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I have thoroughly enjoyed the Writing Girls series by Maya Rodale, narrarated by Carolyn Morris! This book features all the things you'll love about the series: whitty writing, clever, intelligent and independant women; an impossible match; the unlikliest of loves and a big, red bow at the end!
Not sure which came first, but this book constantly reminded me of the movie The Wedding Planner throughout. Because of that, I couldn't give it a full 5 stars, but it was a great read.
As with most audio books, narration can make or break a book and in this case, Carolyn brings the vibrant, funny and creative story to life with her seemless transition to characters, her ability to capture at least 10 different characters without skipping a beat and each having their own sense of identity. She really is a gem.
I highly recommend this book and this series, and this author....and this narrarator! Worth the credits all day long!
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This was a good start to a new series and the well written humorous story tells of Sophie's journey about when she's jilted at the alter and flees to London and there she finds a job writing a Wedding Column for a newspaper. One day she meets a handsome man called Brandon and they have a very nice friendly afternoon walking around London chatting, laughing and becoming friends with mutual attraction so during the conversation she asks if he's married and he says no so she starts to daydream hard about him.
However, Sophie's in for a shock as her next assignment is to write a detailed account about The Wedding Of The Year a marriage of convenience between Lady Clarissa and the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon (a double Duke no less) and she happily goes along for a meeting with all concerned but she's in for a heartbreaking shock. As the plot progresses two love stories emerge and, as the countdown to the wedding begins, the attraction between Sophie and Brandon builds but there's conflicts of duty and honor v love an emotional turmoil that must bring decisions, everyone's internal battles of doing the right thing, an ever growing passion, helpful or scheming Mothers and yet another event filled walk down the aisle for Sophie.
Worth a credit? This was an enjoyable, sweet, light yet intense listen with a contemporary feel, it had a handsome, honorable and respectful Duke who needs adventure from all his responsibilities in his boring life and a strong-willed, clever woman with a sense of humor that is willing to give it all to him if he chooses her. It was funny, sad, frustrating, probably not historically accurate, had emotional rather than graphic sex scenes, there were lots of events, a secret, a well described blossoming touching romance but which, IMHO, went on a bit too long about the decisions to be made, however YES creditworthy.
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