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Book Review and a Giveaway- Happiest Marriage in the History of the World-Patrice Locke

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Who doesn’t love a great rom-com? I know I do! I am excited to chat with you about The Happiest Marriage in the History of the World By Patrice Locke.

I absolutely loved the characters in this story. The plot was well thought out and I was cheering for the protagonist, Tracy Price. This novel is one that will keep you laughing until the very end!

One lucky follower with win a copy of the book! More about that a little later.

About the Book :

Tracy Price needs a sampler that says, “When you’ve got it all, don’t screw it up by worrying you’re going to screw it up.”  
 
Not that she doesn’t appreciate the abundance in her life.  
 
She has a rock star husband, two slightly spoiled kids, a successful career, friends who are mostly sane, a sprinkling of the ridiculous, and a pinch of the absurd.  
 
It’s her never-fail recipe for the potluck of life.  
 
But Tracy also has a fertile imagination that torments her with visions of impending disaster, everything from divorce, dysentery, and disinterest, to dodge-ball injuries, dolphin uprisings, and the return of disco.  
 
When a real disaster strikes her friend Randi, Tracy pledges to do anything she can to help, even if that means agreeing to find Randi a man and plan a dream wedding.  
 
Tracy’s husband, Jesse, suggests the whole thing is crazy, but she insists she’s up to the tasks, even over-qualified. Except that she’s not. But she’s never been one to let reality interfere with her good intentions.  
 
As Randi’s big day approaches, Tracy’s anxiety mounts along with her fear that instead of planning a wedding, she’s been cooking up a disaster for her friend. And for herself. 

 

About the Author:

As a journalist, Patrice Locke wrote articles about everything from city councils and drug busts to Navajo Code Talkers and haunted houses. 
 
Eventually, the desire to give the stories she wrote happy endings led her to write fiction. The best thing about that, she says, is having time to think before her characters speak, so they can say the things most of us only come up with after the perfect moment has passed. 
 
She loves to write, read, and watch romantic comedies where life always turns out the way it should. Her only obsessive relationships are with semicolons and Oxford commas. 

Her major accomplishments include teaching hundreds of community college freshmen to write essays and valiantly attempting to teach even more seventh graders about New Mexico history, language arts, and literature. (Please note the Oxford comma). She has an M.A. in secondary education from the University of New Mexico. 

Patrice lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, not far from her daughter Kaitlin, eight hours from her son Trevor, and way too many miles from amazing grandsons Alexander and Zackary.  
 
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Until the Next Chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

Review: The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo

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I was so excited to read an advanced copy of The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo. She is one of the fantastic Tall Poppy Authors .

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About the book: 

A charming romantic comedy about three sisters who are struggling to keep the family wedding planning business afloat—all the while trying to write their own happily-ever-afters in the process. 

All’s fair in love and business.

The de la Rosa family and their wedding planning business have been creating happily ever afters in the Washington, DC area for years, making even the most difficult bride’s day a fairytale. But when their parents announce their retirement, the sisters—Marisol, Janelyn, and Pearl—are determined to take over the business themselves.

But the sisters quickly discover that the wedding business isn’t all rings and roses. There are brides whose moods can change at the drop of a hat; grooms who want to control every part of the process; and couples who argue until their big day. As emotions run high, the de la Rosa sisters quickly realize one thing: even when disaster strikes—whether it’s a wardrobe malfunction or a snowmageddon in the middle of a spring wedding—they’ll always have each other.

Perfect for fans of the witty and engaging novels of Amy E. Reichert and Susan Mallery, The Key to Happily Ever After is a fresh romantic comedy that celebrates the crucial and profound power of sisterhood.

Publication Date: 5/14/19 by Gallery Books 

About the Author:

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Tif believes in and writes about heart-eyes romance, the strength of families, and the endurance of friendship. A veteran Army Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Administration, she is a craft enthusiast, food-lover and the occasional half-marathon runner. As a military spouse, she has moved nine times, and this adventure.


My review:

I do love a good ROM COM , and The Key to Happily Ever After is that and MORE.
So many great things about this book. I have a sister and I love stories about sisters, especially when they are so well written, honest and REAL.

I loved that the sisters were wedding planners that was an unexpected part of the plot that I really enjoyed. The characters were complex and likeable. The story was beautiful, emotional and sorry for repeating myself here, but REAL. I really enjoyed the author’s style of writing.

5 beautiful stars to The Key to Happily Ever After.

Until the Next Chapter,

Wilfrieda