by Heather Estay

January 2006
ISBN: 0-06-076272-1
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Angie Hawkins thought she was waking up to a boring Saturday with nothing better to do than break in her new tennis shoes. But that was before her friend Gwen calls her at 2:30 A.M. frantic because she couldnít find her car keys and sheíd need them for Monday. Gwen is a successful lawyer and for her to not be able to find anything is not common.

Then Marie comes in tears because she believes her husband is having an affair. Angie suddenly finds all her girlfriends going crazy at a time she needs them most because her twenty-two year old daughter, Jenna, is getting married in ten months. No, make that three weeks. Angieís own love life is suffering. Her number one man has just given Angie an ultimative. Itís either him or her girlfriends. Number two guy turns out to be homosexual.

When Angie gives an impromptu speech on the community center steps, her sonís girlfriend breaks up with him, doubting the intelligence genes in his family. And now Angieís daughter, Jenna, is trying to change to fit some preconceived idea of who she should be. Can Angie fix the world and get her daughter married off without going insane herself?

It's Never Too Late to Be A Bridesmaid is the second book in the Angieís Adventures series. I didnít have the opportunity to read the first book in the series, but It's Never Too Late To Be A Bridesmaid easily stands alone. I enjoyed reading Angieís misadventures and laughed out loud several times during the book.

Unlike some secular chick lit, Angie is an older woman and is not falling in and out of bed with multiple individuals. I appreciated that. The language is clean, and there are no prada hanbags or jobs being lost, making It's Never Too Late To be A Bridesmaid unique. I enjoyed itís freshness and would like to read the next book in the series when it comes out. A sample chapter is included at the end of this book.

Reviewed in June 2006 by Laura.

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