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Mother of the Bride - Kate Lawson
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Mother of the Bride - Kate Lawson
Advantages: Plot , Characters!
Wow! I have just finished reading a really good book!! As many of you will know, my favourite genres is chick-lit and am always on the lookout for new books to read. My favourite authors are Sophie Kinsella and Paige Toon, although I am always on the lookout for new authors.
My latest read is one by Kate Lawson, and is called 'Mother Of The Bride'. The book was released at the beginning of this year (2010) and is currently selling for £5.49 from Amazon which I think is quite expensive considering that I got my copy as part of a "£1.99 each or 3 for £5" off from the works, which I thought was fantastic value considering that the book is very recent!
Jess is getting married to Max! Although they haven't been together long, they think that they have found eachother's 'one', and are so desperate to get married that they book a date which is just a few weeks away! Molly's mother works for a radio station, and when Jess suprises her mother live on the radio, that Max has proposed, the radio team come up with the idea of doing a 'countdown to the radio' special on the radio. However, Jess's step-mother, has other ideas, and wants it to be the best wedding ever ? Who's wedding is it? Is Jess doing the right thing ? Read Mother of The Bride to find out!
When I first began reading this book, I was a bit like 'oh, this is going to be so predictable', although it wasn't that predictable! Ok, I did have a slight idea what would probably happen at the end, but when reading the book, I was thinking 'ah this is obviously going to happen next' and then I would be suprised as the total opposite would happen!
I thought that the characters in this book were a great bunch! My favourite ones were ; 'the bride' Jess , 'mother of the bride' Molly and Jess's best friend Helen. I really hated Jess' step-mother or Max ; they were both really horrible. One thing that I liked about the characters was the fact that the characters were 'real' ; just like people you would know in real life. I also liked the fact that the book went from 'Jess's point of view' , to 'Molly's point of view' and then to 'Max's point of view' as it allowed the reader into the minds of the characters which helped understand why they were doing what they were doing.
Despite the radio thing, there is nothing over the top about this book ; everything is real , there's no talk of 'running away to New York without notice to "find yourself". I think a lot of ladies will love this book as it is so easy to relate to. However, I wouldn't really recommend it to brides-to-be (until they have got the wedding out of way!!) as it might put them off a little bit!
I really liked the plot and the fact that it is very different. The author obviously knows a lot about planning weddings. I thought that it was a great idea to broadcast the wedding live on the radio as it made the event even more dramatic.
I really like this author ; I read so many books, and never remember the names of authors, and so I when I bought this book and even while reading it, I was thinking that I had never heard of this author, until I typed in her name on Amazon to see what else she had to offer, and discovered that I had in fact already read one of her books ; 'Lessons In Love' which I absolutely loved! So now that I have read two great books by this author, I am definately going to keep reading her books!
I liked the author's style of writing. One of things which I was impressed by was her use of descriptive writing; she has such a fantastic way with words, and I really felt as though I was in the places , and taking part in the events that she mentioned! I also liked the fact that a large amount of dialouge was used, as it made the story really interesting and kept things moving quickly.
Normally it only takes me around three or four hours to read a book like this, although this book took me ages to read! I was ready a few chapters every night for over a week ; there is just so much to read within the four hundred and sixteen pages. Although, in a way, I was kind of glad that it took me a long time to read it, as I was enjoying it so much that it meant that the enjoyment lasted more than a couple of hours! This is definately a great 'holiday read' or book to read for relaxing! It's the kind of book which leaves you in a happy and positive mood after reading it!
I would definately recommend this book!
Thanks for reading!
November 4th 2010
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted on ciao under xdonzx)
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