Eat, Drink, and Be Married by Rebecca Bloom
I received a copy of Eat, Drink, and Be Married in exchange for an honest review. I’ve been having a lot of fun reading books that focus on weddings, as I am in the midst of planning my own. I definitely related with Hannah, the bride, who has become a bit of a bridezilla as her wedding day draws closer. I get the stress! Hannah is also dealing with not having her mother, who has passed away, there for the biggest day of her life. She does have her girlfriends rallying around her, but each woman is dealing with her own issue. There is Nina, who is pregnant and while her husband is ecstatic over the baby news, Nina is struggling with her own motherly issues. Zoe is refusing to admit she is in love with best friend Graham, and Kate is trying to find who she was before an abusive relationship sucked her soul. Through all their own issues and the stress of Hannah’s wedding, the friends come together in an ending fit for chick lit!
I liked this book and each of the girls. I thought their stories were touched on enough but didn’t feel like anyone got the shaft, and I got to know each character equally. I enjoy books that focus on great friendships between woman, and this book did just that. Why I am not giving the book four stars is because I didn’t understand some of the writing. It was almost like this was written as a screenplay. For example, instead of saying something like “Zoe was angry again with what he was saying,” it was written as “Angry again.” I didn’t quite get the clipped descriptions in a novel, and that was a bit distracting for me throughout. But other than that, a fun chick lit novel that I enjoyed reading.