Becoming Mrs. Walsh

Becoming Mrs. Walsh

by Jessica Gordon

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BN ID: 2940044984059
Publisher: Jessica Gordon
Publication date: 10/08/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 379 KB

About the Author

Jessica Gordon is the author of popular beach read Becoming Mrs. Walsh. ​ Gordon takes her readers to Washington, D.C. where her characters navigate through the complex world of family, in-laws, and love. Jessica resides in the DC area with her husband and children.

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Becoming Mrs. Walsh 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jessica_bradford More than 1 year ago
Holy Moly Batman! If there was ever a NEED to have the next book in the series loaded on my Kindle ready to read, it would be NOW!!! Becoming Mrs. Walsh by Jessica Gordon is about 26 year-old Shoshana Thompson (Sho for short) who is engaged to Andrew Walsh, one of four brothers in Washington DC’s wealthiest families. Sho comes from a modest family in Iowa and Drew’s lifestyle is completely different than anything she has ever experienced. Becoming a Walsh is very intimidating for Sho, not only because of Drew’s money and socialite mother, Birdie; but also because of her three soon to be sister-in-laws, Ariel, Rachel, and Zoey. The beautiful women dress and act the part of being a Walsh. While Sho tries to identify herself in her new life, while planning a wedding, and struggling with her feelings toward Drew, who seems to never be home because of his “top secret” job (by the way, the entire time I was picturing Tom Hardy as Drew). Sho begins to develop feelings for another man; Drew’s brother Mark. Mark is the complete opposite of Drew in every way. He is caring, funny, charming, and is there in Washington unlike Drew who always seems to be away and not even call Sho to let her know where he is. Mark is married to Zoey, who is like a Hilton sister of Washington; she is also planning Sho & Drew’s wedding. Sho is struggling with her feelings toward Mark, her engagement to Drew, and if this is even the life she really wants. First of all, I love the setting. Washington DC, one of my favorite cities in the world and the idea of rich, political family. Talk about a good setup… Sho is an interesting character I enjoyed reading in her POV. I totally understood why she started having feelings for Mark; sometimes you can’t help who you fall for or when it happens. I did not understand her relationship with Drew at all. He was never there due to his top secret job (which I am dying to find out what he does) and it has always been this way since they have been together. How did Sho have relationship, let alone agree to marry him if this is how it’s always been? He never showed any feelings or affection towards Sho. He seemed like he was only marrying her because that was the thing he is suppose to do and was the last single Walsh brother left. I didn’t really care for Drew at all because of that. The three sister-in-laws I just LOVED them all! I am not sure if I was suppose to hate them or like them based on their descriptions, especially Zoey but I thought she was so nice to Sho and wanted to help in her not only plan the wedding but buy her dresses and give her handbags & jewelry. I saw a real friendship between all three of them. Too bad there isn’t another single brother so I could join the group! ;) Mark, I loved Mark! I wanted nothing more for them to be together. It was obvious Mark and Zoey are not meant to be together and were complete opposites. I am still in utter shock with how the book ended. I do not want to say too much and give the ending away but I just was not expecting the last few paragraphs to actually happen. I literally said, “Oh, no she didn’t” while my husband looked at me like I was crazy! I just did not see either of those events to actually happen and go through with it. I wanted the book to keep going to find out what will happen next… I am so excited and looking forward to reading the next installment in the series, I hope there is one. I don’t think I could go on living without knowing what
BeachRead245 More than 1 year ago
