Revenge of the Wedding Planner

  • Title: Revenge of the Wedding Planner
  • Author: Sharon Owens
  • ISBN: 9780141028576
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Paperback
  • Revenge of the Wedding Planner Mags and Julie are partners at Dream Weddings catering for the over the top and sometimes downright bizarre requirements of Belfast s brides and grooms to be They rub along well but are as different
    Mags and Julie are partners at Dream Weddings, catering for the over the top and sometimes downright bizarre requirements of Belfast s brides and grooms to be They rub along well but are as different as chalk and cheese Mags is married to the love of her life, has four kids and a complicated extended family Julie is impossibly glamorous, and doesn t remotely believe inMags and Julie are partners at Dream Weddings, catering for the over the top and sometimes downright bizarre requirements of Belfast s brides and grooms to be They rub along well but are as different as chalk and cheese Mags is married to the love of her life, has four kids and a complicated extended family Julie is impossibly glamorous, and doesn t remotely believe in love or marriage When Julie embarks on a life crisis, running away from her live in lover and throwing herself in to a hair raisingly sexy fling with Jay, it is Mags who is left to pick up the pieces When Julie eventually comes back, she brings Jay with her, and that is where the real trouble starts Add to the mix Dream Weddings most high profile celebrity clients yet, and the biggest, most ambitious wedding they have ever organised, and the fireworks really begin

    • Revenge of the Wedding Planner : Sharon Owens
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      Published :2019-04-10T10:24:18+00:00

    About Sharon Owens


    1. Here are some questions I get asked a lot DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE A WRITER No, it never crossed my mind, though I have always loved books.WHAT BOOKS DID YOU LOVE AS A CHILD THE BORROWERSTHE BORROWERS AFIELDTHE BORROWERS AFLOATTHE BORROWERS ALOFTTHE BORROWERS AVENGED, all by Mary NortonTHE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson BurnettTHE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE by CS LewisWHAT BOOKS DO YOU LOVE NOW THE MAIDEN DINOSAURTEA AT FOUR O CLOCK, both by Janet McNeillLADY CHATTERLY S LOVER by DH LawrenceTHE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNETHE FEAST OF LUPERCALAN ANSWER FROM LIMBOTHE LUCK OF GINGER COFFEY, all by Brian MooreREADING IN THE DARK by Seamus DeaneTHE COUNTRY GIRLS TRILOGY by Edna O BrienBEATRICE by Noelle HarrisonTHE RAGGY BOY TRILOGY by Patrick GalvinTHE FALLING ANGELS by John WalshMAN OR MANGO by Lucy EllmannTHE BLUE TANGO by Eoin McNameeHOW DO YOU RELAX I love gardening This is my garden in Belfast We managed to squeeze about 25 trees into a very small space It s getting quite cramped now the trees are maturing but it feels like a little secret garden to sit in so we love it I don t think I could ever move house as I love my garden far too much and also this was our first home together and the only house our daughter has ever known WHAT KIND OF FOOD DO YOU LIKE I m a veggie who doesn t like courgettes or aubergines So eating out is usually quite an adventure I love salads, pizza, fries, most vegetables especially butternut squash, most cheeses, Indian curries, pretzels and most types of bread, all kinds of fruit and ice cream My favourite snack is tea and toast with real butter I do a mean roast chicken for my daughter Alice, and she loves my bread and onion stuffing made on the frying pan with a little butter andDO YOU WATCH MUCH TV Too much My favourites are MURDER SHE WROTEPOIROTMIDSOMER MURDERSMISS MARPLEMONKKATH KIMFATHER TEDBLACK BOOKSTHE IT CROWD8 OUT OF 10 CATSTHE FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECTCORONATION STREETSEINFELDCURB YOUR ENTHUSIASMARE YOU INTERESTED IN FASHION Well, I would have said no until recently when it was pointed out to me that I love fashion very much but only certain trends, and I never change my mind about what I like So, for the last 25 years I have worn only black Victorian style blouses, long waisted overcoats, pointy toed ankle boots, DM shoes and sandals, palazzo pants and silver costume jewellery I have long, straight hair and my favourite perfume is the POISON range by Dior, or anything by CHANEL I have one designer piece a LULU GUINNESS handbag that dermotDO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT Yes It happened to me My husband Dermot is a wonderful man strong and supportive yet gentle and thoughtful too I wouldn t have a career without his encouragement, and I don t think I d be nearly as happy or well grounded either He s my best friend.The funny thing is, when I first met him, he was really skinny with long black hair and he wore a dog collar and an overcoat from the second World War Twenty three years on, he s gained some muscles, shaved his head, and now resembles a Hollywood hit man Both looks work forHOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED Hopefully with affection by my husband, daughter and close friends FAVOURITESBANDS Joy DivisionNew OrderBauhausJesus Mary ChainSiouxsie the BansheesSmithsMorrisseyCureCocteau TwinsIggy PopUndertonesPapa RoachXTCSex PistolsClashInterpolMuseRammsteinFutureheadsKooksKT TunstallBest Live Band SmithsFILMSWILD AT HEARTTRAPPED IN PARADISERAISING ARIZONAAMELIEEDWARD SCISSORHANDSSWEENEY TODD


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    1. 'Revenge of the Wedding Planner' is the story of Mags Grimsdale, a 40-something woman who works at Dream Weddings, a small wedding planning business run by her best friend Julia Sultana. But Mags isn't your average 40-something mother of four - she's a goth with long black hair, has gargoyles in her house and is keeping a secret or two. Julia sends Mags' life into disarray when she dumps her latest boyfriend, can Mags keep it all together - her family, friendship and of course, Dream Weddings?Th [...]

