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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Rock Star PR Presents: Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery; #BlogTour, #OutNow

Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery

Date of Publication: July 12, 2016
Rating:  4 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from RockStar PR & Literacy Agency and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


With Joy, Love, and a Little Trepidation Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You To the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year… Their Mother's

Courtney ~ The Misfit ~
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.

Sienna ~ The Free Spirit ~
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 ~ The Cynic ~
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.

A must-read for anyone who has survived the wedding of a sister, a mother, a daughter—as told by #1 New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller Susan Mallery!

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My Thoughts:

We have a story about three women – daughters of the bride.  First there’s Courtney.  Courtney Watson is someone that I can identify with.  She doesn’t quite fit in and just a little clumsy.  But she’s also a person that has a great rapport with her boss.  It felt like even thought she and her sisters were all adults that Rachel and Sienna could have been more sympathetic, and yes even loving, to her.  I have to say that she was my favorite character.

Rachel Watson is trying to get by doing a job she loves – but as you get to know her does she really.  She has a job where she is all about having others look great.  Rachel is all about making everyone happy but she reminded me of my mother.  No one could do anything right but she could so she would do it herself.  But what did she sacrifice because of her need to control the world around her?  She’s the one in the family that reminds us that we have to love each other just the way we are.

Sienna Watson has a thankless job but it’s one that helps a lot of people.  She seems the perfect character for a Hallmark Channel movie.  She’s almost a split personality.  Sienna has the persona that she shows to potential donors and coworkers.  And she has that third persona reserved for her sisters.  Then she doesn’t seem to have that confidence when it comes to her personal life.

This may a book that is centered around a wedding but you could read this at any time of year.  I found this to be a book that I would have no trouble reading it more than once.  It’s a story that made me wish that I had sisters.  There’s so much you miss out on when you are the only girl out of four children – and no I was not spoiled.  For me, any romance was secondary and a nice treat.  Daughters of the Bride is one of those stories that will stand the test of time and one you could pull out every wedding season.  I don’t think I would have liked this story as much if the sisters weren’t so opposite from the others.  We are all individuals and need to be proud of who we are.

About Susan Mallery:

Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women's lives—romance, friendship, family. With compassion and humor, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in stories that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and always uplifting, Susan's books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list, thanks to her ever growing legions of fans.
Susan lives in Seattle with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a tattletale toy poodle. Animals play a big role in her books, as well, as she believes they're an integral component to a happy life. Visit her online at

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