A Wedding Disaster... Or Was It?

A Wedding Disaster... Or Was It?

by Sheila Holmes

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Overview

Because of their busy schedules, engaged KiirstiAan and her mom have chosen to plan the wedding almost entirely via e-mail. The minutia of all the details being exchanged becomes somewhat cumbersome, so while they’re planning, and to break the monotony of the endless back-and-forth online exchanges, KiirstiAan reminds her mother of a number of outrageous wedding disasters her parents have witnessed, and that her mom has already shared with her. She suggests that her mom write a book about all the nuptial disasters to which she’s been witness. With some trepidation, her mom says ok, IF KiirstiAan will proofread each and every one of them. With whole-heartedness, the bride-to-be agrees. Thus, while the e-mail wedding plans continue (with no small amount of stress), KiirstiAan’s mom recounts some of the most unbelievable wedding disasters that have ever been told. Was each wedding truly a disaster? Oh, yeah. Or, was it? And, more importantly, can KiirstiAan avoid these and any other monumental mishaps in her own wedding?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046028256
Publisher: Sheila Holmes
Publication date: 06/19/2014
Series: Wedding Woes , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 173,624
File size: 317 KB

About the Author

I have been in love with the written word since I was old enough to read. After graduating college, I taught high school until I decided I wanted to spend more time "creating". So, twenty years after beginning to teach public school, I "retired myself" and now I write full time. After living half my life on the West Coast, we moved all the way across the country, where we now live on the East Coast. It is just the two of us after our one daughter had the audacity to grow up, marry, and move away. However, that "move away" is only five miles from our home. While writing, I also own and run two website businesses: http://www.marriage-vow-renewal.com http://www.certificate-of-marriage.com I love to create, whether it is designing marriage vow renewal certificates, marriage certificates, creating romance plans for married couples, or writing books. I'm blessed by the Lord to do exactly what I love. You'll find a more complete introduction (with pictures), plus my other writing endeavors, at my website: www.sheilaholmes.com.

