Kat?s Book Review of The Girls Guide to Getting Hitched by Sophie Hart

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Synopsis: When new mum and events planner Julia Crawford is given the opportunity to plan three weddings, she jumps at the chance. What could possibly go wrong? …

Forget bridezilla, Aimee’s future mother-in-law is the stuff of nightmares – hell bent on taking over the wedding entirely. Worse still, her fiancé, Jon, seems oblivious. Aimee’s starting to wonder if she and her groom-to-be are right for each other after all…

Body shy Debbie is on a mission. She’s determined to shed a lot of pounds before the big day. As the wedding inches closer, will the new Debbie lose sight of what’s really important? Gill loves Mike and their blended family of five kids to bits, but with a house full of teenage hormones and her eldest, Kelly, struggling with so much change, Gill is feeling the pressure...

As the women bond over cake and a cuppa, can they each resolve their wedding woes before the big day?

Kat’s Rating: 4/5

Kat’s Review: I haven’t read any of Sophie Hart’s previous books but the synopsis sounded okay for this one and I was looking forward to reading it. Julia Crawford is a new Mum, who has the opportunity to go back to work. As an Events Planner, when the opportunity comes along for her to plan Aimee’s wedding she decides to go for it. I didn’t warm to Julia as quick as the other characters such as Aimee, Gill and Debbie. Although I say that, I did find that as the story progressed I found myself liking her more and more.

The situation is certainly not original but Sophie Hart has written Amie’s future mother-in-law brilliantly and you just loathe the woman from the moment she enters the story. With Gill juggling the new ‘blended family life’, Debbie on a mission to become a slim bride and Aimee struggling to be accepted into her future family there is plenty going on. The three women meet and become friends quite quickly. In addition to them we meet the men in their lives and they are all completely different.

I must say that my favourite character was Debbie and I could have read about her for the whole book as she kept me thoroughly entertained. I wouldn’t say that this is the best in its genre, but without a doubt was thoroughly enjoyable. You know from the synopsis the sort of book you are getting and it certainly delivers. A heart-warming book ideal for a holiday or just a bit of R&R. 

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