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Can squabbling mothers run the show?

Monday, November 01, 2010

Mother of the Bride by Kate Lawson is an amusing read, centred around a wedding that is being planned, and it is funny and downright hilarious in parts. Molly Foster is in the middle of her live radio show as host when her daughter Jess calls up to inform her that her boyfriend, Max, has popped the question and she has consented to marry him. Molly is uneasy and full of misgivings as Jess hardly knows Max well enough, having met him only recently. She decides to help Jess plan the wedding. Also wanting a piece of the action is Jess’ step-mom, Marnie, who all but hijacks the preparations much to everyone’s dismay and irritation. A professional wedding planner is also roped in to further queer up the equations. There is every chance that the marriage is going to become a radio monitored event.

The strange thing, which is not lost on Molly, is that the groom-to-be, Max, is least concerned with all the hurried hustle and bustle around him, almost to the point that one suspects he has second thoughts about getting married. It seems like Molly’s worst fears are coming to pass, and with each passing day, even as the big day nears, Jess too is beginning to get increasingly depressed and frustrated by Max’s strange indifference. Even as he displays a severe lack of commitment, Marnie runs about thoughtlessly pushing everyone about like a control freak, trying to make the wedding into a big society bash. Nick is the pleasant sort, close to Molly, and caught up in the tangle.

Amidst all this, when the main characters of the story descend in upon the home of Jess, from where he works, she meets Oliver, the irresistible gardener, and the story gets fantastically interesting.

Mother of the Bride by Kate Lawson
Price Rs.299

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