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The Baby and the Bride

(The Debt & The Doormat #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  556 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Poppy and Jazz’s lives sound perfect on paper. Jazz has a new baby and Poppy’s getting married. But their realities are very different.

Poppy must strive to keep her cool new job with crazy hours, while trying to keep Ryan happy. Before she knows it her wedding has got out of control, thanks to her mother, the runners at work are bullying her, her parents are in
Published (first published February 20th 2014)
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Sandra  Valente
I must mention first that I had no clue this was the second book. However, I'll say that not once did I feel like I’d missed out on the backstory for not having read the first one, as it's easily read as a standalone. So, that has to say something about how it's set out, which is everything good in my book.

The Baby and The Bride revolves around not only Poppy―the main character―but also her best friend, Jazz; her fiancé, Ryan; as well as her mother, aunt, brother and a whole other set of friend
Kaprii two ordinary girls and their books
The baby and the bride
Laugh out loud funny!!!!
This book had us wetting ourselves... The funniest book we've read this year.
Poppy is us, an ordinary everyday girl getting married to her gorgeous "well fit" fiance Ryan. But nothing is ever that simple! Can she walk down the aisle?

Jazz is the loud mouth over the top adventurous new mum. She didn't wanna get pregnant but well shit happens. Can she work through being a new mum?

We have never laughed so much a
Caroline Barker
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
She’s done it again! Another fantastic masterpiece in chick-lit/rom-com from Laura Barnard! Reading The Baby & the Bride is like meeting up with an old, close friend. Within seconds you become familiar with the characters you know and loved from Book 1, The Debt & the Doormat, and can easily relate to them, experiencing their roller-coaster of emotions. To read this book, you will need more wine, more choccies and be prepared for giggles throughout as Poppy and Jazz’s lives are turned up ...more
Jun 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Review first posted on my blog: http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...

Poppy and Jazz have been best friends for a long time and they are both facing important new stages in their lives. Jazz has just given birth to her first child and she is trying to deal with life as a single mum, but she is having some trouble figuring out how to take care of a baby on her own. Poppy is getting married to her boyfriend Ryan, but she had no idea planning a wedding would be this hectic, especially when her mother tries to put her own stamp
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
* I received a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review. *
I just recently found author Laura Bernard and she is fantastic! I love her chick-lit/rom-com/romance writing, her humor and the way that you can just zip right through her books! The carefree style of Laura Barnard’s writing makes for a quick, fun read that leaves you feeling happy, free and excited. This is the second book in the series and it was just as amazing. I would first recommend that you read Book #1, The Debt &
April Wood
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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One of the FUNNIEST books I have read in a long time, The Baby and The Bride is a book guaranteed to make anyone with a PULSE laugh. Jazz and Poppy are a hilarious duo, and their antics make this book a PAGE TURNER!

I knew I was going to like this book when Poppy burst into her best-friend’s hospital birthing room, as she was CROWING, and pushed the baby daddy out of the way. From there it just got better and better. When I say I LOL’d, I mea
My Secret Book Spot
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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5 out of 5 Stars!!!!

I am more than pleased with the sequel to The Debt and the Doormat!! My husband finally stopped asking why I was laughing after several episodes of uncontrolled laughter and resorted to shaking his head at me.

Jazz is now a Mummy and Ryan proposed to Poppy shortly after the birth of her baby. Poppy's mother Meryl insists on bringing out The Book, a lengthy compilation of wedding plans that have come together over the ye
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Best friends Poppy and Jazz seem to have it all down pat. Jazz has just had a beautiful baby girl, Jemima, and Poppy’s newly engaged. Yet everything is not so simple or happy. Jazz’s baby-daddy is a jerk and Poppy’s new job is a hassle. In addition, Jazz is going through post-partum depression and Poppy’s lost control over her wedding to her mother and aunt. Will Jazz and Poppy be able to get everything under control before it explodes??

