I have read and reviewed 8 of Michele Gorman's novels, loved them all!! I was very surprised when I learned that she would be starting a brand new series using a pen name--Lilly Bartlett. Of course I wanted to read it.
This book was refreshing and funny and proves that ingenuity can overcome all obstacles. There are many as Emma-a girl from a working class family says yes to a marriage proposal from Daniel who is definitely from the upper class. Emma is frugal--Daniel is not and the ways Emma has to overcome Daniels (and his family's) propensity for spending--well-I sometimes wondered if the wedding would actually take place at all!
As the author warns at the very beginning of the book this is written as the characters would speak--colloquial. I generally was able to get the jist with no problem. I am American after all and I'm sure our friends across the pond have just as much trouble with our wording!!
All in all I LOVED this book and am looking forward to reading the rest of this series!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
"The perfect read to curl up with in the Spring sunshine." The Sun's Fabulous Magazine
When Emma’s boyfriend Daniel pops the question with a ring the size of a small country, she suddenly realizes just how different their worlds are. She wants a low-key wedding with close friends and family, while Daniel’s mother is expecting a society party that their high-brow guests won’t forget! While Emma is envisioning the town hall and Uncle Colin’s pub for the reception, future mother-in-law Philippa is talking chandeliers, silver wedding favors and chocolate fountains…
How on earth can Emma put together a vintage champagne-sodden celebration - fit for Lords and Ladies - on a beer pocketbook? Not to mention the fact her cross-dressing Uncle Barbara wants to be a bridesmaid, her best friend Kelly can’t stand Daniel’s best friend Cressida, and her dad is too proud to accept any help from Daniel’s family toward the costs.
There are three months to go until the big day. But will it be memorable for all the wrong reasons?
“This book was just awesome.” 5* Chick Lit Plus
"Full of fun, frolics and well-meaning family interference - it has all the appeal of a Richard Curtis movie. I loved it!" Cathy Bramley
"Warm, witty, and wonderful - the perfect rom com" Debbie Johnson
"I loved the humour, the settings, the quirkiness, and ALL the characters." Jane Linfoot, bestselling author of Summer at the Little Wedding Shop
“So flirtatious and fresh.” Alexandra Brown, #1 bestselling author of Carrington’s series
“Well worth the read for the lovely characters and London East End setting and sense of humor.” Scandalicious
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
Lilly Bartlett’s cozy romcoms are full of warmth, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters.
Lilly is the pen-name of USA Today and Sunday Times best-selling author, Michele Gorman, who writes best friend-girl power comedies under her own name.
and in case you don't know
Michele Gorman is the USA Today and Sunday Times best-selling author of nine romantic comedies. Born and raised in the US, Michele has lived in London for 17 years. She is very fond of naps, ice cream and Richard Curtis films but objects to spiders and the word “portion”.
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