Gr. 6-12. In this romanticized grand finale to a 15-book series that began in 1998 with Summer Promise
, Christy Miller and Todd Spencer finally become engaged, and readers are swept through myriad details of planning the nuptials. The episodic plot introduces a series of conflicts, beginning with choosing a wedding date. Todd's impulsive approach to life clashes with Christy's meticulous planning, a problem that's compounded when other family members become involved in the preparations. Christy's aunt, who is footing much of the bill, is ready to lay siege to every aspect of the wedding, and Christy and Todd must keep her in check as they strive to put their own unique stamp on the occasion. Of course, the misunderstandings are eventually resolved, and all the hard work pays off. Gender stereotypes abound to be sure, but fans will certainly want this episode and enjoy all the particulars as well as the satisfaction of the sweet ceremony. Shelley Townsend-HudsonCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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Christy Miller and Todd Spencer are engaged at last! But now the wedding work begins. Todd's breezy view of life clashes with Christy's meticulous planning. The issues of when and where to get married seem obvious--until everyone's expectations are compared. Then Aunt Marti, Mrs. I-Love-to-Plan-a-Party, jumps in, ready to lay siege over each wedding detail. It's enough to make anyone sing the wedding-bell blues.
Meanwhile, Katie has some unanticipated news of her own. Her renewed relationship with Rick is developing, but everyone wonders what's going on. Is Rick about to break her heart again, or could this be something lasting?
As the time draws closer to the wedding, Todd and Christy face differences between them that might make married life more complicated than they thought, and Christy wonders if their relationship can work when put to the test. Will they make it down the aisle to tell each other "I promise" for the rest of their lives?