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Daughters of the Bride

(Los Lobos #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  5,657 ratings  ·  740 reviews
An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Library Journal Best Romance of the Year

With Joy, Love and a Little Trepidation, Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You to the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year...Their Mother's


The Misfit

As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing--keeping secrets,
Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Hqn (first published July 12th 2016)
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Deborah Morgan This is a stand alone book. It all starts and ends. The cameo appearance one person mentioned is the wines they use at the wedding. It is also listed …moreThis is a stand alone book. It all starts and ends. The cameo appearance one person mentioned is the wines they use at the wedding. It is also listed on her site as a stand alone book.(less)
Ellen "Someone Like You" and "Falling for Grace" are in the Los Lobos series, and sometimes this is and sometimes not, so... Quinn in this story is the some…more"Someone Like You" and "Falling for Grace" are in the Los Lobos series, and sometimes this is and sometimes not, so... Quinn in this story is the someone, music producer who dated a woman named Shannon who fell in love and married someone before he realized he feeling changed.(less)
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
If you like 'happy ever after' - this one's a gem! It has left me with a smile on my face and a genuine liking for this family. To all you who know me, this is indeed high praise coming from someone who doesn't 'do romance'.

Daughters of the Bride is not 'schmaltzy' - it is enjoyable. I even laughed out loud in several places - yes, a good look when you are sitting in a café on your own.

Next time I fancy something light and enjoyable, I will be looking at Susan Mallery first.

Ezinwanyi Chinyere
This book was a slow burner romance. It wasn’t really slow, but it was a steady build up with four different subplots converging to the middle, which was the Maggie’s wedding.

Maggie was getting married and her three daughters, Rachel, Sienna and Courtney were assisting her to execute her plans. As they worked, the reader was given insight to each daughter’s life and their “role” in the overall family dynamics. The three girls seem to fall into stereotypical characters.
The oldest Rachel was my
Judy D Collins
A special thank you to HQN and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

From the stunning front cover and buzz, Susan Mallery delivers DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE, with lots of drama and sizzle— from bees, secrets, love, sisters, relationship, steamy sex, rock stars, family, bravery, wedding plans, wit, and yummy recipes. Get ready for the hottest bridal season!

The daughters of a woman soon to be married help with wedding plans while confronting the truths about a hidden affair, a
Isha Coleman
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC Review: Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery

Daughters of the Bride is meant to be a classic. With each novel I read I fall deeper in love with Ms. Mallery's characters and her narrative style. She not only imparts sage advice, but creates stories that are a joy to experience. Daughters of the Bride is a story told with tenderness and nostalgia about the bonds of family. Devotion and understanding are essential to the dynamic of family BUT learning how to love enough to let go is one of th
Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars

I thought this was a little different than most of the other things I've read by Susan Mallery. I enjoyed it, but it was heavy on the angst? Not really angst, but it had a sad or angry feel to it for a while.

Courtney, Rachel and Sienna lost their dad when they were little. Their mom did the best she could to take care of them but they lost everything. It effected each daughter differently. Rachel, being oldest felt she had to shoulder responsibility on her own while Courtney, being the
Sherry Fundin
I am always amazed when I love a “romance” so much, but great writing is great writing, no matter the subject or the genre.

Three sisters, each with their own distinct personality, each harboring their own secret.

The writing is fabulous and their world was so easy to visualize. I loved so much of the verbal banter between Courtney and Quinn. I laughed out loud when Rachel was ‘cramping’ in the kitchen. Come on Sienna. Listen to your instincts. They are speaking loud and clear.

Even with a predicta
Sisters Rachel, Sierra and Courtney are preparing for their mother's wedding. Their father died when the girls were young, leaving the family desperate and in need. A close friend graciously allowed them to live in her hotel, while their mother worked hard to provide for them. But the sisters often felt neglected and ignored. Their childhood has shaped who they are now, each carrying some emotional baggage. As the wedding approaches, each of the girls is faced with romantic decisions and making ...more
Susan Crowe
Awww! What a great book. I may have shed a couple of tears at the end.
Highly recommended!
I love Susan Mallery!
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I’ve never read one of Susan Mallery’s books before though I’ve seen them everywhere. They usually seem too romancey for me, I like my romances to have more humor and fun. But when I saw Daughters of the Bride on Netgalley it caught my eye. I liked the concept of three grown women helping their mother with her wedding and I love a good story about sisters. This one was just ok for me, there wasn’t enough substance for me to really enjoy it.

