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by Holly McQueen

  • Author: Holly McQueen
  • ISBN: 1451660936
  • ISBN13: 978-1451660937
  • ePub: 1549 kb | FB2: 1605 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Pages: 416
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 266
  • Format: lit lrf lrf mobi
There Goes the Bride: A Novel ePub download

HOLLY McQUEEN is the author of three previous novels. There Goes the Bride. ALSO BY HOLLY McQUEEN. The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder.

HOLLY McQUEEN is the author of three previous novels. Follow her on Twitter at yMcQ. Meet the authors, watch videos and more at. SimonandSchuster. The source for reading groups. Fabulously Fashionable. Confetti Confidential. Thank you for purchasing this Atria Paperback eBook.

There Goes the Bride book. Holly McQueen can tell a tale by drawing the reader into the story so completely it feels as what is happening somehow involves you. The characters are flawed and perfect at the same time due to real life issues they are dealing with. We want love to last forever but will it?.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. There Goes the Bride: A Novel. Happily ever after isn’t always what you expec. olly Atkins, a Londoner living in New York City, is headed back across the pond for her wedding, a grand affair that has her older sister, Bella, in a whirlwind of excitement. Bella can’t wait to take over the wedding plans-and neither can Polly’s best friend, Grace, whose life as a wife, housekeeper, and mother is making her feel older than her twenty-eight years.

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There Goes the Bride.

Title : There Goes the Bride Author : Holly McQueen Publisher : Atria Books (June Source : Received from publisher Summar

Title : There Goes the Bride Author : Holly McQueen Publisher : Atria Books (June Source : Received from publisher Summar. Calling off her wedding at the height of its preparations, Polly refuses to explain her decision, prompting her whirlwind planner sister and her busy housewife best friend to discern the truth and orchestrate a reconciliation. In her 20th work of fiction, Penelope Lively imagines a mugging that sets off a chain of events - and explores the role that chance plays in our lives. You find yourself looking back over your own life and wondering about where it could have gone completely different," Lively says. What others are saying.

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From the creator of the beloved Isabel Bookbinder series comes a funny and heartwarming take on how “happily ever after” isn’t always what you expect.Happily ever after isn’t always what you expect… Polly Atkins, a Londoner living in New York City, is headed back across the pond for her wedding, a grand affair that has her older sister, Bella, in a whirlwind of excitement. Bella can’t wait to take over the wedding plans—and neither can Polly’s best friend, Grace, whose life as a wife, housekeeper, and mother is making her feel older than her twenty-eight years. She’s desperate to see Polly settle down in the same city—and the same life. The only one who isn’t bursting with enthusiasm is Polly. Which is why, before things can get any more chaotic, she calls the whole thing off and lets go of the most perfect man on the planet. There’s no way that Polly is going to tell anyone why she’s changed her mind. Some secrets are best kept hidden. But Grace and Bella are determined to get Polly and her fiancé back together if it’s the last thing they do. After all, solving someone else’s problems has got to be better than dealing with your own. . . .
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Bella, a bit overweight, runs a catering company and her lovely, perfect sister, Polly, is set to marry THE perfect guy. Except Polly has commitment issues and even her best friend, gorgeous Grace can't convince her to carry through with the plan. Told in alternating points of view of these three women, it proves the point that you can't know what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect people. Bella and Grace, although not really friendly, try to get Polly to get back with her fiance, Dev, but there is more going on in Polly than either of them could possibly imagine. Grace and Bella also have deeper issues that all come to light as the story continues.

Polly is the center of this story even though she only appears in brief telephone conversations and emails to her therapist. It isn't until the very end where we find out all of her secrets and why she called the wedding off in the first place. The real meat of the story is between Grace and her disaster of a marriage and Bella, who has a life changing event that causes most of Polly's issues. I adored the way these three individuals all connected and came together at the end.

