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!READ KINDLE ⚖ Drôle De Mariage ♫ Milly est aussi l g re qu une bulle de savon Evapor e, souvent incons quente, elle pr pare son mariage avec le fils d un richissime homme d affaires Sa m re, qui g re un bed and breakfast , est tr s excit e par la perspective de cette union, au point de se rendre insupportable tout son entourage Ce que cette rombi re qui passe ses journ es faire des listes et s agiter pour que tout soit parfait vraiment parfait , ne pouvait pr voir, c est Le grain de sable Milly ne peut pas pouser son prince, elle est d j mari ePlus qu un grain de sable, c est plut t un norme pav dans la marre Et soudainement, tout ce ceux qui semblait si lisse, si normal, si bourgeois en somme, s av re tr s diff rent de la fa ade Apr s les eaux calmes et limpides des apparences, les personnages se retrouvent soudain projet s dans une spirale d v nements incontr lables Ce retournement les rend touchants, chacun se devant d abandonner les faux semblants pour partir en qu te de lui m me Madeleine Wickham prend soin de m nager un suspens haletant tout au long de son roman Au fur et mesure de la mise au jour de certaines v rit s, d autres questions se posent Sa description de la soci t bourgeoise anglaise y est aussi savoureuse qu un muffin ou un scone Warning spoilers aheadI liked the conflict Kinsella set up here The heroine marries a gay guy when she s young and stupid, for visa purposes, and then forgets about it until she is genuinely engaged and uh oh spaghetti ohs The man she s engaged to is the son of a v successful and consequently rich businessman, but he resents his father Millie s sister meanwhile is the wonderful career woman who has all her life s plans derailed by an unexpected and unwanted pregnancy And meanwhile the gay Warning spoilers aheadI liked the conflict Kinsella set up here The heroine marries a gay guy when she s young and stupid, for visa purposes, and then forgets about it until she is genuinely engaged and uh oh spaghetti ohs The man she s engaged to is the son of a v successful and consequently rich businessman, but he resents his father Millie s sister meanwhile is the wonderful career woman who has all her life s plans derailed by an unexpected and unwanted pregnancy And meanwhile the gay husband s boyfriend became a born again Christian and is dealing with confused feelings as a result As a set up this worked quite well, and I liked that the side characters had their own problems, conflicts and journeys I was prepared to think this better than some of the newer Kinsellas But unfortunately I didn t find the resolutions to these conflicts clever or satisfying Millie didn t just forget that she was married she knew all along, and decided that rather than tell the man she meant to marry about what happened, she would instead commit bigamy When her betrothed finds out and is flabbergasted and outraged to the point of breaking up with her, the book makes it seem as though he s the one in the wrong Like this was an oopsie daisies kinda mistake and not like a, you know, crime that can land you in prison What I m saying is, this dude just discovered that his fianc e is criminally stupid, and I for one don t blame him for wanting to break it off Meanwhile, Rupert the ex boyfriend of the gay guy Millie had married finds Millie s return into his life after all this years a bit of a shock And at first this is quite interesting she s from his past and brings back memories he had repressed I m sure Kinsella wanted this to be an enlightened and nuanced story of a gay guy finally realising that he is gay and that s okay But instead she wrote a bi guy and then denied that he could be bi the so called No Bisexuals trope and then when he realised he was in love with his ex and always had been, she kills the ex off the so called Bury Your Gays trope I could write essays on why this is problematic but better people than I have already done so.Finally, the character I enjoyed most was Millie s sister She was one of those characters who you instantly bond with, who speaks for you, the audience, when she calls Millie a moron for thinking she could get away with bigamy She brings a cool, competent air into a crowd of nincompoops and idiots and you, the reader, are grateful Until, of course, Kinsella has to ruin that by making her start behaving stupidly too Anyway, by the time Alan is revealed to have died, the author had lost me By then I cared for none of their happy endings, none of the romantic plot lines felt like they mattered to me and I gave it a pass I once read that romance, the genre, is under rated, because it s easy to make someone care about the world ending or a spy about to save her country, but to make you care about a relationship enough to read 300 pages with baited breath is much much harder Here is a good example where the art was executed badly I pulled this off a library shelf on impulse, expecting a light, fun read Within a chapter, I had a feeling of foreboding The heroine was flighty, immature, and not terribly bright, her fiance was stubbornly blind, and her mother was atrocious I hated these people I d accidentally gotten myself mired in a brand name dropping morass of people being shallow.Fortunately, I was wrong.Oh, the characters have flaws all right But it turns out that the author knows what she s doing People have une I pulled this off a library shelf on impulse, expecting a light, fun read Within a chapter, I had a feeling of foreboding The heroine was flighty, immature, and not terribly bright, her fiance was stubbornly blind, and her mother was atrocious I hated these people I d accidentally gotten myself mired in a brand name dropping morass of people being shallow.Fortunately, I was wrong.Oh, the characters have flaws all right But it turns out that the author knows what she s doing People have unexpected depths and problems beyond being idiotic There s also hidden reserves of compassion and love And the ending, while it has some schmaltz, also has an unexpected poignancy This is acomplicated book than I d realized, and I enjoyed it all thefor that.The one big issue is that there is one character who turns out to be malevolent for reasons not fully explained There are little hints, but given how well some of the other backstory