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Book Review-'Wedding Night' by Sophie Kinsella


I am a huge fan of Sophie’s. Let’s face it, she is one of the most celebrated queens of the genre. I have read most of her books, with my favourite being ‘The Un-Domestic Goddess’.


‘Wedding Night’ is a fast paced story, however it is written in a different style than the one her readers have come to expect. It comes as a bit of a surprise, but don’t let that put you off.


Sophie delivers this story by way of different points of view. Mostly that of Lottie and her sister Fliss. Lottie is our protagonist, and is known for making extremely poor life decisions when faced with an unexpected crisis, usually with disastrous results.


When Lottie’s boyfriend fails to propose, Lottie is contacted by an old flame who reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both unwed at thirty. Lottie gets married on a whim and jets off to the island of Ikonos for her honeymoon with the man of her dreams.


Fliss is convinced Lottie is making a horrible mistake, and secretly follows her to Ikonos with Lottie’s boyfriend, and her new husband’s friend in tow. Fliss will stop at nothing to ruin her sister’s honeymoon, using her influence as a travel reviewer, convincing the hotel manager to sabotage the couple at every turn, in the hope Lottie will eventually come to her senses.


There are plenty of laughs along the way. Some of it far-fetched, yet somehow Sophie makes it all seem very believable with her use of wit and humour.


If you enjoy Sophie’s lovable characters and their hilarious mishaps, you will like this book. It’s light-hearted and funny, with no lulls. The story moves along at breakneck speed, holding your attention until the very end.

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