Publisher: Harlequin (US & Canada)
Publication Date: 7/12/2016
My Rating: 4 Stars
A special thank you to HQN and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
From the stunning front cover and buzz, Susan Mallery delivers DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE, with lots of drama and sizzle— from bees, secrets, love, sisters, relationship, steamy sex, rock stars, family, bravery, wedding plans, wit, and yummy recipes. Get ready for the hottest bridal season!
The daughters of a woman soon to be married help with wedding plans while confronting the truths about a hidden affair, a proposal, and a failed marriage.
Set in seaside community of Los Lobos, California, Maggie Watson is getting again almost 24 years after being widowed. With her first wedding her mom made all the decision. This time around, Maggie is determined to get the wedding she dreamed of when she was a teenager.
She now has all these wedding ideas that she never got to do, the first time around, and she’s going to do them now. It doesn’t matter that the powder blue tuxedo is forty years out of style. She also wants Cosmos (like Sex and the City) and the more “pink”, the better. Pink and blue was a big thing back then.
(OMG my first husband, 1970 me--two days out of high school, he in college--- wore the powder blue coat tux, and the honeymoon blue Ford Falcon car to match)! Showing my age here.
When their mother started dating Neil, none of the daughters thought much about it. They were different. He won her over with his kind heart and honest love.
However, what about dates for the wedding?
Nearly twenty-four years before,
when Sienna and the sisters had lost their father, and Maggie widowed, the family had been thrown into chaos. A lack of life insurance, Maggie’s limited income and three little girls to support had left the young mother struggling. Joyce moved them in the hotel. Meet the daughters:
Rachel, Sienna, and Courtney are sisters, and each is so different.
hairdresser is recently divorced and trying to raise her 11-year-old son. She is doing it alone. Except for the linen closet at Los Lobos Hotel. (Ex-Husband, firefighter Greg)
is a commitment-phobe who gets engaged often but finds it more difficult to stay engaged. Works for nonprofit that assists women who are escaping domestic violence. Why does she accept marriage proposals?
maid/concierge at Los Lobos Hotel. The youngest, has long felt like the black sheep of the family. She is keeping the biggest secret. Her mom wants her to have more ambition. Why was she keeping a secret? There is much to her than appears. As each sister
is forced to confront their past, they have to decide if they want to take a chance on love, while seeking a happy ending. The strong bonds of mother and daughters. I liked the mom's story, since in the age group. As always, Susan is a pro
, - (four books a year-a rock star), she knows contemporary women of all ages, romance, chicklit, and their vast complexities. Win Your Dream Dress