The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall
St Martins Griffin (May 3, 2022)
Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Romance Fiction/RomCom
Four Weddings and a Funeral meets The Wedding Party in Katy Birchall’s The Wedding Season: when a recently jilted bride is forced to attend seven weddings in one summer, her friends devise a series of challenges as distraction.
Freya Scott is getting married. Her wedding to Matthew, her long-term boyfriend, is the first of eight in her calendar this year, and as someone who prides herself on being meticulously organized, Freya is intent on making it the perfect day to remember.
But when Matthew calls things off hours before they walk down the aisle, Freya’s entire life plan goes up in smoke. Humiliated and heartbroken, the last thing she wants is to attend a summer of other peoples’ nuptials on her own.
Fortunately, her friends have an idea: together they devise a series of outrageous challenges for Freya to complete at each event, designed to distract her from Matthew and what might have been. From getting stuck in an old church bathroom and needing to be rescued by the vicar to making out with a barman at a French chateau, Freya realizes that despite herself, she might just be having fun.
By the time the final wedding arrives, she will discover that the road to a happy ending sometimes has unexpected detours, that “I do” is only the beginning––and that perhaps her own love story isn’t over just yet.
Love can find us when we least expect it.
The Wedding Seasons is a story of healing, inner strength, and friendships. The beginning was a bit rough to get into but soon the reading flowed, and I really enjoyed the read. Ruby and Leo are her two best friends and I loved their relationship with Freya and each other. They really got her through her summer full of weddings and the wedding plan was brilliant. I liked how Freya’s character grew and she discovered that she had guts and realized that she’s going to be okay. Her somewhat enemy to friends’ relationship with Jamie progressed wonderfully and gave some comic moments. I was rooting for them since they first met. A good read!
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (March 24, 2022)
ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley
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