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I will read anything I can get my hands on. Seriously.

 Most books I read are reviewed for Harlequin Junkie, but I'll have an occasional independent or author requested review that I'll post.

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Family Dynamics, Some Romance, and Lots of Wedding Mayhem

Daughters of the Bride - Susan Mallery

Daughters of the Bride was as entertaining as it was full of heart and family drama. As we follow the Watson sisters preparing for their mother Maggie’s wedding, we see them learn valuable lessons about who they are as individuals and how important they are to their family.

“I honestly don’t know what to say.”
“Then I’ll tell you that I think you’re pretty amazing. Strong and determined. Sexy as hell, but then you already knew that.”
Knew that she was sexy as hell? Um, no. She hadn’t received that particular memo. Was there a way to get him to say it again? Or embroider it on a pillow?

This is exactly the type of story in which Susan Mallery excels. She is a master at creating honest family dynamics, complicated relationships, empowering female friendships and infusing it all with lighthearted humor. That in a nutshell is what we had with Daughters of the Bride. Told from multiple POVs, we got a real sense of how each of the sisters struggled in their daily lives and how their painful past contributed.

 

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