- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (24 April 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141028572
- ISBN-13: 978-0141028576
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,067,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Revenge of the Wedding Planner Paperback – 24 Apr 2008
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A delightfully warm read you'll devour in one sitting (Company)
About the Author
Sharon Owens was born in Omagh in 1968. She moved to Belfast in 1988 to study illustration at the Art College. Her previous novels, The Teahouse on Mulberry Street, The Ballroom on Magnolia Street and The Tavern on Maple Street, are all published by Penguin.
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Top Customer Reviews
I found the style a bit too 'in your face' at first with too manay asides directed at the reader, but all the characters are convincing with very human failings. There are many mishaps and misunderstandings before most of the major players find happiness - not always where they expect to find it.
I did enjoy the book and I did finish it though I would not rate it as the best chick lit story I've ever read. It was good to read a book not set in London and I did form a completely different impression of Belfast than I'd had before.
The author tells the story of Mags Grimsdale and her family, her husband Bill and their four children. Plus Mag's employer Julie Sultana a Wedding Planner who has a complete aversion to weddings especially her own. Mags is the narrative voice of the book. She tells of her own life interspersed with death, babies and accidents but also of Julie's life. Her life crisis starts when she does not want to settle down and become a wife. She wants the fun, adventure and strength of her youth and opts for a toy-boy. The implications are far reaching and Mags is an observer as well as an important player in events.
As you read it feels like Mags is sitting opposite you telling you all the gossip that has gone on with her and the people she is in contact with in the recent few months, like catching up with an old friend. However, I sensed an urgency with this and at times felt like someone was talking so fast you just can't keep up with what is going on and then your mind starts to wonder.
If you think you are going to get a `Babylon-esque' type book about weddings then forget it, this is about the planners and their lives, weddings are a mere sub plot.
An escapism book if you want something that will not tax your brain and you like the gossipy celebrity magazines and those real life story magazines you would only pick up in the hairdressers then this books is for you. It does not have the warmth and tenderness of her previous books which I found so enchanting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ended up buying the same book twice because it is published under the title "The Trouble with Weddings". Read morePublished 10 months ago by K. E. Thomsen
I read this book courtesy of it being in our hotel library while we were on holiday, and predominantly because it was one of the only books available in English! Read morePublished on 3 Oct. 2010 by lachbc
Same story - different title!!!
I bought this for my mum for Christmas, as she had enjoyed some of Sharon Owen's books - BUT - when she began reading it she immediately... Read more
I have recently finished this book it was a good read but I don't understand what it has to do with the title. Read morePublished on 5 July 2008 by Amazon Customer