Review: 'The One With the Wedding Dress' by Erin Lawless (2016)
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For fans of romantic comedies like Bridesmaids and Four Weddings & a Funeral, and bestselling authors Mhairi McFarlane and Jenny Oliver, this is a hilarious new romantic comedy series about one bride and her four best friends.
The second part of Erin Lawless' newest e-book series has finally been released and it's something I've been looking forward to for quite some time now! After reading 'Somewhere Only We Know' earlier this year (click here to read my review), I developed a bit of a crush on Erin and her writing style and was already looking forward to checking out more of her work. 'The One With the Engagement Party' was a promising start to a new series (click here to read my review) and I couldn't wait for the second instalment to be released. Well, luckily I was approved to receive a NetGalley review copy of the novella a few weeks ago and immediately freed up some time in my reading schedule to catch up with the story again!
Nora Dervan is getting married to the love of her life, Harry, and she couldn't be more excited to share her journey to the aisle with her friends and bridesmaids Sarah, Cleo, Bea and Daisy. After a successful and fun engagement party, it's now time for a weekend trip to the countryside to score a wedding dress. A pretty full itinerary, the brides mother, some delicious cupcakes, and a lot of pretty and not-so-pretty dresses all together form the recipe for quite an interesting trip for Nora and her friends...
'The One with the Wedding Dress' is the second instalment of Erin Lawless' new e-book series and I'm happy to say that after reading it I've only become more excited about this series! There's quite a big group of characters at the core of the story, namely bride Nora and her friends Bea, Cleo, Daisy and Sarah. While Nora's wedding preparations take centre stage, all women are dealing with their own issues as well, which makes for some interesting and enjoyable reading. I have a soft spot for books about weddings, and just loved the dress shopping that was going on in this instalment of the series.
I think this new Erin Lawless read definitely has everything I look for in an enjoyable chick lit story. As mentioned in my review of the first part as well, though, there are quite a lot of characters, and especially since the novel is released in different parts, it makes it a bit tricky to keep up with all of them and remember who is who. Maybe this would work better as one full-length novel instead of a series, but nevertheless, I'm still really enjoying it and already curious to see what's going to happen in the next part, which will focus on the hen party...!