Daughters of the Bride

Daughters of the Bride

by Susan Mallery

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ISBN-13: 9780373799466
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Edition description: Original
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 96,666
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

#1 NYT bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming, humorous novels about the relationships that define our lives-family, friendship, romance. She's known for putting nuanced characters in emotional situations that surprise readers to laughter. Beloved by millions, her books have been translated into 28 languages.Susan lives in Washington with her husband, two cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur. Visit her at SusanMallery.com.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised at how much I loved this book. Susan Mallery is one of my favorite authors but I only have read the fools gold series. This story about the three sisters quickly became a favorite. I read the whole thing in 2 days. Each sister has their problems that they don't share and each of their stories cannot be resolved without their family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has several subplots, which intertwine. Loved it. In addition to the main characters intertingwith ehother,there are several minor characters who add to the development of the mother and daughters. Absolutely loved this!
TTMarcy More than 1 year ago
Another GREAT read! It took me two days to read this book but only because I had to work in between. I’m always amazed by how Susan is able to pull readers right into her storylines to the point you don’t want to put the book down. Daughters of the Bride hits all the dynamics of mother-daughter relationships and the relationships between sisters. For anyone with siblings, it hits home how even though they all grew up in the same household, all of them have different perspectives and issues that of course followed them through adulthood. This is a story that almost everyone can relate to in one way or another, and it grabs you…even making you pause and reflect on your relationships. You’re going to smile, laugh and cry as you root for all of them.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
I am always amazed when I love a “romance” so much, but great writing is great writing, no matter the subject or the genre. Three sisters, each with their own distinct personality, each harboring their own secret. The writing is fabulous and their world was so easy to visualize. I loved so much of the verbal banter between Courtney and Quinn. I laughed out loud when Rachel was ‘cramping’ in the kitchen. Come on Sienna. Listen to your instincts. They are speaking loud and clear. Even with a predictable story, Susan Mallery can weave a story with some heat and bite, that had me laughing, smiling, oohing and aahing. She wasn’t sure what was more eye catching – the convertible with the top down, the handsome man driving it, or the blonde poodle sitting next to him in the passenger seat. Basically, he was catnip and she just wanted to purr and rub all over him. I had seen Daughter of the Bridge by Susan Mallery on another blog and mentioned that I don’t think I had read any of her work before. Then, surprise, surprise, I get the beautiful signed hardcover with a gorgeous bookmark arriving at my door. No review asked for, but I try to review all the physical books I receive, so no request necessary. At the end of the book are discussion questions, perfect for your book club, and some “sweet” recipes in honor of the Drunken Red Nosed Honeybee. This is one of those books I feel could be on everyone’s reading list.
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PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, the dynamics between the Mother and Sisters was so interesting, seeing them all deal their lives, how the loss of their father/husband so many years ago affected them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never seen so many tactless, selfish & self-centered people in one book- I usually like her books, but this one mostly irritated me-
deeeee More than 1 year ago
The Watson women are kind of a mess. Maggie, the bride, is getting married to a great guy and wants the wedding of her dreams. When her girls were young, her first husband died and left the young family destitute. Maggie was so focused on providing for her family, her girls were somewhat neglected. The daughters are somewhat dysfunctional; a divorced single mom who won't admit to still being in love with her ex; a serial fiancee who just cannot commit; and a daughter who had learning disabilities that went undiagnosed for several years who refused to share her academic and personal successes with her family. All the daughters have "love" issues. I adored this story. The characters were engaging. The dialog was bright and the descriptions were mentally visual. I can never get enough Susan Mallery.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
loved this very much. one of her best.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, sweet, well-written book. Three adult sisters are helping their mom prepare for her wedding, and family history plays a major part! Each sister goes through a time of personal growth and learning about herself, and each has a different romantic situation to deal with. The sisters grow closer together and to their mom during the process. I really enjoyed this book!
