"An amusing romantic romp"
After a disastrous marriage when she was too young,
family attorney Charlene Dugan has no plans to marry ever
again. Now forty-five and seeing someone for five years,
Charlene appreciates the status quo of having her own home
and a significant other in that home. With her nerves
on edge from a couple going through a horrific divorce, her
daughter stuns Charlene when she tells her that does not
want to end up like her mom, all alone. On top of that
flogging, her mom seems to be showing signs of mental
instability and her former spouse Jake, who seems to be
around a lot, accuses her of not being able to commit. To
prove they are wrong she proposes to Dennis and he gladly
However, preparing for the wedding turns disastrous.
Denis seems more interested with the wedding planner than
Charlene. Stephanie seems into a deeper funk because her
mom is marrying before she is. Then there is Jake, who
makes it clear that he is he one who should be her groom
not Dennis. Can a marriage take much more of a spiral
downward than this mess that Charlene wants to escape from
before she goes insane.
THE WEDDING PARTY is an amusing romantic romp that
slowly develops the cast so that the audience understands
everyone's reactions and actions. Once the characters'
motivations are established, the plot turns into a wild
humorous ride down the aisle. Fans of contemporary
craziness will want to attend Charlene's wedding reception
as the story line has several additional subplots
augmenting a delightfully funny novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 15, 2001