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Published May 20th 2021
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May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is the question that our protagonist, Delphie, finds herself asking when all around her, friends and family are settling down. Delphie believes she is happy with her life of having a strong, successful career but no love interest. Yet, with the constant questioning, particularly from her family, Delphie wonders if her priorities are in the right place?
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Mar 31, 2021 marked it as to-read
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May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from the publisher.

As always, Sheila O'Flanagan has given us a relatable and thoroughly enjoyable story about life, love, and family, and I never wanted it to end.

Delphie's family always complains that she works too much and they worry that she will end up alone if she doesn't start looking for love instead of focussing on her career. But what they don't seem to understand is that she genuinely loves and enjoys her job. Executive Assistant to a powerful and wea
Craig / Phil
Apr 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thank you Hachette for sending us a copy to read and review.
Ireland’s favourite contemporary fiction writer returns with a story of one woman’s journey through family, love, career and life challenges.
Delphie works for an investment company and is very succesful and great at her job.
When a tragedy strikes with her boss while attending her brothers wedding, her whole world changes.
Delphie has been living the life, a beautiful home, close friends, a loving family and a great career but soon everyt
Nicola Mackenzie-Smaller
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received a proof copy of this book from the publishers in return for an honest review.
I was pretty excited to receive this book as I am a big fan of Sheila O’Flanagan and I like her Irish romantic novels. I was not disappointed by this book, although what I loved about it was a slight departure from the norm.
Delphine (Delphie) Mertens is a law graduate, working as an executive assistant to a very successful man called Conrad. She’s pretty indispensable to him; flying to his villa in Mallorca a
Caroline Kerdouci
May 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Empowerment, recognising your own strengths and acknowledging exactly what makes you happy whilst not bowing to family pressures and expectations are just some of the themes embraced by Sheila O’Flanagan in her latest novel. The eye catching cover and title suggests there will be much cause for celebration in a storyline peppered with good old Irish charm, banter, humour, friendship and romance. However beneath the lighthearted surface lies a romantic tale with a difference, one that will instea ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
I read this author many years ago so I was looking forward to reading this.. I wasn’t disappointed.

Delphie is the main character. She is very likeable. She is happy with life even though her family want her to settle down.

This is another well written story by this author.
Rosie Amber
Three Weddings And A Proposal is a contemporary story set in Ireland in a post-pandemic time. Delphie is the personal assistant of a successful businessman and the story opens with her being in charge of buying a very expensive bracelet for her boss’s girlfriend.

In her personal life Delphie needs a plus-one partner for her brother’s wedding; she’s running out of time to find a single man. Luckily, while returning from a business trip she bumps into an ex-boyfriend who kindly agrees to attend the
Three and a half stars.

Delphie is living her best life, executive assistant to one of Ireland's wealthiest men she travels the world doing everything from buying an antique bracelet for his girlfriend to reviewing business plans and managing the company's charitable foundation. She's single with her own beautiful cottage by the sea but the rest of her large Irish family won't stop feeling sorry for her just because she's alone. The last straw comes when she is being harangued from all sides bec
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I've always been a fan of chic lit / women’s fiction, using it as an antidote to my other favourite genre - psychological thrillers or for reading at times when there's too much going on in my life and I'm looking for a comfort read. Sheila O'Flanagan has always been included in what I call my 'comfort blanket' authors. I know whenever I pick up one of her novels I'm going to get a read that touches on real life issues, sucks you into family dynamics, will have me muttering out loud and then che
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sheila O’Flanagan is becoming a firm favourite of mine and her latest offering did not disappoint. In fact, I cannot help but feel that the book title does a complete disservice to what the novel truly is about. Superficially yes, there are weddings and a proposal but dig deeper and there is so much more to this tale. There are the requisite lighthearted and romantic moments, yet at its heart I applauded the strong stance made by the women who embrace their independence.

‘Everyone says they want
Linda Hill
May 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Delphine Mertens has life fully under control – probably.

