Saturday, July 16, 2016

Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery

Title:  Daughters of the Bride
Author:  Susan Mallery
Publication Date:   August 1st 2016 by HQN Books
Length:  384pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
My Rating: ★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

With Joy, Love and a Little Trepidation, Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You to the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year… Their Mother's

~ The Misfit ~

As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing—keeping secrets, including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer. Planning Mom's wedding exposes her startling hidden life, changing her family's view of her—and how she views herself—forever.

~ The Free Spirit ~

When Sienna's boyfriend proposes—in front of her mom and sisters, for crying out loud—he takes her by surprise. She already has two broken engagements under her belt. Should she say "I do" even if she's not sure she does?

~ The Cynic ~

Rachel thought love would last forever…right up until her divorce. As Mom's wedding day draws near and her ex begs for a second chance, she's forced to acknowledge some uncomfortable truths about why her marriage failed, and decide if she'll let pride stand in the way of her own happily-ever-after.

My Review:

I love how Mallery seamlessly melds comedy with emotion, tough decisions with the joys of everyday life. This novel definitely packed an emotional punch, portraying life at its best and at its worst. The setting that Mallery develops is both vibrant and unique, containing aspects that really make it stand out.

The cast of characters was definitely quite varied. I love how different the sisters were. Throughout the bulk of the novel I found Sienna to be just plain inconsiderate, caring about no one but herself, regardless of what her job is. She was a typical middle child, x10. On the other hand, I really liked how Rachel had her eyes opened to who she was and how she acts/reacts to others. Her growth was fascinating. Courtney was definitely my favourite character. She’s such a fantastic, vibrant and original individual that I couldn’t help but root for her. And don’t discount the males in the lives of all these females. They’re fantastic but I’ll reveal too much about the story if I delve into it.

This novel was filled with emotion of every shape and size, and wraps up in an ending that definitely made me smile. This is definitely a tale well worth reading.

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