Today is publication day for Bridesmaids by Zara Stoneley and it’s a pleasure to be sharing my review as part of the blog tour. Thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and the publishers for the opportunity.
About the book
Bridesmaids is the first book I’ve read by Zara Stoneley I’m ashamed to admit but after reading this it certainly won’t be my last.
Now if you do go and buy a copy which I most certainly think you should, make sure to set aside time to sit and read. Grab a glass of wine, some chocolate and settle down and be prepared to not return to the real world until you’ve finished Bridesmaids. This is what I should have done, instead I decided to read a few chapters before bed and the next thing I knew it was the early hours and I’d devoured the book.
One of the things I found with Bridesmaids is that although I’d never met these characters before it felt like I already knew them when I started the book. Jane is a fab character and it felt like I’d known her my whole life, she narrates the story so well and it makes you feel part of it.
Bridesmaids is a light and funny read, the characters come to life and it was just the tonic I needed after a stressful day. The writing flows beautifully and I just got so absorbed in the story.
I won’t give anything away about the plot but I will say I was really, really hoping for a happy ending. All the characters felt so real that you can’t help wanting the best for them. And Freddie, well what can I say about him? Can he please be cloned? I want a Freddie.
So yes I definitely enjoyed this book, it’s vibrant, fun filled, humorous, uplifting and a joy to read. It’s a story I didn’t want to end and one I won’t forget in a hurry.
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About the author
Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Date.
Born in a small village in the UK, she wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. After many (many) years, and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true.
She writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.
Zara now lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.
Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘No One Cancels Christmas’, ‘The Wedding Date’, ‘The Holiday Swap’, ‘Summer with the Country Village Vet’, ‘Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage’ and the popular Tippermere series – ‘Stable Mates’, ‘Country Affairs’ and ‘Country Rivals’.