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16 April 2014

Weekly Feature - Once Upon a Story...

 'Once Upon a Story' is a weekly feature in which we go back in time and focus on a specific novel that was released in the same month we're in right now (in this case April), but a few years back! It can be a women's fiction classic from the 1990's or perhaps a great chick lit read from 2011. I thought it would be nice to not just focus on recent releases, but also take the chance to jump back in time once a week and look back at wonderful reads that have been released over the years!

This week, we're travelling back to April 2012 to look back at...

It's the day they've always dreamed about. But will it turn out to be a nightmare …?

Bel is in the midst of planning her perfect wedding when disaster strikes and everything she thought she knew is turned on its head. Can she hold it all together and, with the help of her friends, and a mysterious man she meets unexpectedly, turn disaster into triumph?

Bel's friend, ice-cream parlour owner Violet, is engaged to Glyn, who is besotted by her although Violet fell out of love with him long ago. But however trapped she feels in the relationship, she can't quite say the words, 'I don't want to marry you anymore.' Then, just when she's about to give up and resign herself to married life, she finds love in the most surprising of places. Will duty rule her heart or will she allow herself to be swept off her feet?

Max was planning a quick registry office do with her fiancé; Stuart until she sees a TV programme about traveller brides and becomes determined to have the most extravagantly glitzy wedding ever. But in all the excitement has she lost sight of what's really important? Does she want the wedding more than she wants the groom?

And as all three friends find the dress of their dreams at the White Wedding bridal shop, its owner, the lovely Freya, guarantees that her gowns will bring them happiness - though maybe not quite in the way they expected…

I'm sure many of you will be familiar with Milly Johnson's work or have at least seen some of her lovely book covers in shops or on the Internet over the past few years. In April 2012 Milly's novel 'White Wedding' was released and it focused on an incredibly popular and much-loved chick lit topic: weddings! The book focuses on Bel, Violet and Max, three friends who are all about to get married and are searching for their perfect dress. They visit the White Wedding bridal shop, owned by Freya, hoping they will find that one particular dress that will bring them happiness. 'White Wedding' is one of the books on my bookshelf I still really need to pick up and read, but I have no doubt it will be a wonderful book, just like Millie's other work! 

Be sure to visit the blog next week for another blast from chick lit past with 'Once Upon a Story...'!

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