New to me author, Erin Lawless visits the blog today with her summer release, a romantic comedy filled with engagement and wedding plans, friends, festivities and full of emotional moments. Please read on for my review of
The One with All the Bridesmaids
Taking place over the year from engagement party to wedding day, this is ostensibly Nora and Harry’s story, but becomes so much more as friends (the bridesmaids and groomsmen) and festivities never end. Additionally, in a supremely clever twist, Lawless inserts anecdotes from actual couples in introductions to several chapters: providing a ‘this happened” moment that adds to the story.
Truly, almost from the first, the story becomes more about Nora and her relationships with her bridesmaids (Bea, Cleo, Daisy and Sarah) and their lives and interactions with one another: interactions and friendships that started in school, years ago. Far from being a happy-happy-all-the-time story, each of the women has favorites among their group, difficulties with others, and all are trying, for Nora’s sake, to move past those issues, or sort them. On the other side of the coin, there are the groomsmen, not quite obstructionist, but certainly in need of actual direction (and occasional strong hands) to keep them on track.
What emerges is the wonderful sense of timing and description that Lawless brings to the story: anyone who has planned a wedding will empathize with and understand the complex decisions and plans that need to be addressed, not to mention managing expectations and even reining in the ‘must be exactly what I dreamed of at six’ hopes from the bride. Moments of laugh out loud situations, others that will have you wincing in empathy – this was a fun story and read that kept me engaged and happily tuning each page.
Title: The One with All the Bridesmaids
Author: Erin Lawless
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Published by: Harper Impulse
Published on: 21 July, 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Save the Date For fans of romantic comedies like Bridesmaids and Four Weddings & a Funeral, and bestselling authors Mhairi McFarlane and Jenny Oliver, this is a hilarious new romantic comedy series about one bride and her four best friends.
Nora Dervan is ready for her dream Happy Ever After – a gorgeous wedding with fiancé Harry waiting for her at the altar, surrounded by friends and family. But with her four bridesmaids hiding more secrets than bottles of champagne, her big day is in danger of being remembered for all the wrong reasons!
Four bridesmaids vying to be the chief. Four secrets threatening to overshadow the Bride. Can Bea, Cleo, Daisy and Sarah come together for better, not worse, and help give their friend the wedding day of her dreams?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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