Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery
With Joy, Love and a Little Trepidation, Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You to the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year… Their Mother’s
~ 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.
~ 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?
~ 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.
Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived.
Maggie is getting ready to be married and her three daughters, Rachel, Sienna and Courtney are there to help her. Although the wedding is Maggie’s the story circles around the sisters. When they were young, they lost their father and they lost everything. Maggie did her best but she wasn’t the best mother every.
Rachel is the oldest and used to taking charge. She has a hard time asking for help. Sienna was the middle child and is engaged but has a past of engagements that don’t go anywhere. Finally there is Courtney. She is the youngest and was pushed to the side because of a late diagnosed learning disorder. All three girls are going to have to come to terms with their past to go forward in their lives.
I’m glad that the story revolves more around the sisters since Maggie was a bridezilla. I did feel for them losing their father and how it affected them. But I will admit that I really didn’t care about Rachel or Sienna. I did feel for Courtney and how she was pushed to the side and treated like she was stupid. I was rutting for her through the whole story.
This is a good contemporary romance story. It’s not one of my usual reads but did break up what I’m used to. It was a good story and everything worked out so I can see this being a big hit, especially with other Susan Mallery fans.
I received Daughters of the Bride from the publisher for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.