My goodness I enjoyed Three Weddings and a Proposal. It’s simply gorgeous and is a perfect example of women’s fiction at its very best, because of Sheila O’Flanagan’s consummate story telling. I loved Delphie’s conversational tone from the very beginning because it was like I was listening to a friend chat with me, or even as if I were inhabiting her mind so that I found myself becoming her and seeing everything through Delphie’s perspecti
Emma Crowley
Apr 14, 2021 rated it liked it
It’s been quite awhile since I have read a book by Sheila O’Flanagan. I have read all her earlier books and loved them but then something made me stop reading books from this author. Maybe my reading tastes changed but whatever it was it was certainly a mistake because this new book Three Weddings and a Proposal was a great, entertaining read. Soon after beginning this story, I was kicking myself that I had abandoned this author for so long. This is a mature read, thankfully not focused on the u ...more
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Three Weddings and a Proposal by Sheila O’ Flanagan is published today, May 20th, with Headline Review and is described as ‘a gripping and empowering new novel from the author of the No. 1 bestsellers THE WOMEN WHO RAN AWAY, HER HUSBAND’S MISTAKE and THE MISSING WIFE’. Sheila O’ Flanagan is a much-loved author of many, with Marian Keyes saying that Sheila O’ Flanagan is one of her favourite authors and Beth O' Leary stating that ‘reading a Sheila O’Flanagan novel always feels like sitting down f ...more
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‘At the first wedding, there’s a shock

The second wedding is unexpected

By the third, Delphie thinks nothing could surprise her. But she’s wrong . . .

Delphie is enjoying her brother’s wedding. Her surprise last-minute Plus One has stunned her family – and it’s also stopped any of them asking again why she’s still single. But when she sees all the missed calls that evening, she knows it can’t be good news. And she’s right.

Delphie has been living her best life, loving her job, her friends, her no-st
May 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One thing I really like about Sheila O’Flanagan’s books is the focus on the women characters. Although the title of this book might make you think that this might be light romantic fiction, there’s so much more to it than that.

Delphie is our protaganist and she’s a successful executive assistant to Conrad, his right hand woman and loves her work at the Cosecha company. When she is at her brother’s wedding, she gets a shock phone call which changes her life, And when I say shock, I mean shock. I
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“Three Weddings and a Proposal” is an enjoyable read by an author who knows how to develop interesting characters and always produces entertaining novels. If Mediterranean beach holidays had been allowed when I was reading this arc it would have been my perfect companion whilst sitting on a deck chair under the hot sun. Even if I can’t be sunning myself in the Med at the moment my reading material is making me feel like I’m on holiday!
Delphie is the main protagonist in this story. She appears to
Veronika Jordan
May 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Delphine is a great protagonist and her wit and wisdom is only outshone by that of the author. She likes to think she is a feminist and a tough independent woman, but at times she wonders if she is really a doormat. In spite of being a qualified lawyer she works for Conrad Morgan, the CEO of a highly successful financial company. She is his executive assistant and earns a huge salary, travelling all over the world with him and attending glamorous parties, but she still has to book his flights an ...more
Tilly Fitzgerald
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Whilst this was my first of the author’s novels, I can safely say Sheila O’Flanagan has a big new fan here who’ll soon be looking up the backlist!

This is the story of Delphie - an ambitious and reliable woman who has dedicated herself to her career, often to her family’s dismay. Whilst looking for a plus one to her brother’s wedding, she happens to bump into her ex, and he agrees to go along with her, but she gets a call that night which turns her world upside down and throws everything she’s w
May 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Delphine seems to have it all, with a perfect job working for the CEO of a successful investment company which takes her to lovely places around the world, and her beautiful home offers her the peace of an independent lifestyle. Delphine is perfectly content, and even though her family would rather see her settled and married, she is in no rush to find 'her Mr Right'. However, fate has a nasty way of intervening and when tragedy strikes at the heart of Delphine's world she is forced to take stoc ...more
May 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
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At the first wedding, there's a shock

The second wedding is unexpected

By the third, Delphie thinks nothing could surprise her. But she's wrong . . .

