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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rock Star PR Spotlight + Review: Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery

Daughters of the Bride
Susan Mallery
July 12, 2016

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

Courtney ~ 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.

Sienna ~ 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?

Rachel ~ 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.

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

My Thoughts:

Confession time: This is my first Susan Mallery book. Yes, I know. I have been hearing how good she is, and I actually have a few on my kindle. Now I have read one of her stories, and I must say that I really enjoyed Daughters of the Bride.

Anyway, weddings are crazy business. You never know what is going to happen. I guess the best advice would be prepare for anything. So, we meet Rachel, Sienna, and Courtney they are the daughters of Maggie who has decided to remarry after being a widow for so long. Each of the daughters go through some growing experience.

At first I wasn't a big fan of Rachel and Sienna. I mean Rachel seemed like the martyr of the bunch. She had to do everything or the world would cave. She also had a hard time forgiving her exhusband for what he did in the past. I actually completely understood where she was coming from, but being the martyr got old after awhile. She did have a hard lesson to learn as the story progressed, but she's learning to handle her mistake.

Now Sienna, I did not like at the beginning of the story. Her personalitly rubbed me the wrong way. She was so perfect or seemed that way. However, she had to deal with her third engagement. I actually warmed up to Sienna when she stood by Courtney for decision. Her fiancee was something else. I felt like telling her RUN, because he honestly wasn't a good guy. I actually liked her ex-boyfriend/best friend, Jimmy. Sienna went through some heavy character development.

Courtney happens to be my favorite character. She definitely was most interesting character. She didn't see herself as pretty or smart out the sisters. However, she was trying to better herself, and wanted to prove to her family that she was more than dunce of the family. It was hard, because they kept seeing her as the baby.

It was interesting to see the family dynamics in Daughter's of the Bride. Each of them grew from the experience, and they all came to a better understanding of one another. Sometimes a wedding can tear a family apart, or it can draw them together. As you read this, you see how each of them find there trueselves. Daughter's of the Bride was a pretty good read with everyone finding themselves a little more happy and complete.

Copy provided by Harlequin via NetGalley. 
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About the Author:

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. Visit her online at www.SusanMallery.com.

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