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  • Written by: Mary Simses
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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The Wedding Thief

Written by: Mary Simses
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
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Publisher's Summary

Two sisters in love with the same man - one engaged to him and the other about to sabotage the wedding - struggle to reconcile in this delicious novel from the best-selling author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café.

The Harrington sisters have never gotten along. Sara is a type A, career-focused event planner, and her younger sister, Mariel, is the opposite: bohemian, semi-employed, and recently engaged. When Sara's mother lures her back to Connecticut under false pretenses, she is perturbed to discover Mariel waiting for her, eager to reconcile their relationship - and get some help with the final arrangements before her big day. The two sisters haven't spoken since the night Sara realized something was going on between Mariel and Sara's boyfriend, Carter Pryce. And now Mariel is about to marry Carter, the man she stole from Sara, the man Sara still loves.

When Mariel asks Sara to stand in for a bridesmaid who has to cancel at the last minute, Sara realizes it's the perfect cover to unravel the nuptials and win Carter back. Sara begins to slowly sabotage Mariel's picture-perfect wedding, but when she crosses paths with David Cole, he challenges her self-image as the jilted second fiddle to her spotlight-stealing sister. Will Sara realize what a bridesmaid-zilla she's become in time to fix the damage before Mariel's big day?

Funny, soulful, and as sweet as buttercream, The Wedding Thief is the perfect summer listen.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Mary Simses (P)2020 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"If you've ever wanted to sabotage a wedding - and who hasn't? - you should definitely read this book. In fact you should read it anyway, because it's funny, smart and highly entertaining." (Dave Barry)

"Wedding planning is almost always fraught with minefields, but this wedding takes the cake. Sara Harrington, the story's protagonist/event planner, could definitely use a few etiquette lessons. But then, so could her sister. Mary Simses' engaging, lively book takes the reader on a wild ride toward a wedding like no other." (Peggy Post, author and spokesperson, the Emily Post Institute)

"If you're attracted to the title The Wedding Thief, you'll absolutely love this book. It delivers a great sister vs sister story that overflows with warmth and especially humor. Mary Simses is one of our best new storytellers." (James Patterson)

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Not my cup of tea

I thought this was barely tolerable. I honestly had a hard time warming up to the main character who I believe vacillated between being good and pure evil. Anybody who could even entertain treating a sibling in the way the lead character did, is scary. I did NOT find the book funny at all as some have said. Rather, I found the immaturity, sibling rivalry and general storyline weak, exasperating, and just plain silly. It may have helped if the sisters were much younger, but immature mid to late thirties definitely didn’t work for me. That just can’t be fixed easily, leading to the implausibility. All of the main female characters exuded snobbery and insensitivity overall in my opinion.

The reader did a better job playing the male parts, and while she was okay at times, too often she sounded robotic, leaving me to roll my eyes.

I got this book as the deal of the day for a small fee, otherwise I would have returned it. I could not recommend it to others. Apologies for the negative tone, but this is simply my opinion.

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Awesome

My first audible book and I loved it. I can’t wait to try another book from this author

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Don't waste your time or money on this one

The story is trite and the writing is amateur. I could not wait for it to be over. I only kept listening because I thought that by some miracle it might improve. It didn't.

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Narration was robotic

The story line was average at best, and the narration was sub par and robotic.

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Disappointing

Hard to follow a story when the main character was so viciously petty and shallow! For a character that was a 37 year old professional, her total lack of insight and self-awareness made her beyond annoying, and so unrealistic that she could gain insight and seek redemption over a 2 day period.

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