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Wedding Day Murder (Lucy Stone #8)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,126 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
Already juggling four kids’ hectic schedules, a rambunctious dog, an attention-craving husband, and a full-time reporter job, Lucy Stone can’t possibly squeeze in another responsibility…or can she? When Sue Finch asks for help planning her daughter Sidra’s wedding to Internet millionaire Ron Davitz, loyal pal Lucy willingly dives into the world of white lace, roses, and ch ...more
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Published April 1st 2009 by Kensington (first published 2001)
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The last book I reviewed on this blog was Turkey Day Murder, so what would be more appropriate than reviewing the next in that series as the first after MoreMysteriesPlease's reboot? (At least those were the thoughts going through my head when I decided to read this book).

Leslie Meier has been a hit-or-miss author for me. Some of her books are absolutely delightful, but the next book will be terrible. I am extremely happy to say that Wedding Day Murder was one of the delightful books.

I love Lucy
Reporter Lucy Stone’s already busy life ramps up when her best friend, Sue, asks if her daughter’s wedding can take place in Lucy’s lovely gazebo. Although it will mean more work, Lucy’s thrilled at the prospect. She’s watched young Sidra grow up and although Sidra’s lived in New York a while, everyone’s thrilled that the wedding is at home in Tinker’s Cove. When the aloof groom and his overbearing mother arrive on a yacht, feathers quickly become ruffled as the groom’s mother commandeers the we ...more
Kim j
Nov 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meier
This is the only book in the series that is decent and I have read about six of them. Lucy did not do any investigating at all just like the other books but this at least had a decent story. She still complained about her marriage issues and her horrible husband. I do not get that at all. What is the Lucy Stone series about because she does not investigate ever and her only contribution is complaining? I got the books cheap and I want to give it every chance but...
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't care what anyone says I love Lucy Stone. I am not a huge fan of her husband Bill I think he can be way too old fashioned but I think we need to take into account the time period of when these books were written as well.

I keep coming back for more and find these books to be light easy reads. I for one love them.
Cynthia Repsher
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not only wedding plans can go awry with Lucy Stone involved but murder always seems to follow.
Susan Gazaway
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed reading this book very much. It has a great plot and good characters. The story moved right along.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, series, mystery
I ended up liking this one more than I initially expected. It was another classic Lucy Stone. Whodunnit kept me guessing until just before the reveal. I do have to admit that I have a love-hate relationship with Lucy's family. though. On the one hand, the teenagers act like believable teenagers; on the other, they are really not all that likable and make me feel a little "wish I could smack them on their noggins." I also wish we'd learn what is eating Bill because he's been a grumpster for the p ...more
Tabby Kat
Tinker's Cove, Maine, is the cozily evoked setting of Meier's lighthearted Lucy Stone novels, which are usually set around holidays or significant life events. Here a harried Lucy is trying to juggle children, husband and a full-time job when her best friend, Sue Finch, asks for help in planning the wedding of Sue's mother, Sidra, and Internet millionaire Ron Davitz. Lucy agrees to let the ceremony take place in her backyard gazebo. When the groom and his social-climbing mother arrive on a large ...more
Wife, mother of four, and newspaper reporter Lucy Stone has very little extra time on her hands; however, she happily agrees to host her best friend Sue's daughter's wedding at her house at Sue's request. Shortly thereafter, Lucy receives a long list of "to-do's" from Sue in order to make her home and yard presentable for the upcoming ceremony. As Lucy worries about her husband Bill's response to the wedding now taking place at their home in just a few short months, Sue meets Ron, her soon to be ...more
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. Lucy Stone's friend Sue Finch asks her to help plan her daughter Sidra's wedding to Internet millionaire Ron Davitz. What could be more perfect than a backyard summer wedding in the Stones' newly built gazebo? The groom's mother Thelma elaborate ideas and constant complaints are the least of Lucy's troubles. With the nupitals looming along the arrangments are in utter chaos and so is Lucy's investigative piece on lobsters. Meanwhile,,, Ron is making enemies at every tur ...more
Who knew that getting married in Tinker's cove could be a deadly plan. Lucy Stone's best friend Sue is planning her daughter Sidra's wedding and things get out of hand when the intended groom turns up dead. Will there be a "Happily Ever-After" for Sidra? You'll have to read to find out about all the twists, turns and suspects along the way. As always Lucy Stone who is now a full-time reporter for her local weekly paper is right in the middle of all the action. I am always entertained and someti ...more
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed my visit to Tinker's Cove with Lucy and her family as Lucy helps her best friend Sue plan her daughter's wedding. It is always fun to see what is going on in the Stone household as the kids grow up and Lucy tries to deal with life as a small town housewife.

