Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Review for My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding by Wendy Wax

Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: May 14th 2019 by Berkley Books

A wedding dress passed down through generations unravels the tangled threads of three women's lives in a novel of friendship, family, and forgiveness from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road.

Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it's a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn't the dress's fault.

Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in
 tow, to claim the dress she never thought she'd wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven.

Now on the eve of her daughter Lauren's wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret she's kept for far too long. And vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together--knowing they'll need each other to survive the coming storm. 

My Thoughts…

Best friends who have a falling out when one continues to live her dreams and one stays behind.   They lose touch, they think the other has it all, and then they find out the truth about what happens when they parted ways.     Circumstances bring them back together and they start to open up to each other, learn about their past and current lives, and open their hearts to what they each lost when they stopped being friends.    

Bree and Lauren are high school graduates when they part and now as adults, they are brought back together in a time of their lives when they are both fighting to keep their happiness.   It only makes sense that they lean on each other, reconnect, and help each other out in this time of upheaval and drama.    I loved watching them walk carefully around each other, seeing the figure out if the other is willing to accept their apology, and if they would be able to accept the apology.

My Ex-Best Friends Wedding is a wonderful story about the power of female friendship, family, and forgiveness.    Wendy Wax has written an amazing story with powerful messages, friendships, and family. 

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