[[ Read ]] ➭ The Wedding War Author Liz Talley – Bassgrotto.co.uk

The Wedding War Save The Date For This Funny And Poignant Novel Of Family, Friendship, Letting Go, And Moving On By The Award Winning Author Of Room To BreatheOnce Upon A Time, Melanie Layton And Tennyson O Rourke Were Inseparable But Their Friends Ever Promises Were Shattered When An Explosive Secret Was Revealed At Mel S Wedding, A Secret That Destroyed Her Family The Two Haven T Spoken For The Past Twenty Some Odd Years, And They D Be Happy If They Never Crossed Paths AgainBut Now Mel S Daughter And Teeny S Son Have Fallen In Love And Announced Their EngagementWhich Means The Two Women Must Tolerate One Another And Play Nice Long Enough To Plan Their Children S Dream Wedding From The Beginning, They Clash Melanie Imagines A Classy, Elegant Event, In Keeping With Tradition Teeny S Vision Is A Bit Extravagant, And Thanks To Her Habit Of Marrying Well, She S Got The Cash To Plan The Flashiest Wedding Of The SeasonComplicating Matters Are The Men In Their Lives Tennyson Is Falling For The Wrong Guy, And Melanie Is Trying To Hold On To A Flailing Marriage Amid The Flurry Of Cake Tastings, Dress Fittings, Seating Charts, And Bridal Showers, Mel And Teeny Confront Their Past Mistakes With Twenty Years Of Pent Up DramaWhen The Day Of The Wedding Finally Arrives, Their Friendship Might Just Be Something Old And Something New


10 thoughts on “The Wedding War

  1. says:

    I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I requested this book from NetGalley The synopsis sounded like it would be a fun romcom to read little did i know that it was going to be full of so much internalized misogyny.These women are vicious, mean and sarcastic with so much vitriol coming out of their mouths that they are incapable of holding a conversation that doesn t put down or demean other women I personally do not know any women like this and refuse to read such garbage again To top it off, here is how the author describes one of the main characters, Melanie She had darker skin because her mother was Japanese and her father had Indian in him Not the kind from a different country, but the kind that lived here once upon a time in Louisiana and later on the author describes MC s daughter having the exotic Asian eyes, high cheekbones and smooth, creamy skin Appalling and racist writing that left me in shock This is 2020 and this kind of writing still goes unedited and is not challenged is disconcerting.


  2. says:

    A funny and poignant tribute to the enduring strength of women s friendship Liz Talley s characters are flawed and sympathetic, her writing sharp and insightful Mel and Teeny s behavior is by turns touching and terrible, and their journey toward understanding and redemption is really well done.


  3. says:

    With this title, cover, and premise, I went in with high expectations for a fun romp, and Liz Talley delivered Set in Louisiana home of the author , it is full of Southern charms As a teen from the 80s, I also appreciated Teeny s and Melly s childhood references and related to some of their adult struggles so to Melly s middle aged mother and soon to be empty nester who s spent most of her life making other people happy The author s signature humor shines, and while the over the top scenes you might expect think about a cake tasting gone awry are fun, there is a lot of heartbreak lurking beneath the veneer these two women don to hide the truth from others and themselves Each woman does horrible things to the other, as well as tender things, too While I can admit I might not be willing to forgive Teeny for what she did I ve given this thought, and I just don t know , the author does a good job of convincing us that Melly has it in her The fate of Melly s marriage ends as an open question, but that seemed appropriate I really enjoyed this story of old BFFs turned enemies being forced to reckon with their past as they face becoming in laws, and think you will too.


