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The Weekend Wedding Assistant

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A Romantic Comedy about Death and Second Chances

30 year-old Nashvillian, Julia Holmes is just weeks away from becoming Mrs. Aaron DeMinthe. For as long as she can remember she's dreamed of getting married at Whitfield Chapel and now her dreams are about to be realized. Julia has meticulously planned every detail of her big day from the flowers to her gown but the one thing
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Published February 11th 2020 by Turner
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C. Clark
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I totally appreciated this rom-com having a real plot and depth of character. So many do not. The author has a firm grasp of the language, and some of her turns-of-phrasing were so mature. To open a rom-com with a death, to the degree the author took it, impressed me. I enjoyed watching how this protagonist dug her way back from that period in her life. A good book demonstrates growth of character, and Rachel Gladstone did a remarkable job bringing Julie around and deepening her soul. Excellent ...more
Marti M
Jan 30, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
1.5

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:
Julia’s fiancé decides to hike the Appalachian trail just two weeks before their wedding, and unfortunately has a freak accident and dies, leaving her to pick up the pieces. As her life goes completely not according to her plans, she decides to take a job as a wedding assistant and perhaps even give love a second chance with someone new.

Cons:
Unfortunately this book was not my favorite thing
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Dianne
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
A romantic comedy this book just isn't. 50% of the book (or a tad less) deals with Julia's loss of her great love Aaron just as they were going to get married. It shows Julia acting like mostly like a disillusioned child and her friends and family treating her as such (she is in her 30's). I realize that each person treats death differently, but to act out by being upset her fiance left her well off, then to go on a spending spree of this magnitude just made no sense to me. Then to add insult ...more
Bookgyrl
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-2019
I just closed this book and I want to write down all my feelings straight away... what a beautiful book!

Looking at the cover you would think this to be just a romance. But it certainly is not. And I was engrossed with it and loved following Julia on her journey.

When Julia's fiance Aaron dies just weeks before their wedding, she is engulfed in grief. He was trying to finish his bucket list and died on top of Mount Katahdin, as witnessed by his best friend Linc. In the weeks and months that follow
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Vanessa
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC copy through my job at an Independent Bookstore.

I love a good rom-com but this was too dark(?) to be a regular rom-com, especially since it started off so dark. It felt more like a badly written Hallmark movie, predictable and a whole lot of bits and pieces from good rom-coms thrown together. Also I found little humor in it. I gave more than one star because I did read it in one day but it felt more like “I want to read this as quick as possible so I can write a review and
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MariaPia
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Weekend Wedding Assistant book has come with me in my recent trip to the beach. I needed a cheer me up but not bland and hollow kind of book.
My WWA has soaked in sun, it has been sprinkled by drops of tropical rain, it has rested under the timid shade of the palm trees. It has come back with few scars on the cover and sand in the pages. It is there now, smiling from the bookshelf because I LOVED IT!
Danielle - BookishRhetor
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
For a few years now, I’ve said that I don’t want a wedding ceremony. I’d much rather have a giant party to celebrate my vows; however, this book has made me want to go through the torture and stress that is planning a wedding and walking down the aisle. Or, it could be my 30 year old self wanting to settle down and find my cheesy Christmas card partner. But, this book is so much more than weddings. Actually, the weddings are pretty minute in relation to the storyline. 30 year old Julia loses her ...more
Mary Bess
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought Weekend Wedding Assistant to take with me to the beach. Unfortunately, I couldn't put it down. I carried it back to the condo to read during dinner, before bed and even at the breakfast table. My friends accused me of being antisocial-then they insisted I lend them my copy. What I love about Rachel Gladstone's book, besides the provocative premise of an almost-bride losing her fiance days before the wedding, is the injection of what Jules calls her Rules of Life. There are 101 rules ...more
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