Delphie is enjoying her brother's wedding. Her surprise last-minute Plus One has stunned her family - and it's also stopped any of them asking again why she's still single. But when she sees all the missed calls that evening, she knows it can't be good ne
𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝗪𝐞𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐀 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐚𝐥 ⁣

A story about powerful women, how to admire one, learn from one and ultimately be one. A refreshing look on a stereotypical love story, that puts the love and control in the female leads court. ⁣

I enjoyed this book, but I didn't love it. It felt way too long for me, and while I was excited by the twists and turns and recurrent emotional turmoils, I ultimately felt a lack of relationship with each of the characters. I do however see potential for a
Grace J Reviewerlady
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It’s a real treat when I have a book from this author on my list – I have always really enjoyed her writing.

Delphie is loving her brother’s wedding and having the best time, even if her family are reading too much between the lines about her plus one. Why can’t they see what she has achieved with her life? Her own home, a career she has worked hard for and good friends. Then one unexpected phone call changes it all; everything Delphie thought defined her is suddenly in question, and her life see
May 20, 2021 rated it liked it
All of Delphie's family are looking forward to her brother's wedding but not her. Instead she finds the whole plus one decision a headache and has no idea who to take. When the day finally arrives she may have solved that particular problem but then a bolt out the blue knocks her for six and she may never be the same again!

Firstly I was expecting a very different book from the tag line and even the title. I thought the story would be full of surprises with the added backdrop of multiple beautifu
Marie’s Book Boutique
Thank you so much to Amazon Vine and Headline for the opportunity to read the ARC of Three Weddings and a Proposal by Sheila O'Flanagan. This is my first read of Sheila's work so I had high hopes for this book.
The story follows Delphie a single independent woman; who is living a good life. She has a good job which she is driven in and a beautiful house by the sea. But her family are constantly at her to settle down, like her siblings! Her brothers wedding is first and she has to find a plus one
Jun 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Delphie has a great job. She’s happily single, she travels the world for work, her friends are supportive and loyal and she’s bought a cottage by the sea.

This is her best life and her only problem is fending off questions about her single status from her well-meaning, but traditionally Irish family. However, she suprises them all when she announces the name of her ‘plus one’ for her brother’s wedding.

It’s during the wedding reception that Delphie’s world comes crashing down. News of a tragic acc
Claire Mc Partlin
A really enjoyable story centred around the main character, Delphie, and her family and friends.

Delphie loves her job as executive assistant working for one of Ireland's wealthiest men.  She arranges his travel, deals with business deals, and is basically his right-hand woman, very switched on and a lot cleverer than the current position she is in.  But she loves her job and gets on great with her boss.  But her family keep thinking she should have more in her life than just her job, even though
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Empowering and sweet, this story will make you believe in yourself.I am an avid reader, so I always have different types of books in my hands, but this one has a different flair, something that none of the others have, the truth that if you are not happy with yourself, you’ll not be happy with anyone.
I really enjoyed this read, there are some very interesting characters involved in the plot, a little bit of mystery and the dark side of the relationships, because there’s not always rainbows and e
Apr 02, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read books by this author before, I was very excited to read an ARC copy of this, sent to me by Netgalley and Headline Publishing.

Delphine is a strong independent woman, who has a successful career and all the perks that go with it. Although she had struggled to maintain a long term relationship, she continued to thrive in her professional life, until there is a shocking incident that completely turns Delphine's world up side down. Embarking on a personal journey that makes her rethink h
Karen Mace
Apr 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a thoroughly entertaining read and I loved hearing the story of Delphie as she deals with all that life was throwing her way - from work, to family and to her personal life - things are changing on all fronts for her and she has a lot of re-adjusting to do!

Delphie is the main character and she is a happy woman! She has a job she loves and is happily single, it's just that her family want her to be settled and less work focused! But all good things come to an end, and in this instance it
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