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Becoming Mrs. Walsh

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  208 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Have you ever met someone so handsome and charming that you can't even think straight? And what happens when that person is connected to your fiancé? Drama.
Shoshana is engaged to the last single Walsh brother, the Walshes are Washington's version of the royal family.

As Shoshana begins her ascent from a nobody to a socialite she has one nagging problem. She finds herself
ebook, 246 pages
Published October 8th 2012 by Jessica Gordon
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Review to be posted in upcoming issue of InD'tale Magazine
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Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Holy Moly Batman! If there was ever a NEED to have the next book in the series loaded on my Kindle ready to read, it would be NOW!!!

Becoming Mrs. Walsh by Jessica Gordon is about 26 year-old Shoshana Thompson (Sho for short) who is engaged to Andrew Walsh, one of four brothers in Washington DC’s wealthiest families. Sho comes from a modest family in Iowa and Drew’s lifestyle is completely different than anything she has ever experienced. Becoming
Laura Chapman
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
A woman must reconcile what is right for her heart with what is expected of her in Jessica Gordon's Becoming Mrs. Walsh.

Engaged to marry Andrew Walsh, part of Washington, D.C., royalty, Shoshana Thompson sees her upcoming nuptials as a step up in her life. After growing up in the Midwest, the Walsh family represents the glitz and glamor she has missed from her life. In addition to having the support of the family matriarch, she hopes to fit into a band of sisters-in-law who make her feel a bit d
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My wife wrote this book and it's excellent! Great story, great characters, and a beautiful and talented author!
Christina Rodriguez
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, r2r
“Rumor has it: when you marry a Walsh you are set for life. Only one thing can screw it up.”


Shoshana Thompson is about to marry into one the world’s wealthiest family. She has never grown up wealthy and does not fit in with her high maintenance sister in laws. But she is not willing to give up her chance at finally being able to move up in the world. She will learn how to be a Walsh and learn to cope with her future in laws. But when a wrench is thrown into her perfect plan Soshanna realiz
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
When it comes to love ... do you follow your heart ... or do what's expected?

Becoming Mrs. Walsh follows twenty-six year old photojournalist Shoshana Thompson's journey to the altar as she plans her wedding to Andrew Walsh, the last of four brothers from a prominent Washington D.C. family to get married. Coming from a simple family lifestyle in Iowa, Shoshana feels like she doesn't fit in with the opulence and extravagance of the Walsh family, but knows that she can learn to live within their pr
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It was easy to dive right into “Becoming Mrs. Walsh.” I wanted to see if Shoshana’s character could handle what it takes to be a member of the well-known Walsh Family. They come from money, so it’s naturally that they have the best designer clothes to extravagant china and silverware and spur-of-the-moment trips — they have it all. I was curious to see how the women of the family compared to the evil step-sisters in Cinderella, which led me to sympathize with Shoshana before any evilness began.

Samantha March
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Gordon is now on tour with CLP Blog Tours and Becoming Mrs. Walsh. Ooh, this novel. I am getting married myself this September, so I could instantly relate with Shoshana Thompson. We are brides-to-be, we are close in age – but she is a tad different from me in that she is marrying into one of Washington D.C.'s wealthiest families. There is a lot of pressure on her in becoming a Walsh – the clothes, the makeup, the events, not to mention her grand wedding. While Shoshana believes she love ...more
Literary  Chanteuse
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Becoming Mrs. Walsh has all the allurement of a women's lit/chick lit story with glamour, deception and love. Shoshana is an average woman who is soon to be living in a rich woman's world. The introduction to this world is very compelling. Although I found Shoshana a little more focused on her new in law family which highlights her insecurities a little too much for my taste rather than her focusing on love and self confidence. It does show the honesty and truth of such a situation, as well as t ...more
Jessica Gordon
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I debated about rating Becoming Mrs. Walsh because I truly feel it's up to the readers to rate and review books. In the end, however, I decided to do it. If you are in the mood for a quick 'beach read,' 'plane read,' 'cozy up by the fire' read, then I see Becoming Mrs. Walsh satisfying that desire. This book is meant to be fun and fast-paced. The 5 stars are for my best intention of delivering on that promise.

This book and its characters mean so much to me and I am thrilled to be able to share i
Ida B.
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Becoming Mrs Walsh deserved being a 2013 top 10 Chick Lit Plus book.

It satisfied reading fulfillments letting us live vicariously through the characters - - experiencing their conflicts & doubts, deriving giddy delight in the unfolding romance between the heroine (Shoshana) and Mark, the man she can't be with.

Many events - - none of them boring - - take place in the book which show the characters' virtues and quirks and how they complement each other, that it's almost painful to stop reading the
Samantha Bailey
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! Review coming soon!
Charlotte Lynn
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Twenty six year old Shoshana Thompson, from Iowa, finds herself engaged to the last single brother of Washington D.C.’s influential Walsh family. Now that she is engaged she has to learn to adjust to a privileged life style. She also has to figure out how to live with Drew’s secretive job and life. Can she accept not really knowing what he is doing? Will she be ok with him being gone traveling all the time?

