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Daughters of the bride
Mallery, Susan, author.
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[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.

Physical Description:
617 pages ; 23 cm.
As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing: keeping secrets, including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer. Planning Mom's wedding exposes her startling hidden life, changing her family's view of her -- and how she views herself -- forever. When Sienna's boyfriend proposes -- in front of her mom and sisters, for crying out loud -- he takes her by surprise. She already has two broken engagements under her belt. Should she say "I do" even if she's not sure she does? Rachel thought love would last forever -- right up until her divorce. As Mom's wedding day draws near and her ex begs for a second chance, she's forced to acknowledge some uncomfortable truths about why her marriage failed and decide if she'll let pride stand in the way of her own happily ever after.
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorWith Joy, Love, and a Little Trepidation Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You to the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year . . . Their Mother's.Bestselling author and master storyteller Susan Mallery delivers a must-read for anyone who has survived the wedding of a sister, a mother, or a daughter.

Author Notes

Susan Mallery is a Romance author, and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in Writing Popular Fiction. She is a New York Times bestselling author who has written over 80 books, including: the Marcelli Sisters Trilogy, the Desert Rogues Series and the Fool's Gold Series. Mallery won the Romantic Times' award for best Silhouette Special Edition and the National Readers' Choice Award. In 2015 her titles, The Girls of Mischief Bay, Kiss Me, and Thrill Me were listed as NYT bestsellers. Susan's title's: Daughters of the Bride and Sisters Like Us made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016. Her latest book is entitled When We Found Home.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Maggie Watson's three daughters are about as different as siblings can be. Rachel, a hairdresser, divorced husband Greg after his one-night stand and is trying her best to raise her son, who's just hit puberty. Sienna works as a donation coordinator in a thrift shop. She's forced to say yes when her overbearing boyfriend proposes in front of all the guests at her mother's engagement party. Courtney is tall and accident-prone. Her family hates that she works as a hotel maid and have no idea there's a new guy in the picture for her. However, the sisters are united by their desire to help their mother have the wedding she always wanted. Maggie has been collecting wedding ideas for 40 years, and she wants them all, including birds and a cotton-candy machine. Four women find true love in best-selling and prolific Mallery's (The Friends We Keep, 2016) heartwarming sisters' tale. Mallery's strong talent for revealing the dynamics of the different relationships in a woman's life makes for a resonant story.--Mosley, Shelley Copyright 2016 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Mallery (the Fool's Gold series) enthralls readers with this introduction to the small seaside community of Los Lobos, Calif., as she follows the lives of a bride's three daughters. Maggie Watson is getting married again almost 24 years after being widowed. She wishes that her daughter Courtney could do better than working as a maid at the Los Lobos Hotel, but she doesn't realize that Courtney does much more than a maid's work. Maggie's daughter Rachel is a talented hairdresser who is still in love with her ex-husband and is surprised when he begins pitching in to help her out. And middle daughter Sienna enjoys her work for a nonprofit that assists women who are escaping domestic violence. While Maggie enthusiastically plans her wedding with plenty of variations of pink, Courtney is embarking on a romance with a sexy music producer who happens to be the grandson of her boss, Rachel and her ex begin to make tentative steps toward reconciling, and Sienna stuns herself by agreeing to marry her boyfriend. Mallery thoroughly involves readers in the lives of her characters as they face realistic, believable problems and search for their own happy endings. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

There's nothing like a wedding to ratchet up tension, but when it's the long--widowed mother of three sisters who is tying the knot and the plans get more complex by the day, the stage is set for a poignant narrative with more than a few surprises. With different but interwoven stories and personalities, Courtney, -Sienna, and Rachel come into their own in a story that highlights three separate relationships (four if you count the blissful bride and groom). The multilevel plot is rich with assumptions, expectations, and classic family dynamics, plus exceptionally well--developed and appealing characters. VERDICT Funny, tender, moving, and shot through with enough emotional drama to resonate with anyone who's survived a family wedding, Mallery's hardcover debut is pure delight and a rewarding read for romance and women's fiction fans alike. Mallery (Best of My Love) lives in Seattle. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.