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ISBN: 031262820X
Author: Madeleine Wickham
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (June 22, 2010)
Pages: 327
Category: Women's Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 593
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Originally published in Great Britain by Black Swan Books, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a division of The Random House Group Ltd First .

This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Printed in the United States of America. Originally published in Great Britain by Black Swan Books, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a division of The Random House Group Ltd First .

The Wedding Girl book. i think madeleine wickham basically modeled rupert's church after the westboro baptist church. are there really any english church-goers that hate gay people that much? it was weird. it seemed very un-english to me. milly's all, "rupert, where's allan? i need a divorce?" & rupert's all, "don't tell anyone i'm gay," & milly's all, "dude, you totally need to tell your wife you're gay," & rupert's wife is like, "tell me what now?" & basically rupert's life is destroyed

Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, Cocktails for Three, Sleeping Arrangements and The Wedding Girl

Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, Cocktails for Three, Sleeping Arrangements and The Wedding Girl. As Sophie Kinsella, she has written a number of bestsellers including the Shopaholic series, Twenties Girl, Remember Me?, The Undomestic Goddess, and Can You Keep a Secret? Confessions of a Shopaholic was made into a major motion picture starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy. Born in London, Wickham studied at New College, Oxford.

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you like us to assemble? Or do you want to come back later?'Ìndeed no,' Canon Lytton had replied solemnly. Let us adjourn m, his face stern and forbidding. I bet he practises that expression in the mirror, thought Isobel. To frighten Sunday school children with. come here on a matter of some gravity,' he began. To be brief, I wish to ascertain the truth or otherwise of a piece of information which I have been given. & whom?' said Isobel.

Madeleine Wickham (nee Townley), under her own name and the .

Madeleine Wickham (nee Townley), under her own name and the pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella, is a bestselling British author. Educated at Putney High School and New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. Sophie lives in Hertfordshire with her husband, Henry Wickham, a headmaster of a boys' prep school. They have been married for 17 years and they have 3 sons, Freddy 11, Hugo 9 and Oscar 2. Her latest novel under the name Sophie Kinsella will be published in 2009 and is set to be called 'Twenties Girl'.

Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence . Loved this book: The Wedding Girl: A Novel. Sophie Kinsella's pen name is Madeline Wickham (or maybe vice versa? Either way, I love her girly reads.

Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, Cocktails for Three, Sleeping Arrangements and The Wedding Girl. A - because it was very unclear where the story was going in the first few chapters, but then it was great. At the age of eighteen, in that first golden Oxford summer, Milly was up for anything. Rupert and his American lover, Allan, were an important part of her ne. The Wedding Girl. The Other WomanNOOK Book.

They are going to have a big, white wedding. The book according to her more serious style when she writes with her real name has a few brush-strokes of sadness here and there, but overall the story is gripping, it has interesting turns and some unexpected coupes de theater. I only wish the story of the villain, I am not disclosing the identity, was explored a little more in depth.

At the age of eighteen, in that first golden Oxford summer, Milly was up for anything. Rupert and his American lover, Allan, were an important part of her new, exciting life, so when Rupert suggested to her that she and Allan should get married to keep Allan in the country, Milly didn't hesitate.

Ten years later, Milly is a very different person and engaged to Simon―who is wealthy, serious, and believes her to be perfect. Milly's secret history is locked away so securely she has almost persuaded herself that it doesn't exist―until, only four days before her elaborate wedding. To have and to hold takes on a whole new meaning when one bride's past catches up with her and bring the present crashing down.

With her trademark style of keen insight, and razor sharp wit, Madeleine Wickham introduces her fanatical fan-base, plus a host of new readers to a fresh and irresistible heroine in The Wedding Girl.

Comments:

Modar
When I read the title and the brief little synopsis before purchasing the book, I was expecting a cute little summer read. A sort of a romp of a story through wedding planning, bridesmaids, just a silly little story. What I got was a much deeper, reflective story on secrets and the effects of hiding our true selves from the world.

Milly Havill had a fun summer ten years prior with two good friends. Her actions to try to help someone, come back to haunt her at a time, when it really matters.

