Thursday, January 7, 2010

Book Review; The Wedding Girl

The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham (also known as Sophie Kinsella)

Description: Milly has it all. A wonderful fiance who loves her (even if he doesn't know the real her. A family that loves her (maybe a little too much at times). But what they don't know is she has a secret - she has been married before. But things have to work out for Milly - right? You see a family in turmoil as each member has their own secrets. But their intentions are all for the good. So they try to work out whatever they can - even if it means confronting their past.

Thoughts:I really enjoyed the Shopaholic Series and when I found out Madeleine and Sophie were the same authors I was looking forward to the book. It wasn't a bad book - but it really didn't interest me. The idea of a young to-be wife who lies to her fiance because she doesn't want him to know the real him has a touch of the Shopaholic in it. But the idea that things just get better (like still being married) without facing it -is just wrong. Maybe it is me that has changed instead of the writer. Because the plot in a lot of ways seems similar (substitute shopping for being married). I guess the major difference is you don't get to fall in love with this character before she sets herself up for a lifetime of things not working.

If you like chick lit set in England and you like the Shopaholic you might like this. Or you may be like me and find something missing.

What genre would you consider this?
Family Dynamics/Romance



Cath said...

I agree with you--I love Kinsella, but am not so fond of Wickham. She has one called "Swimming Pool Sunday" that's just...not Kinsellaish at all.

Great honest review. Thanks!

Kristi said...

I didn't know that Kinsella also wrote under another name. But I am undecided as to whether or not I want to read it - because I do like chick lit set in England and I did like the Shopaholic series. . .