Chick lit

The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall

I like this author’s writing style. Her characters are engaging, and this book was no different. We plunge right into the chaos of wedding preparations and even a missing peacock! It is at this point that the bride finds out that the wedding is not to be. We follow her on her year of self-discovery and all the things she does to maintain her sanity.
At the very beginning, we are told that this is to be the season of weddings with multiple weddings in the offing. All of which our lead protagonist needs to now attend minus her almost-husband. All the weddings are of close enough people that some friends overlap. In order to bear it, her friends brainstorm and set up one task she has to accomplish at every event, keeping her mind off of her singledom.
All the usual (and sometimes not so usual) shenanigans ensue. I actually wanted to focus more on the individual weddings than the self-pity that descended like a cloud on Freya’s head in the intervening time.
I ended up wanting more of the stories and the actual weddings than the other things I just mentioned above. I found the other love story a little rushed. I am, however, now invested in this author. I enjoyed the time I spent with the book and was satisfied enough when I set it aside. The writing is descriptive, without it being overly so. It is entertaining with characters that you can cheer on and like watching the growth arc of.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes this genre and is fond of weddings in general in their stories.
I read this as an ARC, thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.


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