Monday 31 October 2016

Review: A Wedding in Cronwall by Laura Bridge

A Wedding in CornwallIt’s the career move of a lifetime, and Julianne can’t believe it’s hers: a position as an event planner at a country house in Cornwall, England, beginning with the wedding of a celebrity! If her old firm's senior planner back in the States hadn't fallen suddenly sick with the chicken pox, Julianne would never have found herself chosen for a life in one of England's most beautiful coastal counties, surrounded by rugged shores, quaint cottages, elegant gardens and a house to die for.

But life in Cornwall isn't exactly as Julianne imagined it. Her first bride-to-be is a resentful, petted snob, the groom is immature and bored, and the Cornish staff of Cliffs House has a difficult time believing that an event planner from a mid-level position can handle a wedding this big. And then there's a personal matter -- the handsome, sometimes charming, sometimes standoffish gardener Matthew Rose. He and Julianne have a strangely complicated relationship somewhere between friendship and attraction. But with a secret in his past, and a scheming bridesmaid plotting to have Matthew all to herself, will Julianne find a way to untangle her feelings and the problems of planning a perfect Cornish wedding?

Ikira's Review: 4 out of 5 stars

Julianne is young, kind and quite frankly very lovely. She suits the job and the job suits her. I think her character is written exceptionally well as are those of the other main characters. They all seem to fit into the story perfectly. From the first meeting between Julianne and Matthew to how the big day pans out, it's all quite picture perfectly written. There were a couple of obvious moments but I feel these are hard to avoid with story's such as this anyway so are totally forgiveable.

Overall, I found this to be a charming little read. I wanted it to continue, to see what happens next so I hope we do get another installment but for now, it was a feel-good, relaxing read- just what I needed.

I don't think the blurb really gives a true idea of this book. It sounds rather more dramatic than the reality - that was my first impression and I'm afraid I have to stick to it. Based on the blurb, I was expecting the bride to be more of a bridezilla with lots of demands and the groom to actually feature more. The suggestion is that Julianne doesn't cope or falls under too much pressure but I don't find that to be the case for the story.

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