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The Week Before The Wedding

The Week Before The Wedding, May 2013
by Beth Kendrick

NAL Trade
Featuring: Emily McKellips
336 pages
ISBN: 0451415736
EAN: 9780451415738
Kindle: B00BQTLA76
Paperback / e-Book
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"A funny and emotional story of a bride-to-be and the week before the wedding."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Week Before The Wedding
Beth Kendrick

Reviewed by Sharon Salituro
Posted April 27, 2013

Romance Contemporary

Beth Kendrick's THE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING, tells the story of a bride-to-be that includes love both new and old, family traditions, and humor. I found myself laughing at certain parts and feeling bad at other points.

Emily McKellips is about to marry her surgeon boyfriend, Grant. She has been planning her wedding for two months and now they are just a week away from the big day. All Emily wants is a nice normal family; one that shares all the holidays. She feels that is what she has found with Grant's family. While Emily's family is crazy, Grant's family is very traditional. Complicating things is Ryan, Emily's first love and ex-husband.

I found that the funniest thing about THE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING was the way Beth Kendrick captured the family traditions. I wondered what I would do if my future mother-in-law wanted me to wear her wedding dress, use grandmother's china instead of choosing my own, or agree to get married in the same place that everyone in the family has gotten married (as Emily does). While Emily's mother is care free and doesn't worry about anything. Grant's mother is the complete opposite.

Beth Kendrick writes about how it is hard sometimes to forget your first love. She also compares first love to new love. Beth's great descriptions of the events in the story really made me feel like I was there. Beth talks about all the funny things that could happen during the week before the big day. I have stood up in a lot of weddings and some of these things did happen.

Beth Kendrick shows how even though two people are completely different they can find something that they like in each other.

I have to say I really enjoyed THE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING.

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Beth Kendrick sweeps you off your feet with a captivating tale of how even the best-laid plans can falter at the altar.

After enduring a chaotic childhood, Emily McKellips yearns for a drama-free life, complete with a white picket fence. Her dreams are about to come true: She has a stellar career, a gorgeous house, and a fiancé any woman would die for. But as friends and family arrive in picturesque Valentine, Vermont, for her wedding, an uninvited guest shows up.

Ryan is Emily's first husband from a disastrous starter marriage. They wed on a whim, only to discover that combustible chemistry couldn't ensure a happily ever after. But Ryan is no longer the headstrong boy she left behind. He's now a successful film producer who just happens to be scouting a resort in Valentine with his adorable retriever in tow.

As the bridesmaids revolt and the mothers of the bride and groom do battle, Emily is surprised to discover new sides of both her ex and her fiancé. She thought she had life and love all figured out, but the next seven days might change her mind—and her heart.

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