Saturday, October 12, 2013

Review ~ UNTANGLING THE KNOT by Deanne Wilsted

“I did what?”
Twenty-eight-year-old Gabriella Bessu is St. Therese’s meticulous wedding ceremony coordinator. So the fact that she has mistakenly registered her newest couple for an annulment, rather than a wedding, sends her Catholic guilt into overdrive.
But who can blame her? The groom is gorgeous and his two kids tug at Gabriella’s heart in a way that overcomes all her best intentions. Before long, she’s in over her head, fixing her mixed-up plans and helping the children and dad come to terms with their haunting grief for the mother and wife they lost years earlier.
Can Gabriella untangle her own fears and accept the messy life that God has handed them?


When we first meet Mandy and Ryan the happy couple,  Mandy wants the perfect wedding and is trying very hard to make it happen.  Ryan is a widower with two children.  It is his belief that his wife who passed away wants him to remarry.
The wedding coordinator they hire, Gabriella, is wonderful in the beginning.  But things take a turn for the worse.  She feels Ryan is making a mistake by getting married so soon and she tells him so.  Gabriella was very close to his wife.  Wedding related mishaps start happening, resulting in me becoming a bit disappointed with Ryan.  
The story line is sad and at times depressing.  I felt Gabriella overstepped her role as coordinator. The book more or less focused on the wedding coordinator and the groom, which I didn't care for.  I will however say that at times the book was sweet.
Rating: 3
Release Date: February 13, 2013
Book Length: 262 pages
Source: Author
Reviewed by: Mona
Reading Format: Available in eBook and Paperback

UNTANGLING THE KNOT may be purchased from Amazon or your favorite retailer.  Look for the paperback edition later this month.

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