This delightful romantic comedy delivers an engaging time-loop of possibilities after Megan and Tom call off their wedding.
If you’re looking for a lovely hit of romantic escapism then oooh hello, this could well be the book for you. With a Groundhog Day vibe, this thoroughly modern romance makes engaged couple Megan and Tom relive their day of their rehearsal dinner again and again after they call off their wedding. The Rehearsals is Annette Christie’s debut novel, and what a sparkle of a gem it is. The descriptions ensure the setting of San Juan Island just north of Seattle comes alive and acts as the perfect foil for Megan and Tom to be trapped in a time loop. Both are relatable and likeable, I found myself invested in their story and living alongside them every step of the way. This is such an entertaining yet heart-warming read, the delicious mix of will-they won’t-they and second chances is handled beautifully. I loved the surrounding family members, they ensure a wider exploration of relationships (and are rather diverting too). I’ve chosen The Rehearsals as a Liz Pick of the Month as it’s a sunshine dream of a romantic comedy.
The wedding is tomorrow. If they can only get through today...
Long-time couple Megan Givens and Tom Prescott are preparing for what should be the happiest weekend of their lives. But their plans for a perfect wedding are ruined when a huge fight causes them to call it all off on the night of their rehearsal dinner.
Megan and Tom think the worst is over - until they wake up the next morning and find themselves stuck in a time loop. Somehow they are being forced to relive the worst day of their lives - with its painful secrets, age-old grievances, and family dramas - again and again.
We've all had regrets and what ifs; The Rehearsals imagines what you might do with the chance to finally get it right.
|Publication date:||13th July 2021|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton|
|Primary Genre||Relationship Stories|
Romantic escapism with an irresistible Groundhog Day twist. You will be charmed by Megan and Tom as they relive the worst day of their lives . . . until they get it right. Annette Christie has written a fun, yet thought-provoking, rom-com - Elin Hilderbrand
A funny, clever, enchanting story about finding our way back to ourselves and to those we truly love. It had me spellbound from the first page . . . The Rehearsals is refreshingly honest about the ups and downs of long-term relationships, whether romantic or family, handling its themes with wit and zest. Terrific fun from beginning to end - Sarah Haywood
A wonderful romantic story about do-overs, second chances, and finding your happily ever after. In the spirit of the story, no sooner had I finished this book than I wanted to read it again -- Dani Atkins An enchanting and compelling look at life's what-ifs. Christie writes with honesty, heart, and a great deal of charm -- Helen Hoang, bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient
Clever, funny and relatable with wonderful characters. I finished it with a lump in my throat -- Cressida McLaughlin
Utterly captivating, charming, and brilliant. With a compelling plot and relatable characters, The Rehearsals explores the raw emotions behind the question of what if and the true meaning of second chances -- Sonia Hartl, author of Heartbreak for Hire, Not Your #LoveStory, and Have a Little Faith in Me
A compelling, clever look at the hard work of growing up in our relationships - with friends, family, lovers, and ourselves - woven through with humour and tremendous heart -- Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate
A compelling story about the power of second chances and forgiveness that's sure to spark conversation. - Kirkus
Delightful . . . This charming story delivers equal amounts of honesty and hope and is bound to win the hearts of rom-com fans - Publishers Weekly