She has the wedding. Now all she needs is the groom...
Annabelle Pleasanton has just been given the chance of a lifetime: A $50,000 "Dream Wedding" sponsored by posh Monterey jeweler, John Wilfred. All she has to do is sign on the dotted line.
The only problem? She's not technically, 100 percent, all-the-way engaged. Her best friend Carrie has seen the ring, and her boyfr...more
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this book ever since its predecessor, The Icing on the Cake, came out. I read Icing because I knew and loved the author (Elodia Strain was in my ward at BYU) — but Engaged I read because I knew and loved Annabelle.
Fictional Annabelle Pleasanton is candid with her audienc...more
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Oh, what a cute book! The sequel to Icing on the Cake, which I have to say I can't really remember too much about. I remember it was cute and I liked it, but as far as the rest goes... anyway. From what I do remember, I like this one better. There are some seriously funny things in here, and quite a few times I caught myself laughing out loud. Once Adalyn came up to me and looked at the page I was reading and said, "I don't see any funny words on there!" be...more
The story line of these two books follows character Annabelle Pleasanton, a magazine journa...more
Issac has been laying hints to asking Annabelle to marry him. But why hasn't it happened yet? He even told her best friend. Has he changed his mind? In the meantime Annabelle enters a contest for an all expenses paid dream wedding--and she wins! But, she's not engaged yet. I just knew this was going to...more
Annabelle Pleasanton is a twenty-five year old single, LDS gal who suffered a traumatic (for her) heart break at the hands of her then boyfriend and has not really gotten past that experience to move on in her life. That said, she does have a current boyfriend who has been hinting at proposing sometime soon but has...more
Annabelle Pleasanton has been happily dating hunky Isaac since the end of the first book, and now it appears that he's getting ready to propose. He's been dropping hints like crazy and even asked he...more
I dislike the plot idea where a boy will not trust the love of his life when she tells him some other girl is sabotaging their relationship and because said home-wrecker is str...more
Previously Engaged just has SO many little things that bugged me. Maybe it was Strain's mixing up of "your" and "you're" or her use of "I" when she should have said "me" (basic grammar here, folks!). Mayb...more
I love Annabelle Pleasanton, the hilarious, quirky, always-getting-out of scrapes main character. She is dating Isaac Matthews, and she gets the feeling that he's going to propose. He asks her ring size and hints that she should get a short lease on an apartment, but Annabelle keeps waiting for it to happen. In the meantime, she wins a $50,0...more
I admit, it's an LDS novel, but it's not quite the same old character. Annabelle is, dare I say, a complete dork, accident-prone but so much fun to read about, like an LDS version of Stephanie Plum. A lot of the things she says or does I've done, t...more
It was about a girl who desperately wanted to be engaged and then she "accidentally" won a $50,000 wedding. YAY - but she didn't have a fiance. Oops. Then, as fate would have it, she had TWO guys who wanted to marry her. Who does she choose? Who is the right one? And will she have the perfect wedding?
Totally fun read. My daughter read it after me, and she loved it so much...more
As with many sequels this book doesn't quite compare to the first, it is a little cheesy (even more than the first book) and slow in a few parts, but it holds your attention and has a good message. I couldn't put it down or stop cringing at the crazy situations Annabelle se...more
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