'Perfect to take on holiday for those none-too-taxing days by the pool' Ireland on Sunday
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A minor point but it grated - the title is incorrect. The saying is "three times a bridesmaid, never a bride." NOT always the bridesmaid.
The author drags out every cliche she can think of - Irish girls, Australian men, Italians - male and female - and they are all stereotypes.
What amused me the most was the main character meets a man who write popular children's books about a young wizard called Henry, the first of which was being made into a film. No prizes for guessing who he is supposed to be.
But later on, JK Rowling is mentioned. If parallel worlds are meant to collide then at least make sure that yours cannot get sued for plagarism.
Borrow a copy and read it for fun. But nothing more.
A minor point, but it grated - the title is wrong. The saying is "three times a bridesmaid, never the bride" NOT always the bridesmaid.
The characters tend to be stereotyped - Irish girls who never appear to be sober, Australian men who are equally drunk but have the added distinction of being somewhat dim and "hating" New Zealanders and Italians, both male and female, all get one-sided personalities.
It also amused me that the main character Amy, develops a crush on an author who has written best selling books about a wizard called Henry, the first of which is being made into a film. No prizes for gussing who he is meant to be.
But later JK Rowling is mentioned. If you are going to create a parallel world then at least make sure it can't be sued.
Finally, what the heck is Den 2? The author feels the need to explain the plot of the movie Field of Dreams but then assumes everyone has heard of a local television show.
If you need a book for a long journey then read it. Otherwise give it a miss.
Amy isn't a particularly likeable heroine and some of the other characters are drawn too thinly for anyone to like or dislike them.
I feel that this book could have benefited from some strong editing. The author commits the cardinal sin of adding adverbs at the end of every line of dialogue. Everything that is said is said "carefully" "kindly" or "levelly". Certainly not a page turner, a light read that does't task the brain too much.
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