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7 January 2016

Review: 'The Girl's Guide to Getting Hitched' by Sophie Hart (2015)

Rule number one: Keep calm and marry on…

When new mum and events planner Julia Crawford is given the opportunity to plan three weddings, she jumps at the chance. What could possibly go wrong? … 

Forget bridezilla, Aimee’s future mother-in-law is the stuff of nightmares – hell bent on taking over the wedding entirely. Worse still, her fiancĂ©, Jon, seems oblivious. Aimee’s starting to wonder if she and her groom-to-be are right for each other after all… 

Body shy Debbie is on a mission. She’s determined to shed a lot of pounds before the big day. As the wedding inches closer, will the new Debbie lose sight of what’s really important? 

Gill loves Mike and their blended family of five kids to bits, but with a house full of teenage hormones and her eldest, Kelly, struggling with so much change, Gill is feeling the pressure... 

As the women bond over cake and a cuppa, can they each resolve their wedding woes before the big day?

When I first laid eyes on 'The Girl's Guide to Getting Hitched', I straight away knew I would most likely really enjoy this novel because of 4 keywords: Sophie Hart (who is a great author), chick lit, weddings (I just can't get enough of books about anything wedding-related), and Bookouture (still one of my favourite publishers). The book was released in the summer of 2015 and is Sophie Hart's third novel. I previously read 'The Beginner's Guide to the Birds and the Bees' which I really loved (click HERE to read my review) and I still plan on checking out 'The Naughty Girls Book Club' sometime. However, for now I had this beauty to focus on and I couldn't wait to get started on it!

Julia Crawford loves being a mum to her new son Jack, but she has to admit she's also missing her job as an events planner. So, when she's provided with the sudden opportunity to organise three different weddings, she takes it with both hands. Shy Aimee has the mother-in-law from hell who freaks out about every single wedding detail; Debbie is determined to lose a lot of weight before her wedding day, but as she gets thinner other things in her life also suddenly start to change; Gill and Mike's decision to get married and combine their families isn't embraced by all 5 of their kids, especially teenager Kelly seems set on making things very difficult. Four women brought together by wedding problems and cake; can they help each other and make sure they all make it to their big day?

If you are looking for a thoroughly enjoyable chick lit/romcom read, no need to look further because 'The Girl's Guide to Getting Hitched' is exactly what you need! I loved this book by Sophie Hart and was sad when I reached the final chapter. The novel focuses on four different storylines, each with a lovely female character at its core. Julia, Aimee, Debbie and Gill are all dealing with their own issues, which are all mainly marriage-related. Each chapter focused on a different character and because of the constant switching between storylines, the novel held my attention throughout and I just wanted to keep on reading. 

Sophie Hart's writing style is really great and fits the genre so well. The chapters were not too short and not too long; everything was just right and the story itself was also really well-paced. I also read 'The Beginner's Guide to the Birds and the Bees' and you will recognise some of the characters in this book if you've also read it, which I thought was a nice touch. However, the novel can also definitely be read as a stand-alone. I don't have anything negative to say about 'The Girl's Guide to Getting Hitched'; it's an uplifting and warm-hearted chick lit read that will have you entertained for a few hours and will most likely leave you with a smile on your face!
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Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Good Review! I did also like this book. Haven't read The Beginner's Guide to the Bees and Birds, planning to pick it up sometime soon...

    Happy Reading!

    1. Hi Ria, so glad to hear you also enjoyed the book! Definitely pick up some of Sophie's other work, it's worth it! :) Happy reading to you too!