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
There is so much I want to say about this book but hesitate because I don’t want to give away any spoilers. I think one sentence would sum it up: Family – gotta love ‘em. Ms. Mallery really hit the nail on the head with the familial relationships and how they affect us as we live our lives. I loved the Mom and her Bridezilla/Mom demands! It ware really funny sometimes, but her daughters found ways to (let’s say) redirect her ideas and energies into more practical ideas for Mom’s wedding. Sometimes, the lines in the book made me feel like I was in on an inside joke, maybe only written for me. (That’s one of the things I love about Susan Mallery’s writing: she writes heart and soul into her characters, but still manages to sneak in snark…and I KNOW it is just for me! LOL) The daughters…reading about their young lives, and how that affected their adult relationships, will be heartwarming and heart-breaking. Oldest daughter Rachel and her ex, Greg, are the second couple we read about, with Mom and her groom being the first. This relationship could have been pretty typically awful but I loved how Ms. Mallery wrote about them. And their son, Josh, is adorable. Next comes Sienna. She has a multi-engagement past, and I went thru a range of emotions with her. But she pulls thru and made me like her. A lot. And then there is Courtney…she broke my heart. But she was strong, in her own way, and managed to grow until she became who she was meant to be. I was so sorry that this book ended. I’d love to attend one of their “hen parties” because I think they would be hilarious. For me, the very last few lines of the book made me smile so much that it hurt. Highest recommendations for this book!
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Little_Jols More than 1 year ago
I loved Susan's new book, 'Daughters of the Bride'. Reading the different stories about the daughters and their mom was amazing. It added different points of view of the story and broke up the story in a way that made it interesting even if there was one character I didn't agree with at the time. This is a great book by Susan Mallery and I would definitely recommend it. I received an ARC for an honest review.
amyjo4AA More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. This would have been a great trilogy with the three sisters. Each sister had her own story intertwined with the main story line. I enjoyed the new setting and would love to see more characters developed this to make a series.
oceanbreezes More than 1 year ago
I always allow plenty of reading time when I have a new Susan Mallery book. This is my new favorite. I had assumed that there would be three short stories, but instead there was one story alternating between characters until it blended seamlessly into one story. I didn't want it to end!
TRATLE More than 1 year ago
Daughters of the Bride: Family Secrets—Things Aren’t Always as they Seem to Be Susan Mallory's most recent book, Daughters of the Bride is a great read. I liked it so much I read it twice. The story is about a widow of 24 years who raised three young daughters after her husband died unexpectedly, and how the events of their childhood affected the three sisters. I really appreciate the way Miss Mallory developed the characters for this story. With her ability to create personalities whom readers can connect with, she reaches many depths of reader’s emotions. Selflesss love is basically the dream of almost every couple; women and men want to find a mate who can make them happy. The mother, who happens to be the bride, is somewhat flighty. But 24 years after her husband died and left her destitute with three young children, she found someone who loved her and wanted to make her happy. The story centers around the three sisters, the dynamics between them, and their search for love. From the outside looking in, their lives were not what everyone assumed. The “Perfect” sister, Rachel, married her high school sweetheart, Greg. Many years later, they divorced. Although she blamed him, she wasn’t able to move on. Greg knew they were soulmates, but he recognized that in order to have a future together, Rachel had to move beyond the trauma of her past. Rachel had to learn to let go and ask for help. The “Beautiful” sister, Sienna, had two broken engagements and found herself with a third fiancé. Although she accepted his proposal, Sienna wasn’t sure David was her soulmate. She was afraid how a third broken engagement would affect her standing in the community and the community’s perception of her. She worked hard to help others, but did not have the self-confidence and ability to help herself. Sienna’s best friend, Jimmy, was always there to help her whenever and wherever she needed him. Jimmy was her voice of reason. The “Clumsy” sister, Courtney, had difficulty believing in herself. After struggling with a late diagnosed learning disability, and being held back twice, Courtney strived to fit in at school and at home. She left home when she turned 18, and didn’t talk to her family for over a year. When she returned, she started working on her education, but she didn’t have the confidence to tell her family about her success. After years of feeling like a failure, Courtney didn’t believe in herself. She wanted to prove to her sisters and her mother that she wasn’t what they thought. Once she got her Bachelor’s degree, she knew they would have to change their opinion of her. Her boss’s grandson, Quinn, recognized Courtney’s strengths and knew that for her to move on, she had to believe in herself. The three sisters were not what everybody assumed. They weren’t perfect, they had secrets, and they needed to overcome their pasts to forge a future with the men in their lives. I loved the way Ms Mallery wove the romantic stories into this novel. The relationship dynamics were so interesting and the characters well developed, the reader could easily believe they were real and forget Daughters of the Bride was a work of fiction.
