Willa by Heart (Wedding Planner's Daughter Series #3)by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
It's almost summer on Cape Cod, where Willa Havisham and Joey Kennelly are finally enjoying their status as the most compatible couple at Bramble Academy. When the community theater advertises auditions for Our Town, Willa and Joey seem fated to play the romantic leads. But when Marielle, the dazzling new girl, offers up some dramatic competition, Willa/i>… See more details below
It's almost summer on Cape Cod, where Willa Havisham and Joey Kennelly are finally enjoying their status as the most compatible couple at Bramble Academy. When the community theater advertises auditions for Our Town, Willa and Joey seem fated to play the romantic leads. But when Marielle, the dazzling new girl, offers up some dramatic competition, Willa turns greener than the lawn at her parents' inn.
With two inn weddings the same weekend in June, Willa, who is now the official assistant wedding planner, has enough to do just helping Chef Rosie bake the wedding cakes of the century, and keeping sixteen beauty pageant bridesmaids in check. When a dance with a Southern gentleman sends her spinning under the stars, there's no telling what is destined for Willa and Joey.
Gr 5-8- In this third installment in the series, Willa plans to spend the summer reading on the beach, but life isn't so simple. The Bramblebriar Inn, which her family owns, has two weddings to plan. The teen is hoping to land the role of Emily in a local production of Our Town , but fears that a beautiful new girl is trying to steal her boyfriend and her part in the play. And when Willa's mother announces that she is pregnant, the high school student has mixed feelings about becoming a big sister for the first time. Luckily, Willa is as headstrong and enchanting as the heroines in the books she devours. The novel's descriptive narrative will hook readers from the start, and the protagonist's irrepressible wit will keep them going. They will fall in love with Willa's family and friends, who populate the quaint Cape Cod town. The author makes every effort to fill in the gaps for those who haven't read the earlier books, but this volume does not stand alone. However, the characters are so lovable that readers will want to go back to the earlier titles.-Julianna M. Helt, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
Meet the Author
Coleen Murtagh Paratore is the author of the acclaimed The Wedding Planner's Daughter and its brand-new sequel The Cupid Chronicles. For younger readers, she has also written How Prudence Proovit Proved the Truth About Fairy Tales. She's a believer in community rent, Cupid, and the magic of Cape Cod. Look for Mack McGinn's Big Win in which two all-American sports-star brothers battle to be the best in Summer 2007. Learn more about Coleen at http://www.coleenparatore.com/
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