Tuesday, May 21, 2019

My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  A wedding dress passed down through generations unravels the tangled threads of three women's lives in a novel of friendship, family, and forgiveness from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road.
Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault.
Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancĂ© in tow, to claim the dress she never thought she’d wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven. 
Now on the eve of her daughter Lauren’s wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret she’s kept for far too long. And vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together—knowing they'll need each other to survive the coming storm.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: For the past three years I have started summer out with a Wendy Wax book.  This year, it is not from the Ten Beach Road series, but Wendy did take me on a trip to the Outer Banks. Two very best of friends have a falling out over broken promises when they finished college.  As time pasted the wedge between Lauren and Bree grows wider.  

Lauren is about to get married and brings her husband-to-be home to meet her mother.  Her mother is still "like a mother" to Bree, so Lauren and Bree will have to see each other.  Bree is married to Lauren's ex boyfriend and it is not a good marriage.  Lauren and Bree are both hiding secrets and it all comes to head on Lauren's visit. They are not the only ones that are hiding secrets.  Lauren's mom and Bree's husband have a few of their own.  

How will it end? I can't tell you and spoil it.  It is worth reading to find out.  I will give you some hints, Bree's daughter goes missing, a hurricane hits, and a lot is exposed.  I was expecting my summer beach read from Wendy, which My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding is not a "beach" read for me, it is a really good book.  I will have to pick up Ten Beach Road to get my "beach" read on.  I am not complaining as it is on my list of must reads!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I have read a lot of Wendy Wax books and enjoyed them all.  I would really like to read A Week at the Lake and While We Were Watching Downton Abbey (and the rest of the Ten Beach series). You can find my other Wendy Wax reviews by clicking on the title: Best Beach Ever,  One Good Thing, and Sunshine Beach. 

Wendy Wax, a former broadcaster, is the author of fifteen novels and two novellas, including Best Beach EverOne Good ThingSunshine BeachA Week at the LakeWhile We Were Watching Downton AbbeyThe House on Mermaid PointOcean Beach, and Ten Beach Road. The mother of two grown sons, she left the suburbs of Atlanta for an in town high-rise where she and her husband are happily downsized.

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