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Topic: A Bad Bride's Tale by Polly Williams

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Subject: A Bad Bride's Tale by Polly Williams
Date Posted: 7/16/2008 7:52 AM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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I just finished this book last night and was wondering if anyone else here has read it and would like to chat about it.

I thought it was OK.  Some plot twists definitely surprised me, while others were very predictable.

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 3:33 PM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2007
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I have it on my bookshelf but I have not read it yet - I would love to hear more about  what you thought of it. 

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 3:53 PM ET
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Hi Kaye,

I didn't think it was as good as The Yummy Mummy.  I found many of the character traits hard to believe, for instance, the Mom who knows her kid is doing drugs and is OK with that.  It was also a bit weird how the characters could go from liking to loving someone or liking to hating someone so quickly.  One of the hardest things for me to believe was a reminiscence that 2 of the characters were about to kiss, when another woman interrupted...so the male protagonist just goes off with this new woman and starts dating her instead of the woman he was just about to kiss??   And I found some of the events to be way too neat and coincidental.  I kept hoping that the main character (Stevie) would stand up for herself and assert herself more instead of just inwardly protesting things--especially in a chick lit book!

That being said, there were a few plot twists that I definitely didn't expect, which kept the story interesting.  It wasn't a bad read, but I am glad I got it from the library and didn't spend money or a credit on it!