BidotSrq More than 1 year ago
Being involved in a family celebration, like a wedding, can be a daunting task. Emotions clearly lead some divisive, some joyful, some exhausting; but at the end, you hope to have been apart of a special event that will lead to lasting memories. In Susan Mallery’s new book, “Daughters of the Bride”, we get to join the planning process of this very decorative, one-of-kind, wedding leading to the big event. We meet the bride, Maggie, and her 3 adult daughters, Rachel, Sienna, and Courtney, who each are dealing with their interpretations of love, fear, their past and the possibilities for their future. Add some strong males who can handle these ladies, plus some great friends and you have the makings of a wonderful story. The pages flow with each event setting the pace for the growth of each character, from engagement to cake tasting, to LA party to wedding day disasters. In the end, it’s the beauty of truly understanding yourself and the value of family that shines. Longer than previous books, this first time hardcover, is a delight to read and as a Susan Mallery fan, I eagerly await more stories like this one. “Daughters of the Bride” is perfect for all, regardless of whether a guest or planning a wedding, you too will relish in the pre-event adventures.
HuskerD More than 1 year ago
Another beautiful story by Susan Mallery!! As with all of her books, the characters are so well developed that you get wrapped up in each one's story. Each of the three sisters have their own story, along with the story of their widowed mother finding love after years of being alone. I loved everything about this book!! It is a MUST Read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this read!! Wedding' s always bring out the drama in people. What I liked best is how real the characters were. I totally connected to the the daughters personalities and how they interacted within their family. I didn't want the story to end! Thank you Susan you did it again!
ngubandgeek More than 1 year ago
Another great story by Mallery! Daughters of the Bride is about three sisters, and not only explores their love stories, it also explores their relationships with each other, their mother, and a various cast of characters in the charming town. The three daughters in this book are Rachel, Sienna, and Courtney. Each has their own unique growth sewn into this story. Rachel, the oldest sister, has always tried to be perfect, but is struggling as a divorced single mom with a son. She struggles with her relationship with her ex-husband and keeping everything together at home. Sienna, the middle sister, works at a non-profit soliciting donations. She has always been the beauty of the sisters and has been engaged more times than she’d like to remember, but always remembers her first love. That leaves Courtney, the youngest sister. She struggled with a learning disability that went undiagnosed for years, leaving her sisters to treat her as if she is not intelligent, so she works to finish a college degree without telling anyone. Enter into this equation the men that can complete their lives, planning a wedding for their mother, and dealing with their own drama and you have the recipe for a great story. I laughed, cried, and felt like I was right there with these sisters as they grew and struggled amongst each other. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of well written romance!!
kathleennichols More than 1 year ago
***I was given a copy of this book for a true and honest review*** I've long been a Susan Mallery fan, her Fool's Gold series was the first thing I read from her. Everything Ms. Mallery writes is well written, laid out, and well developed. I had some preconceptions before reading this book about some hearts and flowers wedding with a beautiful bride and her lovely daughters – this story is that but more. Maggie is getting her dream wedding after years of being alone. She and her daughters are gathered around her for this auspicious occasion. Not everything is hearts and flowers because when your all together with your family there's always the potential for drama. Maggie's three daughters are Rachel, Sienna, and Courtney. They each bring their own emotional baggage with them. Rachel is a struggling divorced mother of a teenage son, Sienna is the flighty perennial fiancee, and there's Courtney the youngest whom no one bothers overly with and who no one is expecting anything remarkable from her. Having come together emotions are running high for everyone. This story is about love of family, inner strength, and giving those in our lives second chances. I really enjoyed the book but felt that the tempo of the story was a little slow. Flipping between characters got to be a little confusing from time to time. Each daughters story could definitely been expanded on or made into another book dealing specially with them their issues and relationships. Always Ms. Mallery has delivered another excellent book that engages you, makes you laugh, and tugs at your heart.
RGinDC More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the book. It was a great read and reminded me of why I love Susan Mallery's writing so much! She gets straight to the heart and really makes believable characters. I loved this book and totally recommend it to anyone looking for a good beach or curl up on your couch cause you're sick (as I was) read.
DaisyLady More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading "Daughters of the Bride" I couldn't put it down. I fell in love with Courtney and Quinn. Can't wait until the next book.
Wendy6 More than 1 year ago
Daughters of the Bride is the story of the lives of 3 sisters who are involved in their mother’s wedding. Each chapter has a different point of view of a daughter, which I thought might be hard to follow, but it wasn’t. This was a great way to keep the reader involved in each girl’s life. I really enjoyed this book and am so glad everyone got a happily ever after. There are certain books that I read very fast to see what happens; then I go back and reread to see what I missed! It is a sure sign of a great book. I did this with Daughters of the Bride! A must read!