Kate’s Wedding – Chrissie Manby
by Stephanie Pegler, of Chicklit Club
I can only imagine how Chrissie Manby must have been almost as nervous as the bride on the day of the royal wedding. With her book set amid the backdrop to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s big day, imagine what would have happened if some unforeseen circumstances meant events didn’t play out as described here. In this very funny novel, a different Kate is about to walk down the aisle for the first time at 39 after Ian proposes on the top of the Eiffel Tower. And Diana, so named because she was born on the day of the 1981 royal wedding, is ready for her fairytale wedding too. She’s told her man Ben when and where to propose, she’s picked out the ring, she’s got free rein over her daddy’s credit cards and she’s been honing her Bridezilla attitude for years. Both brides get engaged at the same time as the heir to the throne finally pops the question to Waity Katy – and their wedding is scheduled for the day after the royal nuptials. Meanwhile bridal boutique owner Melanie, who was married on the same day as Prince Charles and Princess Diana, is making both women’s dresses and hiding the fact she’s divorced. This tale of two very different brides is a light, enjoyable read – just perfect for the new Duchess of Cambridge to take on her honeymoon.