Maggie is the mother a
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

She was battling an extra twenty pounds and the constant fear that she was the 'before' picture, while everyone around her was an after.

You look stunning. I should hate you. The fact that I don't is a testament to my excellent character.

He confused her and excited her and challenged her. Basically he was catnip and she just wanted to purr and rub all over him.

I hate to say this, but I'm feeling better. What a nightmare. What if everything they say about exercise is true? What if
Ashley Daviau
This was a really cute and fun read! I thought the bride finally getting her girlhood dream wedding was so adorable and it just made me want to go awwwwww. The only thing that really bothered be about the story was how everyone treated Courtney as inferior because she had a learning disability when really she’s ten times better than all of them put together! She was definitely my favourite part of the story, seeing her succeed and get what she wanted was so satisfying.
I went into this book with the lowest expectation possible. I'm truly surprised how much I loved it. The grear narrator of the audiobook helped too. There was humor, emotions,sadness,family dynamics ... it just sucked me in. Loved all the characters even the dogs!
Kris - My Novelesque Life
2016; HQN/HarperCollins

After 24 years of being a widow, Maggie is getting married and her daughters could not be happier for their mother. Rachel, the eldest, cannot get over her ex-husband, Greg. Greg was Rachel's first and only love and broke her heart by cheating on her. They share a young son so Greg is forever in her life. After hurting her back again, Greg starts to step up. Sienna has been engaged twice and soon finds herself engaged again. She cannot say no to David as he
Jackie Lane
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a story of a mother and her grown up girls and how they react to love and loss after being raised by a mother struggling to keep things together.

The book centers on the mother's wedding, but sprinkled into the mix is the relationships of her 3 daughters. Each has a unique take on why they are the way the are.

They each have relationships that have never come to fruition or have fizzled out.

It was a well written book giving us enough information on each to like their characters and want th
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Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So mom began this venture seeming a wee bit selfish and definitely didn’t like how she treated Courtney. Of all the sisters, she is the one I loved the most. She was sweet, kind, pleasant, fun and worked hard to become something and prove others wrong. I hated how she was always an afterthought to people and it is sad her view on love. Courtney meets an amazing guy in her bosses grandson and she runs when he says the l word. They had some terrific chemistry and I have to say the scene at the par ...more
May 31, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, for-review, 2016
Daughters of the Bride isn't really just a book about a mother getting married. It's more about second chances and learning to feel worthy. In the beginning of this story, none of the sisters feel worthy enough. Through helping their mother get ready for her wedding, they all begin to work out their issues and finally realize that they all deserve happiness. For the most part, this was an enjoyable book, but in the end, I didn't love it as much as I wanted to love it.

Out of the three sisters, I
Deb Fernow
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC from the author for an honest and unbiased review.

Absolutely spot on! Where to begin? I have sisters and the family dynamics are so familiar to me. Susan Mallery really captured the tension and emotions that a family of girls has with their mother. If you don’t have siblings or sisters, then you might think this story is a bit farfetched sometimes, but it is not. There wasn’t a single place in the story that I thought that things were exaggerated or embellished. You would have
May 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
I normally love this author.
For some reason I had some real issues getting into this.
I also gave up with it, then looked on Goodreads and saw how many good reviews it had, so decided to persevere with it.

Eventually about 45% into it, it no longer became hard work to continue reading.

The first well apart from Courtney I didn't particularly like them.
Rachel had being a martyr down to a fine art. She was passive aggressive and actually it was really annoying. I don't normally feel bad
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daughters of the Bride is a great summer read by Susan Mallery. It holds your interest and its a light fun book to read.

