Monday, May 23, 2016

Review: The Wedding Sisters by Jamie L. Brenner

BLURB
Meryl Becker is living a mother's dream. The oldest of her three beautiful daughters, Meg, is engaged to a wonderful man from one of the country's most prominent families. Of course, Meryl wants to give Meg the perfect wedding. Who wouldn't? But when her two younger daughters, Amy and Jo, also become engaged to celebrated bachelors, Meryl has to admit that three weddings is more than she and her husband, Hugh, can realistically afford.
The solution? A triple wedding! At first, it's a tough sell to the girls, and juggling three sets of future in-laws is a logistical nightmare. But when Hugh loses his teaching job, and Meryl's aging mother suddenly moves in with them, a triple wedding is the only way to get all three sisters down the aisle. When the grand plan becomes public, the onslaught of media attention adds to Meryl's mounting pressure. Suddenly, appearances are everything - and she will do whatever it takes to keep the wedding on track as money gets tight, her mother starts acting nutty, and her own thirty year marriage starts to unravel.
In the weeks leading up to the nuptials, secrets are revealed, passions ignite, and surprising revelations show Meryl and her daughters the true meaning of love, marriage and family. Jamie Brenner's The Wedding Sisters invites readers to the most unpredictable wedding of the year.

MY REVIEW 
Where to begin - I will begin by saying that this book is one of my faves of 2016!  The character development is outstanding for Meg, Amy and Jo!  I never feel as if I am wanting more, I know them, I know their stories and these are some girls I would love to be friends with!  They are smart, driven, determined - well Meg and Amy are, Jo she's the baby and she will get there someday.  I will give it to Jo, she has the passion but she can't seem to settle on a path, she's clueless at the moment.
The drama starts to unfold when Meg is proposed to and the wedding craziness begins!  Meryl (mom) is excited for Meg, Amy is livid because she believes that it should be her getting married (after all she has been with her boyfriend well over 5 years- basically forever), and Jo well she is a whole other story in and of herself that I will have you piece together little by little as you read.
Things start to go down hill little by little - wedding disasters, cheating scandals, job loss, illness, mixed feelings, and more, yes I said more.
Meryl and Hugh feel like it may be OK - and then Amy and Jo announce their engagements -3 weddings in a year - I bet they are close to losing their minds!  I know I would be!
And if that wasn't enough, they are thrust into the media spotlight for better and for worse.  It's not always sunshine and rainbows - it can get downright ugly!  
Newspapers want the scoop, TV producers want to run with a story concept and political campaigns start to unfold.  
Will this family be able to weather each of these storms?  Will they make it to I do?  Grab a bottle of wine and sit back and enjoy there wild and crazy ride!

WINE SELECTION
I am going with something bold and seductive with this wine pairing - Deep Merlot - Delish!  

RATING
Hands down, 5 glasses of wine for sure!  You will be shocked at the turn of each page and it's worth every second!