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Janet Walker

Reviewer Janet Walker: Janet is the author of Colour To Die For, first of the Fee Weston Mystery Series. Janet lives in Australia and when she is not writing about P.I. Fee Weston's fight for truth, justice and a livable cash flow, she writes articles for magazines and fund raises for Australia's wildlife carers - heroes of the bush. For more about Janet and Fee visit Janet's WEBSITE





 
By Janet Walker
Published on February 20, 2012
 

Author: Rebecca Bloom

ISBN : 978-1450295079


 
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Author: Rebecca Bloom

ISBN : 978-1450295079

If you like chick-lit then Rebecca Bloom’s book, Eat, Drink and Be Married will keep you entertained from Chapter One to the end credits. The writing is fast paced and funny, and as you would expect when three old college room-mates fly in to trip down the aisle behind their gal pal, Hannah, when she promises to love, honour and maybe obey – the emotional stakes are higher than a kite.

As with all long term friendships, stuff happened along the way; stuff that might be better kept in the box labeled ‘things-we-don’t-discuss’. Events from the past do get an airing though, and at times it seems as if they might cause Nina, Kate and Zoe to bury the past, forget  Hannah’s trip down the aisle and trip back home pronto.

The four college room-mates all have issues that need to be faced: Zoe, masks her inner fragility with a self confident exterior, Nina’s child within is begging for a little loving maintenance before she is ready to give sustenance to another, Kate, has to solve the problem of who she really is or wants to be, and Hannah, the bride-to-be, is haunted by an event from the past.

There’s a diverse mix of subsidiary characters who wander in and out of the story, alternately helping or hampering the best friends as they struggle to come to terms with life past and present; particularly the fork in the road marked ‘how to overcome the past and move on’. The author sticks to the chick-lit genre by keeping the tone of the book light and fast moving. Rebecca Bloom demonstrates considerable writing skill in juggling both the plot points and the characters in a realistic and engaging manner. The dialogue is snappy with creative use of modern language. Indicative is: when Zoe admits to Kate who she really loves (hard to do) she comments the admission “Was like eating glass”. I really felt for Zoe’s mixed up character.     

All the events in the story happen within a seventy-two hour time frame and there’s no prize for guessing that for all the young women involved things will eventually work out. That said, gorgeous guys, more than a little alcohol and a few tears ensure the end chapters will keep a reader absorbed - the character’s final situations and plot resolutions are well presented.

Eat, Drink and Be Married is a fun read and after you’ve read it, the good news is: Rebecca Bloom has written two other novels, also available at Amazon books.


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