Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Up To I Do by Samantha March

Up To I Do 

Up To I Do by Samantha March
E-book, 221 pages
Published July 25, 2015 by Marching Ink LLC

Emerson Sinclair, twenty-seven year old hotel heiress, has said yes. With just over a year to plan her extravagant, over the top nuptials to Logan Worthington, it’s all hands on deck with the wedding plans. A Sinclair marrying into the Worthington family is the talk of their small New Hampshire town, and ideas include filming the wedding for a TV segment. But as the items get checked off the list, plans start to go ... not as planned. From not getting a designer dress to a selfish bridesmaid and unaccountable best man, Emerson is afraid her wedding will be more a joke than anything.

When both her mother and sister seemingly begin to lose interest in her wedding plans in favor of their own personal lives, Emerson fears her big day will turn into the forgotten wedding. With the pressure to pull off a beautiful and elegant event that everyone expects from their respectable families, Emerson starts to forget the reason why she is saying I Do in the first place.

But her spirited Grams is there to make sure neither happens. With her help and guidance, Emerson not only has her wedding plans back on track, but she remembers the reason why they are going through the stress of wedding planning – because at the end of it all she gets to marry her true love, and marriage is defined by more than a wedding.

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My thoughts about Up To I Do ~~

Well, I have read every one of Samantha's books now and I have to say she just gets better and better with each one. Up To I Do gives us a wonderful inside look at a bride-to-be, one who is rather well-to-do, as she goes through the process of planning and carrying out her over the top wedding.

Oh sure, Emerson definitely goes through a few bridezilla moments before she figures out what is really important about this special day. I rather enjoyed those crazy episodes; watching her freak out when things don't go her way and then watching her come back to herself and to those she loves. 

Samantha speaks from experience, to the wedding planning anyway. She recently got married herself (that's her on the cover of the book) so I am sure this book was an interesting project for her. I can't speak to the bridezilla parts of the book, I'm sure she was calm, cool, and collected the whole time. And it's been quite a few years since my wedding but this wedding story felt very real to me. 

I think my favorite relationship in the whole story was the one between Emerson and her Grams. They are truly connected and Grams is there for Emerson the whole time and gets her through the tough spots. She kept Emerson grounded when it counted. 

I don't want to give too much away but I want to say that I loved how the story ended and I admired the decisions the happy couple made to make their wedding day the meaningful day that it should be. Loved it! 

This is the ultimate, feel good, chick-lit novel that will be enjoyed by everyone who picks it up and reads it. Congratulations Samantha, you've got another hit on your hands! 

About the author

Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all-around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up-to-date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and beauty related. 

In 2011, she launched her independent publishing company, Marching Ink, and has four published novels—Destined to FailThe Green TicketA Questionable Friendship, and Up To I Do. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers. Samantha lives in Iowa with her husband and Vizsla puppy.

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