#ThrowbackThursday – A Vintage Wedding by Katie Fforde – 4*s #bookreview @KatieFforde ‏

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk. Throwback Thursday was designed as an opportunity to share old favorites as well as older books in our TBR. As I started reviewing on Goodreads long before I started my blog, it seemed a great way of sharing my earlier reviews (which I hope have improved since the early days).

So this week I’m revisiting  A Vintage Wedding by Katie Fforde – first reviewed in March 2015.

In a small Cotswold country town, Beth, Lindy and Rachel are looking for new beginnings.

So they set up in business, organising stylish and perfectly affordable vintage weddings.

Soon they are busy arranging other people’s Big Days.

What none of them know is that their own romances lie waiting, just around the corner …

My Review

Katy Fforde is back and this time the theme is wedding planning.

Beth, has just moved into Chippingford, when she is asked by her sister Helen to arrange her wedding to avoid their overbearing Mother taking charge. The problem is Helen has virtually no money and Beth has no experience. Luckily at her first village event she meets Rachel (another newcomer) and Lindy who has lived in the village all her life. The meeting in the lack lustre village hall results in them all being involved in the campaign to Save the Village hall and in agreeing to help Beth with the wedding – with the intention of using the revamped hall for the reception.

From this inauspicious start, they find themselves having a practice run when Sarah (Lindy’s mum) volunteers their services to a local girl and suddenly Vintage Weddings is born.

What follows is a fun mix of friendship, crises and romances for all which I have no intention of spoiling by describing here. But needless to say the course of true love never runs smooth and for some there will be the inevitable tears before bedtime.

The characters are all different, but likeable with real life problems that many can identify with. Beth is a bit of a muddler but prepared to give anything a go; Lindy is divorced and struggles along with 2 young boys and Rachel is a perfectionist with OCD tendencies. However together they help each through and prove the value and support of having good friends.

Vintage Wedding is Katy Fforde at her best, warm, comfortable and entertaining, the perfect anytime read.

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