Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A Vintage Wedding by Katie Fforde

A Vintage Wedding
By Katie Fforde
Published by Cornerstone, Random House
ISBN: 978-1448136971

Publisher's description
In a small Cotswold country town, Beth, Lindy and Rachel are looking for new beginnings.

So they set up in business, organising stylish and perfectly affordable vintage weddings.

Soon they are busy arranging other people's Big Days.

What none of them know is that their own romances lie waiting, just around the corner ...

My verdict
Katie Fforde's latest book is sweet, light hearted chick lit.

A Vintage Wedding is the story of three young single women living in a small English village in the Cotswolds (one of my favourite parts of the UK). Lindy lives there with her family, Rachel is living permanently in her holiday home following her divorce and Beth is staying in an empty holiday let (her sister's future parents-in-law's cottage).

The three women all have their issues to address. Rachel suffers from OCD and likes to be in control. Newly graduated Beth has a rebellious nature, running away from decisions in her life, and needs to find some direction. Lindy is devoted to her two young children, yet at the age of just 23 her life is already stuck in a rut.

The women quickly become friends and decide to start a vintage wedding business. This is partly to help Beth organise a wedding for her sister but also to give their lives some focus.

A Vintage Wedding was entertaining and enjoyable. However, it was maybe unrealistic for three complete strangers to set up a business together so soon after meeting. It was also very convenient that they were able to do certain tasks without any proper training, such as icing a cake and wedding make up (all with the help of YouTube videos). These skills take most people years to learn and perfect.

The book was maybe a bit too convenient and idealistic for me. However, it makes an enjoyable holiday read - easy and well written with some romance thrown in.

I received an Advance Reader Copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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