Are You Ready for a Walk Down the Aisle? Synopsis: Shoshana is engaged to the man of her dreams Drew Walsh. Sho comes from modest surroundings while Drew comes from a wealthy family. Sho is not really thrilled about meeting her future sister in laws. As Sho spends time with them she gradually starts to adjust to the family when she meets her future brother in law Mark. Sho has to meet him for work but ends up spending time with him when Drew is not around too. Who will Sho choose Drew or Mark? How will she change as she becomes accustomed to the wealth? My Thoughts: Overall I enjoyed this novel especially since I am familiar with where this novel is set. I also loved that this novel is about a wedding but in a different since. The novel is not a how to on planning a wedding but what happens when you have to become part of someone else’s family? What sacrifices or affect you or others? This novel is my first by Jessica Gordon. She lives and writes about the Washington D.C. area. This novel is like a Cinderella story, where the Cinderella who just isn’t sure about her Prince. There were times with the character of Sho I wanted her to stand up for herself more or for Drew to wake up and pay attention to his finance. I am very curious what Drew’s position is in his job? The author is very sketchy about the details.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Twenty six year old Shoshana Thompson, from Iowa, finds herself engaged to the last single brother of Washington D.C.’s influential Walsh family.  Now that she is engaged she has to learn to adjust to a privileged life style.  She also has to figure out how to live with Drew’s secretive job and life.  Can she accept not really knowing what he is doing?  Will she be ok with him being gone traveling all the time? Shoshana , or Sho, also has to figure out her true feelings.  Her feelings for another man are growing and he has returned those feelings, but can she walk away from Drew for this other man.  She knows it would shatter the lives of both men and her own future. When I picked up this 600 page novel, I was a little apprehensive.  Thinking wow that is a lot of reading.  Now that I am done with the novel I wish there was more, a lot more.  I loved that this was a story of family, in-laws, and love.  Drew’s mother, Birdie, and all his brothers and sister-in-laws all accepted Sho, even with her not being as wealthy and glamorous as the rest of them.  I loved that they did not judge her and actually too her under their wings, showing her the hows of the Walsh Family.  I feel like Sho was tougher and more critical of herself that anyone else in the family was.  Drew, the fiancée, was a character I had a hard time with.  All his secrets and seemingly uncaring responses to Sho made me shake my head and wish for something more for Sho.  His wealth, high profile job, and influential family make him seem like the perfect catch, but I am still not convinced their marriage will last. Finally, the ending of the novel…All I can say is so not expected.  But I am happy to report that the author is going to give me more.  Another novel about the Walsh’s is in the works.  Do not pass up the opportunity to read this novel.  You will not regret the time you spend reading Becoming Mrs. Walsh.
eBook_Addict More than 1 year ago
hoshana Thompson, the main character, is about to embark on a new journey; marrying into one of Washington D.C.'s wealthiest families. Not only is Sho getting married to Drew Walsh, her fiance, but she's also marrying his family as well, so to speak. In the beginning of the novel, where we meet Sho's soon to be sisters-in-law, Zoey, Rachel, and Ariel, I had no clue what to expect. The movie Mean Girls automatically came to mind, but these ladies were far from that. On top of balancing an engagement, she has to balance her job, keeping up with the Walshes, and her growing feelings for another man. Now I don't want to give too much of the plot away, but I was thrilled, shocked, and sort of secretly rooting for them all at the same time. I literally had no clue how the story would end, and when it was over, I kept searching for more pages that weren't there. I'm crossing my fingers for a sequel!! Overall, I enjoyed this novel and Sho's journey. Although she's some years older than me and closer to marriage than I am, I found her character totally relatable. Do I think Sho made the right decision? Hopefully we'll find out in a sequel, but I think her decision was wise. I have no clue how I'd handle a situation like that! This is by far one of the BEST books of 2013. This is definitely one of those "STOP EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING AND PURCHASE THIS BOOK NOW" novels!!
MrsAnderson More than 1 year ago
It was easy to dive right into “Becoming Mrs. Walsh.”  I wanted to see if Shoshana’s character could handle what it takes to be a member of the well-known Walsh Family.  They come from money, so it’s naturally that they have the best designer clothes to extravagant china and silverware and spur-of-the-moment trips — they have it all.  I was curious to see how the women of the family compared to the evil step-sisters in Cinderella, which led me to sympathize with Shoshana before any evilness began. The Walsh women, Zoe, Ariel, Rachel, weren’t what I expected.  Were they critical, judgmental at times and overbearing?  Yes, but I didn’t think that any of what they said and/or did was intentional.  