Fast forward ten years and Milly is preparing to have the wedding of the century to the son of one of Britian's most successful businessmen. Simon Pinnacle seems a bit of a perfectionist and Milly, who adores Simon, is willing to remake herself to fit Simon's perception of her.

Milly's mother, Olivia is caught up in the wedding preparations and the idea of being connected to the Pinnacle family. She also runs a successful bed and breakfast and it sounds as if she is truly a great hostess making certain her guests are well cared for when visiting. James, her husband is an accountant. He is beginning to feel lost, as if their lives together have grown apart and they are heading on separate paths. James wants more.

Isobel is the older sister, a successful career girl, blazing trails and making her parents proud. Until she discovers that her life is taking a huge turn.

Harry Pinnacle is Simon's father. Harry abandoned Simon's mother when Simon was young. Without his wife, Harry became successful in business. Simon, has been trying to best him and make a way for himself. One thing is certain is that Simon is certain that he will definitely best his father in the love and family area.

Rupert, is one of Milly's former friends from ten years prior in Oxford. Rupert was uncomfortable. Rupert set out to remake himself, but has he been truly happy? His current life requires some reflection and decisions, when Milly comes crashing back in to his life, looking for their mutual friend Allan.

Alexander is the photographer, back in Milly's life, after ten years, ready to photograph the wedding of the century. However he knows Milly's secret and teases her about it.

Esme is Milly's beloved godmother. She is always there to comfort, console and support Milly. But, is she truly as wonderful as she seems?

This story examines the secrets and winding and unwinding of lives. How sometimes, we remake ourselves to make ourselves attractive and acceptable to others. How sometimes we lose our way to our true selves in a search for happiness. Then, only to wonder are we truly happy as we are now.

Don't get turned off by this title. And, don't expect a sweet summer read. Do, however, read this book for an examination of how some people discovered who they truly were and find themselves back to redemption.
Amerikan_Volga
I hadn't read any Madeleine Wickham books until recently, when I read Cocktails For Three and really enjoyed it (more than the Sophie Kinsella books, the author's pen name, which I occasionally delve into for an escapist release.) I didn't enjoy The Wedding Girl quite as much, although it's very readable. I found the lead character Milly a bit annoying, and a lot of the plot relies on misunderstandings and missed timing that is a bit cheap and sitcommish. The general theme is secrets, and a secret Milly has that threatens her upcoming marriage. In the process of revealing this, we are introduced to several periphery characters that make the book feel a bit scattered. One in particular, an old friend struggling to come to terms with his homosexuality, adds depth to this book, but also feels short-shrifted - his story could easily have been the co-center of this novel, and was the only part of the book that felt interesting to me actually. Alas, he only gets a chapter or so to himself, and so his complexity is resolved rather quickly.

So overall, very readable, I wasn't bored, but just a bit scattered in some ways and predictable in others.
Cordann
What if your wedding was just a few days away, and a secret from your past suddenly reappears? Just a little sin of omission, something you forgot to tell anyone? This is what happens to Milly, when her wedding photographer is the same person who took casual photos of her as a bride ten years ago, a wedding that she never told anyone about. This was a marriage of convenience with a virtual stranger, and when Milly lost contact with the groom, she decided she could push the entire event far enough out of her mind to make it never exist.

Milly's secret does get told, and she ends up in a maelstrom of hurt feelings and confusion, staring with her fiancée, Simon. The only son of a self-made wealthy man, Simon struggles with inadequacy and was determined to do one thing better than his father--have the perfect wedding. Milly's mother has been frantically planning the wedding, with much vicarious pleasure in Milly's wealthy future. Meanwhile, Milly's Dad is struggling with a mid-life crisis and her sister Isobel is facing a life changing decision of her own.

In parallel to Milly's personal challenges, she sets off to find her first husband and secure a divorce. This sub-plot adds an entirely different element to The Wedding Girl (no spoiler here!), and adds valuable elements to the story and to development of the characters.

The Wedding Girl is a delightful story with a good mix of happy and sad that will cause the reader to think and enjoy. I always enjoy books by Madeline Wickham aka Sophie Kinsella, and The Wedding Girl reminds me why I look forward to each one being released in the USA.

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