is described, I kind of wonder if the author had intended there to be another big reveal of the character s past that gotten forgotten or accidentally edited out As it is, the character in question does some horrible things that are never particularly justified.That said, this is aintelligent book than it needed to be, while still being rather compulsively readable Warning this isn t a chick lit review This book is a romance, written under Sophie Kinsella s pseudo Milly is a twenty eight year old woman, just a few short days of getting married, who wants everyone to love her And then the wedding photographer shows up with his seemingly recognizable face He knows Milly s best kept secret Killing him is out of the question, yet Milly needs to find away to shut him up before everyone finds out that she s not perfect Just knowing how funny Kinsella can Warning this isn t a chick lit review This book is a romance, written under Sophie Kinsella s pseudo Milly is a twenty eight year old woman, just a few short days of getting married, who wants everyone to love her And then the wedding photographer shows up with his seemingly recognizable face He knows Milly s best kept secret Killing him is out of the question, yet Milly needs to find away to shut him up before everyone finds out that she s not perfect Just knowing how funny Kinsella can be, I felt cheated I wanted a dash of that humorist tone and crazy situations But instead this is hard core drama that deals with LGBT themes, non planned pregnancies, and falling out of love All things worth discussing perhaps worthy of a book club Is it me or do Wickham s main characters all seem like the same girl with a different name She s slightly loopy and harbours some secret about herself that the guy is always completely clueless to I didn t love this book I didn t hate it It was just meh Plus, there were a few really boring storylines that I didn t care for at all It s odd that a book can be both predictable and ridiculously far fetched at the same time, but her books seem to be just that If you re really itching for som Is it me or do Wickham s main characters all seem like the same girl with a different name She s slightly loopy and harbours some secret about herself that the guy is always completely clueless to I didn t love this book I didn t hate it It was just meh Plus, there were a few really boring storylines that I didn t care for at all It s odd that a book can be both predictable and ridiculously far fetched at the same time, but her books seem to be just that If you re really itching for some chick lit, read her first couple of Shopaholic books instead They have the charm that this one lacks Engaged to Simon who is wealthy, serious, and believes her to be perfect she is facing the biggest and most elaborate wedding imaginable Her mother has it planned to the finest detail, from the massive marquee to the sculpted ice swans filled with oysters Her dreadful secret is locked away so securely she has almost persuaded herself that it doesn t exist until, with only four days to go, her past catches up with her Suddenly, her carefully constructed world is about to crash in ruins a Engaged to Simon who is wealthy, serious, and believes her to be perfect she is facing the biggest and most elaborate wedding imaginable Her mother has it planned to the finest detail, from the massive marquee to the sculpted ice swans filled with oysters Her dreadful secret is locked away so securely she has almost persuaded herself that it doesn t exist until, with only four days to go, her past catches up with her Suddenly, her carefully constructed world is about to crash in ruins around her How can she tell Simon she s already married How can she tell her mother But as the crisis develops,secrets are revealed than Milly could possibly have realised.This was a quick read, which I think most chick lits should be I feel like at 18 I would too be young and stupid, willing to help out a poor gay couple But, now beingthan ten years older, I understand that it s not just helping out a friend, it will cause a mess in your life between paper work and status This was cute, fun, and a total plane or beach read This is one of my favorite Madeleine Wickham s books, and yes, I know it s really Sophie Kinsella but I m not really a fan of her as Madeleine Wickham And BTW, Milly s mom is my mom Maybe that s why I felt like I could relate to this book For something I thought was going to be fluffy chick lit, I was pleasantly surprised at how much depth there was to this book don t get me wrong it s not Proust or anything.Firstly let me say I get annoyed by literature snobs who look down their noses at the chick lit genre Like in any other literary genre there is well written chick lit CL and badly written CL Sometimes I m just in the mood for such a book and I think the reader has to accept the element of predictability Yes, we For something I thought was going to be fluffy chick lit, I was pleasantly surprised at how much depth there was to this book don t get me wrong it s not Proust or anything.Firstly let me say I get annoyed by literature snobs who look down their noses at the chick lit genre Like in any other literary genre there is well written chick lit CL and badly written CL Sometimes I m just in the mood for such a book and I think the reader has to accept the element of predictability Yes, we all know our heroine is going to get together with the man she at first finds unbearable, and there is going to be much confusion and misunderstanding along the way We KNOW But as long as I have fun getting there and it s well written, I m happy I ve always loved Sophie Kinsellas books for doing this well.So from Kinsella writing as Wickham I was expecting much the same.I was pleased to find that there were quite a few turns of events in this book that I DIDN T see coming Devils advocate says that perhaps that may be because they were a little far fetched but it s not a reference book disbelief needs to be suspended to a certain extent And for once the heroine doesn t necessarily choose to ditch the too perfect fianc not a spoiler, operative word is choose, and there are a few twists and turns before they either make up break up.There were also some unexpectedly weighty issues tackled in this book albeit with a light