- Author Liz Talley
- Release Date April 21, 2020
- Publisher Montlake Romance
- ISBN/ASIN 9781542009744
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
THE WEDDING WAR tells an interesting tale of how a friendship gone wrong overshadows a good portion of the friends’ lives. Tennyson and Melanie are best friends growing up but have a falling out when love and relationships go awry. The story begins with the prologue in 1985 and gives a lot of hints of what’s to come.
The story begins in 2020, so a lot of water has gone under the bridge. Tennyson and Melanie are back in the same small town in Louisiana, much to Melanie’s chagrin when she finds out that Tennyson moved back. She can’t let Tennyson’s actions from many years before go, and with good reason. But when their kids fall in love and want to be married, the fun really begins. We learn of their anger, their actions, and their losses. But we also see that these women haven’t yet grown up. Melanie’s husband has a history with both of them and is too slick for my tastes. She and her husband also keep secrets from each other and don’t have much communication.
There is a lot of darkness in both the past and present, along with feelings of anger and bitterness. Sometimes the kids sounded like they were the parents. THE WEDDING WAR has multiple story lines, a lot of the past affecting the present, and a muddled relationship between the lead characters. There is some closure, but the story has a lot of loose ends and ended too abruptly for me, which was disappointing. I was also disappointed that it wasn’t the lighthearted read I was expecting.