I think it was more Shoshana’s insecurity and image of what a wealthy family thinks of someone with an opposite number in their bank account. One thing I really liked and appreciated from the author was that Shoshana wasn’t ridiculed for not knowing what or how to do something — at least from the reader’s POV. As for her fiancé, Andrew, I really disliked him and sometimes wanted to ask Shoshana what she was thinking by just going along with his secretive job, one even she can’t know much about.  Andrew might look good on paper, but he didn’t in this book, but it made me see how easy it was for her to fall for someone else. In the end, and with a lot of ups and downs, Shoshana seems to settle for a type of happiness that only money — not love — can buy.  I felt sorry for her because I knew she wasn’t truly happy, but understood why she decided to settle…until the ending!  From out of nowhere, came something horrifying/shocking/exciting!  I wasn’t left satisfied with the ending at all, so for a couple of nights while trying to fall asleep, I thought about Shoshana’s story and wondered if she was happy.  This is why I’m beyond excited to tell you that there will be a sequel to “Becoming Mrs. Walsh!”  Shoshana’s happily ever after isn’t over! The only part of the book that I didn’t like was that Shoshana was often times referred to as “Sho.”  Many times, I confused the word “Sho” with “she,” but since the story was very well-written, I looked passed that. Jessica Gordon has written a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming book about a woman who’s looking for her happy-ending and I can’t wait to read more book by the talented author, Jessica Gordon!  I’d recommend this book to anyone who’s engaged, married or is in the mood for a quick read, with to-be-continued ending. They say to not judge a book by its cover, but when I saw the cover of “Becoming Mrs. Walsh” I couldn’t help but want to read it.  I loved the blue background and, of course, the gorgeous ring, so I was really hoping that this book lived up to the cover that I liked.  ”Becoming Mrs. Walsh” exceeded my expectations! I give “Becoming Mrs. Walsh” 5 out of 5 stars!
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
When it comes to love ... do you follow your heart ... or do what's expected? Becoming Mrs. Walsh follows twenty-six year old photojournalist Shoshana Thompson's journey to the altar as she plans her wedding to Andrew Walsh, the last of four brothers from a prominent Washington D.C. family to get married. Coming from a simple family lifestyle in Iowa, Shoshana feels like she doesn't fit in with the opulence and extravagance of the Walsh family, but knows that she can learn to live within their privileged world. But their relationship is not your typical one, Andrew is more often absent due to his top secret job, and his distant demeanor has Shoshana questioning their relationship, especially when she begins to have feelings for a man that is definitely off limits. As her wedding day approaches, Shoshana's mixed emotions will leave her with a decision to make ... is it really worth becoming Mrs. Walsh or should she follow her heart? In her debut novel, author Jessica Gordon transports the reader to the extravagant city of movers and shakers in Washington D.C., where they follow Shoshana Thompson as she tries to fit into a new lifestyle that she is not accustomed to while establishing relationships with her future in-laws. This story has intricately interwoven and complex layers that simply draws the reader in from the start and captivates you with an intriguing storyline full of drama and enough twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages. I loved the character development in this story. Not only does the author feature the trials and tribulations that befall Shoshana as she struggles with her relationship and future with Andrew; the author also interweaves the relationships that she shares with the Walsh family: future mother-in-law Birdie and the three Walsh brothers and their wives. The dialogue and interactions between the characters are realistic, they come alive and leap off the pages. I found myself fascinated with the Walsh family and the core relationship theme of the story and how it relates to marriage, family and loyalty. I could relate to the relationship issues that comes with marriage and in-laws, the dynamics of this relationship is complex and universal for anyone who has traveled down this path in life. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the author's description of the opulence of the family's high society Washington D.C. lifestyle, it made my inner fashionista smile and sigh with wistful thinking. I could easily see this story as a made-for-tv movie on Lifetime. The only thing that made me groan is the anti-climantic ending. The author does a great job of making her readers yearn for more as they wait for the sequel to reveal what happens to Shoshana, Andrew and the rest of Walsh family members. Becoming Mrs. Walsh is an intriguing story of family relationships and marriage that will keep you thoroughly entertained.