Marrying Mr Valentine
When a teary bride suddenly cancels her upcoming wedding Nadine looks to the two yea ...more
Nadine is a wedding planner at The Duck and Goose and she is damn good at her job. So good in fact that there is two year wait to get married there. Nadine is the star of the book for sure. She reminds me a bit of a Bridgett Jones type of girl. She is swe ...more
Where the hell did she find him? He’s like a sexy Viking… He could be a model, but I doubt he is. He looks too manly to want to prance around in his underwear. What a shame for the UK population of women… he could be a lumberjack with a body like that. I’d watch him take down a tree any day.
It’s so different being in a high school compared to the old primary school I used to work in. I actually feel self-conscious. I walk past a group of boys rehearsing, when they s ...more
Following one of the characters introduced to us in Adventurous Proposal, Marrying Mr Valentine gives us more of the characters we got to know and love in the first book. Although this one has just as many laugh out loud moments, it also has a more serious undertone to it. There’s a heavy emotion ...more
Nadine Roberts is a wedding planner who always prioritizes other’s feelings while hiding away her own pain. Although, she has endured a lot, she puts up a brave f ...more
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I really enjoyed getting to know Nadine. Her job as a wedding planner sounds amazing and a dream come true for every girl. Who wouldn't like to plan and organize dream weddings - well, unless you have a client named Clara Blumenkrantz.
I really loved Nadine for her authenticity. She was real, honest, awkward, fun, sensible. She was someone to identify with. Even though she let the world believe she had her life figured out, she hadn't. And that's ...more
Hartley teaches drama in high school and he puts his heart and soul into it. I just love a man who knows drama and has passion with his work. I wasn't at all surprise ...more
The story is not just all about fun and games, though. Nadine, a highly regarded wedding planner, helps others make their wedding day special while she hides her own discontentment.
“What if you were happy enough before and then som ...more
Look at that cover is so gorgeous I want to hug it.
I like to go into Laura Barnard's books blind.I never read her blurbs because I already know she will deliver a good story filled with humour and sweetness but with this story she succeded to surprise me.
I usually don't like this kind of trope,the heroine being interested to an engaged man, but I adored Nadine and reading about her past and present vicissitude made me wish the best for her.
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I absolutely loved Nadine and the relationships she built within the story. I enjoyed reading about how she supports Anna.
Overall a very good book! Definitely recommend for a nice easy read.
Marrying Mr. Valentine by Lauren Barnard is a great valentines' day romantic comedy!
Nadine is great at her job as a wedding planner. She puts all her focus into her job and caring for others to distract from her painful past and current sadness. When her newest clients include a charming handsome man and a cold rude woman she knows she has her work cut out for her. This is an important wedding but what is she to do when the groom isn't happy about t ...more
This book is about Nadine, she's had some heart break in her past. Now she's wedding planning.
But the Hartley and his fiance Clara are the next couple to have their wedding planned. A wedding that's happening in a months time.
But Nadine and Hartley start to spend more time together and get to know each other. You can see that Hartley isn't thrilled a ...more
Nadine is a wedding planner and has been told that her latest, quick turn around couple have to be treated with kid gloves. Which is fine, except the bride is a demanding bride from hell and the groom a hunk! Things don't go to plan.
Nadine is funny if a little gross at times, she hides her sadness behind a fro ...more
Not sure what didn’t work for me. The story, the characters or the narration. Either way I couldn’t relate to Nadine, I didn’t particularly like her, however, I did at times think she was funny. The good did not outweigh the bad though. As a wedding planner it appeared every wedding Nadine was a part of went completely wrong (personally I think she needs to change her career path), she had few morals, and wasn’t particularly nice. Then we have the g ...more
4.5* review by Nicole @ emerald book reviews
My reading habits have slowed down considerably in the past few weeks, I’m honestly not sure if it’s from being so busy or from having no desire to read as the last couple of books I’ve read have failed to make any sort of impression on me. I tend to go through stages like this but this week I managed to get my grubby little mits on an early copy of Laura Barnard’s Marrying Mr. Valentine, a delightful and emotive ...more
Nadine is a very real characte ...more
I was given an ARC in Exchange of an honest opinion. This was my first book by Laura Bernard, and I’m honestly amazed at her wits. This book makes you laugh, cry and even get mad.
The story told is about a Nadine, an ex-teacher that dedicates her days to planning perfect weddings for strangers.
Through her job she met Hartley and Clara, who’s Hugh’s cousin. At first impression and because of the way Clara acts and treats everyone around her, she immediately dislikes her thoug ...more
Nadine is a perfectionist and a prof ...more
Nadine is a teacher turned wedding planner. As a wedding planner Nadine is organized and she seems to have everything under control. But, deep down there is sadness and she wants more. She works with her best friend, Hugh, who owns the venue; which happens to have a very long waiting list.
The story starts with a bride canceling her wedding and Nadine makes a call to another bride from the list: Clara and her fiancée. Nadine’s description of Mr. (Hartley) Valent ...more
Barnard’s characters are relatable, funny and utterly entertaining, and I completely adored Nadine and Hartley’s story.
Nadine is a wedding planner and a damn good one, but nothing prepares her for the bridezilla that is Clara. Clara takes diva to a whole new level, and Nadine has to swallow her ...more
What can I say about Marrying Mr Valentine?
It’s the first book I’ve read by Laura Barnard (and I feel kind of ashamed saying that, like I should have read her books sooner). I didn’t really know what to expect, but was extremely happy with what I found. It was funny, cleverly written, engaging... I connected to the characters (I think it would have been im ...more
In Adventurous Proposal we meet Flo and Hugh and their crazy plan to get married a month after they meet, and the story continues in Marrying Mr Valentine, only with Flo’s be ...more
Nadine is a 32 year old wedding planner living back at her parents after suffering a terrible tragedy 3 years ago. She is dedicated to her job and loves helping prepare the dream wedding for the couples she meets. With a last minute cancellation at the prestigious Duck and Goose venue coming up she decides to make one couple extremely happy.
Enter Clara and Hartley ...more
I enjoyed this story by Laura. It was funny, chaotic and heartbreaking all at the same time. It is the story of Nadine Roberts, a woman who has gone from teaching five year olds t being a successful wedding planner. Her ife isn't wasnt all a bed of roses though, she was still suffering from a tragic event that occurred three years prior.
Hartley Valentine, boy was that man frustrating, he was also very hot. There was just one problem though - he's the groom and ...more
I loved the overall story and found that Barnard put the perfect amount of giggles, flaws and building romance to really give me something ...more
“What if you were happy enough before and then something comes along to make you realise happy enough is not as happy as you want to be?”
Nadine Roberts is a kind hearted and detailed oriented wedding planner and she meets Hartley Valentine while planning his wedding to the tasteless and self centered Clara Blumenkran ...more
She lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and daughter.
In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, cuddling dogs, matchmaking her friends (very successfully), binging True Crime, indulging in the power nap and reading past her bedtime.