Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Review - White Wedding by Milly Johnson

For those of you who know me or have read my reviews, or even my “about me” page, you probably already know that one of my favourite authors is Milly Johnson and I’ve read all her books to date.  I’ve also been so lucky to get to know Milly a little since I started my blog just over a year ago and interviewed her last year. 

When I received my copy of White Wedding I couldn’t wait to get started to see if I enjoyed it as much as all of her other books.  I absolutely did! It came one day, I started it the next and finished it the next, not happy until I put it down completed!

White Wedding is about three girls – Bel, Max and Violet who meet at Freya’s wedding dress shop called White Weddings and with imminent wedding days looming they all have their own stories to tell.   Freya promises them all that their dresses will make them happy! But will they? 

Firstly there is Bel, who is marrying Richard, she is quietly arranging her wedding but doesn’t seem to be the happy blooming bride to be, yet is not able to share her reasons with her new friends. 

Then there is Max, a high flying businesswoman, marrying Stuart, who after 17 years of being together, wants the quietest wedding possible yet Max has other ideas and is secretly planning the wedding of her dreams!

Violet is with Glyn, and has been somewhat railroaded into getting married.  She doesn’t love Glyn anymore but will she be able to pluck up the courage to tell him, or will she go through with it to keep everyone else happy?

White Wedding is the story of these three fabulous, courageous and adorable ladies.  It’s above love and friendship.  It’s about right and wrong.  It’s about love being the only reason you should be marrying someone and that if you’re not happy, you shouldn’t go through with it.  And it’s about finding love in the most unexpected places, at the most unexpected times and with the most unexpected people. 

Milly’s writing for me, just keeps on getting better and better.  Her books delve into your soul searching for answers about what you would do in certain situations.   Her nonstop laugh out loud humour made this book SO entertaining with wit and sarcasm pouring out in its droves.   

 I found myself sneaking off at every moment possible to pick up this book and was secretly delighted when my son decided to have an early night and I got the chance to spend a good couple of out of the blue hours with my nose firmly stuck in this book. 

The ending was fabulously perfect – just as I would have wanted it to turn out and I can’t recommend this book enough.  It’s a great fun read, with a lot of emotional moments, laughs and deep routed issues and topical situations explored with lots of twists and turns along the way.  As you may have gathered by now I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!  Well done Milly – you are amazing – don’t ever change! And please don’t ever stop writing!
Milly Johnson is a half Glaswegian Barnsley bird and writes part-time for a greetings card company. She discovered the enjoyment of comedy script-writing whilst studying drama and education at Exeter University and in between working in various jobs – ie: teaching, trainee accountancy, barmaid, receptionist, sales, working for various psychopaths in offices, she spent my spare time writing poems and jokes for pin-money and working on a large, glossy novel. While she received rejection letters, she was encouraged to continue writing and not long after her 40th birthday she wrote a novel about clutter clearing (A Spring Affair), one of my most favourite books of all time.  The story goes on from there but please take a trip over to www.millyjohnson.co.uk to find
out more about Milly and her writing and other escapades.


memybooksandi said...

I'm a big fan of Milly Johnson too and I can't wait to read this one - it sounds fab :)

Mandy said...

Love Milly's books too but slightly cross that her Heart of the Ocean necklace in that picture is a lot bigger than mine!
Great review Kim and on my 'to read' list!

So many books, so little time said...

Not sure if I have ever read Milly, great review though

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

So many books, so little time said...

P.s I am your newest follower

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Kim The Book Worm said...

Thanks to you all for taking the time to leave a comment. I know that you are going to love this book as much as I did x

D.J. Kirkby said...

Oh, I am torn between dying of envy over the story concept and wanting to rush out and buy it immediately!

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