Thursday, 10 July 2014

Don't Tell The Groom by Anna Bell


Will Penny be able to keep her secret long enough to say 'I do'? Penny has big dreams for her wedding day. She wants an unforgettable celebration, perfect down to the last detail, and has been saving for ages to make her dream a reality. When Mark finally pops the question, it's the best moment of her life. Until Penny checks her wedding fund and is horrified to discover that something has gone terribly wrong. There's far less money there than she'd thought... and it's all her fault. She can't tell Mark the truth about what she's done, he knows nothing about how much time she spends gambling online. Her only choice is to seek help for her addiction and get married on a drastically smaller budget. Working under the pretense of surprising Mark with her plans on their big day, operation 'Don't Tell the Groom' rolls into action, with surprising, hilarious and moving results.

With my Wedding over and now chilling on my honeymoon I was looking forward to reading Don't Tell the Groom to see what trials and tribulations occurred with the planning of this brides wedding.

Penny has dreamed of the perfect princess wedding for years she wants the whole extravagant package, the Vera Wang dress, Jimmy Choo shoes a castle you name it. Now her partner has finally proposed and it is time for the planning to commence, but there is one great big problem their wedding saving fund seems to be £10000 short! It is all Penny's fault will she confess to her Fiance what she has done or will she be able to plan a dream wedding on her shoe string budget?

This was a perfect light read that I managed to read in one sitting. The main character was entertaining and it was great to see her character develop and mature through the book as she did start off very scatty and materialistic.

Although this is a fun and lighthearted read there is also a more serious side as the problem Penny has is unfortunately a very common problem now days. There is also a message to all of us that marriage isn't about the materialistic things but the eternal love trust and forgiveness of two people. I wasn't sure if Penny was going to pull the Wedding off or not but I enjoyed reading about her searches for alternatives to her original wedding plans and I did find myself chuckling away at times.

This was my first book by this author but it won't be my last as I thoroughly enjoyed her fun breezy writing style so I will look forward to picking up more of her books in the future.



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