Tuesday 12 July 2016

✿ Daughters Of The Bride ✿ Susan Mallery ✿

Release Date:  12th July 2016

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

Courtney ~ The Misfit ~

As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thingkeeping 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 herand how she views herselfforever.

Sienna ~ The Free Spirit ~

When Sienna's boyfriend proposesin front of her mom and sisters, for crying out loudhe 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?

Rachel ~ The Cynic ~

Rachel thought love would last foreverright 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.

A must-read for anyone who has survived the wedding of a sister, a mother, a daughteras told by #1 New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller Susan Mallery!

ARC received from Harlequin via Netgalley for an honest review

I am late to the Susan Mallery train and this is my first book of hers that I have read (even though my friend has been telling me for years to read her!)

Daughters Of The Bride is a story that touches on a lot of family dynamics.  We all play a role in our family, and no two families are ever the same.  

It did take me about 20% to get right into this story - there were quite a few stories to set up - But once I got past there I was full steam ahead,

Each sister is dealing with their own romantic issues, and as their stories evolved, the dynamic changed for them all.

Courtney is the sister I feel I connected with the most.  She had that go-get-em, never let anyone keep you down attitude that had me cheering for her. I felt that she and I would be great friends.

I am not going to lie, I really, really disliked Sienna for a lot of the story, and Rachel, well she grew on me once she got over herself.  She really did have the martyr thing down to a fine art.

But by the end, they had redeemed themselves to me, and I wanted them to get a HEA.

I felt that the underlying theme of this story is being brave.  Each and every person in this story has their own fear, their own demon that they need to tackle.

And each and every one of them takes that leap.

I really did enjoy Ms Mallery's writing style.  It drew me into their world and made me never want to leave.

I can't wait to get stuck into her other works, and can't wait to see what she brings us next.

With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susans books have made Booklists Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself. With her popular, ongoing Fools Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at www.SusanMallery.com.