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The Bride Wore Size 12: A Novel (Heather Wells Mysteries) Paperback – September 24, 2013
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The Bride Wore Size 12 is true to Cabot's hilarious, pitch-perfect style. Impossible to put down and funny to the core, it's fabulously misleading and unpredictable until that one moment when the truth will click and everything rushes together. While it will have you at the edge of your seat and your heart pounding erratically throughout, I consider it a triumphant flourish of a feel-good novel—because just reading it will definitely make you a happier person.
Heather is a delightful narrator—both likable and genuine! I love how she's hard-working, clumsy (there's a little bit of each of us in her personality!), but still super sharp. What I admire so much is how, even though she never strays far from her beliefs and herself, she still has vulnerabilities and tenderness that make her so human.Read more ›
Completed: September 21, 2013
Publishing Info: September 24th 2013 by William Morrow
Source: eGalley approved by Harper via Edelweiss
Genre: Chick Lit, “Cozy” Mystery (Adult)
POV: First Person (Heather Wells)
I’ve been a fan of Meg Cabot for YEARS now and entirely because of the Heather Wells series. This was one of the series that got me back into reading when I was in my reading slump so I owe my sister a big thanks for letting me borrow these books way back in the day! I actually don’t read a lot of adult fiction anymore since I’m busy reading ALL THE YA BOOKS so it was really nice to fall back into some chick lit and a touch of mystery with the latest Heather Wells book.
While I haven’t actually started my wedding planning yet, I felt like I could relate to Heather a little bit with her crazy wedding plans! (This may also be the point I realized that I might actually start to enjoy adult lit more than I used to because I’ve actually been through some LIFE THINGS now haha!) Heather always has a lot on her plate, but I love how much she really cares about the kids in her dorm. When everything else is going wrong, she’s always got their best interests at heart, sometimes even over her own personal issues.
One thing I’ve always loved about Meg Cabot is the amount of humor in her books. Each chapter starts with a funny little collection of song lyrics, written by Heather, and in this book, they’re all about her crazy wedding plans. I think it helps the reader not take the book too seriously because there are darker subjects because hi, it’s a murder mystery — Except you almost don’t feel like classifying it as that because the tone IS so light.Read more ›
But, in good literary fashion, we're not far in before every wrench is thrown into the machine: another student is dead, half of the dorm staff is fired, and Heather finds that there's a lot of RSVPs that she didn't expect. Because she never invited them. Including her mother, whom absconded with all of Heather's pop-icon fortune years before.
This book preserves the humor and simmering sexiness of the previous books, coming to a satisfying conclusion. Maybe "Death Dorm" will never be "Totally Alive 100% No Problem Dorm," but you know that whatever happens, Heather Wells can handle it.
I discovered the series a few weeks back (Size 12 Is Not Fat) and have been laughing out loud at the antics of Heather Wells (former pop star, now assistant residence manager) and her crew. Cooper (older brother of Heather's ex-fiancé) and Heather are engaged to be married... but a little thing like murder and mayhem gets in the way...
To best appreciate this story, you need to read the whole series (Size 12 is Not Fat, Size 14 is Not Fat Either, Big Boned, Size 12 and Ready to Rock) - and see how Heather develops - from somewhat of a bimbo to take charge.
Very entertaining read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another good Heather Wells mystery. Enjoy the development of characters since book one. Easy vacation read.Published 1 day ago by donna bee
I love this series!! I hope that there is another book soon!Published 4 months ago by Addaline Stoll
Meg Cabot’s Mediator and 1-800-Missing series’ are two of my all time favorites. The last time I ventured into her adult books I was less than impressed. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Caroline
I'm completely addicted to this series. I would LOVE to see more of Heather and Cooper's antics now that they are married!Published 7 months ago by Ann B. Penner
Such a big fan of the Heather Wells series! I hope this isn't the lastPublished 8 months ago by Courtney B.
I was very disappointed in this book. The first two books in the series were the best. There many errors in details and a depleted loss of humor.Published 9 months ago by Amal Waleed Alfares