Sunday, June 17, 2012

There Goes the Bride

My Rating: Must Read - I LOVED it!

Synopsis:  Happily ever after isn’t always what you expect… 

Polly Atkins, a Londoner living in New York City, is headed back across the pond for her wedding, a grand affair that has her older sister, Bella, in a whirlwind of excitement. Bella can’t wait to take over the wedding plans—and neither can Polly’s best friend, Grace, whose life as a wife, housekeeper, and mother is making her feel older than her twenty-eight years. She’s desperate to see Polly settle down in the same city—and the same life. 

The only one who isn’t bursting with enthusiasm is Polly. Which is why, before things can get any more chaotic, she calls the whole thing off and lets go of the most perfect man on the planet. There’s no way that Polly is going to tell anyone why she’s changed her mind. Some secrets are best kept hidden. But Grace and Bella are determined to get Polly and her fiancĂ© back together if it’s the last thing they do. After all, solving someone else’s problems has got to be better than dealing with your own. . . .

My Review:  I absolutely loved There Goes the Bride.  It was a very "new" style of book to me.  The story is told by two people, and one of them is NOT Polly!  So there are actually three different stories inter-weaved together.  The book alternates between Bella, Polly's sister, and Grace, Polly's best friend. 

Bella is the opposite of Polly.  She is a carter, slightly overweight and average height.  Polly is perfect in every way.  Bella tends to date "losers" and can't have children.  Polly is engaged to a "catch," Dev.  Grace is more like Polly.  Grace is perfect in every way, but in a miserable marriage.

In There Goes the Bride, will find a great story that unwinds as you read the book, a steamy affair, a bully of a husband (I didn't like Grace's husband), an unbelievable secret, a heroine (loved Bella!) and a hot (but hairy!) Irishman!  

I don't want to give away the ending, but I was so shocked when I found out the secret Polly was keeping.  I was so happy for Bella and Grace - way to go girls!!!  There Goes the Bride would make an excellent summer read (or any time).  I just loved it.  Chick lit at is best, for sure.

I have never read any of Holly McQueen's books, but I can't wait to get my hand on them.  She has written three books (a series - The Adventures of Isabel Bookbinder):  The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder, Fabulously Fashionable, and Confetti Confidential.  Have you read them?  What did you think?

Meet the Author:  Holly McQueen is the author of three previous novels: Confetti ConfidentialFabulously Fashionable, and The Glamourous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder. She lives in London.

You can connect with Holly on Goodreads, Twitter and/or Facebook.

Purchase the Book:  You can purchase There Goes the Bride at Amazon ($15.00 paperback, $10.98 Prime Members, $9.99 Kindle), Barnes & Noble (same prices) and Book Depository ($11.83).

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