Maggie has been a widow and raised her three daughters by herself while she tried (at one time failed) to keep a roof over their heads. The girls are now grown, Maggie has a successful business and she is getting married again. Her daughters will be bridesmaids and help to plan the wedding, even though Maggie has some over the top requests for the wedding. Sp the book is about
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

What a lovely story about a mom and her three daughters. Susan Mallery writes four very different love stories in Daughters of the Bride. Awkward Courtney grows up and grows into herself even while the world isn’t watching. A certain music producer is, though, and he has no qualms about telling her. Distant Sienna seems cold until she realizes she’s surrounding herself with the wrong men. Supermom Rachel forgets who she really is until the love of her life helps her remember.

The three women hel
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Oh wow! I loved this book so much. In fact, when I got to the end I kept looking hoping to find more! I don't even know where to start. Three very different sisters - three compelling intertwined stories all revolving around their mother's wedding. Oh - and who makes the wedding cake? Gracie!!! If that means nothing to you, please go read her story, Falling For Gracie. Great book and you can read it now if you're still waiting for this to be released. In fact, before that read Someone Like You w ...more
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is a super sweet story of 3 sisters preparing for their mother's wedding while dealing with romance issues of their own. This was such a sweet story! It was a slow beginning, I wanted to stop reading in the beginning but at about 38% of the way through, I fell in love. Courtney, the youngest sister is someone I would totally want to know in real life. The dynamics of their family were so honest and so real that I enjoyed every one of them. Without giving away too much, I found this a refres ...more
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: galleys-arcs
Although this is a book encompassing all three sisters, only one of the sisters gets the fullest happily ever after (descriptive sex). The other two sisters get a varying degree of HEA. Yes they all get the guy, but their stories aren’t as fully realized as Courtney’s is. Their stories are as interesting, but not as gripping since Sienna and Rachel don’t have the familial issues as Courtney does.

Yes this is a book about secrets –and a second time bride who in my opinion, was a bridezilla. The se
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I expected this to be a really light and fluffy read, but it ended up being a lot more serious than I thought it would be. I mean, it's not super serious, there's still cute and fluffy moments, but it's not really as "Chick Lit" as I thought it would be. This is not a bad thing at all, though. I really enjoyed this book and thought the character development was really well done. I loved how each of the sisters were affected differently by the events of their childhood and how it still impacted t ...more
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another comfort read from Susan Mallery.
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meet Courtney, Sienna and Rachel. Three sisters who are helping organize and put on their Mom's wedding. Putting together a wedding is no small
task on a good day, but when you throw in a mother who never got to pick out anything that she wanted in her first wedding and has some crazy ideas
along with three sisters who all have issues that they weren't even aware of, this wedding is sure to bring some crazy happenings.

Rachel is the oldest of the three sisters. After their father died she had to
Christi Snow
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
Overall: 4.5
Performance: 4.5
Story: 4.75

I'm not usually a big woman's fiction lover, but this book worked for me on all levels. I loved it so much.

This book is about three women and their mother. Because of their childhood, none of these women are exactly healthy in their views of relationships. Their father died suddenly when they were all young, leaving their mother scrambling. She almost lost their business and did lose their home, but to maintain even that much took everything out o
Brittney Musick
I have to be honest. When I first started Daughters of the Bride, I wasn't immediately drawn into the book. The first fourth of the book seemed to drag a bit for me. Once we got to Maggie and Neil's engagement party, things started to pick up, though, and I found myself enjoying the book. I love Susan Mallery's to really capture family dynamics in such a realistic way. Rachel, Sienna and Courtney are all so different. Their father's death and their mother's struggle to deal with the aftermath mo ...more
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
I enjoyed reading Daughters of the Bride. There are several main characters in this book, but all of the stories are easy to follow. You have the mother, Maggie, who has finally found her true love after losing her husband many years before. Courtney is the youngest of her daughters and is known as the misfit. She is trying to plan her mom’s wedding, prove herself and keep some secrets from her family, all while falling in love. Sienna is the middle daughter and the one that everyone sees as “pe ...more
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery

Sister dynamics, romance and life changes are key in this touching novel.
What I found so interesting was that the three sisters had such different perspectives of the hotel that played such a major part of their young lives.
Their relationships with each other change over the course of the novel as surprises are revealed and their mother plans her own second marriage.
It's touching. It's beautiful. It's a bit of a crier.
I love Susan Mallery. She writes wonde
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