Confetti Confidential by Holly McQueen
Holly contacted me 2 years ago asking to come and meet me to talk all things weddings. We met on a few occasions, when she trawled through my portfolios and I recounted some of the situations I have found myself in over my 15 years as a wedding co-ordinator.
The resultant novel is a hoot. A couple of ‘my scenarios’ made it into the final edit but are grossly exaggerated, ensuring the ‘laugh out loud’ reaction Holly is so adept at writing.
This is a great ‘chick lit’ read – everyone loves a wedding and the story of a wannabe wedding planner should appeal to a wide audience.
For those of us in the industry, it is a relief to be able to laugh at mistakes we have never made(?) and to be reassured that we would never find ourselves in some of the situations the ‘heroine’ Isabel Bookbinder falls in to.
Isabel is an appealing character, her naivety and ability to ignore what is staring her in the face, makes for a good comic element to the book.
An enjoyable read.