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Old Maid of Honor

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  268 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Part-time clown Amelia White has a detailed list of traits and accomplishments that make for her the perfect man and she won't marry anyone lacking even one of them. Perhaps that's why she's thirty and still unmarried.
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride seems to apply to both her and her roommate, until Stacy announces her upcoming and unexpected wedding. Now Amelia is feel
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Deseret Book
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Katie W
Mar 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Amelia is a nurse by day and a clown by night--well, kind of. She is so good to use her sense of humor to cheer up the kids in the hospital, but not everyone enjoys her sense of humor. Her best friend and roommate, Stacy, recently got engaged, after only three weeks and wants Amelia to be the maid of honor. Nearing 30, Amelia is getting tired of always being a part of the wedding, but not really "in" the wedding. And then she meets Ben. Seemingly perfect for her, Amelia is devastated to discover ...more
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was fun and full of good messages. :)
Dec 10, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF this book was sooooo boring! I got about 40% of the way through it and then read the end to see how it ended up.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A perfect telling of the dangers of a marriageable list. Heather delivered a fun, humor filled novel with lovable characters.
Tamera Westhoff
Feb 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I almost think the name of this book should be the Petty Old Maid of Honor. It was well-written, but I was super irritated with Amelia. I mean, really? I understand making a list, I had one that I made when I was a teenager, but I was perfectly willing to concede on some of the qualities for the man that I married. And if I were crazy enough to assume that I NEEDED every thing on the list, I most assuredly wouldn't tell the guy! Yikes! I think Ben took it pretty well, all considering. Then you h ...more
Rachael Eliker
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I had higher hopes for this book but found myself cringing in too many places to really find it enjoyable. The character's opinion of converts, people who hadn't served a mission, divorced people, people of other faiths, etc, was incredibly shallow, which I suppose caused a lot of the book's heartache, and rightfully so. Amelia was too self-righteous to really sympathize with, so I couldn't really get into the story. Anyway, it did have a happy ending, which I appreciated but for me, it was only ...more
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Cute, but I didn't find the main character that believable. I know there are women like her, with "lists" that keep them happily single, but I'm not sure the author actually knew any, because this girl seemed an odd mixture of judgemental and compassionate. She was unpredictable, and unrelatable. There wasn't enough explanation perhaps of why she is the way she is. Nor was there enough evidence as to why her main man loves her, other than he finds her attractive for reasons he can't define. I fi ...more
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May 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
I don't like to give bad reviews on books. This book was almost hard to finish. I did finish though. It attracted me initially because it is an LDS romance novel set in Palo Alto and on the peninsula- where I've lived. It's okay for an LDS romance novel- but the main character just really got on my nerves. I really hope there aren't people out there that are as petty as she is. I also felt like the author hadn't ever even been to the Bay area, and that kind of bugged me.
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
This one wasn't as good as her other books. The love interest got his feelings hurt and turned totally mean. On top of that everyone was trying to get the main character to lower her standards. I got the impression that they thought her wanting a returned missionary as a spouse was ridiculous, I'm sure that wasn't what Horrocks was trying to say, but that's what came across. I couldn't understand why she continued to like the love interest after his continuous "tantrum".
Paula Bothwell
PG rated, but only because a little kid would get bored because it's about a woman who is always a bridesmaid. She has a list of attributes that her prospective husband should have, but meets someone without all the attributes she thought she should have. I liked it, but I am not impressed with this author (didn't feel very interested in the characters, wasn't amused by characters), so I probably won't read another of her books. Definitely for a Latter-day Saint audience.
Christina Tarbet
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. It was cute and entertaining. I didn't totally disagree with the list making and trying to find her perfect match. I totally understand because I am a list maker. I don't want to spoil anything but I thought there was a plot hole at the end at the company party. I felt there could have been more there. I felt like it was a big jump from unhappy to happy in the story line. I think there could have been more. It was a quick, fun read.
May 14, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a fun read, but I found the main character really annoying - both because of her pranks (when everything becomes a prank, it is no longer surprising or funny) and her list-making. I am a list-maker myself, and I really couldn't relate to how judgmental and unbending she was with her list! But I did like how the author had her learn what was really important, and how she was able to admit she was wrong and make it right in the end.
Baylin Bradford
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
IT WAS SOOO GOOD!! And the best part is I actually could focus and comprehend on the story without needing an audiobook to help! I recommend this book. It's a light, fluffy, LDS book with a killer romance that makes you crave a relationship. This is definitely a must read!
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book although it took a little while for me to really get into it. Maybe because I was listening to it as an audiobook (which by the way I've discovered I don't like). It was predictable, but cute and uplifting!
There were a few things that bothered me about the writing. It just had some major plot flaws that were screaming at me. However, it was a good LDS romantic comedy. And I tend to love reading those. They are like book candy for me.
Feb 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Cute fun read.. Amelia's character is hard to believe at times, but this book was the perfect light hearted thing to read when I needed a break from another book I was reading that was a little too intense.
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book a lot. It was funny and sweet, and just what I needed to read on a rough day. :)
Mar 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Cheesy LDS fiction with a spritual lesson baked right in. Thought I would try out an extremely clean romance. it was ok but I won't do another.
M.R. Polish
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, light, clean book!
Susan K
Feb 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute fun read. Some interesting twists. Not sure all of them were beliveable, but the book hit the spot
Jeri Larsen
Oct 15, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Soooo lame.
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
This book was silly. And not in a good way.
Nov 29, 2014 rated it liked it
I was looking for a cute simple book. It wasn't my favorite book, but cute. The main character was a little annoying and she could have added more to the story, but kept me reading
Hanna Bair
Apr 26, 2012 rated it liked it
The LDS cliches were rolling out of this one at vomit speed, but she still made the story interesting enough to keep me reading.
Mar 27, 2012 rated it liked it
I read the Kindle edition of this book. I liked the story. Sometimes making lists is ok, but not always.
Mar 29, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a cute fast read.
Feb 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fun cute book
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I’m an author who had a somewhat unorthodox upbringing. I was raised in South America and the Middle East, and wrote my first stories as a teenager in Kuwait, where my sister and I proved it really is hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. I wrote my first novel in three months on a typewriter when I was 21, I used every romance cliché possible (including amnesia — need I say more?), and never ...more