  4. says:

    This book is of a woman fiction than contemporary romance that focuses on female friendship and forgiveness Two childhood friends, Melanie and Tennyson had a falling out when they were in their early 20 s Not just did Melanie married Tennyson s ex boyfriend Kit, but Tennyson revealed some family secrets to hurt Melanie at her wedding Since then they haven t spoken Now some twenty years later they become family, as their kids are getting married Old wounds resurface while they are planning the wedding What really went down and how will that affect their kids Can they forgive each other and move on There is also the fact that Melanie is fighting for her marriage While Tennyson is starting to date after her third divorce It is a lot of subjects that this book has going on I loved the topic of friendship between these two women and them having to work through it for the sake of their children I am someone who values female friendship a lot Having a close friend is priceless This is a book that definitely makes a reader reflect on their own life and how many do we cover up our emotions, not putting ourselves as a priority or use the money for appearances I think that the author did a good job of writing both of them and that the reader wouldn t be swayed on either side There is also some topics that may be triggering for some suicide, grief, death of the loved one Overall, it is an okay read There were some issues that prevent me from giving it a perfect score Thank NetGalley publisher for the copy of the book in exchange for an honest review 3,5 stars


  5. says:

    This is a no from me I came into this book thinking that I was going to read a book about friendship and a few shenanigans What I got were microaggressions against minorities, gross generalizations that are harmful and not funny at all, and weird outdated point of views I found myself getting angrier and angrier while trying to read this book but in the name of self care, I dropped the book at around 43% Not sure if the book gets better but I am done with reading narrow minded books masquerading as a romance book.


  6. says:

    This book is about 2 women who were best friends growing up but one of their actions had lasting consequences and broke their friendship Years later they are brought back together to plan a wedding Can they get past what happened in the past and current life s struggles to work together This book was funny at times and sad at times I really enjoyed this book as I do all of Liz Talley s books.


  7. says:

    Some people tell their secrets to their best friend and the secrets are locked safe until that bond of friendship is broken, then the lock holding the secrets is broken also.Two best friends Tennyson and Melanie held a secret that could destroy a life They shared an attraction to the same new boy at school The aggressive one got the guy and the other loved him from a distance The guy, Kit, is very attractive, smart and soaks in all the attention he gets and obviously think he deserves The friendship is broken and years later, as fate would laugh as those that plan their future, the children of these two former best friends, find each other, fall in love and want to get married This leads to Tennyson and Melanie having to help plan a wedding and not start a war Many other themes are running throughout the book besides friendship and they blend to form a wonderful story I had so many emotions while reading I really disliked Tennyson, at first That shows great development by the author, that I felt so strongly about a character in a few chapters I feel like I know the characters in this book The scenes are expertly described The dialogue flows effortlessly The pages flew by as I was so immersed in reading Several parts had me laughing and a few crying as well.I totally enjoyed this book and recommend it highly Liz Tally has added another fantastic book to her collection I want to thank NetGalley and the author, Liz Talley, for allowing me the pleasure of reading this amazing book Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own, not influenced by receiving the advance reader copy.


  8. says:

    I received a copy of The Wedding War from Montlake Romance via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review What a war it was While reading this i laughed and gasped, because Melanie and Tennyson were intense It s a book that deals with love, hate, insecurities and drama I loved that the main characters were always the focus point of this book The struggles that both characters deals with are relevant in many ways Without giving away spoilers, i like to say that The Wedding War is a book about Bff s that turned into enemies While losing each other they also lose a part of themselves The wedding brings them together and helps them deal with their personal struggles A must read C


  9. says:

    I received a copy of The Wedding War from Montlake Romance via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review What a war it was While reading this i laughed and gasped, because Melanie and Tennyson were intense It s a book that deals with love, hate, insecurities and drama I loved that the main characters were always the focus point of this book The struggles that both characters deals with are relevant in many ways Without giving away spoilers, i like to say that The Wedding War is a book about Bff s that turned into enemies While losing each other they also lose a part of themselves The wedding brings them together and helps them deal with their personal struggles A must read C


  10. says:

    Judging from the synopsis, I was expecting a fun and witty romantic comedy What I got was an angsty, over the top book with unlikable characters The book started off strong but lost me around the halfway point It s very heavily worded and the dialogue is just bad This could use a strong editing as many of the descriptions are over the top and eye roll worthy Thank you to the publisher for the advance reader in exchange for my honest review.


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