ISBN# (10): 0-373-89538-0/ (13): 978-0-373-89538-0
June 1, 2007
Red Dress Ink (Harlequin)
225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3B 3K9
$13.95 U.S. /$16.95 Canada
Rating: 4 Cups
After two-plus years of living with Tracy, his live-in girlfriend, Jack Candell takes the plunge and proposes to her. It all sounded very romantic until he was pumped with questions as to the future living arrangements, where to reside, and most importantly the issue of the wedding.
Tracy Spadolini cannot believe that Jack has asked her to marry him and excitedly she has agreed. She is going to be Jack’s wife. She is the happiest girl alive until she starts preparations for a huge ceremony and everything does not seem to go as planned.
Tracy is on cloud nine that she is going to be married. She has so much to plan with her wedding and everything has to go off with no glitches. Of course every time she and Jack start to make plans, they fall short of agreeing until they finally find a date suitable for both of them. Then Tracy has to decide where to get married and how many attendants should be in the wedding party. All Jack needs is a best man. As Tracy discusses her plans with her friends, it appears they have their own schedules to take care of. Everything seems to be a bit overwhelming for Jack when he really had not planned for anything huge. Now they have to use post it notes to see who can sit by whom, so there will be no rift within the sphere of family and friends with name calling or insults. As things begin to spiral to the special day, Tracy can only wonder if this is the end or just a happy beginning in their life as man and wife.
Slightly Married has all the fun elements in discovering love and romance with the addition of a few little ups and downs in preparing a huge wedding. Tracy is like many young brides in anticipation of that fairy-tale wedding. Jack’s expressions to the attending wedding party, to the notes about dividing family and friends so not to cause problems were a delight. He plays his part very well for the groom. In this wonderfully written story, Wendy Markham creates some fun, along the way to saying I do. Her colorful cast of characters spin a wedding about relationships and the woes of planning that keep the reader entertained. This chick-lit is an amusing tale into a wedding where the reader is invited to join in on the adventure.
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