The Big Little Wedding in Carlton Square by Lilly Bartlett
A poor girl meets a rich guy and the whole book is about how their wedding has to meet both worlds and how hard that is - for me, that's not quite enough to sustain a story.
I don't quite understand what we were going for in this book. A poor girl meets a rich guy and the whole book is about how their wedding has to meet both worlds and how hard that is. For me, that's not quite enough to sustain a story and I never really connected with a single character. I just kept thinking 'talk to each other, communicate!' However, since each of the MCs are English, perhaps the author was assuming they would never openly communicate and so had to go through other means to get the plot advanced.
The cast of characters from both the upper and lower classes never clicked for me - I felt like I was watching reality British television, like Made in Chelsea meets Benefit Street and I wasn't nearly as interested in it as the author wished I was. If I wasn't reviewing it, it would have been a DNF for me. I'm glad Emma and Daniel are happy, but they will promptly fall out of my brain as soon as I finish this review.
I am, for the record, in the minority opinion on this book. Most other reviews call it charming and so it is possible I was in the wrong head space or what have you to enjoy it. It wasn't bad, it just didn't work for me.