My favorite lines of the book --

"in moments the school bus wold arrive for the last time until next September. It was Monday, June 17 -- the last day of school. Watching the second hand jump forward, Lucy felt her freedom ticking aw
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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These books are always a welcome relief in my reading rotation. Light and humorous with a touch of seriousness at times, Lucy Stone is just your average busybody woman who lives in a small town. The continual antagonistic relationship she has with the local authorities while she is nosing around the latest murder is charming, her friends are always entertaining and reading about the trials of her busy family life is relatable. I plan on continuing this series as Meier always puts a smile on my f ...more
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm finding it difficult to pinpoint what made this book great. I guess it was nice to see progress in the timeline of the Stone family. There's something ethereal and fairy like about the story. The mystery itself took a backseat to the social and familial events and dang, I'm at a loss again. I do know that the presence of classic villains helped. The lack of annoying persons here made it easy to love this book. This series will be almost a daily ritual for me until the very end of the former ...more
Samuel Botha
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the books so far in the series with a plausible storyline and characters who seem to remain true to themselves. I enjoy these "cozy reads" because I am so busy that I sometimes struggle to get through a regular size book in a timeframe that is acceptable to myself. This series allows me to enjoy reading in a way that takes me back to when I was a kid . This installment I found particularly enjoyable.
Sep 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really would like to give this one 3.5 stars. I liked it better than some of the others I've read so far, it was less sleuthing and more storyline.

Lucy's best friend's daughter is getting married to "the next Bill Gates". He and his mother come in on a rented yacht and Lucy doesn't like him straight away and doesn't know what Sidra sees in him. Her parents feel the same. When Ron is murdered, it looks like anyone could be the murderer, he is disliked that much.
Gary E
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exactly what we have come to expect

After 7 previous installments in this series I imagine other fans like me know what to expect with these books . . . this book meets or exceeds those expectations. It is just a fun book filled with characters that you want to know more about!

I hate using terms like a "a good cozy mystery" but that is exactly what we have come to expect with this series!
Dyann Taylor
Very formulaic, and required no thinking at all. I just happen to like this character and the family issues she deals with. The mystery part of the book is of lesser interest.
Rich Bisanz
Always a good read, even though she has written 21 or so Lucy Stone mysteries, they never get old. I am enjoying her family, friends and the Tinker Cove community. I grew in a small town so I can relate to the events in Tinker Cove. Her murder plots are always fresh and inventive. I am sure you will enjoy reading them.
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Stone reporter, mother and part time investigator (when murder occurs). Sue Finch's daughter is getting married to the next Bill Gates. But there is a snag in the nuptuals - a murder that needs to be cleared. As usual Lucy steps in (not on purpose) to try and solve the murder while handling her jib and family. Interesting characters enter the picture.
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good installment in the Lucy Stone series! It has some interesting time jumps and a lother of the small town interaction I like about the series in general.

I just wish they had gone a bit more in depth and not a have everything so on the surface. It was a quick and fun read for sure, but it could have been deeper and not suffered.
Barbara Beach
Oct 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was quick and easy to read. I recommend it. Lucy's friend's daughter is marrying a rich man who brings a very large yacht into the small fishing town in Maine. When Lucy finds the groom floating in the water she is led into all kinds of adventures and danger. I didn't want to put the book down until I finished it.
Joyce Rawlins
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucy's best friend has asked her to help with her daughter's wedding. While at the bridal shower, the groom to be is found dead. He is floating in the bay. A friend is accused of the murder. Lucy knows he is innocent & sets out to find the real murderer. It was a good book.
Laura Beasley
A light mystery. Story takes place in tinker's cove. A wedding is to take place and the fiancé is found murdered. More details about the town than really dealing with the mystery. The fiancé is not who they all thought he was. Quick read. Enjoyable book but not a lot of substance.
Nov 19, 2008 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
what ive learned from the book so far is never agree to do something or just throw something out in the open if your not sure whats really gonna happen in the end.Because you never know the consequences or what your getting yourself into.
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story. I have enjoyed all the books in this series. I liked the characters, the setting, and the mystery contained in each book. I look forward to reading a new book each year. If you enjoy cozy mysteries, you will like this series.
Book #10 read in 2008

This book was not as much a mystery as some of the others in this series. However, I enjoyed the characters in the story and how they developed. I will continue reading this series.
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This episode of the Lucy Stone mystery series focused more on Lucy's life than the mystery, the action did not start until halfway through the book. I still enjoyed the story very much, the author had a way of being snarky without being mean-spirited.
Kathy Mescher
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery lovers
I thought this book was an easy read. I enjoyed reading another of Leslie Meier's books. Before I knew it, the story was over. I would definitely recommend this book to those who love mysteries and want something easy to read.
Her kids are "old enough" to work but not old enough to wake themselves up or make their own lunches? And Bill is extra draining in this book. He sounds like he is from 1955. WHY DO I READ THESE BOOKS?
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Leslie Meier lives in Harwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She is the creator of 'Lucy Stone', a reporter and amateur sleuth in New England.

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