by Kathleen Eagle

September 2003
ISBN: 0-60-103243-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

Camille Delonga, single mother of one, has seen many walk down the aisle to happiness, but soon, she is going to watch her daughter Jordan marry her true love. Camille is excited, yet at the same time; she is close to her witís end. After all, she is a mother who is about to give away her child, hopefully in an inexpensive but creative manner which will appease everyone.

With help from her ailing but ebay addicted mother and tips from Martha Stewart, Camille should be able to pull off Jordanís dream wedding. The only things standing in her way are a depressed best friend, Bridgett, and an open sore that wonít heal, Creed Burke, Jordanís father, who has come to town for more than his daughterís wedding. If Creed has his way, the mother of the bride might soon be picking out her own flowers.

Although Once Upon A Wedding began slowly, I later found myself enjoying the story enough to come to several conclusions about it. Foremost, Kathleen Eagle brilliantly described the emotions of a mother of a bride and the fervor surrounding the most important events in a womanís life. I could see myself having similar feelings in an identical situation.

The characters came across as highly believable and engaging. Camille was a superbly drawn character who determinedly negotiated her way through obstacle after obstacle to achieve her goals. I found her quite admirable. Still, it was Rosemary who stole the story in my opinion. Her vibrant personality and strong will resonated throughout the novel.

This was my first Kathleen Eagle novel. I look forward to more.

Reviewed in October 2003 by Natasha.

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