This is another great book in the series about The Tanglewood Inn and the people who work at this complete wedding destination. The characters are well developed and funny. I am really enjoying several of Sandra Bricker's books!
Just like the first book in this series "Always a Baker Never a Bride" this book was great. I love Sandra Bricker's sense of humor. Her books are upbeat and funny and "Always a Wedding Planner Never a Bride" does not disappoint. I can't wait to read then next one.
Sometimes an author creates a place and a people so warm and intriguing that you want to return. Again and again.
This explains, at least in part, the popularity of Lucy Maud Montgomery's ANNE OF GREEN GABLES books or Jan Karon's MITFORD novels. And I also believe it applies to the whimsical world Sandra Bricker creates for her readers in her EMMA RAE CREATION series.
Wedding planner Sherilyn Keyes has left Chicago behind to marry Andrew Drummond IV, an Atlanta native with a family name that tops all the social registers. She joins Emma, her old college roommate and baker, in working at the Tanglewood Inn, a destination wedding hotel. But Sherilyn faces a series of challenges to her relationship and her faith as she and Andrew settle into their new jobs and begin planning their own wedding.
This is the second book in Sandra Bricker's Never the bride series, following Always the Baker, Never the Bride (which I found to be a sweet love story, if you will excuse the pun). Always the Wedding Planner was enjoyable, with moments of humour, but overall I found it bittersweet - there just seemed to be a sadness about it that was not present in Always the Baker, which I enjoyed much more.
Some of what I found funny might have been unintentional. For example, at one point in the story, Emma bakes a new desert. She says, "it's called Pavlova. It's an Australian dessert that Russell told me about". Hmmm. The actual origin of Pavlova is the source of much trans-Tasman rivalry, and we in New Zealand don't exactly agree with this interpretation. Also, the e-book I reviewed had a few entertaining buy slightly distracting typographical errors (the song title â€˜Waltzing With Matilda', a reference to an â€˜empire waste' dress), but these will hopefully be fixed in the final print version.