Shoshana , or Sho, also has to figure out her true feelings. Her feelings for another man
Marissa Goodman Allaben
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Although I am not typically a fan of chick lit novels, I was pleasantly surprised with Jessica Gordon’s new book, “Becoming Mrs. Walsh.” I found “Becoming Mrs. Walsh” to be an addicting and relatable story that explores the complex journey of marrying into a close-knit family. The story follows 26 year-old journalist Shoshana Thompson as she prepares to marry into one of Washington DC’s most prominent families, the Walshes. While it was entertaining to read about Shoshana’s experience as she mor ...more
Laura (Blame it on the Rain Reviews)
When I received a copy of this book from the author, I was a tiny bit skeptical about just how much I was going to like it. I hate to admit that I tend to stick to the specific genre of contemporary new adult/adult romance, and don't often deviate. However, on this occasion I am so glad that I did.

This book was a breath of fresh air! I became completely engrossed in the characters and the story that I completely forgot that it wasn't necessarily my preferred genre. It is a complete chick lit nov
Josie  Ann
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shoshana Thompson, the main character, is about to embark on a new journey; marrying into one of Washington D.C.'s wealthiest families. Not only is Sho getting married to Drew Walsh, her fiance, but she's also marrying his family as well, so to speak. In the beginning of the novel, where we meet Sho's soon to be sisters-in-law, Zoey, Rachel, and Ariel, I had no clue what to expect. The movie Mean Girls automatically came to mind, but these ladies were far from that. On top of balancing an engage ...more
Bette Stanek
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Actually more like 3.75 very confused, messed up, there better be a sequel stars.

Sho Thompson is one messed up chick. She escaped small town Iowa and found an entirely new life in DC. Raised by a hippy mother, a father who ran off, and an older brother who is very perceptive. Sho stumbles into a relationship that opens an entirely different world to her, one she wants very much and decides she has to have. She is about to become one of DC's elite. The book starts out in the middle of Sho's enga
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
This was a nice easy read that I totally loved! It was fun, funny, cute & totally girly.

I really enjoyed Jessica Gordon's writing style & I think she has a great future ahead! I fell totally in love with the characters in this book & as much as I wanted to see where the story of the main character would go, I was also interested in all the characters stories. The author pulls you in with the characters she has created & you feel you can relate to them all on some level

The story delves into many
Sarah Fitz
Oct 22, 2012 rated it liked it
If you're into dropping name brands and designer fashion lables then this book is for you. At times it was a bit over the top. The story was well written and the characters were good. At first it was hard to keep track of the Sister-in-Law's and which one was married to which brother. By half way through I seemed to be able to remember which one belonged to each other. Thought it was funny with all the fashion lables bring thrown out that Rachel and Zoey (Rachel Zoe anyone?) were names of the SI ...more
Jennifer Worry
Nov 28, 2013 rated it liked it
I won this e-book for free on facebook. This was my first go round with this author. The book wasn't bad. It was a bit predictable at times. I didn't like the ending though. That is the main reason I gave it only three stars. Some of the characters were more entertaining then others. These people definitely live in a land unlike most of us. Spending $30,000 on one single shopping spree for a birthday present is insane. It's not realistic in any way. I guess if you have the money, then go for it.
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I always love a good chick-lit book for any downtime that I have. I found Becoming Mrs. Walsh when searching for new chick-lit reads. Wow- I got so into the characters, and could not put this book down!!! And the ending blew my mind. Besides the usual perks I love from chick-lit like romance, fashion, and family, this book had an amazing variety of characters. I related to each one in different ways. Definitely recommending this book to all my girlfriends!!!
Karen Boone
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Becoming Mrs. Walsh is a wonderful fun read that I have already started recommending to my friends. This book was very easy to dive into and is a page-turner from the very first chapter – I was so sad that the story ended! I am dying for Gordon to come out with a sequel and I would love to see this story on the big screen.
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, kindle
I loved this trashy kind of book about a woman who isn't sure about her fiance but is very sure that she would like to marry into this very rich family and gain not only access to all sorts of privilege, but also a very fun and rich sister in law. Too bad she is actually in love with her SIL's husband.

Will she marry her fiancé?
Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it
In addition to being annoyed by the constant label dropping (at least spell them right--James Perse! lululemon!) the shallowness of the main character made the book difficult to enjoy. She wasn't "love-to-hate-her" shallow, just annoyingly so.
Chile Chile
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked this book, because it was something new to me and I could not figure out the ending.
It did not bore me for a single minute. I liked the twist in the end.
My only regret was that it had not been written in first person.
InD'tale Magazine
Readers who enjoy love triangles will simply eat this up! Sho's confusion and ethical dilemma are only part of the story.

Read full review in the 2014 May issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A great read. I loved all the characters. I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the sequel. Need to find out what's next.
Ali Goodman
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing read, I couldn't put it down!
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and the twists it took. Fabulous!
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Jessica Gordon is the author of popular beach read Becoming Mrs. Walsh.

Jessica takes her readers to Washington, D.C. where her characters navigate through the complex world of family, in-laws, and love.

Gordon resides in the DC area with her husband and children.

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