“The very last in at least a gazillion emails, through which the wedding was planned, has been sent! No more emails! Hurray! And, as far as is known, any past planning problems during that time span have been worked out. Today is her wedding and KiirstiAan is convinced that nothing can happen to plague this long awaited day.
“It’s going to be a “picture perfect” wedding, just wait and see! Or, will her vision of her wedding implode, creating the most outrageous and bazaar nightmare that can be conceived?”
Title: Wedding Designed by Email… KiirstiAan’s Nightmare?
Author: Shelia Holmes
Genre(s): Christian Contemporary Fiction
Romance Content: Not much. The story is about a wedding, so they kiss and stuff, but nothing that detailed. An un-married couple does kiss once (more on that in the review). The main focus of the story is not the romance.
Recommended age range: 13+
This was a very funny book! And I loved how it all worked out in the end. 🙂
Things that I liked:
1) The decor at the reception sounds absolutely amazingly beautiful!!! Mrs. Holmes did a great job describing it all. 🙂
2) It was pretty funny how things kept going wrong during most of the book. It really did seem like nothing else could go wrong (although, I guess nothing went wrong with the wedding itself…)! I felt kinda sorry for the mother (most of the story is told from her view-point).
3) It seemed like KiirstiAan and her mother had a wonderful relationship, and I appreciated that.
4) KiirstiAan is a beautiful name
although I’m not quite sure how to pronounce it, and I love the unique touch it gave to the story. 🙂
However, there were a few things that I didn’t approve of/weren’t fully explained:
1) I don’t think that there should be dancing at weddings, and that was part of the story.
2) I don’t understand how the wedding was designed by email, like the title says… I don’t remember emails being mentioned at all, actually. (I have been informed that this is referring to the rest of the series; this is not to be read as a stand-alone, which I did)
3) I would have liked to know how SPOILER ALERT!!Evan got hurtSPOILER END!!!. That wasn’t explained very well.
4) I don’t think that couples should kiss before marriage, and that did happen (on the cheek, and I got the impression that they kissed on the lips as well, although that wasn’t fully stated).
All in all, I would recommend this book for those who are okay with the things that I mentioned in the “things that I didn’t approve of/weren’t fully explained” section. 🙂
((oh, and the only reason it took me so long to read this book is because I have an ebook copy of it and it takes me longer to read ebooks; it takes more effort than simply pulling a book off of the end table. 😉 ))
**I was given an e-copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to give a positive review.**