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The Wedding that Changed Everything

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  244 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Love happens when you least expect it…

Emily Atkinson stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago! She’s fed up of dating frogs in order to track down her very own Prince Charming, despite the best efforts of her matchmaking best friend…

But now she’s been invited to the wedding of the year at the enchanting Durban Castle, and perhaps bumping into a knight in shining

Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published February 7th 2018 by HQ Digital
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Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
The Wedding that Changed Everything by Jennifer Joyce is a contemporary romance read that was full of laughs from the very first page. The lead character, Emily, is one that is full of snappy comebacks as she navigates the waters and tries to avoid her best friend’s attempts at matchmaking.

Emily and Alice have been roommates since college and now that Alice has found the man who she believes is the one she is determined that Emily needs to do the same. Emily however is a bit jaded on the whole h
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Emily Atkinson is a history teacher and has had enough of men. She doesn’t want to go on date after date, but her best friend Alice has a different plan. She is also looking for men and Emily’s perfect match.

Alice herself has a boyfriend (Emily’s teacher colleague), but her family doesn’t know. Kevin had to hide several times already and she just can’t tell them, because she knows they won’t approve. When her sister gets married, s
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Being down with the flu, I wanted to read an extremely light feel good book, but I had a condition, the main character should not a dumb, simpering teenagery character. And I am glad to say that this book ticks all my boxes.

Alice and Emily, BFF, share a home, when Alice's wicked stepmother invites Emily to Alice's sister's wedding. Since her break up and her mother's death, Emily has had some knocks in life. Not believing in HEA (happily ever after), she is single by choice. So Alice considers i
Rachel Gilbey
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed The Wedding That Changed Everything, it was entertaining from cover to cover in this book that could make the hardened of hearts potentially believe in love or fairy-tales.

For our main character Emily stopped believing in Prince Charming when she was a child and is utterly fed up of being sent out on dates thanks to her best friend, Alice. Alice agreed that if Emily comes with her, to her sister's wedding and puts up with one week of intense searching for Prince Charming t
Three and a half stars.

Emily Atkinson is dragged to her best friend Alice's big sister Carolyn's wedding as her plus one. Emily and Alice are total opposites, Alice is a true romantic whereas Emily's mother's revolving door of men after her father left has made Emily cynical about men and relationships. Her mother's death two years ago hurt Emily irreparably, she dumped her long-term boyfriend and has refused to enter into any more relationships. Since then Alice has been forcing her to date guy
Nicola Clough
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this author and she certainly never let me down at all. The book was so Devine from page one and had you hooked in straight away and you just want to keep reading to find out what will happen at the end. A very easy read and full of friendships and romance and families along with a wedding. Perfect book for curling up and having a laugh.
Emily hasn't had a boyfriend for some years and she has learnt her ex is happy in a new relationship but she can't move on and her friend is set to match
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I really, really enjoyed this book. Much like Jennifer's first novel I've ever read, the story drags you in and I loved every second. It was interesting and eventful from start to finish. I was hooked from the first page!

The story follows main character Emily, on her journey to keep as far away from love as possible! Even though she tries her best to stay single, her best friend Alice has other ideas. When Emily is invited to Alice
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, kindle, net-galley
What a wonderfully delightful read. I love books with a wedding and this one was the stuff of dreams!
Emily has had a tough time and is keeping all relationships at arms’ length. Her friend is determined to get her settled down- despite keeping her own boyfriend secret from her family.
When Alice’s sister is getting married at a castle , the guests are invited for a whole week of celebrations and Alice sees this as the perfect way of finding Mr Right for her friend.
I loved all the characters- I fe
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Again a 4.5 star read! This is my third Jennifer Joyce and this is tying for the top spot along with a Beginner's guide to Salad. I liked this wedding story a lot better than The Wedding Date, why, because this is the first book among the three I've read where the author has given sufficient time for the main romance to blossom. There is proper character development, decent enough back stories, and even within the one week duration which is a lot less time in normal circumstances there are so ma ...more
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Emily has always been reluctant to "let people in" and the death of her mother has exacerbated the condition. She pushed away her long term boyfriend, Edward, and her flatmate Alice is determined to find her the right man. When Alice wangles Emily an invitation to a family wedding at Durban Castle Emily agrees to let her matchmake for the week of the festivities and then let it drop. Cue a series of misunderstandings about men and a revelation of a secret. Pretty much standard fare really. Eithe ...more
Grace J Reviewerlady
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such a good read, full of fun and laughter, wonderful characterisation and several who have had more than their fair share of heartbreak. But the course of true love never did run smooth …

Emily and Alice are housemates and best friends, so when Alice needs a plus one for her sister’s wedding and she can’t take the boyfriend she hasn’t told her family about then Emily is the obvious choice! But this isn’t any ordinary wedding – this is a week full of fun and games at the family castle – w
Emily met Alice in Uni, and they’ve been friends ever since, despite their very different views on Happy Ever After. And now, with Alice all loved up: she’s decided that Emily needs to find the romance in her own life. With a wedding at the old ‘family castle’ coming for Alice’s sister, involving a week of “wedding activities’ and avoiding her stepmother in her own complicated family, Alice has decided that Emily will be her ‘plus one’ and she’ll (Alice) make sure that Emily meets several availa ...more
Cheryl M-M
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Emily is very much a product of her childhood, and the result of that is a fear of commitment. She mistrusts the whole concept of romance and the possibility of finding a partner to share her life with. She is so intent on discovering the Mr Wrongs, so she doesn’t get pulled into any romances or possibly find happiness, that she doesn’t see Mr Right when he is stood right in front of her.

