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It's the day they've always dreamed about. But will it turn out to be a nightmare …?
Bel is in the midst of planning her perfect wedding when disaster strikes and everything she thought she knew is turned on its head. Can she hold it all together and, with the help of her friends, and a mysterious man she meets unexpectedly, turn disaster into triumph?
Bel's friend, ice-cr
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Paperback, 444 pages
Published April 26th 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2012)
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Sarah Broadhurst
Wedding season is definitely at the height of the season right now and this book is a great one to read during these months. However, a word of caution, if you are the bride, maybe read it after you have tied the knot!

The book follows three women, who are due to get married and the book is split into each of their individual story, although each women is in each others story, providing an intertwining story throughout the three forthcoming weddings. The three characters met in Freya's wedding sh
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Hannah (Jaedia)
Originally posted at Once Upon A Time.

I went into White Wedding just knowing that I would love it and become a Milly Johnson fan. I wasn't wrong. White Wedding was my first foray into Milly Johnson's fiction and I am now working on getting hold of her other novels (3 out of 7 ain't bad). It is a true feel good chick lit that follows three very different women with three very different stories as they become friends and face their weddings together and the issues that come along with them and thu
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Jane
I wanted thoughtless chicklit and I got it with this book. It's light, full of cliches, unrealistic, trying a little too hard to make you go 'aaaww' but still getting you to keep turning the pages. It's the literary equivalent of a bag of chips.

I might have rated it higher if it hadn't decided to write in a completely ridiculous re-hashing of 'Jane Eyre' into the plot. Utter blasphemy!
Tali
I liked this book a lot, but I also ended up frustrated with it a lot too, and that's why I've only given it 3 stars rather than 4. The characters of Bel and Violet are great, with Violet's story being particularly touching and well-developed throughout the novel, but the third main character, Max and her fiance, Stuart, just hacked me off every time they appeared in the novel. Both of them are incredibly selfish and wilfully blind characters, and the way they behave is incredibly childish. I ha ...more
Enni
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Chloe
I have read every single book Milly Johnson has written so far, and loved each and every one of them. The warmth in her writing is what makes it so readable, and each time you can't help but fall in love with the characters and be sad when you have to leave them behind when you have finished the book. Somehow, Milly is now releasing 2 books a year, and this is her first release of 2012, White Wedding, and will be followed in October with Winter Flame. The cover is in keeping with the other Milly ...more
Stacy
I picked this up because I was hoping to find a new author who could tide me over between Jill Mansell fixes. While it wasn't miserable, I can't say that my goal was really met. This felt like it was trying to be cute and quirky, but it just fell flat more often than not. And it really took overly long to get to what were foregone conclusions in each of the main characters' relationships. It did pick up after the first hundred pages or so, and I genuinely enjoyed the scenes of Bel & Daniel t ...more
Msdot
I'm surprise to see the many good reviews of this book. I like reading chicklits, but I find myself feeling frustrated with the characters in the book. The story was also too cliche and unrealistic. The three women were all getting married and were going through some forms of dilemma... and unrealistically, they all found another guy before or right after the failed weddings. The story were too unrealistic and portrayed women to be these helpless creatures whose only way out from a broken relati ...more
Adele
Three random young women strike up a friendship after meeting each other while visiting 'White Wedding' Bridal Shop. What follows is the tale of Bel, Max and Violet's eventful run up to their respected wedding days. All I want to reveal is things do not always go to plan for the trio. I love Milly's books, they are filled with great characters you fall in love with and a few you don't! There is always some fun involved, some sadness, some warmth, some love and a little bit of magic that makes yo ...more
Dianne
I've love every Milly Johnson I have ever picked up, yet surprisingly this one took me a while to get into. I don't know if it's because the characters all landed at once, or disbelief that three such vastly different women would form such a close friendship borne of a few chance meetings.

However once each storyline warmed up, things moved along pretty quickly and the book became very hard to put down. You knew where each one was going, but it was a nice journey all the same.

The one comment that
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Lorenza
Carinissimo!
Uno di quei libri da cui bene o male sai cosa aspettarti... ma come dico sempre non è importante tanto la meta, quanto il percorso fatto per raggiungerla. E la strada disegnata dall'autrice è davvero imprevedibile.
Tre donne che più diverse non potrebbero essere tra loro, i rispettivi futuri sposi e un negozio di abiti da sposa che le farà incontrare e diventare amiche nel momento più importante della loro vita!
Tre storie del tutto diverse tra loro, che si intrecciano senza influenzar
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Claire Hill
I'm now a hard core Milly Johnson fan and need to read all her books before anymore new ones come out !!!!!!!!!
As you can tell this book is based around weddings , in this book we are introduce to three brides Bel, Max and Violet who meet by chance and become close friends. the first wedding we visit is Bel's to
Richard. Bel has control on her she not even let her step mum help her even thou she has been there all her life but she still can't let her in due to her dead mother, Bel as arrange ever
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Susan Ferguson
There is the White Wedding bridal shop. Three women have taken to browsing there for upcoming weddings - and they call seem to arrive about the same time. Max, who is marrying her long-time boyfriend, Stuart, who wants a no-frills registry office wedding which Max is having trouble with. She often browses the shop even though she has a beige suit selected for the wedding day. Bel is also browsing, though she has plans to wear her mother's wedding dress, and is eagerly looking forward to marrying ...more
Lexy
Funny story. Three great character. Maybe not the best book for me to read when I'm getting married in September:) x
Kathryn West
It does what it says on the tin - this is chick-lit, tried and tested formula at its best. Is it original? Not really. Did you know how it would end from the beginning? Well pretty much! That however in and of itself, is not a criticism. Readers of Chicklit/RomComs like their formula. Its part of the genre, we like to know that they will live happily ever after even if we don't!
The characters however were well drawn. The main protagonists were likeable and you cared what happened to them. Glyn
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Kristi
To be honest, this book didn't grab my attention at first. I was quite bored at the beginning. Soon, I started to really enjoy it and got to know the main characters.
White Wedding brings you three brides to be. There's a lot of dramas, humor, tears, and feeling in this book. I would recommend for anyone who is in the mood to enjoy a good summer read.
Angela
well this was one wild crazy ride but well worth it. You would think three women who have gotten engaged would be happily settled and comforted that the dating rat race is over. In this book not so much, you have a competent no help needed bride-to-be named Max who makes more money then her bloke, another bride-to-be named Violet who is engaged to a man that had a metal breakdown awhile ago, and the third bride-to-be called Bel who is the technically the only bride who was going to have a big to ...more
Katey Lovell

