I Now Pronounce You Someone Else
Eighteen-year-old Bronwen Oliver has a secret: She's really Phoebe, the lost daughter of the loving Lilywhite family. That's the only way to explain her image-obsessed mother; a kind but distant stepfather; and a brother with a small personality complex. Bronwen knows she must have been switched at birth, and she can't wait...more
I found I connected with Bronwen some, but not a heap. I think it would be impossible not to have some connection, just because of the story and everything that’s going...more
Ok, So I'm really glad you picked this Tina. This is one of those I might not have ever read. I tend to shy away from the "Chick lit"/Romantical fluff section but, I really, really enjoyed this one.
I must be turning into a sap! I had to wipe my eyes a couple of times while reading this.... bittersweet.
The Quick: (spoilers)
Bronwen meets Jared, they fall in love. He is practically perfect, she thinks. She is a senior in high school and he is graduating colle...more
The characters were great in this story. Bronwen really resonated with me. She’s sharp, funny, slightly broken and full of hopes and dreams. I respected her morals and how she stood by what she believed in. Grant it, it’s a bit unrealistic in today’s...more
Eighteen-year-old Bronwen Oliver has a secret: She's really Phoebe, the lost daughter of the loving Lilywhite family. That's the only way to explain her image-obsessed mother; a kind but distant stepfather; and a brother with a small personality complex. Bronwen knows she must hav...more
And it didn't disappoint! I loved everything about this book. From the writing style to the romance to the weddings! I am surprised this is Miss McCahan's first novel! I got it for a blog tour, and I started reading it right away. I immediately felt like I was in Bronwen Oliver's world, full of a her perfect, imaginary "Real Family", and her all-too real ac...more
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else surprised me in a good way. I was just expecting a sweet love story, and that is amazing part of it, but it was also witty, funny and smart coming of age story.
Erin McCahan writing is fun and...more
Bronwen lives in a fantasy world where she truly believes that she was switched at birth and that her family is not her own. When she meets Jared and his normal family, Bronwen falls madly in love. It seems like the answer to her prayers. SEEMS.
Bronwen’s mother was very demanding and she expected so much from her daughter. Even though I think she really did love Bronwen, she had a crazy way of showing it. Bronwen’s stepfather was a nice man who treated her like his own daughter. I am glad...more
The story really picks up when Bronwen reunites with Jesus's...more
Bronwen's voice really made this book. It was catchy, up beat and full of witty moments. The way she viewed her...more
unfortunately this book is not great. bronwen finds herself engaged at the tender age of 18 years and 5 minutes. but does she really want to go through college a married girl, or is she just hoping to join a new family? the problem is that her family wasn't that bad. sure, her mom was kind of weird...more
But the way McCahan has written it, the premise totally and completely work...more
Bronwen's family is hilarious and heartbreaking. I can totally understand why Bronwen wants to become Someone Else, why she fantasized about being Phoebe Lilywhite. What I love about McCahan's portrayal of the Olivers is how NOT awful they are. They're flawed but aren't demonized, and though they're quirky, it never becomes car...more
Bronwen lays out her switched at birth theory up front. She lists many glaring differences between her and the rest of her family. Her dad died when she was six and with him went her Real Mother and her Real Brother. She’s left with a perfect appearances mother, an absentee brother, and a stepfather who she keeps at arm’s length. When she starts dating Jared, she fa...more
Bronwen isn’t really Bronwen Oliver. Inste...more
The relationship between Bronwen and Jared was straight out of a historical fiction. Jared was an absolute...more
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else arrived on my door step Thursday afternoon (in the middle of making more jam) and so although it's not scary in the typical sense, it was a blog tour I had agreed to take part in some time ago and this would be why on day three of my Giving me t...more
So when Bronwen becomes engaged, she thinks that she will finally be part...more
Bronwen has a long-held theory that she was actually switched at birth. It’s the only way she can explain the differences between her and her family, especially her distant, blond mother (a fact that screams through the pages every time Bronwen calls her “Mother” instead of “Mom”). Her stepd...more
Filled with plot elements that were profoundly emotional and deeply influential, this is an excellent book to fit into a teen reader’s life. Touching on such serious and intere...more
In many ways, this book is the antidote to many of the unrealistic romances that have been flooding the YA market over the last few years. Bronwen is absolutely head over heels in love with Jared, who...more
It is sad to say I am a helpless romantic. I love reading romance novels and seeing a happy ending, it always puts me in a great mood. And this was definitely a teenage romance novel. What I liked a...more
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU SOMEONE ELSE is her first young adult novel and first published novel in a writing career that spans 17 years and includes the standard miseries along the crooked path to publication -- rejection letters, tears, and the mistake of telling people she was writing novels.
Erin is a member of Sons and Daught...more