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Summary

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the year....

Sophie Breeze is a brilliant bridesmaid. So brilliant, in fact, that she's made it her full-time job.

As a professional bridesmaid, Sophie is hired by brides to be their right-hand woman, posing as a friend but working behind the scenes to ensure their big day goes off without a hitch. From wrangling rowdy hen dos to navigating last minute portaloo cancellations and family dramas, there's no problem she can't solve. 

So when she's hired by an actual marchioness to help plan the society wedding of the year, it should be a chance for Sophie to prove just how talented she is. 

Of course, it's not ideal that the bride, Cordelia Swann, is an absolute diva and determined to make Sophie's life a nightmare. It's also a bit inconvenient that Sophie finds herself drawn to Cordelia's posh older brother, who is absolutely off limits. And when a rival society wedding is announced, things start to get rather complicated....

Can Sophie pull off the biggest challenge of her career, win over a reluctant bride and catch the eye of handsome Lord Swann - all while keeping her true identity a secret, and her dignity intact?

Heartwarming and hilarious, The Secret Bridesmaid celebrates the joys (and foibles) of weddings, the nuances of female friendship and the redeeming power of love in its many, unexpected forms.

©2021 Katy Birchall (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Not really a romance

From the blurb I thought it was going to be a really interesting romance. Secret brides made falls for viscount and have a forbidden love vibe but no it’s more about the weddings and the friendship between the lady Cordelia and Sophie. Still a really nice book and I enjoyed it but don’t get the book if you were like me and wanting a feel good romance.

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Loved it!!

Absolutely loved this book! Just what I needed .. funny, light hearted, romantic & very well written.
Narrator was fabulous too!
I was actually laughing out loud whilst walking my dog listening to this book.
Absolutely recommend x

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Enjoyed the story but not all the language

A good read or listen, though with some expletives which could have been excluded or toned down. Story flowed well, predictable ending but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Don’t buy

I read the reviews before hand as I always do and then purchased as an extra as had no credits. I persevered until chapter 9 then had to give up . Nothing was happening ! The pace was slow, plot weak, narrators voice grating and lacked emotion and this made it difficult to feel anything for any of the characters . I just felt irritated reading it . The book lacks any kind of intelligence and engagement . I normally love a good chick lit but this one was not for me at all

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Couldn't stop laughing...

One of the funniest books I've read in recent times. Well written, and impeccably narrated. After the first chapters, I started to look forward to the extracts of weird exchanges that conclude each chapter. Having worked in customer service in the past, I actually saw myself in Sophie's place more than once. Fully recommended

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Just lovely!

Such a lovely easy read and thoroughly enjoyed!! I would definitely recommend this audible/book

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Easy listen feel good story

A happy, relevant story line to make you feel good and chuckle along the way

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Unpredictable and fun

I loved the fact that I didn't know where this one was going. The main character has an unusual job as a professional bridesmaid (not one I've encountered before), and although the people she's working with are very wealthy - which would normally put me off - they come across as quite charming. I'm not normally keen on the "comic" bits but they work pretty well here. And throughout the book the author's used little details that just make it feel real. All in all a story that gets to the ending you expect but absolutely not how you think it's going to. Great narration too, and I particularly liked the voice for Cordelia which really helped bring her to life.

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Witty but predictable

enjoy this for what it is, a bit of chick lit. It has some funny moments but the plot and outcomes are fairly predictable. Narrator was fine for the part.

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A good listen

Excellent and entertaining and well read. Made me chuckle a lot. Definitely recommend downloading it.