For me, Milly Johnson's forte is her ability to portray the strength that can be found in friendship. White Wedding is no exception, where Violet, Bel and Max are all struggling in the build up to their big day. Whilst it should be a time of happiness and excitement, each girl has her own doubts. It is the support network the girls have which stops White Wedding being overly depressing. Yes, it deals with serious issues such as depression, yet there is a thread of humour woven throughout the sto
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Sarah Greenwood
Funny antic’s of what can happen at a wedding when you’re not marrying the right man.

The book starts with three women, Bel, Max and Violet, meeting by chance at a little wedding dress shop that promises to find you the perfect dress for your special day. At the time they all seem very happy about the next big step they are about to take but the more you start to learn about them the more you realise it was only just a front.

I liked Bel a lot, the way she handled everything her own way, a very se
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Theresa
I loved this book i liked all three womens story's would defiantly recommend this book to other people it was funny in places had me laughing out loud.
Lisa
Loved this book, cheered me up while off with a bad back.
Kiernan Riley
I wanted chick lit, I got chick lit. Although, this wasn't exactly as "fluffy" as I expected (wasn't dense by any means either) it had a lovely plot with characters I enjoyed reading about, and I found my self actually caring about what happened to them.
It got a tad bit Danielle Steele-y with the repeated imagery (ex. Mentioning Richard liked to have sex many different ways)
Also, wasn't completely unbelievable. The plot was consistent, and everything that happened wasn't right out of left field
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Shimali
I became a fan of Milly Johnson when I read A Spring Affair last year. The book had a wonderful feel-good quality to it, and the characters had been brought to life so well that I felt indignant, even angry, on behalf of the protagonist when she ran into trouble.

I expected to feel similar about White Wedding. While I didn't feel as connected to the characters in this book as I did in the previous, I did enjoy it enough that I found it difficult to stop turning the pages.

The book revolves around
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Violet, Max and Bel are three friends who are all linked by their weddings. When I first picked up this new Milly Johnson book I was really looking to reading it and I was surprised that I found myself stumbling over the first few chapters. Thankfully, I think it was just me as after the first few chapters I was seamlessly drawn alongside these individual women. As usual Milly Johnson has created characters that although not perfect, are very likeable.

The three prospective grooms are all very di
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Shaz Goodwin
In the Prologue of White Wedding, it’s February and the fifth time that Bel, Max and Violet have bumped into each other in the bridal shop White Wedding. Chapter One begins three months later and the women have all become friends.

Bel’s wedding is first and the reader intuits that during those three months something has happened – she’s not as excited and buzzing as she was in the Prologue. Leading up to her wedding (and throughout the book), the strands of Max and Violet’s lives are woven throug
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Kate
I really enjoyed all the previous Milly Johnson books that I’ve read so I was looking forward to reading this one which is her latest novel.

I loved the idea that these three women, who had never met before, came together in a bridal shop and ended up forging a really close, strong friendship. This friendship was very natural and, at times, comforting which made me feel that fate had brought them all together.

I really liked all the main characters, Max was so enthusiastic and I loved that because
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Rea Sinfield
White Wedding by Milly Johnson follows three brides to be who all meet by chance in the White Wedding bridal shop and soon become great friends. Violet, Max and Bel are all very likeable characters but they are no way the perfect brides to be as they all have a hidden secret when it comes to their weddings and it is not just pre-wedding nerves!
Bel is due to marry first she is engaged to Richard but her hopes and dreams not only for her wedding but for her future with her new husband to be are s
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Lydia Laceby
Originally reviewed at Novel Escapes

3.5 Star

Milly Johnson has definitely earned her best selling author title. Her novels are fun, feel-good, giggle worthy, romantic and fairy tale-like and White Wedding is no exception. The three women featured in this novel are about to go on an adventure in wedding land and they may not end up exactly where they predict they'll go and I enjoyed reading about their adventure.

I love the characters Milly Johnson creates. They're warm, lovely and you can't help
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Wynn
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Kim
Bel, Violet and Max meet by chance at a bridal shop called White Wedding, each in search of the perfect wedding dress for their upcoming big day. Freya, the shop owner, guarantees that her gowns will bring them happiness and they do but not quite in the way they had been expecting. As the story unfolds the girls become good friends and a source of support for each other in the often stressful run up to their respective weddings.


The thing I love most about Milly Johnson's books is that they alway
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Milly Johnson was born in Barnsley, raised in Barnsley and still lives in Barnsley - although she did study in Exeter for four years and emigrate to Haworth in West Yorkshire in the 1980s.

She trained as an actress, teacher, an accountant, a Customer Services and Suggestion Scheme Manager as well as working in a variety of administrative posts for companies dealing with anything from antique furnit
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