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The Wedding Party

by Sophie King

Family Drama Relationship Stories

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Shortlisted for the RNA Love Story of the Year Award 2010.


A multi-voiced novel with each chapter written from the point of view of the various main characters as the months before a wedding are fraught with personal problems.  It’s a second marriage so there are grown-up children in the mix – one with a big surprise – which I found a delight!  There is also a female vicar with some very serious problems.  All in all it is a fascinating analysis of human nature under strain.  Well paced, well structured and most enjoyable.  Highly recommended. To view Sophie's other books click here.

Comparison: Carole Matthews, Madeleine Wickham, Jane Green.


Look out for Sophie King featuring as our first Guest Editor in April 2009 - she will be selecting 5 authors who have influenced her writing -  and if you would like to get a taste of her work, The Supper Club is available to buy now.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Wedding Party Synopsis

It isn`t your normal wedding.  Geoff and Monique are an unlikely - not to say mature - couple.  Geoff`s ex-wife is falling in love with the wrong man just in time for the ceremony, or maybe it`s just his house?  Meanwhile, their daughter`s marriage is falling apart.  The vicar is coping with a tragic accident and isn`t too sure she has any faith to spare.  And now they`ve hired Janie to plan the ceremony.  Janie has just started For Weddings and a Funeral and her events are always memorable . . . though not always in a good way.  

This wedding party seems fated to be a disaster.  But fate has some other ideas.

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ISBN: 9780340935415
Publication date: 02/04/2009
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340935415
Publication date: 2nd April 2009
Author: Sophie King
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Genres: Family Drama, Relationship Stories,

About Sophie King

Jane Bidder (pen name Sophie King) has been a journalist for over 25 years and contributes regularly to national newspapers and magazines including The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Express. As Sophie King (her pen name), she has written five novels – ‘The School Run’, mums@home, Second Time Lucky, The Supper Club and The Wedding Party  – all of which have been described as best-sellers. She is published by Hodder & Stoughton. Her new novel is called THE WEDDING PARTY and follows the lives of four people who are involved with a wedding. There’s Helen, ...

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