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Mother of the Bride Mass Market Paperback – May 28, 2002
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Gus and Cydney reappear in both Honeymoon Suite and Return Engagement. I love when an author does that, lets us have a peek at their happy ever after!
Strong points: The story includes funny moments and pithy dialogue mixed with strong romantic tension. Lovely interaction between Cydney and her niece gives it a feel-good quality. Cydney and Angus both have humorous conversations with their consciences, adding an extra layer to their points-of-view. An eclectic cast of secondary characters and plots adds depth.
Weaknesses: Convoluted sentence structure and repetitive actions make the book drag in places. Cydney's doormat, poor-me attitude gets old quickly, although some may admire her as an underdog, "ugly duckling turns swan" type heroine. The series of mishaps Angus suffers also grows old, and comes off as rather overdone and slapstick, not credible. Cydney's mother's subplot also weakens the tale, as she appears fickle instead of star-crossed.
Overall: The story offers a lot to entertain the reader, but could have been better. Overall it was disappointing, but shows potential.
We need more authors like her to give us enjoyable books!
The characters throughout the book were cleanly drawn and not to be forgotten for one second. Cydney Parrish, an aspiring writer, is raising her 'damn the torpedos' neice, Bebe, because her real mother, Cydney's sister, is busy being famous.
Cydney finds Bebe and her fiance, Aldo Monroe, making love. To her dismay, Cydney learns that Aldo is the nephew of the tantalizing Angus Monroe, the best selling author she's been dreaming about for years. Although they've never actually met, she's half in love with him and half hates him because of the rivalry between Angus and her own father/author, Fletchter Parrish.
When Cydney and Angus meet and cross swords, sexual tension sparks and never lets up throughout the book. Angus Monroe's home in Crooked Possum, where Aldo and Bebe decide to get married, is redolent in clime and lore and holds court to the Hell's a-poppin' doings of everyone present.
Bebe's real mother arrives and wreaks even more havoc with the already crazy mix of mischiefs and mishaps that run rampant on every page. By the time Fletchter Parrish enters stage left, the wedding and the participants are locked in off-the-chart chaos.
Where it goes from there, I will leave it to you to read. But read it you must for the all-out fun and lasting warm fuzzies that you will find at every turn.
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Mother of the Bride is one of my favorite books. I've read it more than a dozen times because it makes me happy! It is a very fast read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robbie H.
Lots of typos in this book, which was irritating. Fluffy but fun story was fairly predictable, but it had moments of humor.Published on August 28, 2013 by K E Williams
If you like a certain amount of chic lit and a little humor this book is for you. Too many people jump to fast judgement and think that money drives people to be conniving. Read morePublished on July 16, 2013 by Sue In R.I.
It was funny and entertaining. It is a good beach book. you don't need to be a rocket scientist to enjoy it.Published on June 26, 2013 by wylie
Lynn Michaels at her best. I've been reading her books for years and this one did not disappoint. She has a particular blend of humor and wit that amused me to no end. Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by Melissa A. Mangine
Cute book for a free read from kindle. Fairly simple read for summer not much of a plot. Lots of slapping and hi r ting others.Published on June 15, 2013 by julie hubbs
Story was fun although I think it could have been shorter as it seemed to drag a bit in the middle. It did wrap up nicely though. Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by Kindle Customer
Loved the play between all the generations! It was a little far fetched at times, but fun to read! Will look for more of her books.Published on June 1, 2013 by Tiny Termite