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Reviewed by Jennifer Joyce
Cat should be pleased when she’s informed that she’s won a dream wedding package at the beautiful Melbury Court Hotel, but her circumstances have changed since she entered the competition. Back then, Cat was living with her fiancé, Jack but she hasn’t seen him for two months, since he’d told Cat he wasn’t ready for marriage before disappearing. Cat should tell the organisers about the break up but, curious about the wedding she can no longer have, Cat meets up with Fanny Gregory, the woman behind the competition, and fails to mention she is no longer engaged.
Adam is crushed when he proposes to girlfriend Maddy and she turns him down. Not only does she not want to marry Adam, she doesn’t want to be with him at all. When Maddy collects her belongings from Adam’s flat and leaves her key behind, he vows never to fall in love again.
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The first thing I noticed when I started reading The Wedding Diary was that it is not a diary at all. There is a date at the top of each chapter but the story is told in the third person, from both Cat and Adam’s point of view and without a diary entry in sight. I found it a little odd, but I soon forgot about the supposed diary element and stopped noticing the date at all.
I enjoyed reading this book as it is a fun story with amusing characters, such as Cat’s friends who, though they do care about Cat, sometimes seem to covet her clothes and handbags over their friendship. For me, Fanny Gregory stole the entire show. She is over the top, criticising and praising simultaneously and being shamelessly cutting in her remarks. I thought she was a fantastic character and the book wouldn’t have been half as good without her.
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