I absolutely loved THE BABY & THE BRIDE! Th
Yessi Smith
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There are no words to describe how much I loved The Baby & the Bride! I laughed until I cried, and then I laughed some more. And it wasn’t even a pretty lady-like laugh, but a full on snort with tears coming out of my eyes.

Laura Barnard nailed it when she wrote about the torment – yes, I said torment – that comes with being a mom. I sincerely felt for Jazz and her complete bewilderment that came with being a non-breast feeding mum (I know, the horror!). I wanted to backhand the holier than
Naughty Mom Story Time
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Baby & the Bride picks up a few months after The Debt & the Doormat left off and immediately pulls you in with laughter. We continue to follow Poppy and her life of people pleasing but are also given the POV of her best friend Jazz as she adjusts to being a new mother. In this story we get to experience their ups and downs as they continue to discover their road to being official grown-ups no matter how much they try to hold on to the good ol' days of their youth.

I enjoye
Natalie Townson
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my god what a fantastic book, from the very first page I was in stitches I couldn't stop laughing, I love this book

As we remember from the first book Jazz is pregnant and Poppy is madly In love with Ryan, from the very first chapter when Jazz goes into labor I was laughing so much, with some hilarious scenes that made me nearly pee myself.

The book is just as romantic, just as funny, just as hot as the first book. I know I'm meant to be team Ryan but actually I'm team Ollie all th
Linda Field
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Baby & The Bride by Laura Barnard

If you have read The Debt & The Doormat, then you will want to read this one, it carries on the lives of Poppy, Ryan, Jazz, Grace & Izzy. But we hear more of Ollie and poppy’s parents.

I haven’t laughed so much since I read Diary of a Dieter and Wallbanger. As soon I got into the first chapter I was giggling and that giggling just never stop it actually had me wetting myself with laughter and crying with Laughter. It is abso
Lynsey Sabin
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A gifted copy was provided by the author / publisher for an honest review.

Another fantastic read by this author. It starts straight off from where the debt and the doormat finishes so if you are like me, you can pick it up straight away and just continue reading. This time it was a little different as the author has added Jazz's POV which I thought was a great way to mix it up a bit. You gotta love Jazz as she is still as blunt as ever, telling people exactly what she thinks of them. I guess I
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I had the fabulous honor of beta reading and proofreading The Baby and The Bride and let me tell you, if you thought The Debt and The Doormat was funny, you ain't seen nothin' yet!!

From the first page to the last, I was in constant fits of very unlady-like laughter!

Yet again, Laura absolutely pulled me into the craziness that is the lives of Poppy, Jazz, and their friends and loved ones!

I adored every word on every page! Pick up a copy as soon as you can, I pr
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the sequel to Laura Barnard's "The Debt & the Doormat". I loved the first book, and this book lives up to my expectations :)
As the synopsis informs you, Jazz is having a baby, and Poppy is getting married.
You'll follow them through the ups and downs; the funny moments and the aggravating moments (which are still amusing to the reader sometimes) ;)
I highly recommend this book (read "The Debt & the Doormat" first)!
Pauline Norris
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, LOVED the follow up book. It wasn't as belly laughing funny as book 1 but it was still brilliant. Loved the characters, style of writing and the story - a great book. Will defo read more from this author
Claire Thake
I really cannot get enough of Laura's books! Whenever I am in a book slump, they always pull me out of it!

I loved The Debt and the Doormat and loved jumping back into the world of Poppy and Jazz! Just like putting on an old pair of warm fuzzy socks, it feels like home and these characters feel as if they are real friends.