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A Wedding Disaster... Or Was It? 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Mustr3ad More than 1 year ago
This has been the most amazing read! Who would EVER have thought to write an entire novel through emails between two people?! I finished this whole story in one day and am going to go crazy until the next in the series is available. I know the book 2 holds the key to finding our whether KirsiAnn's wedding will be a disaster or not, but I need to find out what happens. Please hurry up and publish the second one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is rare that such a unique and fun book comes along. This story is told completely through the emails of a mom. I havent ever heard of this before. Since Im such a big emailer, that caught my interest right away. The wedding disasters really WERE disasters, but their outcomes were not to be believed! Looking so forward to the next in this series.
CherishD More than 1 year ago
I passed over this book so many times because the idea of a story based on emails just didn't sound interesting.  After looking at all the positive reviews, though, I decided to take a chance. Yep...it's free, but I still get disappointed if I end up with a book I don't care for. Well...the positive reviews were well-earned. I loved every single word of it! Every email brought out so much of the characters' depth and the things that filled their lives. So glad I took the chance...and getting ready to buy the next one. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I laughed and cried with some of the wedding disaster stories. What will happen with her own wedding?! I'm so nervous but excited to find out in the next book.
DailyReaderRM More than 1 year ago
I know this title doesn't give any indication that a guy would read it.  I think I was thinking of my wife. But the truth is, I read a few pages, was hooked and finished the whole book  in two evenings. This was so good. I am intrigued that a whole story can be told through two people emailing back and forth.  Its clever.  Wish I'd thought of it. I think it was funny the way the mom was trying so hard to learn texting. And the disasters in the weddings that the mom told about were unbelievable! But it is true that "all things work together for good to them that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose."  I am hoping the next in the series is released soon.
ReadsAlot1 More than 1 year ago
This is the most unusual, but great read I've had in a long time.   Who would ever dream a whole story (and a exciting one) could be told completely thru emails?  I don't think I've ever heard of it before.  But, it's done now, and quite successfully. I am anxious to find out what happens in KiirstiAan's wedding.  (I'm gonna guess that either the email planning is a disaster, or something in the wedding is. I know that book 2 is coming, but in the novel it said summer.  I'm hoping that means real, real soon!
BelongtoHim More than 1 year ago
I found myself totally immersed in this story.  Since almost anyone can relate to emailing, this novel is very relevant to today.  But even more, one of my favorite things about KirstiAan and her mother is their love for each other.  This mom and daughter have an amazing relationship. If the story line weren't enough to hold me (and boy, did it!), I really found their use of texting language funny.  KirstiAan's mom was trying so hard to learn texting language, and I found their interplay with it engaging. Most of all, however, I haven't ever read a story where the whole thing is told through emails between people.  How clever is that?!   I think this series is going to offer something very good to women of all ages (maybe even some guys).  It's funny, stressful, engaging, relevant to today, and very realistic.  And, do I even need to mention that I've never heard such awful wedding disasters.  (I wish there were even more of them told.  (Not complaining.  Just wanting them not to stop.)   Super job!  Looking forward to book number 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started out reading this novel, knowing that it was between a mom and daughter, who were planning the daughter's wedding.  I was so surprised when  KiirstiAan (I've never heard this name before) asked her mom to write about all the wedding disasters she's seen.  Then the story got even more exciting as you read the main plot with all it's problems in planning (all done through email), then all of a sudden you have multiple other plots within the main plot. I have never heard of such UNBELIEVABLE things happening at weddings.  Horrible things!  But, the way they each ended up just amazed me! I can't stand it!  Is KiirstiAan going to have these (or any other terrible things) happen at her own wedding?  Or will all her problems just be in the email planning itself? Please publish the second book in this series.  I'm just dying to find out what happens!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book idolizes weddings as much as it talks about Jesus, which was quite uncomfortable for me as a follower of Jesus. The values it spews are also quite antiquated (a woman's primary goal in life is not to get married and it is a pretty sad life to one who looks forward to nothing more than her wedding day). The weddings are lavish and expensive and always paid for by parents, which also seems to be a bygone tradition amongst half of the population. The daughter at the other end of the emails is spoiled and ridiculous and not a character that seems real. I tried to like this book and I read it all the way to the end, but I just could not get past the ways the brides called upon Jesus for a "miracle" for shallow, ridiculous problems or the way these women found so much of their worth in their wedding, their husband-to-be, and their looks. It made me feel sad. On a good note, I read the start of the second book at the end of this one and it actually seemed a little better. I could probably read that one but I would not pay for it since my hopes are not very high.
GiaGia More than 1 year ago
Never in a million years would I have thought you could tell a whole story through emails. Impossible?! No! This story was just precious. I laughed and cried and just thoroughly loved it!
D Homer More than 1 year ago
Didn't think I'd like this book, being a guy. I only happened on it, and it was free. Well, I have to change my opinion. This was one of the funniest stories I've read recently. The main characters were fun, and very real. I'm moving on to the next in the series, and looking forward to it.
NeesasHeart More than 1 year ago
Well, I see now why everyone reviewed this book with such high praise. It was charming! Definitely a must-read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, I'm hooked! The time reading this story just flew by! I can't believe how fun this story was. I love the relationship that KiirstiAan and her mom have. It's just beautiful. I couldn't believe all the disasters that happened in this story. I was floored the way each one resolved. Book 2 is going to be great, too. I just know it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredibly unique story-telling. I've never heard of telling a story entirely through emails. If asked, I would have said it was impossible. But, this book was amazing. I can hardly wait to read the next in the series. Great and thoroughly engaging read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read this book three times before I finally got around to reviewing it today. This story beats anything I've ever heard of. Telling a whole story through emails. It's crazy! Crazy fun! Crazy clean! Crazy filled with love! I've already shared this book with my daughter. She loved it as much as I did! This book gets super kudos!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read the synopsis of this book, I thought... hmmmm. It sounded weird that a whole story could be told through emails. But, I started it and couldn't stop. It was refreshing to have an ebook that I could turn around and recommend to my daughter. Just a super read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing idea... telling a story through emails! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written cleverly, and with much insight into the lives of this mom and daughter.  It was interesting to me how these characters could be so completely revealed to the reader thru emails. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, clean Christian read. Funny and loving, I give the book a ^5!!
a11ab0utread1ng More than 1 year ago
The ONLY reason I decided to read this book is because I thought the cover was so catchy. I loved the picture of the bride sitting next to her computer and so worried-looking. I had no desire to read the story AT ALL! However, because it was free, I thought who cares if it's lousy, since I didn't pay anything for it, if it's horrible or boring, I have no problem with deleting it. Little did I know that all the good reviews were true. This story is just the best ever! Everything about the story line grabbed me, from the planning of the wedding totally over emails to the horrendous wedding disasters. And, I have to admit that during two particular incidents I forgot the story wasn't real and I shed tears. THIS story is my so-far favorite this year! I'll be reading book 2 shortly.