Book Review

‘Confetti Confidential: They Do I Don’t’ by Susan Murphy

tdid smSTORY: How can you be a part of a couple’s big day when your own love life is crumbling? Her once happy life in tatters thanks to a cheating husband, lacklustre career and a wrinkling face, Viv no longer believes in love and happiness. In fact, she hates them both. The problem is that as a marriage celebrant, gleeful love is what she has to deal with every day.

With 10 hilarious and tragic weddings (and a funeral) to get through before she can give up being a celebrant, can she prove that love and happiness are the pathetic hopes of the naive, or will fate intervene and show her that what she secretly craves could be right in front of her?

REVIEW: When Vivian catches her husband, Peter, gambling and lusting after a young gal at his office, she kicks him out.  After 19 years of marriage and 3 children, she is hurt and angry.

Vivian is a celebrant for performing wedding ceremonies.  With her long-time friend, Tom, who is a photographer, they have lots of business.  She tries not to plan the events too close together to allow herself some time to breathe.  Her job helps to keep her mind off her problems and with the sympathy and encouragement of her friend, Tom, she is managing to cope.
Vivian has 3 sisters with whom she is very close.  They tell each other everything and ban together to help Vivian through this rough patch.  The longer she is away from Peter, the happier and more independent she becomes.
When one of the sisters is diagnosed with a devastating illness, the sisters gather around her to help her through this difficulty.  The book centers on the four sisters and their escapades, most of which are downright hilarious, yet for me, somewhat unbelievable.
During her time away from Peter, Vivian has met a man with whom she gets along well. She finds him attractive and very friendly.
But there is another person waiting in the wings for her.  Whom will she choose?
While there were some funny things in this book, I couldn’t help but feel that the author tried to put too many events in the book which led me to feel that it was too “busy.” However, I’m sure that readers looking for a story chock full of all kinds of adventures will thoroughly enjoy it.
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Complimentary copy provided by the publisher



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