About the author (as seen on Amazon)
Lilly Bartlett’s cosy rom coms are full of warmth, quirky characters and guaranteed happy-ever-after.
Lilly is the pen-name of Sunday Times and USA Today Best-selling author, Michele Gorman, who writes best-friend-girl power comedies under her own name.
Facebook: Michele Gorman
Publication Date: 7th April 2017
Pages: 251 pages
Genre: Romantic Humour
Format: Ebook ( as so available in paperback)
Copy Provided By: my own
Blurb (as seen on Amazon)
When Emma’s boyfriend Daniel pops the question with a ring the size of a small country, she suddenly realises just how different they are. She’s the EastEnders to his Made in Chelsea. She wants a low-key wedding with close friends and family in Uncle Colin’s pub while Daniel’s mother is expecting a society do that their high- brow guests won’t forget!
How on earth can Emma put together a celebration fit for Lords and Ladies on a shoestring budget? Not to mention the fact her cross-dressing Uncle Barbara wants to be a bridesmaid, her best mate Kelly can’t stand Daniel’s best friend Cressida, and her dad is too proud to accept any help from Daniel’s family towards the costs. There’s three months to go until the big day. Will Emma’s happy-ever-after end in disaster?
What a bright, airy and very romantic book cover. I think the title really is effective the way it’s cantered down the centre of the cover, and works well with the London skyline, marquee tent and a tree with blossom on! The couple suited and booted kissing gives it a very romantic feel. I just adore the fluttering butterfly’s provides a delicate look. Lilly’s name is placed at the bottom in the grass and stands out really well.
The Big Little Wedding in Carlton Square by Lilly Bartlett is the first instalment I the Carlton Square series. When I read the blurb on this book I just knew this was a book for me, and hearing so many good things, and boy I wasn’t disappointed!!!!!
We meet two very different family’s as they are brought together by the joining of Emma and Daniel. Emma’s family is a working class from East London and Daniel’s is upper class from West London. This in itself makes for a very intriguing read, but throw in a wedding on a budget, a cross dressing Uncle; wanting to be bridesmaid, Bride and Groom’s best-friend’s at locker-heads, a mother in law who think’s a big show wedding there’s sure to be a few drama’s along the way.
Emma wants a low-key wedding but her soon to be mother in law has other idea’s and has to be rained in a bit, offering to pay for some of the wedding, Emma ‘s father a proud working class East ender refuse and financial help for his daughter’s wedding. Emma is juggling it all to try to give everyone, herself and Daniel a happy wedding. The whole community come’s together to offer help or their skills to help Emma and Daniel’s ‘Big Little’ wedding go to plan, undoubtedly there are a few mini issues which are dealt with quickly and boy what a magical wedding it is!!!!! Their’s also an added bonus of a surprise for both Emma and Daniel!?!?!?
The pace of this romantic and comical story is perfect and wonderfully written. I loved the way it was written as if the author is chatting to the reader; which I felt help make the story so engaging and enjoyable till the very end. I also want to mention about the author’s description in The Big Little Wedding in Carlton Square is truly wonderful, giving you a clear image of the story as it unfolds; which for me as a reader is important.
Me myself loved, loved. loved this first book for Lilly Bartlett and I Can’t recommend this book enough to you lovely readers you won’t be disappointed!!!
Marie’s Book Boutique gives The Big Little Wedding in Carlton Square 5 sparkly stars!!!!