Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Book Review: The Marrying Type by Laura Chapman

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 461 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Marching Ink LLC (Feb. 20 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

About the book:

    Always the wedding planner, never a bride, Elliot Lynch is famous for orchestrating the splashiest weddings in Charleston, South Carolina. When her father’s sloppy management practices leave them on the brink of bankruptcy, Elliot will do whatever it takes to save the family business. When asked to appear on “The Marrying Type,” a reality TV show about the people behind the scenes as couples exchange I dos, she says yes to the invasion of privacy (and the hefty paycheck that comes with it). 

    With a camera crew capturing every detail of her life, Elliot faces her most challenging contract yet: planning a wedding where her ex is involved in every part of the process. Add in a lazy assistant, liquor-loving bridesmaid, and rival planner encroaching on her turf, and Elliot’s wedding season goes from high-end to high-stress. 

    Forced to confront her past, Elliot must live out her troubled present on national TV if she has any hope of saving her future. 

    About the Author:

    Laura Chapman is the author of The Marrying Type, Hard Hats and Doormats and the Autumn and Tuck series, which appear in Merry & Bright and A Kind of Mad Courage.  A native Nebraskan, she loves football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley.  Until she fulfills her dream of landing a British husband or becoming a Disney princess,  you can find her in a bar penning her next novel.

    Twitter: @lmchap

    Facebook: laurachapmanbooks
    Instagram: @lmchap614

    My  Review:  Eight hours.  That is the time it took me to read this book.  I did it in on sitting in one day.  I am fast reader but when I am captivated by a story I seem to get so engulfed in the story that chapters fly by.  There were many twists and turns and funny wedding events that took place in this story but the underline was the love story of the heroine Elliot and her lost love with Eric.  One of the things I enjoyed most was the small quips of humour strategically put between emotional moments to lighten the feelings for the readers.  I also found myself highlighting a lot.  Ironically it was the marriage sayings and quotes at the beginning of each chapter.  I am lucky to have been married to my other half when I was very young and don't regret a thing since.  I know how out of the normal realm of statics this is now days but have my lucky stars to thank.  I think if Elliot were a real person she is just the type of person I would call a friend and who would fit in with my group.  She is witty when she wants to be but knows how to hold on to her professionalism when the time calls for it.  Laura was able to create such a realistic and believable story one might wonder if it is more based on a true story than a novel.  Well done Laura!  This is my first book reading of Laura's and I give this book a strong 5 out of 5 mark.

    Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and have not been influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied for review purposes only and no compensation was received for this post.

    1 comment:

    Laura Chapman said...

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm so humbled that you would call Elliot a friend if she was real. (I often felt like she was my friend while I was writing it.) Thank you again!