Emily agrees to be Alice’s plus one at a family wedding. Alice needs back-up when it comes to her emotional a
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received The Wedding that Changed Everything by Jennifer Joyce from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. This is the first I have ever read by Ms. Joyce and I believe a stand alone. A delightful story that kept a smile on my face the whole time I read the book.
Emily Atkinson has walled herself off from feeling anything since the death of her mother. When her best friend drags her to her sister's wedding as her plus one, Emily is forced into meeting a variety of men thrust upon her as matc
Joanne D'Arcy
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a child Emily believed in fairy tales - but then her childhood changed and her belief in such things disappeared, consigned to the bin or the fire.

As an adult Emily still doesn't believe in fairy tales and is taken a hiatus on finding Mr Perfect, she is having to wade through a lot of Mr Not Much Good and it is getting to her.

Emily's friend Alice has other ideas. As she is now in love thanks to Emily, Alice feels that she should return the favour. And what better place to find that person tha
Rachel (Rae)
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a book that will provide a fun filled escape then look no further The Wedding That Changed Everything had me smiling all the way through as well as giggling in lots of places too. Especially at the part of the book involving Twiggy, it was just such a light and feel good story.

Emily really doesn't believe in happy ever afters anymore and my heart went out to her. I found the friendship between Alice and Emily to be pretty balanced as they are complete opposites. Alice coul
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the very first page I knew I was gonna love the protagonist, Emily. She's a jaded school teacher who has had her heart broken not just by love, but by life itself. Meanwhile, her best friend and roommate, Alice, is a hopeless romantic already shacked up with her own bae and determined to help Emily find her very own Prince Charming. So, Alice drags Emily to her sister's week long wedding extravaganza where there's sure to be plenty of eligible bachelors waiting to sweep the single school te ...more
Helen Edwards
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it
With thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I thought this book was average to be honest. Alice was annoying, constantly trying to set her friend up with a man. Why couldn’t she take Emily at her word and leave her alone? Despite that, the strong friendship between Alice and Emily was evident and well-written. Emily was likeable but she got lost too many times – it became irritating. Archie and Tom were interesting characters, as was the wicked stepmother! In fact, I fou
Mar 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a sweet romantic comedy set during a wedding at an old castle turned event venue, owned by the bride's uncle. I liked most of the characters (of course there are always a few you love to hate) and the eventual couple were likable if flawed by their personal histories. I enjoyed seeing the villain of the piece get his comeuppance, and there were a couple of nice "happily ever afters" in sight at the end. The only caveat I would give is that the British slang in here is somewhat obscure fo ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh, what a cute story! It's not just a saying that when someone is in love they want everyone around them to be in love, too. That's the problem Emily Atchinson has when her very best friend Alice falls in love with one of Emily's colleagues. That Alice insists that Emily could find the love of her life if she just wasn't so picky with every man she dates has Emily agreeing to following Alice's lead for one week in exchange for Alice's laying off afterward. Emily is carrying some baggage ...more
Angel Hatfield
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emily Atkinson stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago! She’s fed up of dating frogs in order to find her very own Prince Charming and is giving up on men entirely. But then she’s invited to the wedding of the year at the enchanting Durban Castle and realises that perhaps bumping into a real-life knight in shining armour isn’t quite as far away as she thought!
This was a cute read. The characters were delightfully created and there were plenty of funny moments. I really enjoyed it.
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Sally Coles
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emily doesn't believe in love and has no intention of finding Mr Right but unfortunately her best friend Alice has other ideas and keeps trying too send her on dates. In one final effort she persuades Emily to be her plus one at a week long wedding celebration at Durban Castle.......... so will she be kissing lots of frogs or will prince charming be there?

A great fun easy reading book, I loved the characters and the humour, perfect for the beach
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
A light hearted fun summer read. I enjoyed this book. Fun in parts, sad in others, a well written book. I enjoyed all of the characters and found I could empathise with them. I loved the wicked stepmother who has a fabulously descriptive name. A beautiful setting in a historical castle.

A charming book perfect for a lazy summer afternoon or beach holiday read.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of The Wedding that Changed Everything by Jennifer Joyce from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was intrigued by the summary and I am happy to report that the book did not disappoint. This was a fun read - and a quick read - that made time fly by.
Heartshaped Bluestocking
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so engaged by this lovely book that I read it in one sitting. The opening sentence had me hooked, and the author kept me hooked to the very last page.
My younger self (and friend) identify with Emily and Alice, and Francelia sounds just like another friend’s mother-in-law. Emily and Alice rely on and support each other in many ways, as real friends do, and Alice’s insistence on trying to find a boyfriend for Emily is in equal measure annoying and adorable, as are Emily’s reasons for dumpin
K is for Cathy
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story. Secrets, lies and conflicts which most of us can relate to. You can be rich or poor to wish your family was different growing up. Most of us doubts of being loved and giving love. Worth taking the time to start reading. You won’t stop reading.
Karen Whittard
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
A lovely, romantic, funny, lighthearted chicklit. Perfect for times when you want a break from reality but don’t want to concentrate too much. Lovely.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
It was alright but not the sort of book I enjoy. The characters were annoying for the most part and not very relatable. I'm sure a lot of people will like the book but it's not one for me. ...more
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was really cute!!
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this slow-burn romance that actually took place in a very condensed time frame. I look forward to more by this author!
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