touch, if that s not a contradiction in terms homosexual love, and the denial of same, bigamy, death, unexpected pregnancy, reinvigoration of tired love andclearly none of these are examined that deeply in 366 pages though.There are some criticisms of this book of course, the main one being that most things are tied up a little too nicely at the end, but we like that, admit it There are a few things which happen which realistically any family would takethan 12hours to suddenly be fine with, and the villain seems to be the villain and do their dastardly deeds for no apparent reason There are hints as to their motivation, but it is never really explained Also the church going anti gays are a lil bit too characatured.Overall though I found myself reading way past a sensible bedtime to finish this book, cried a bit both happy sad tears, and best of all raised my eyebrows a few times in surprise Can t complain about that so4 stars As I read this book I kept thinking back to a communications class I took in college and Michael Medved He did a study questioning whether media shaped the future of society with its messages or whether it merely reflected what existed already within society I truly believe that Madelaine Wickham thinks that this book is a pretty accurate reflection upon society and the struggles of human relationships in every stage I don t know if she is accurate but I found myself thinking that I hope she As I read this book I kept thinking back to a communications class I took in college and Michael Medved He did a study questioning whether media shaped the future of society with its messages or whether it merely reflected what existed already within society I truly believe that Madelaine Wickham thinks that this book is a pretty accurate reflection upon society and the struggles of human relationships in every stage I don t know if she is accurate but I found myself thinking that I hope she isn t I left this book feeling very grateful for gospel principles taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and for eternal covenants And I felt overwhelmed with gratitude for such an amazing husband.As for the book I felt like it had a story that was filled with such worldliness of a me me me generation and wickedness disguised as confusion The apex of my discomfort came as I read Pregnancy, they had been instructed at school, was akin to a nuclear missle destroying everything in its path and leaving its victims to struggle through a subsequent life hardly worth living It destroyed careers, relationships, happiness The risk was simply not worth it These sentences attacked the very essence of everything that I believe to be true and everything I value And although I finished the book feeling lucky and grateful I can t in good conscience recommend this book to anyone in case she does influence the culture through her book I am a fan of Sophie Kinsella s books, so when I found out that she was also writing as Wickham, I wanted to take a look This was my first Wickham book and it was definitely different Kinsella s books a fun and flighty, romantic comedies with little edge I ve often likened them to modern fairy tales and enjoy them very much In this book, the very first difference was it was written in the third person with shifting view points as opposed to Kinsella s first person stories The Wedding Girl t I am a fan of Sophie Kinsella s books, so when I found out that she was also writing as Wickham, I wanted to take a look This was my first Wickham book and it was definitely different Kinsella s books a fun and flighty, romantic comedies with little edge I ve often likened them to modern fairy tales and enjoy them very much In this book, the very first difference was it was written in the third person with shifting view points as opposed to Kinsella s first person stories The Wedding Girl took me a little time to get into but once I did, I found myself enjoying I was impressed with Wickham s honest approach to some of modern society s big questions and while it wasn t heady or in depth, she didn t shy away from looking into questions of marriage, fidelity, abortion, or homosexual relationships, and while I may not agree with her in everything, I appreciated her honest treatment as opposed to the supposition that life s questions only have one answer Not as fun or flighty but still enjoyable, perhaps evenso for giving an edge to a story that could have been another comedic rehash Do all of Wickham s books hold this edge Perhaps not, but it was nice to see that she isn t just rehashing Shopaholic in every tale This is a really good read and I d have given it a five but I didn t care at all for the leading man, Simon The way he was described he seems to be something of a short, stocky, nasty tempered and controlling childish brat This doesn t make me hope that he ll end up with Milly In fact, I kept waiting for the hero to show up, which isn t good since I guess he was the leading man, but certainly not a hero And I kept waiting for his conversation with his father, to have some undertanding or at This is a really good read and I d have given it a five but I didn t care at all for the leading man, Simon The way he was described he seems to be something of a short, stocky, nasty tempered and controlling childish brat This doesn t make me hope that he ll end up with Milly In fact, I kept waiting for the hero to show up, which isn t good since I guess he was the leading man, but certainly not a hero And I kept waiting for his conversation with his father, to have some undertanding or at least a discussion of their past, but it never happened Simon seemed to suddenly accept his father and that didn t feel authentic without someinteraction between them One brief conversation wouldn t seem to be enough to mend their relationship.It would be easy to simply put this down as chick lit and while I definitely enjoy chick lit, there is a lotdepth to this story than that There is a real heart to this story and an underlying theme of honesty, being who you truly are and living your truth This was true for all of the central characters, each of whom isn t really being open with the people in their lives.There were moments that truly wrenched my heart interwoven throughout and the various plots are excellently integrated.Well done