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Untangling the Knot

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  12 reviews
“I did what?”
Twenty-eight-year-old Gabriella Bessu is St. Therese’s meticulous wedding ceremony coordinator. So the fact that she has mistakenly registered her newest couple for an annulment, rather than a wedding, sends her Catholic guilt into overdrive.
But who can blame her? The groom is gorgeous and his two kids tug at Gabriella’s heart in a way that overcomes all her
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Published February 13th 2013 by Soul Mate Publishing
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Maggie Lynch
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutley love a good contemporary inspirational, particularly if it has something different. This book met my expectations and then some.

The slow build of Gabriella's and Ryan's relationship is juxtaposed against the undertow of grief and loss in both of their families. For Ryan and his two children it is his wife, who died two years ago. For Gabriella it is her mother's death, followed by her difficult relationship with father and his death. And Mandy, the difficult bride-to-be, serves as
Literary  Chanteuse
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hen-lit
A lovely romantic story that centers around the catholic church. Gabriella the church's wedding planner is a delightful character who immediately connects with the reader. She has a good heart, is dedicated to her work and the people that surround her. She slowly falls in love with Ryan who is marrying Mandi. Not so good a choice as he and his two kids discover. His heart is wrapped around Gabriella and with encouragement from his dearly departed first wife, he begins to see that she is the righ ...more
Lisa Markson
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing

My review of Untangling The Knot. It made me think about the movie The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez. I really liked this story. What happens when you become someone who is supposed to be all about love but never really had that right moment? Then Bam it hits you like a ton of bricks but the bad thing is he is the groom to be. The author told a very well written story that entertained me as a reader. I would highly recommend this if you enjoy the idea of love and destiny. I was given a cop
Deanne Wilsted
Feb 13, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hopefully every author loves their own book. Certainly I do. I will also tell you that there were many times in writing this book where I laughed out loud because of something funny my characters were doing, or cried for them when things went wrong (of course the last part I chalk up to perhaps PMSing while I was writing the sad scenes).

I truly hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it.
Deanne Wilsted
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and the real family dynamic. the honesty, and dilemmas.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm friends with the author, but even if I weren't I would recommend this book. There was surprising life wisdom and sensitivity in this romance book, and also, I learned some things about the Catholic faith and wedding planning.
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
3.5 to 4 Stars!

To be honest I was a little hesitant going into this read, mostly because I knew it has a slight Christian theme to it and I was really hoping that it wouldn't turn out to be preachy. I don't mind religion in books, I myself am quite religious but I hate feeling like I am being preached to (I know, I know, that probably doesn't make sense). Either way, I didn't need to worry. Why there are religious undertones to this story it isn't preachy at all and I never felt like the book to
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Deanne Wilsted's "Untangling the Knot" is a charming and unexpected tale of love, loss and the human heart. I enjoyed reading this story. I like the way it unfolded carefully with each of the characters having an opportunity to grow throughout the novel.

The characters in this book captured my heart early on. They seem so much like real people that it was easy to form a bond with them right from the start. I was particularly impressed with the way the author handled the children in the story. Th
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Untangling The Knot follows Gabriella, the church planner for St Theresa, as she tries to plan the wedding of her late friend’s husband and his fiancée. However little does she realise how much her feelings are involved in the matter by the mix ups that keep occurring.

I’m kind of in two minds about this book. It wasn’t bad, I just found it slightly tiresome.

Gabriella is both easy and hard to like. She’s relatable with both strengths and weaknesses however i also found how she got herself into th
Terri Patrick
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a charming story of a wedding gone wrong through mistakes and angelic nudges. Its texture is layered with multiple point-of-view characters and even the bride-zilla shows her endearing side.

Set within a Catholic Church, Untangling the Knot portrays an inner view of a small parish with a delightful, and wise, priest. I was personally glad to meet Father O'Shea as he reminded me a lot of a Fr. O'Brien from my childhood.

The romance of Gabriella and Ryan has depth and poignancy as he's block
Catherine Castle
Jun 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It is Catholic to the core, yet the author portrays the faith of the heroine without preachiness or spouting scripture. I laughed at the Freudian slips the poor wedding planner made as she fell for the hero and his family, and I cried at the happy ending. It is a poignant book that shows the healing grace of love.
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have had this book on my to-be-read pile for a while and I'm kicking myself that it took me so long to read this charming book.
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