MADELEINE WICKHAM THE WEDDING GIRL PDF
The Wedding Girl: A Novel [Madeleine Wickham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. At the age of eighteen, in that first golden Oxford. Madeleine Wickham is the real name of Sophie Kinsella who writes the . The Wedding Girl, Black Swan , ISBN: 0 8. A young British woman’s storybook wedding to a rich man’s son is jeopardized by a long-buried secret.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview Wichkam a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham. At the age of eighteen, in that first golden Oxford summer, Milly was up for anything. Rupert and his American lover Allan were all part of her new, exciting life, and when Rupert suggested to her that she and Allan should wifkham married, just so that Allan could stay in the country, Milly didn’t hesitate, and to make it seem real she dressed up in cheap wedding finery and po At the age of eighteen, in that first golden Oxford summer, Milly was up wedfing anything.
Rupert and his American lover Allan were all part of her new, exciting life, and when Rupert suggested to her that she and Allan should get married, just so that Allan could stay in the country, Milly didn’t hesitate, and to make it seem real she dressed up in cheap wedding finery and posed on the steps of the registry office for photographs.
Ten years later, Milly is a very different person. Engaged to Simon – who is wealthy, serious, and believes her to be perfect – she is facing the biggest and most elaborate wedding imaginable. Her mother has it planned to the finest detail, from the massive marquee to the sculpted ice swans filled with oysters. Her dreadful secret is locked away so securely she has almost persuaded herself that it doesn’t exist – until, with only four days to go, her past catches up with her.
Suddenly, her carefully constructed world is about to crash in ruins around her. How can she tell Simon she’s already married? How can she tell her mother?
The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham
But as the crisis develops, more secrets are revealed than Milly could possibly have realised Paperbackpages. Published August 2nd by Black Swan first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Wedding Girlplease sign up. Lists with This Book. View all 11 comments. I am a fan of Sophie Kinsella’s books, so when I found out that she was also writing as Wickham, I wanted to take a look.
This was my first Wickham book and it was definitely different. Kinsella’s books a fun and flighty, romantic comedies with little edge. I’ve often likened them to modern fairy tales and enjoy them very much. In this book, the very first difference was it was written in the third person with shifting view points as opposed to Kinsella’s first person stories.
The Wedding Girl took me a little time to get into but once I did, I found myself enjoying. I was impressed with Wickham’s honest approach to some of modern society’s big questions and while it wasn’t heady or in-depth, she didn’t shy away from looking into questions of marriage, fidelity, abortion, or homosexual relationships, and while I may not agree with her in everything, I appreciated her honest treatment as opposed to the supposition that life’s questions only have one answer.
Not as fun or flighty but still enjoyable, perhaps even more so for giving an edge to a story that could have been another comedic rehash. Do all of Wickham’s books hold this edge?
Perhaps not, but it was nice to see that she isn’t just rehashing Shopaholic in every tale. View all 3 comments. Apr 27, Rebecca rated it liked it.
I pulled this off a library shelf on impulse, expecting a light, fun read. Within a chapter, I had a feeling of foreboding. The heroine was flighty, immature, and not terribly bright, her fiance was stubbornly blind, and her mother was atrocious. I hated these people.
The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham – a tale of two marriages
I’d accidentally gotten myself mired in a brand-name dropping morass of people being shallow. Fortunately, I was wrong. Oh, the characters have flaws all right. But it turns out that the author knows what she’s doing. People have une I pulled this off a library shelf on impulse, expecting a light, fun read.
People have unexpected depths and problems beyond being idiotic. There’s also hidden reserves of compassion and love. And the ending, while it has some schmaltz, also has an kadeleine poignancy. This is a more complicated book than I’d realized, and I enjoyed it all the more for that.
The one big issue is that there is one character who turns out to be malevolent for reasons not fully explained.
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There are little madeleune, but given how well some of the other backstory is described, I kind of wonder if the author had intended there to be another big reveal of the character’s past that gotten forgotten or accidentally edited out.
As it is, the character in question does some horrible things that are never particularly justified. That said, this is a more intelligent book than it needed to be, while still being rather compulsively readable. This book is a romance, written under Sophie Kinsella’s pseudo. Milly is a twenty-eight-year-old woman, just a few short days of getting married, who wants everyone to love her. And then the wedding photographer shows up with his seemingly recognizable face.
He knows Milly’s best kept secret. Killing him weddinng out of the question, yet Milly needs to find away to shut him up before everyone finds out that she’s not perfect. Just knowing how funny Kinsella can Warning: Just knowing how funny Kinsella can be, I felt cheated.
I wanted a dash of that humorist tone and crazy situations. But instead this is hard core drama that deals with LGBT themes, non-planned pregnancies, and falling out of love. All things worth discussing. Jan 30, Cindy rated it it was ok. Is it me or do Wickham’s main characters all seem like the same girl with a different name? She’s slightly loopy and harbours some secret about herself that the guy is always completely clueless to.
I didn’t love this book. I didn’t hate it. It was just “meh. It’s odd that a book can be both predictable and ridiculously far-fetched at the same time, but her books seem to be just that. If you’re really itching for som Is it me or do Wickham’s main characters all seem like the same girl with a different name?
If you’re really itching for some chick lit, read her first couple of Shopaholic books instead. They have the charm that this one lacks. Jun 23, Mary rated it did not like it. As I read this book I kept weddding back to a communications class I took in college and Michael Medved. He did a study questioning whether media shaped the future of society with its messages or whether it merely reflected what existed already within society.
I truly madeeline that Madelaine Wickham thinks that this book is a pretty accurate reflection upon society and the struggles of human relationships in every stage. I don’t know if she is accurate but I found myself thinking that I hope she As I read this book I kept thinking back to a communications class I took in college and Michael Medved. I don’t know if she is accurate but I found myself thinking that I hope she isn’t.
I left this book feeling very grateful for gospel principles taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and for eternal covenants. Madelekne I felt overwhelmed with gratitude for such an amazing husband.
As for the book I felt like it had a story that was filled with such worldliness of a me me me generation and wickedness disguised as confusion. The apex of my discomfort came as Wickkham read “Pregnancy, they had been instructed at school, was akin to a nuclear missle-destroying everything in its path and leaving its victims to struggle through a subsequent life hardly worth living.
It destroyed careers, relationships, happiness. The risk was simply not worth it And although I finished the book feeling lucky and grateful I can’t in good conscience recommend this book to madelein in case she does influence the culture through her book.
Feb 26, Love Fool rated it really liked it. Suddenly, her carefully constructed world is about to crash in ruins a Engaged to Simon – who is wealthy, serious, and believes her to be perfect – she is facing the biggest and most elaborate wedding imaginable.
But as the crisis develops, more secrets are revealed than Milly could possibly have realised. This was a quick read, which I think most chick-lits should be. I feel like at 18 I would too be young and stupid, willing to help out a poor gay couple.
But, now being more than ten years older, I understand that it’s not just helping out a friend, it will cause a mess in your life between paper work and status. This was cute, fun, and a total plane or beach read. This is one of my favorite Madeleine Wickham’s books, and yes, I know it’s really Sophie Kinsella but I’m not really a fan of her as Madeleine Wickham.
And BTW, Milly’s mom is my mom! Maybe that’s why I felt like I could relate to this book. This is a really good read and I’d have given it a five but I didn’t care at all for the leading man, Simon. The way he was described he seems to be something of a short, stocky, nasty-tempered and controlling childish brat.