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The Desperate Bride's Diet Club [Kindle Edition]

Alison Sherlock
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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"This is the chick-littiest cover we've seen in yonks! The concept is pure chick lit too. We cannot wait for this one" (Novelicious)

"Looks set to be a fantastic read" (Trashionista.com)

"a lovely debut novel from Alison Sherlock, and it certainly makes me want to look out for more of her books in the future... I'd recommend giving The Desperate Bride's Diet Club a read - it's a lovely and well written novel. it is an enjoyable read, and so recommended by me" (chicklitchloe)

"I laughed and cringed reading this story and found it a very relaxing read. Chick lit at its best" (No1 Magazine)

Book Description

How can one desperate bride lose weight before her wedding day?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 541 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (26 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099562367
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099562368
  • ASIN: B006WAIUYA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,108 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Alison Sherlock enjoyed reading and writing stories from an early age. However, she assumed that being an author didn't count as a proper job so she became a secretary and answered an IT Hotline.
Once older and a bit wiser, she realised that she really wanted to write her novel. So she gave up office life to sit at home and panic at what she had done.
A chance meeting with a literary agent set her on the road to publication with her first book, The Desperate Bride's Diet Club which reached No1 in the Italian kindle chart.
To fund her dream, Alison became a cleaner, the experience of which she used for her second novel, The Desperate Wife's Survival Plan.
Her third novel is the ebook Over The Rainbow.
Alison lives in Surrey with her husband and a daft golden retriever.

You can follow her on Facebook and on Twitter: @alisonsherlock

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4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By realovesbooks TOP 500 REVIEWER TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
The Desperate Bride's Diet Club arrived through the post at the most perfect time for me having just started my diet I could easily relate to the characters and their situations.
The book follows the progress of five characters who, for their own individual reasons want or need to lose weight. Although our main character is Violet who is a size 20 unhappy bride to be, the story still moves around each of the characters so we get to see first hand how each of the characters are coping.

I had mixed feelings about the is book at the beginning, I found the first chapter so entertaining I literally laughed out loud I found myself thinking that Violets actions would have been something I could imagine myself doing! (sorry I can't tell you in more detail, otherwise it may ruin the humour for you!).

After the first chapter we meet each of the other characters in turn, we have Lucy, Maggie, Kathy and Edward. It was at this point I was a little worried meeting so many leading characters, as books like this I usually find I get the characters mixed up and forget who is who. Luckily this wasn't the case by the time I was just under a quarter of the way through, each of the characters had been developed so well that each character came into their own as they all had completely different backgrounds and reasons to lose weight.

I loved how the group all came together to help each other out not just with the weight loss but other personal and realistic problems too. Although the books was based around the diet club there were no quick fixes or fad diets the book really helps you to remember the only sensible way to lose weight is to change your eating habits and move your bum! I found that reading this book really helped to keep me motivated on my diet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars +++ 24 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is so good its about five overweight people who need to diet they go to slimming club and the leader Trudie is a complete bitch. Every word in this book is so true its one of the best and most enjoyable books I have read in a while. Its laugh out loud funny in places and an inspiration if your on a diet and a real feel good book. Its excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A "Feel Good" Story 18 Jun 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this. The characters seemed true to life - Trudie was vile! I liked the way the narrative was written from the view point of each of the five main characters and the way each character's background and their motivation for losing weight was gradually revealed as the story progressed. I found towards the end I couldn't put the book down. A great read. I look forward to reading Alison's next novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put it Down! 28 May 2012
Format:Paperback
Grabbed this book as I sat out to enjoy the sunshine on Saturday, couldn't put it down and was actually sad when I finished it on Sunday. A really lovely tale of 5 characters, bonding over their issues with their weight, and finding support in each other to change their lives. Really witty, honest and just the right amount of cheesy romance. I will be passing this book on to my best friends to enjoy.

Can't wait for Alison's second novel to be published!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS story! 8 May 2012
Format:Paperback
This novel was fantastic, I really enjoyed every second of reading it. The characters are believable and down to earth and you can really relate to the things they do. The story itself was truly great, I was sucked in right away and hated having to put the book down! I hope this author writes another book soon.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Tasty read! 8 May 2012
By Chloe S "Chick Lit Chloe" TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
The book is the story of a group of people (not just women!) who want to lose weight for a variety of reasons. There's Violet, the main character of the book and the desperate bride from the title of the book. She's getting married to Sebastian soon, even though she can't believe he'd ever be interested in her, and really wants to lose weight and so joins a slimming club. However, Trudie the instructor is like something from a nightmare, and she quickly makes friends with the other attendees and start their own club. There's Maggie, a housewife stuck in a rut, her daughter Lucy who wants to be able to wear the latest trends but can't fit into them, Kathy, a lonely lady who is still dealing with her own grief, and Edward who needs to lose weight for his health because it has dire consequences on his life. Will the new friends be able to work together to lose weight once and for all? Will the desperate bride fit into the dress of her dreams?!

I have to be honest in my reviews, and so I will say that at first, I really couldn't get into this book very much and I had concerns that it wasn't going to go anywhere because it seemed very formulaic. However, I decided to persevere with it and I am so glad that I did. It went from being a book about a bride wanting to lose weight to much more than that, about confidence, about love and about being a strong willed person, and I loved it for that. I really loved Violet, you can see she comfort eats because she just doesn't know how to deal with her weight, and consequently her confidence was at rock bottom, and was desperate to hold to Sebastian at any cost which I found quite sad.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This book is fantastic I loved it so much that I cried at the end. Thank you for writing it
Published 8 days ago by jane miller
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Bought this book a few months ago, and read it about 3 times, one of my favourite books now and one that is keeping me motivated to lose a little bit of weight. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Joanne
5.0 out of 5 stars a lovely read
First book I've read by this author and I wasn't disappointed. Anyone who has struggled with dieting will enjoy reading about the high's and low's of this group of people brought... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lynda b
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful ...
I have read The Desperate Brides Diet Club in a couple of days!

This was a fabulous five star read that I could not put down.
Full of lovely characters... Read more
Published 3 months ago by mich nutting
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel-Good Brilliance!!!
Absolutely loved this book! Simple, beautiful, funny and so feeeeeeeeeeeel-good, it was wonderful! If you want an easy lovely read, then read this! Read more
Published 7 months ago by cusacklover
5.0 out of 5 stars Gemma
I loved this book. It is one of the rare books that I wish that I could give a 6th star too. Its very easy to read, the story moves quickly (so there are no long boring bits, the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Gemma
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Loved violet straight away :-) reminds me of myself a lot.
Sebastian and Miriam annoyed me.
Fell in love with Edward and Mark. Lucy reminds me of my daughter.
Published 7 months ago by L.Ricketts
5.0 out of 5 stars Rooting for the characters!
What a page-turner, i could hardly put this book down. Whilst the characters start off as fairly unappealing, the author has a knack of making them tug your heartstrings, because... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sam T
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant brilliant book
This has to be one of the most funniest, romantic and sympathetic books I have read in a long time. It is a book that is so easy to read and in fact I read it in three days... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dot Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Such an amazing read xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Highly recommended read ... got totally lost in

The story a must for anyone who's been on a diet xxx
Published 8 months ago by Jen1977
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