#MGTakesOnThursday / The Wedding Planner’s Daughter


wedding-planner-daughterBook: The Wedding Planner’s Daughter (2005)

Author: Coleen Murtagh Paratore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: MG, Contemporary

This book in three words…

Cherry-pits, Weddings, Cape Cod

Favourite Sentence from Page 11…

“Billy was jogging through Poet’s Park on his lunch hour when the wind whooshed, wait, and he turned just in time to see this beautiful woman strolling toward him through a fog of pink and white.”

My thoughts on this book…

I loved all the literary nods in this book… like Ms. Havisham is the wedding planner? (Don’t worry, she does wear an old wedding dress.) And her name is Stella (Estelle, anybody?) and she has great expectations for her daughter (Willa, the protagonist) that doesn’t include weddings! Oh boy. I’m afraid every single one of those allusions will be lost on the young reader, but I enjoyed them!

The little quotes at the beginning of each chapter were a nice touch. They included real quotes from people ranging from L.M. Montgomery to Robert Frost; and then, there are quotes from the characters in the book!

Willa is a likable protagonist. I also liked the information about living on Cape Cod. This book definitely had that rom-com feel to it, with a nod to some classic literature.


This post is part of a challenge to celebrate middle-grade books. For more information, go to: https://bookcraic.blog/2020/10/08/mg-takes-on-thursday-19/

How to take part…

  • Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
  • Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence.
  • Write three words to describe the book.
  • Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.

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