only child so it would go to me by default I think!! Although, as she’s a teacher, I can see her donating this to a library and I’d be so jealous!). I’m so sentimental, I’d be overjoyed to get to look back at her high school years any time I wanted.

    2. I was so happy Jeremy and Daphne finally committed to something more than a casual relationship. I could tell they liked each other more than they were letting on but was afraid Daphne was more into him than reciprocated. Her dad’s relationship with Kathi was sweet but Daphne’s relationship seemed to be the most hopeful theme I could rely on throughout the book (Geneva in all of her crazy entirety compounded by Daphne’s mother’s affair had me either rolling my eyes or squirming in distaste more often than not!)

    3. I think Daphne would be both surprised about actually getting a superlative but then also upset by the one she got! So, she’d probably win “Most Likely to Lose Control of Her Facial Expressions in a Conversation” and then march up to the yearbook editor demanding a different one or arguing that she can be calm and poised when she wants to be. 🙂

    • April 29, 2019 / 9:56 am

      Amelia!! Your answer for number three had me laughing out loud! ha!! Thanks for reading, friend! xx

  11. Kim B.
    April 30, 2019 / 10:22 am

    1. As a former yearbook nerd in high school, I definitely would have kept it! May have been a little confused why it meant so much to my mom and why she took so many notes in it.

    2. I liked reading about Daphne’s dad and his dog walking job. So cute that it led to a romance and a second chance at love.

    3. Daphne would have been voted most scatterbrained. She was a little all over the place, but still likable.

    • April 30, 2019 / 12:53 pm

      Kim, I’m with you… I thought the dog walking was so cute a clever! xx – AB

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