This instalment sees the run up to Poppy and Ryan's wedding and Jazz becoming a single mummy to Jemima; as usual in the world of Poppy and Jazz things ne
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
After devouring book one, I nosedived straight into this book and have to say I loved it too although it became a little samey and predictable but fun reading none the less and I’m glad I read it. The characterisations are great and I love the friendships within this book. My only real criticism though is that there were quite a few mistakes in here that were missed. It didn’t spoil it for me but did bring me out of the story a few times more than I’d have liked.
Ann (Literary Lust)
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series and it is just as fabulous as the first! I absolutely love all the characters in the books but I do have a soft spot for Poppy who just makes me laugh. The humour in this book is brilliant and I love that there is twists and surprises in the story... well you never know what is going to happen next with these ladies! A fantastic read that I really do recommend.
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book made me laugh and cry! Happy crying! I really enjoyed reading the Debt and the Doormat and this did not disappoint! Laura Barnard did so well with this!! Sometimes the second book in a series can be disappointing, but I loved this!
Jackie corrigan
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Just as good as the first 1 laura barnard nos how to keep u reading going to start the 3rd just as soon as I've made a coffee
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Great piece of chick lit. Perfect for when you don't want to have to use your brain when reading. Like a comical Eastenders
May 11, 2014 rated it liked it

The second book of the series continues on with the moderately entertaining story of Poppy and Ryan, jumping forward a bit in time to their engagement and Jazz’s delivery. As with the previous, drama and bad luck follow Poppy everywhere. There is actually a bit more real life story here with friends and extended family, and that aspect I enjoyed. Some of the supporting characters really showed a different side here and helped change the dynamic of the story. I loved Poppy’s mom! However, I hones
Hope Sheesley
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This book once again had me laughing from the first page - I finished up the first book in this series, 'The Debt & The Doormat' and immediately picked this one up to see what was going to happen next. I was not disappointed! :) This book is a continuation of the ongoing shenanigans of Poppy and Jazz - best friends and partners in crime. I love Laura's writing style because although sometimes you are dealing with serious topics, there is always a light-heartedness to it which I have come to ...more
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
This is the second book in the series & develops the characters further

It still revolves around Poppy & Jazz, but we get to know some of the other characters more - in some cases these were very well done, but other characters just seemed to be becoming even bigger caracatures and stereotypes and are actually putting me off!
The books follows on a few months after the first one & follows the girls as one has a baby and finds that life will never be the same again, an
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I finished book 1, I one-clicked and went straight into this, book 2.
I wasn't disappointed at all.

Jazz is in labour, and Poppy is rushing to get to her side, as the baby daddy is incompetent. Again we have all the hilarious and entertaining escapades from these two. I was constantly laughing at their antics. There are some serious bits too, with Jazz experiencing postpartum depression and not wanting to bother Poppy as she is inundated with her new job. The romance betwee
Tabitha Jones
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. Author Laura Barnard made the characters in this book really shine. Each of them had their own trials, tribulations and triumphs. Jazz and Poppy two best friends thought they had the perfect life, then Jazz gives birth and is not quite sure who the father really is and her best friend is engaged to be married. This book will have you laughing and crying all at the same time. A real Quirky and fun book to read.

i was given a copy of this book by the author in
Gillian Caulkin
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the second of three books in the Debt and the Doormat series. It continues with Poppy & Jazz getting into more hilarious situations. Jazz finds she is pregnant! When the baby arrives she struggles to cope and gets help from an unexpected person. Poor Poppy still can't say no to anyone, and her husband to be Ryan is struggling with the stress of a wedding getting seriously out of control, courtesy of Poppy's mom. Poppy struggles keeping everyone happy and keeping her new job. This is ...more
Alison Dygnas
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So Funny

OK, so I couldn't relate to the characters, the Americanisms in a book about English girls in London or the foul language, but I also couldn't put it down. It is as good as the prequel, The Debt and The Doormat, which really should be read first. I found them both funny and the characters were humorously and deliberately overdrawn.
I read The Baby And The Bride right after The Debt And The Doormat, because I just had to know what was going to happen! Exactly like the previous in the series, I just couldn't put it down. It's entertaining, sweet, and addictive! Once again, a story I would very much like to see on screen.
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Laura Barnard lives in Hertfordshire, UK and writes romantic comedy or 'chick lit' as its so often described. In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of her face and drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio.

She enjoys wearing yoga pants and reading fitness magazines while sitting on the sofa eating chocolate. S

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