This was a lovely story of self-love and growth, forgiveness, and moving on. I really enjoyed the characters and the story!
Freya has just been left, not quite at the altar, but in the broom closet. Regardless of the location, she’s got an entire wedding to unravel now. After taking some time to recover from the heartbreak, it’s closing in on the wedding season, and Freya’s friends have her back. They give her a challenge to complete at each wedding. The challenges are to help her get through the wedding and get over Matthew.
Freya takes these challenges head on. Some go better than others, but the journey along the way provides overall growth and healing for her. I loved being a part of it, and I think other readers will as well. Freya’s character is easy to like, and her friends are so supportive, you want to get to know them as well.
There’s a nice romance storyline in here, but really, I think this book is about the growing and healing that happens after a breakup, and the glimmer of new romance on the horizon. I highly recommend this one for readers that enjoy lighter reads of family, friends, and love.
Where to Find This Book:
Four Weddings and a Funeral meets The Wedding Party in Katy Birchall’s The Wedding Season: when a recently jilted bride is forced to attend seven weddings in one summer, her friends devise a series of challenges as distraction.
Freya Scott is getting married. Her wedding to Matthew, her long-term boyfriend, is the first of eight in her calendar this year, and as someone who prides herself on being meticulously organized, Freya is intent on making it the perfect day to remember.
But when Matthew calls things off hours before they walk down the aisle, Freya’s entire life plan goes up in smoke. Humiliated and heartbroken, the last thing she wants is to attend a summer of other peoples’ nuptials on her own.
Fortunately, her friends have an idea: together they devise a series of outrageous challenges for Freya to complete at each event, designed to distract her from Matthew and what might have been. From getting stuck in an old church bathroom and needing to be rescued by the vicar to making out with a barman at a French chateau, Freya realizes that despite herself, she might just be having fun.
By the time the final wedding arrives, she will discover that the road to a happy ending sometimes has unexpected detours, that “I do” is only the beginning––and that perhaps her own love story isn’t over just yet.
Just the Facts:
The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pub Date: May 3, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.