Monday, June 25, 2012

21. R.S.V.P. by Helen Warner

Four women, one wedding and a day to remember - or rather forget . . .

Anna's world is rocked when she receives an invitation to her ex Toby's nuptials - Toby was The One, The Love of Her Life, The One That Got Away. Will attending his Big Day finally give her the sense of closure she so desperately craves? Or will it only re-open old wounds?

Clare is Anna's best friend, the person who was there for her when she and Toby split all those years ago. But little does Clare know that Toby's wedding day will also change her own life for ever.

Ella is a classic femme fatale. She loves men and leaves them without a backward glance. But the one person who's never fallen for her charms is Toby. As he prepares to get hitched, is it too late for a last-ditch attempt to win his heart?

Finally, Rachel is the blushing bride-to-be. This should be the happiest day of her life. So how come she feels nothing but a terrible sense of foreboding?

A wonderful book to escape with, this book reminds me of stories by Jane Green or Jennifer Crusie, both favourite authors of mine.  The premier novel by Helen Warner, R.S.V.P. interweaves the lives of four women while still maintaining their individual characters with a depth and detail that makes the reader feel like they were there.  The stories are told from both the present day, a reunion a few years ago and back to their first meeting about ten years ago.  Back stories are  deftly revealed with perfect timing.  Each page makes you eager for the next, the tension, drama and even humour propelling the reader into the lives of these four women.  A highly enjoyable read, I very much look forward to reading more by this new author. Delectable!
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