Don’t Tell the Brides To-Be by Anna Bell

Things are looking up for Penny Robinson. She’s kicked her gambling addiction and even started her own business: Princess on a Shoestring, an all-inclusive service for brides-to-be looking to pinch pennies on their big day.
Between family rows and wardrobe calamities, wedding planning is no piece of cake… but Penny’s got it all under control. That is, until a rival planner decides to take her down – one hard-won bride at a time.
Now Penny must fight to save her reputation and her livelihood before its too late. But when a romantic weekend away has some unexpected consequences, Penny’s expectations for her career are brought back down to earth with a bump.

Don’t Tell The Brides To-Be reunites us with Penny Robinson. Only this time Penny is launching her own business, Princess on a Shoestring.

If you’ve followed Penny’s story in Anna Bell’s two previous books, you will be aware that Penny’s life doesn’t always run smoothly.

But don’t worry if you haven’t read this series before, thanks to Anna Bell’s handy recaps you can easily read this as a standalone. Although I would highly recommend the rest of the series.

Penny is a character that I’ve always found easy to relate to. She procrastinates and daydreams, which is probably why she finds herself caught up in awkward situations. But she is also a lovely person who will do anything to make someone smile and brighten up their day.
Her relationship with husband Mark is in a great place and it was wonderful to be reading about them again. They really are one of those couples that I will always root for.

Despite loving, having them back in my life, it was and always has been, Nanny Violet who stole my heart. It was incredible and emotional to see how her life changes within this story.
She has always been one of those characters who offers not just love but the voice of reason.

Although it wasn’t always lovely characters within the pages, Georgina is a nasty piece of work and from her very first introduction, I hated this character.
But don’t we all love to hate a baddie!

This is a wonderful read that will give many women, wedding envy. For Bell has created some truly amazing sounding weddings and with the descriptiveness of her writing, it is almost as though you can taste the wedding cake.

A page turning read, with truly lovable characters!

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