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"Author Laura Chapman wows with this very clever reimagining of Jane Austen's Persuasion. The lead characters, as well as the supporting ones, are well-fleshed out, the love story has a lot of heart and poignancy, and the reality show angle is just plain fun. Like the lucky bridesmaids in this book, readers will feel like they caught the bouquet when they pick up a copy of The Marrying Type."
"The Marrying Type is a fun, fast-paced novel bringing together romance, drama, and a leading lady you can't help but root for. Throw in a reality TV show I would totally binge-watch (if it wasn't fictional) and a cast of quirky characters and you've got an engaging read I couldn't put down. Laura Chapman's writing is full of humor and heart. Don't miss this one!"
- Cat Lavoie, author of Zoey & the Moment of Zen and Breaking the Rules --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- File Size : 1027 KB
- Publication Date : September 29, 2016
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 324 pages
- ASIN : B01M0MS071
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0991162080
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #576,206 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story is set in Charleston, South Carolina. Elliot Lynch (Anne Elliot) is working desperately to keep Engagements afloat, which is an events planning service that her mother started. Mrs. Kelly Lynch died years ago. Elliot’s father Walter (Sir Walter) is soon to retire while her older sister Libby (Elizabeth Elliot) is impossible to work with. The two don’t seem to comprehend the seriousness of Engagement’s financial condition and are more interested in chasing after Mrs. Dalryrmple’s high profile social events than helping with the daily challenges of wedding planning that Elliot handles. When Elliot’s cousin Marissa (Mary Musgrove) and husband Chase (Charles Musgrove) offer her a big advance and payoff to film Engagements as part of a reality program about wedding planners called The Marrying Type, Elliot reluctantly agrees, recognizing there’s no other way to pay off the overdue bills.
Filming has already started when Sadie Warner (Sophie Croft) contacts Elliot about planning her lavish wedding to Adam Crawford (Admiral Croft). Elliot is torn because this would be another financial windfall for Engagements, but she’s concerned about how much contact she will have with Sadie’s brother, Eric Warner (Frederick Wentworth), who she hasn’t seen in years after a bitter break-up.
She and Eric fell in love and were briefly engaged while they were in college together, but he dropped out to move to California and set up a software company selling the original programming he developed. He encouraged Elliot to join him, but her father, sister and Rosalyn Russell (Lady Russell), a close family friend, convinced her it would be foolish to take such a chance with her future. Eric is now very successful, wealthy, and well-known nationally, while Elliot is scraping to keep the family business and home intact.
The plot moves on from there with several wonderful scenes of potential wedding disasters that Elliot has to manage. The best is when Rhett Smyth (Mrs. Smith) comes to town. He is a good friend to Elliot, apologetically gay, and his snappy repartee adds a lot to the last quarter of the book.
The author’s writing is very, very good. The set-ups for TV scenes are an interesting device that helps push the plot along. All the characterizations are really well done. You can feel Elliot’s sense of panic as her difficulties pile up. Heloise (Louisa) is every wedding planner’s nightmare of a bridesmaid, but she adds to the comic relief at times so things don’t get too heavy, and Smyth amps up the humor once he shows up. The reignited romance between Eric and Elliot is also well done with enough misunderstanding to provide a bit of extra angst. There’s lots of chemistry between them. I also appreciate that, at the end, the reader comes to understand more about why Walter acts as he does, though you’re left free to hate Libby, who’s pretty nasty from beginning to end.
It doesn’t seem as though many Jane Austen Fan Fiction readers have discovered this book yet, and I’m not sure why that is. I couldn’t find a single misstep in the entire story. Highly recommend!
Quick recap from the blurb:
Elliot works for her family's wedding planning company. When she discovers they are massively in debt, she has to do something she never dreamed of - agree to appear on a a reality TV show following wedding planners around the country. To add more stress to her life, the 'IT' wedding of the season, that she's agreed to plan, happens to be for the sister of the one who got away. The love of her life, Eric.
Like I said above, this is a true story of will they or won't they.
Eric is very cold and all business when he is reunited with Elliot.
Elliot is torn by her feelings, she still loves him, but she doesn't think it can ever be. She acts professional and courteous, but doesn't allow herself to even hope to rekindle their romance.
Reading their encounters during the wedding planning was fun and at times frustrating. Both were too stubborn to give in to admit how they truly felt, and misunderstandings ran amok.
If you're in the mood for a cute, fun, summer read, this is the book.
Brilliantly adapted into the modern era with the framework intact.
Elliot Lynch (Anne) was a wedding planner but the family business was in dire straits when she was approached by a reality tv show. Reluctantly, she signs the contract to save the busines when the sister of her long lost love, asks her to plan her wedding under the watchful eyes of the camera crew.
Heartily recommend this book!
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This is the first book I have read by Laura~ thoroughly enjoyed it I,will definitely be reading more of her books ~ keep up the good work Laura !!
I enjoyed it.
If you like Jane Austen and Persuasion i recomend it!