Book Reviews of Always the Bridesmaid

Always the Bridesmaid
Always the Bridesmaid
Author: Sarah Webb
ISBN-13: 9780060571665
ISBN-10: 0060571667
Publication Date: 2/2004
Pages: 342
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Avon Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book. A cute and fun read.
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All in all, not a bad chick lit book. I could have done without some of the things in the book and there were some *really* bad continuity issues with one character in particular. Not terribly deep, but that's sort of the point of chick lit, eh?
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funny, painfully honest and a quick and easy read

It's bad enough when your love life is going nowhere fast -- it's worse when everyone else's is soaring!

That's the personal tragedy that appears to have befallen Amy O'Sullivan, as she careens toward the "Big Three-O" with what she laughingly refers to as a "career" at a dead end. Amy's little sister has come home with her "Golden Delicious" Australian fiancé in tow. Amy's girlfriend Beth is also planning on tying the knot with her own Mr. Right in the near future. And another "friend" has just slept with the man Amy figured she herself might end up marrying! So what's a perennial bridesmaid to do . . . after she's spent more than enough time and energy lying in bed, wallowing in self-pity? Why, move on, of course! She's needed (sort of) at the bookstore where, as "Story Princess," she's expected to enliven young lives, even as her own sinks deeper in the mire.

Then again, perhaps there are actual Prince Charmings out there in the real world. And a pitiful princess never knows what -- or who -- is going to come walking in the door holding the hand of an eager little girl . . .
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Very Cute book...I didn't want to put it down in parts.
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Very cute book - great chick flick read!
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Good book. I like the idea.
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This book had great characters and was just a really nice, crisp romance. Good read.
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Finding love after losing what Amy thought was love.

Bonus: How to make a Halloween costume from bridesmaids gowns that you will never wear again, by my sister, Beth Goldner, author of Wake (posted on this site by others, I keep my copy)

Works best with a solid color dress. 2 purchases: a tacky tiara and a toy weapon, such as an axe, knife or gun.
Roll the dress into a bunch and put into a corner for 2-3 days so it wrinkles.
Then, using a knife or scissors, make random slits/cuts into the dress. (After all, you never were going to wear it again.)
Using red paint, put random spots on the dress to look like blood.
Do your makeup quite severely, with running mascara; goth works well.
Do your hair like you are unhinged.
Put the tiara on backwards or crooked.
Carry the toy weapon.
Wear sneakers.

You are now a disgruntled bridesmaid!!
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This was OK. Not my favorite. It was not easy for me to connect with the lead character (Amy) and there are times in the book where the storyline goes off on tangents that don't help the story along. I would have preferred a lot more background on the characters as well.
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A very easy chick lit read.
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This book had its cute moments. I had a had time identifying with the main character. I felt the story lacked any character development or a clear cut story line. It was a quick read for a summer day, but not the kind of story that stays with you.
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The whole point of chic lit is that it should be light, funny and have romance. Not so much of any of the above for this book. Amy is struggling through a break-up, a stale job, and her friends are all getting married. You want to root for Amy, but she does incredibly stupid stuff to the poor man who is interested in her. Also, the author touches on the fact that Amy has depression. I wanted more lightness, more funny and more romance.
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It's bad enough when your love life is going nowhere fast -- it's worse when everyone else's is soaring!

That's the personal tragedy that appears to have befallen Amy O'Sullivan, as she careens toward the "Big Three-O" with what she laughingly refers to as a "career" at a dead end. Amy's little sister has come home with her "Golden Delicious" Australian fiancé in tow. Amy's girlfriend Beth is also planning on tying the knot with her own Mr. Right in the near future. And another "friend" has just slept with the man Amy figured she herself might end up marrying! So what's a perennial bridesmaid to do . . . after she's spent more than enough time and energy lying in bed, wallowing in self-pity? Why, move on, of course! She's needed (sort of) at the bookstore where, as "Story Princess," she's expected to enliven young lives, even as her own sinks deeper in the mire.

Then again, perhaps there are actual Prince Charmings out there in the real world. And a pitiful princess never knows what -- or who -- is going to come walking in the door holding the hand of an eager little girl . . . (Amazon)