I have dying for a book like this since it seems I am between Jennifer Weiner's latest and one from Sophie Kinsella. This is the perfect read for a nice summer day with just the right balance of humor and tragedy. I am such a sucker for books that have a nice wrap up but leave a bit to the imagination and this one met all of my requirements.
Falya
Friends as close as Bella, Grace, and Polly should be able to tell each other everything. Right now, they are not telling each other anything especially Polly who has decided at the last minute to not get married. She has come home to London only to reveal that there is something wrong but don't ask what it is because she is not talking.

Bella is trying to help her sister Polly by getting her back together with the fiancé. All this while working through her issues with "the boyfriend" as he tells her he wants to be with her and supports her he never around when she needs him the most.

Grace is a young mother of two trying to fit in to a place she has never belonged, married to a man she believed was going to love her for life. When the dreams of youth become the reality of married life Grace finds companionship and the affection she is starved for in the arms of another man. The guilt she feels over this deception is unbearable but the attention the man pays her out of bed as well as in overwhelms her with fulfillment.

Polly is the center of everyone's attention and trying to establish what went wrong the drove her upcoming nuptials off the track. She won't talk, refuses to see the befuddled fiancé, and does her best to avoid seeing anyone that cares about her. Polly has always been the levelheaded one and now that her life is crumbling around her, it seems to be pulling everyone that loves her into the quick sand with her.

Holly McQueen can tell a tale by drawing the reader into the story so completely it feels as what is happening somehow involves you. The characters are flawed and perfect at the same time due to real life issues they are dealing with. We want love to last forever but will it?
Stylish Monkey
Reading chick lit is one of my favorite things to do, especially when I need a break from my fantasy novels or issue books. There Goes the Bride is a fun chick lit novel, featuring multiple character narration and exhibiting a distinctly British flavor.

This book is about Polly, but then again, it's also not about Polly. The fact that she breaks off her engagement to the apparent love of her life is definitely one of the most important events in this novel, but she's never actually the true focus of this story. Instead, the event becomes a catalyst in the lives of her older sister Bella and her best friend Grace - and we watch as everything unfolds quite organically.

Bella is the older sister who means well when she butts into planning Polly's wedding, and then when that falls apart, Polly's reunion with her fiancé. Her character was extremely easy for me to relate to because I'm an older sister as well, and I could totally see myself butting into my sisters' lives if I thought it would do them some good.

However, with Bella, she doesn't even give her own life a second glance until this crazy situation with Polly forces her into it. We see how she's clinging on to the unhealthiest of relationships simply because she doesn't want to have any heartbreak; this doesn't help her need to settle down and raise a family. It's fascinating to watch how she can have so much to say about Polly's errant situation, but refuses to really focus on her own until things come to a head.

Grace, on the other hand, struck me as a character that sounds young and posh. Unlike Bella, she's married with two kids and raising her little family as best she can. Like Bella, however, she's also settling for things without realizing that she's neglecting herself. While I didn't find her as relatable as Bella, I did find the way she ended up challenging the limits placed on her (and mostly by her own self) interesting. I would never have done what she did, but I can see where she'd think it was a logical course of action.

These two women are completely different, and yet their stories are intertwined through their relationship with Polly. I love how the author was able to weave their individual tales together so well, as I never felt confused or shocked by the shift in POV. Plus, it was also helpful to have Polly's own emails included in the narration, as we get hints of her side of the story!

And as everything finally came to light - for all three characters - I felt a very big sense of relief and satisfaction. Things played out in a way that pleased me, and I needed that kind of ending at the time I was reading this book. I will say that the big revelation was quite a shock to me though!

All in all, There Goes the Bride is not your typical novel about a bride who gets cold feet, backs out of a wedding and all because of some deliciously scandalous secret. In fact, this novel is not even about the bride at all but about two of the most important women in her life and their individual journeys to finally arrive at a point where they are sweetly satisfied with the people in and the state of their lives.
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