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Save the date for this funny and poignant novel of family, friendship, letting go, and moving on by the award-winning author of Room to Breathe.

Once upon a time, Melanie Layton and Tennyson O'Rourke were inseparable - but their friends-4ever promises were shattered when an explosive secret was revealed at Mel's wedding, a secret that destroyed her family. The two haven't spoken for the past twenty-some-odd years, and they'd be happy if they never crossed paths again.

But now Mel's daughter and Teeny's son have fallen in love - and announced their engagement.

Which means the two women must tolerate one another and play nice long enough to plan their children’s dream wedding. From the beginning, they clash. Melanie imagines a classy, elegant event, in keeping with tradition. Teeny's vision is a bit more extravagant, and thanks to her habit of marrying well, she's got the cash to plan the flashiest wedding of the season.

Complicating matters are the men in their lives: Tennyson is falling for the wrong guy, and Melanie is trying to hold on to a flailing marriage. Amid the flurry of cake tastings, dress fittings, seating charts, and bridal showers, Mel and Teeny confront their past mistakes - with twenty years of pent-up drama.

When the day of the wedding finally arrives, their friendship might just be something old and something new.

©2020 by Amy R. Talley. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Amazingly amazing

When I bought this as daily deal I’ve just looked at the cover and thought that it will be light funny read.
And it was SO MUCH MOREEE! I’ve enjoyed every single chapter, character and problems these characters were dealing with. It turns to be so great it really touched my heart! Highly recommended! Kudos to the author!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-04-20

❤️ Omg this book is so good

I laughed out loud more times than I could count! Great quarantine book for getting in touch with your best idea for yourself! I laughed I cried and reassessed and looked for myself in the characters!!!! Non traditional, traditional story and yet just what my soul needed!! I love Liz Talleys writing it is like a warm blanket against the cold! Read her morning glory series it had similar wisdom! I purchased this book on audible and sent it to my teen girl! There are so many thing I want her to know and this book will help start the conversation!!!! Be healthy and well to all
Shumpert in a little town near Canada

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  • brandy
  • 28-02-21

Loved it!!

This book should be made into a movie! I would definitely go and watch it.

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  • Kentucky Bohemian
  • 25-12-20

Nothing Quite Like a Good Grudge

If <i>"War of the Roses"</i> and <i>"Father of the Bride"</i> had a love child, this would be it. This tale is a great blend of raw emotion and uproariously LOL funny. It's a story that's purely epic in the making and comedic in the telling. BFF's, a promise broken in the most despicable way, and families forever changed. But a generation later...boy meets girl, they fall in love, and two families who never intended to see each other again are about to be intertwined.

From the wedding planner to the parents of the happy couple, each person is uniquely crafted to bring just the right touch to this wedding party. One thing all of these characters share (with the exception of Tennyson's Hot Cop boyfriend), is an overwhelming sense of pride in one form or another that creates a blind spot for them. While they deal with their blind spots, we get a great side-splitting comedy.

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  • Pennie Morgan
  • 26-08-20

The Wedding War

Absolute laugh out loud fun! I enjoyed this one in audio and had such a good time and loved the narration, it was perfection! Melanie and Tennyson were best friends through school until after senior year when Tenny left for New York and her boyfriend took up with Mellie. Now, there are some things that are just not done even in the South but bless her heart Mellie always wanted Kit and she ended up marrying him and when Tenny was invited to the wedding she came and had her revenge. Now 20 some years later their kids are engaged and it is going to take an act of God to bring this crazy train back into the station. This one was so good with lots of feels. Definitely a keeper.

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  • 05-12-21

Bestie Blues and a wedding,too!

A complicated story of love and jealousy between socially unequal best friends becomes toxic when one marries the other's man! The supporting cast boasts a controlling mother, an anorexic sister, a femme-fatal who is after said hubs, and several great kids. As the two former friends confront their issues,they are forced to see the truths in their own actions. A good story line, characters are also good-- if some are over the top, and a great pace. I enjoyed this book, my first by this author.

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  • Etoile NEOhio
  • 23-11-21

If you've never had a BFF you may not get this

If you've never had a BFF you may not get this book; the person who makes you better when you're together, not in a romantic way, but in a human way, the friend who encourages you to be bold when you're afraid, who brings the Orange into your Vanilla world, that girlfriend who gets you in a way no one else ever could, she stands up for you, defends you, and makes you be better for her presence. If you've never had that, you might not completely get this book.

And what happens when that special relationship erupts, breaks down, comes off the rails in spectacular fashion. and you don't see each other for years, each thinking the other hate her, each bearing a grudge too deep to talk about, or maybe to deep to comprehend. This story unravels the truth about those kinds of friendships. And obviously I found very relatible.

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  • Dana Corbit Nussio
  • 08-10-21

A Best Frienenemies Delight

With perfect quips of “Sweet Home Alabama” and all the heart of “Steel Magnolias,” Liz Talley’s “The Wedding War” tells the story of best-friends-turned-enemies Melanie and Tennyson, who must face each other and their pasts when Melanie’s daughter and Tennyson’s son announce they are engaged. But the story goes beyond a tale of “Code Hot Pinks” and wedding cake fights, delving into the messiness of mistakes that can’t be undone and buried family secrets that can destroy when brought to light or when held too tightly. I listened to this story while running and found myself chuckling at some points and wiping extra “sweat” from my eyes at others. Ms. Talley has written a story that cuts right to the heart of our relationships as wives, mothers, daughters and, especially, as friends. I highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-01-21

fabulous

i really enjoyed this book. the author took some risks in the story that paid off. highly recommend

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  • Maria
  • 13-08-20

Super Fun!

Really fun and relatable read. Laughed out loud numerous times and found myself hiding out so I could listen for just a few more minutes. I enjoyed it very much!

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  • Lucy S.
  • 14-07-20

Excellent book!

This was a really pleasant surprise. This book had a little bit of everything: a mystery, a good drama, an intriguing story and an excellent way to tell it. I thought I found a new favorite author (that is until I listened to another book of hers). But this one is great! Highly recommended.