Aug 26, 2016

Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery Review

Daughters of the Bride
By: Susan Mallery
Released: July 12th, 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


~ 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.

Courtney, Sienna and Rachel mother is getting married and after 24 years of being a single Mom, she certainly deserves it. But while a pink bonanza of a wedding is being planned, her daughters lives are spilling out of control.

Sienna loves her job at the women's center; she absolutely loves the raising money side, but she does SO much more…not the her superficial fiancĂ© would know, and even though Sienna is caught up in this loveless engagement, she doesn't trust her own judgement…so she is stuck in a catch 22 position.

Rachel will love her ex-husband forever, even though he cheated on her. But Gregg has finally grown up and has become a more dedicated father to their son; But Rachel doesn't trust to easily and is scared to ask for help, especially when she doesn't know if she can have what she wants…a life time with Gregg.

Courtney has struggled with her family. Having been diagnosed with a learning disability when she was 10 and walking out of school when she was 18, after being held back 2 years, Courtney is scared to show her success to anyone, especially her family, who all seem to treat her like an idiot. But she meets Quinn, everything changes and she finally let's herself live…until her own fears cause her to run away from the only man she has ever loved.

OH MY GOODNESS! I haven't read a Susan Mallery book in years and I had forgotten just how much of an amazing writer she is! I had forgotten how she weaves the plowing her truly amazing writing, that is seeps into your soul and literally makes you feel apart of this book.

When it comes to the characters; I completely relate to Courtney, being dyslexic myself and not being diagnosed until I was 18, I completely relate to the feelings of feeling like a failure, it is honestly like the author climbed inside my mind and poured my feelings out on to paper! It's truly amazing. When it comes to the other two sisters, I loved Sienna's feisty side as well as her confusion over real love, which is also relatable. I also identify with Rachel's need to be needed, except I don't have her trust issues. I think the only characters I struggled with were David…cause he was a complete arse! And Maggie; the girls Mom, because I think life has just made her hard, not warm and fuzzy, like we wish our mothers are.

To say I completely love Daughters of the Bride, that might be an understatement! But I give it a very well deserved 5 stars!

Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women's lives—romance, friendship, family. With compassion and humor, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in stories that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and always uplifting, Susan's books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list, thanks to her ever growing legions of fans.
Susan lives in Seattle with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a tattletale toy poodle. Animals play a big role in her books, as well, as she believes they're an integral component to a happy life.

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