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    2. Synopsis: Mags and Julie are partners at Dream Weddings, catering for the over-the-top and sometimes downright bizarre requirements of Belfast's brides and grooms to be. They rub along well but are as different as chalk and cheese. Mags is married to the love of her life, has four kids and a complicated extended family. Julie is impossibly glamorous, and doesn't remotely believe in love or marriage. When Julie embarks on a life crisis, running away from her live-in lover and throwing herself in [...]

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    3. "Revenge of the Wedding Planner" was a rather quick, and in parts also amusing book, although some characters were just plainly unlikeable (Julie, Alexander, Emma!!!). It was quite refreshing to read about a 40-something lady, who is at times not able to hold things together as good as she wants to, because these kinds of stories mostly feature the complicated and messy lives of 20-something girls (and are getting a bit worn out anyway, at least for my taste).

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    4. See my review for " the trouble with weddings" this is the same book published under a different title!

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    5. I just loved this book! I thought it was brilliant! The first thing that caught me was the main character Mags. She was really interesting, being a goth in her early years and still not really shaking it when older and the fact that her husband was a punk! Her house seemed really cool to me, guitars on the walls, a MASSIVE record collection and a room that had a stone gargoyle and gothic candle sticks some at 5 feet tall?! It made me decide that when i have a house of my own it will always have [...]

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    6. This is a really enjoyable wee book. As with all of Sharon Owen's books, I get a buzz from reading a book based in Belfast and I enjoyed the we snippets of Northern Irish humourI gave the book four stars, but would actually liked to have given it three and a half. As much as I enjoyed it, I didn't really enjoy it just as much as the other books by Sharon Owens that I have read. The narrating character, Mags, really frustrated me. She was a real wimpy, pathetic sort of door mat. I just wanted to [...]

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    7. This book is a great light read, with a bit of laughingeven during the sad times. There were times that I would get distracted by things outside of the cover, but with this book it didnt matter. Which is prob what I needed! Margs is Julie's PA for her business 'Dream Weddings', the story is told from Margs POV and is almost like reading someones thoughts. The story takes place over a year, as such. Though it jumps back and forward abit, it doesnt matter as Margs tells it like someone having a ch [...]

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    8. I enjoyed Sharon Owens' first three books, set in different streets of Belfast, very much - they are all written with a lovely light touch and full of quirky, unusual characters.This comic novel about two friends who work as wedding planners is again set in Belfast, but I don't think it works as well - it's a strange mixture of farce, jet-black humour and satire and the sort of cosy-ish humour in the first three books, and to me it doesn't all really gel. I'll still read more by Sharon Owens in [...]

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    9. Something about the narration of this book made me think of Monty Python skits in which they play old English biddies. I ran across a review that said the narrator "speaks in the kind of Nordie Mockney that’s so reminiscent of transvestites in cosy cardies" -- the only word of that I understand is transvestite, but it sounds like basically the same idea. Anyway, it was kind of funny but got too crazy for me.

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    10. I have read one other of Sharon Owens books and really enjoyed it, however this was a disappointment. The storyline was pretty weak and the characters were just not likeable. I didn't like Mags, who was the character that was narrating - she was a walk-over and annoying and the none of the other characters were any better!The title of the book did not seem relevant to the storyling and all-in-all reading it seemed a rather pointless exercise.

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    11. Really enjoyed this one. Mags has got to be one of the most likable characters I think I've ever come across in a chick-lit book. She's a funny but slightly crazy ex-goth, who trys to do whats best for her and everyone around her but ends up making it worst. I think 80% of the chick lit I read is set in Ireland.

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    12. The more I read this book, the less I felt like I understood it or cared what it was about. I didn't understand what the revenge part was, didn't really connect with the main character or her life, the plot made no sense to me. Had to give up on it in the end as I didn't even care what the end was going to be.

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    13. Easy to read book. I quite enjoy the style it was written in, making it feel like Mags (the main character) is talking directly to you. some over the top story lines but that's what makes this interesting.

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    14. OK. Easy reading. Mags overspending & Julie's sexual exploits got a bit tired. Got a bit too silly midway through when Mags got the tattoo & I nearly gave up, but it settled down again. I'm not sure where the revenge part comes in.

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    15. This was an ok read. It was a reasonable story which was written with a sense of humour. It was very easy to read and a good book to take with you when you are commuting to work. This is the first time I have read anything by this author and would be willing to try some more of her work.

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    16. I really enjoyed this bookI read it whilst on my holiday and i found it so hard to put downMy only complaint would be that the story dragged in places.

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    17. Really enjoyed reading this, great chick flick read :)

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    18. A bit mad really, not much about weddings though.

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    19. A fun and light read. Sharon Owens has a very funny writing style and I find her books good to read after a heavier novel.I laughed out loud many times during this book!

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    20. I enjoyed it, I love Sharon Owens style. This is a fun book & I hope one day they start turning her great books into very entertaining movies.

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    21. Lovely sweet easy to read chick lit book, mainly about two characters and their lives whilst running a 'Dream Wedding' company

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    22. I liked this book at the beginning but 4 chapters in, I got bored, however towards the end it did get better.

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    23. Several annoying characters but an alright read.

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    24. I really enjoyed this book - it was a quick and easy read. Written in first peson and with great humour.8/10

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    25. A nice read with a funny storyline (wedding planners do a celebrity wedding). A nice commentary on true love, fake love, and imagined love.

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    26. This book was very odd. It tells the story of Mags and Julie, two wedding planners in Belfast. I think it's supposed to be funny, but maybe you have to be Irish to get it? I didn't get it.

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